Doxford Hall

Doxford Hall Hotel

This award winning venue is also privately owned by Robert and Gina Parker. Click here to view this property.

Eshott Hall

A boutique venue

Eshott Hall is entirely unique; an elegant boutique property designed to give the discerning guest a taste of country house living. Click here to view this property.

Exclusive venue has new owners

It has been announced that entrepreneur Mr Robert Parker and his wife Gina have purchased Dalhousie Castle near Edinburgh for an undisclosed sum. Dalhousie, a luxury 13th Century Scottish castle, was formerly owned by Von Essen Hotels. This new acquisition adds to the Parkers’ existing portfolios of properties which also includes Doxford Hall Hotel, Eshott Hall and Guyzance Hall in Northumberland, as well as the Tedsmore Estate in Shropshire.

Robert Parker spent many years at the start of his adult life as an Anglican clergyman and still remains very active in the church.  A career change saw him developing a chain of care homes which he sold in 2006.  Since then he has focused on the development of high end country hotels and rural estates.

In these difficult economic times it is reassuring to see someone committed to investing in the local and UK economies. Commenting on his purchase and his aims for the future of Dalhousie Castle Robert said: “I am delighted with the purchase as it fits perfectly with our existing businesses.  As with our other properties we intend to invest in both the hotel, and its staff.  Our aim is to become a truly luxury location, through attention to details in every aspect of the property – whether it be dining, decor or service, or through the events we hold for guests and visitors. Our policy is to invest in the local economy, through buying locally, and providing opportunity and employment.”

The three properties in North Northumberland which have seen millions of pounds worth of investment over the last three years and have already established a reputation for service and luxury. All bespoke wedding and conference venues, and lead the way in providing a perfect venue for the occasion. Each property offers a different experience for those attending. These range from the rural grandeur of Doxford Hall and Guyzance Hall, to the intimate comfort of Eshott Hall.

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