A sixth site operated by collpased hotel operator von Essen has been sold for a sum believed to be below the £6m guide price. Bishopstrow House, the 32-bedroom country house hotel in Wiltshire has been bought by Longleat, the estate of the Marquess of Bath. It’s believed that the majority of the remaining 22 von Essen hotels that have yet to be completed are under negotiation. Chris Day, managing director of Christie + Co, which is handling the von Essen sales on behalf of administrator Ernst & Young, said: “The von Essen Hotels portfolio has attracted some significant bidders, Longleat amongst them, and we expect to announce further sales in the period ahead.” Last week Christie + Co announced the sale of four other von Essen hotels to Bath Priory Limited: Lower Slaughter Manor, Buckland Manor and Washbourne Court, all in Gloucestershire, and Amberley Castle in West Sussex. Von Essen was placed into administration in April after its failure to meet the required interest payments.