The Feathers, near Blenheim Palace World Heritage site in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, has been sold for an undisclosed price.
The Grade ll listed 21-bedroom hotel has been acquired by a private purchaser off a guide price of £2.75m.
Peter Brunt, director in Hotels Agency at Colliers who handled the sale, said: “The Feathers must be one of the few hotels where you only need to say the name and people will complete the location, as both the hotel and the picturesque town of Woodstock are hugely popular with both international and UK tourists.
“Understandably, we received keen interest from a range of potential purchasers attracted by the strength of the business operated since 1999 by the private vendor, as well as the potential for the business to be developed further under new ownership.”
He added: “The Cotswolds has traditionally been an area in which well-located hotels and pubs are in high demand, and all the signs are that demand is set to intensify as the country moves out of lockdown and UK staycations become increasingly sought after.”
The Feathers is “particularly renowned” for its gin collection, for which it was awarded a Guinness World Record in 2012 for the largest collection with 161 varieties, which took judges 45 minutes to count.