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Christie & Co Secure Devon Hotel Deal
Christie & Co; the luxury property company arm of Christies Auction House, have successfully secured a deal to buy Devon Hotel – the Fox and Hound.
In a landmark move; the Fox and Hound Hotel in Eggesford, has been bought by Kate and Warren Walker Lane. Following the trend of its’ top tier status as a boutique hotel that was nominated as one of the best dog-friendly hotels in 2018.
The scenic setting of the Fox and Hound has contributed to its growth vision by the Walker Lanes; in hospitality, as a prestige events and wedding venue. The beautiful scenic grounds house a 2 -bedroom self -catering tree-house, bar, restaurant and fishing boat.
The 22 bedroom hotel, dating back to the 19th Century; has maintained its’ period features; which have been carefully updated amongst the hotel rooms and suites. The inside interiors have a less luxurious, but characterful and homely feel, for dog lovers looking forward to coming back after long walks in the surrounding countryside.
Owners Kate and Warren Walker- Lane say; “We fell in love with the Fox and Hounds on our first visit and we are delighted to have the opportunity to shepherd the ongoing growth and development of this beautiful property,” says Helen Walker-Lane. “The hotel and grounds still have enormous potential and we’re incredibly excited to begin investing in our vision for the future of the hotel.”
Stephen Champion, director in Christie & Co’s Hospitality team, who brokered the sale, comments: “We are delighted to have brokered the sale of the Fox & Hounds Country Hotel, having originally sold the hotel to Nick and Tara 14 years ago.
The hotel sits in a prime position in the centre of the stunning Devon Countryside and is perfectly placed to take advantage of the ‘staycation boom’ that Devon is currently enjoying.
We have no doubt Helen and Matthew’s prior business experience will stand them in good stead to make a success of this new venture.”