It’s the stuff of dreams for any motorsport fan, a bedroom that overlooks a racing track! That dream could become a reality with plans to build 60 residences just metres from the crash barriers of Silverstone’s famous Maggotts sequence of corners.
‘Escapade Silverstone’ is being promoted as “a space which seamlessly merges hospitality and motorsport in an original and distinct way on the edge of Silverstone’s iconic track.”
The plans include 14 four-bedroom villas overlooking the circuit, with the remainder made up of smaller three and two-bedroom villas situated within a ‘village’.
Owners and guests will get the use of ‘The Clubhouse’ – which includes a restaurant, swimming pool and sauna, plus a roof-top terrace offering up views of the circuit.
If you’ve got what we imagine will be a seven-figure sum laying around, then don’t make plans to move in for good, as owners will only have limited access to their villa.
Owners will be able to use their residence “up to a certain number of nights per year”, with the remainder booked out to guests for major events, such as Formula 1 and MotoGP’s British Grands Prix, of which the owner will receive a share of the accommodation fee.
“When you’re not using your residence, it will form part of the accommodation available to guests who wish to stay on the circuit,” reads the brochure. “You will receive a proportion of the room revenue generated from your residence and the rest of the revenue will be used to cover all other liabilities which include overall management, operating costs & expenses, utilities, marketing expenses, maintenance and insurance.
“For those that wish to make their usage nights feel more like home, storage can be provided to house personal effects. Prior to your arrival, these will be laid out in your desired configuration. Once your stay is over, we will simply remove them from the residence to ensure any paying guests never see or use them.”
If you don’t quite that budget to play with, Hilton Hotels is set to open its brand new Silverstone hotel next year, which overlooks the start/finish straight.
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