Cherkley Court is a Grade II listed French Chateau Style property dating back to 1894. Until recently it was the country home of the Beaverbrook Family. The estate comprises 380 acres, including 120 acres of woodland.
In 2003 the house and refurbished gardens were opened to the public, but this uneconomic venture came to an end when the estate was sold in 2010.
In April 2011 Longshot acquired Cherkley Court.
Since acquiring Cherkley Court, Longshot has also bought Mickleham Downs Estate (with cottages and 20 additional acres), which was the former staff quarters to Cherkley Court.
Longshot's vision for the whole estate is to create a 'world class' 5 Star Hotel including the highest quality Food & Beverage operations, a Health Club & Spa and a Cookery School. In addition an exclusive private members Golf Course would be created utilising the natural contours of the open landscape.
At the Mole Valley Council Development Control committee meeting on 2nd May 2012 the application was permitted by a majority of 13 votes to 6. The Secretary of State has decided there are no grounds to justify calling in our application. Mole Valley District Council will now complete the paperwork needed to issue the formal planning permission.
We are delighted that our proposal has won the support of so many people; from the cross party support of local councillors to the hundreds of residents in Mole Valley who have written to express their support.
We will continue to keep you posted with our progress, as we continue to work towards realising a sustainable use of this historic estate.
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