Tax debts put Brocket Hall in administration

PUBLISHED: 10:55 01 April 2015 | UPDATED: 10:55 01 April 2015

Brocket Hall

Brocket Hall

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The future of the 18th century mansion Brocket Hall has been thrown in doubt as debts have overwhelmed the company running it.

Brocket Hall International Ltd, which runs a hotel, conference centre, two golf courses, and the Auberge Du Lac restaurant under a long term lease, went into administration yesterday.

Joint administrator Peter Holder of AlixPartners said the business will continue to trade while he tries to sell it, and he is confident of plenty of interest in the “unique and historic estate”.

His firm will honour all bookings and deposits, and he says golf club membership is unaffected.

The winding up petition was issued by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, but the trust chaired by Lord Brocket that owns the freehold claims it is owed more than £280,000.

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5 comments

  • Hi Ed, I've spoken to Brocket but not the administrators yet. Looks like this chap is in charge of it pholder@alixpartners.com Peter Holder

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    anthony hill

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • It also kind of looks like the disgraced former lord of the manor is wheedling his way back in to the place ?

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    Imogen Mann

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Hi Anthony, due to get married here on 2nd May.. very worrying.

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    Ed

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • I read elsewhere it was closer to £20m. Anyone else reading this due to get married at Brocket?

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    anthony hill

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • £280,000 ?? It that all ? surely that is a drop in the ocean to an estate the size of Brocket ? Sell 200 square feet of land to a property developer, bang... £280,000. in yer pocket.

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    Imogen Mann

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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