BRAMSHAW Golf Club and The Bell Inn is now under new ownership.

Stellar Asset Management has announced the acquisition of the two sites in the New Forest from previous owners, the Crosthwaite-Eyre family on behalf of its IHT Portfolio.

Working in partnership with Ben Blackburn Golf, both the golf club and the inn will undergo a number of refurbishments.

Jonathan Gain, the chief executive of Stellar Asset Management, said: “We are incredibly excited to welcome Bramshaw Golf Club and The Bell Inn into our portfolio of leisure properties and we are looking forward to enhancing the potential of the golf course, clubhouse facilities and the inn for the benefit of members and visitors.

"This is an exciting space for us, and the popularity of both courses to members and visitors offers great potential for our investors.”

Bramshaw Golf Club has an 18-hole course, the Manor and the Forest. The latter lays claim to being the oldest golf course in Hampshire, having been built around 1865.

The 28-bedroom The Bell Inn is an 18th Century coaching inn located alongside the golf club, surrounded by ancient woodland.

Ben Blackburn added: “We are delighted to have completed the purchase of these two highly regarded properties which exude character and are brimming with potential, thanks to their fantastic location in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

“We are also extremely fortunate to be taking over a business that has been well managed by the previous owners and I’d like to thank them for everything they have done and wish them the very best for the future.”

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