Hotel portfolio grows again

THE owners of three luxury Northumberland tourist venues have added another property to their portfolio.

Robert Parker and his wife Gina already own Eshott Hall, Guyzance Hall and Doxford Hall Hotel, as well as the Tedsmore Estate in Shropshire.

And now they have added the 29-bed hotel Dalhousie Castle near Edinburgh to the list after buying it for an undisclosed sum.

Mr Parker began his career as an Anglican clergyman, before 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.

Last year the couple hosted the inaugural Northumberland Music Festival, which will be held again in November.