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Freehold Price: £1,000,000
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Business Description

- 15 bedroom hotel set within attractive grounds
- Historic Victorian house with links to the Duxford Airbase
- Affluent village location nearby to the Imperial War Museum
- Lounge bar, restaurant and two meeting rooms
- Wedding and private events


The Duxford Lodge Hotel occupies a prominent position on the corner of Ickleton Road and St Peter's Street in the village of Duxford, approximately 7 miles to the south of Cambridge. Duxford is widely known for the Imperial War Museum, which is a short walk from the property and attracts approximately 400,000 visitors each year and hosts the annual Duxford Air show. Other local attractions include Newmarket Racecourse and Wimpole Hall.
The village benefits from good transport communications with junction 10 of the M11 a 2 minute drive from the property, which providing access to Cambridge (20mins), Stansted Airport (20mins) and London (1h 20mins).
The closest mainline railway station is Whittlesford Parkway which is on the line between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street, with an average journey time of 10 minutes to Cambridge and 1h to London.


The hotel comprises a substantial detached house over four storeys providing approximately 7,766 sqft (721 sqm) of accommodation with an adjoining single storey annex of approximately 915 sqft (85 sqm) set within just under an acre of attractive gardens. The property was originally constructed in the early 1990’s as a private house and is believed to have had operational links to the Duxford Airbase during the Second World War with rumours of secret tunnel between the house and airbase.
The main building is arranged over basement, ground and two upper floors with a glazed Porte Cochere providing access to the main entrance. Internally the accommodation is arranged to provide a reception area, meeting room, bar and restaurant to the ground floor, with ancillary commercial kitchen, office and w/c and two staff rooms in the basement. The upper floors accommodate 11 individually decorated guest bedrooms, all benefitting from en-suite bathrooms, wall mounted televisions and views of the gardens. There are 4 further guest bedrooms located within the single storey annex, two of which benefit from en-suite bathrooms with the other two sharing a communal bathroom.
N.b. There is additional staff accommodation within a seven bedroom detached house, located on the northern site boundary, that is being marketed separately and could form part of any sale.


The Hotel has been owned and operated as a family business for the past 20 years. Possible demand generators for the property include:
- Leisure visitors to the Imperial War Museum
- Delegates attending conferences at the conference centre at the Imperial War Museum
- The Hamilton Kerr Institute
- The Genome Campus, a world class medical research facility close-by
- Wedding parties and events
- Introducing an evening dining offering

Historic management accounts are available upon request.

For further information, or to arrange a viewing, please contact:

Anthony Hart
020 3824 4744
07834 625250
Tenure: Freehold

Is this business in receivership: Yes


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