Blanch House Hotel, a three-star seaside town house hotel in Brighton, has been brought to the market through Christie & Co for a guide price of £1,899,000 for the freehold interest.
The hotel occupies a Grade-II listed Georgian town house arranged over three floors in Kemp Town in the city centre.
The hotel comprises 12 bedrooms, a residents lounge and cocktail bar and restaurant which doubles up as a function room.
The property also features an owners’ or staff apartment on the lower ground floor.
Blanch House Hotel has been owned by Jeremy Ornellas and Kerry Turner for more than seven years and are looking to semi-retire following the sale.
During their ownership, the property has undergone a complete refurbishment, presenting a new owner with the opportunity to take over and continue trading immediately.
Jeremy Ornellas and Kerry Turner comments: “Blanch House is a very special place indeed and since we took over the hotel in 2011, we have really enjoyed working with a great team, met some wonderful people and hosted some very special events. We shall be sad to leave but are now ready to take a step back so that we can focus on other interests, allowing new owners to come on board and continue to develop the business further.”
Andrew Moore, director at Christie & Co’s Maidstone office is handling the sale and comments: “Blanch House Hotel provides an exceptional opportunity for a purchaser wishing to own a business in a sought after area. As a result of the hotel’s excellent reputation for quality and service, the current owners have enjoyed strong levels of trade, making this a profitable enterprise for a new owner-operator.”