Stellar Complete Acquisition of Bramshaw Golf Club and The Bell Inn in the New Forest


Thursday 22nd July 2021: Stellar Asset Management is delighted to announce the successful acquisition of Bramshaw Golf Club and The Bell Inn, New Forest from previous owners, the Crosthwaite-Eyre family on behalf of its IHT Portfolio.

With an already strong portfolio of hotels and golf clubs, including near-neighbour Paultons Golf Centre and Murrayshall Country House Hotel and Golf Club in Perthshire, as well as numerous hotels around the country, Stellar’s latest acquisition marks another bold venture into the vibrant leisure market as the company once again uses its expertise to unlock the business potential of another outstanding facility.

Working in partnership with Ben Blackburn Golf, both the golf club and the inn will undergo a number of considered refurbishments, with the aim of elevating all areas to the same high standard of other Stellar properties.

Jonathan Gain, Chief Executive of Stellar Asset Management, commented: “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.”

Located in the heart of the New Forest, Bramshaw Golf Club boasts a thriving membership and two beautiful 18-hole courses, the Manor and the Forest. The latter lays claim to being the oldest golf course in Hampshire, having been built around 1865. Situated on open “common” land, don’t be surprised to see New Forest ponies, donkeys, cows and pigs roaming the fairways alongside you!

The 28-bedroom The Bell Inn is a charming 18th Century coaching inn located alongside the golf club, surrounded by ancient woodland yet only five minutes away from Junction 1 of the M27. The listed building is as much part of the timeless landscape as the ponies and deer which roam free through the surrounding forest.

Inside, The Bell Inn features flagstone floors and large open fires, complemented by stylish furnishings, comfortable lounge areas and light, spacious dining rooms. In addition, there are well-equipped meeting rooms to accommodate weddings, corporate events and functions. At the heart of the inn is the large, welcoming bar where guests, locals, golfers, walkers and dogs convene for a drink and delicious, locally sourced cuisine.

“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,” commented Ben Blackburn.

“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.”

Course Status

Manor Course — Open ⛳️

The Manor Course- 18 Holes Open,  Buggies and Trollies Full Access 

Enjoy your Golf!

Forest Course — Open ⛳️

The Forest Course – 18 Holes Open 

Enjoy your Golf!






Last Updated — 06:30, 17th April 2022

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