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Kent boutique hotel sold to new owners for £2.75m after two decades

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A boutique hotel in Kent has been sold off a guide price of £2.75m after 20 years under the same ownership.

Little Silver Hotel in St Michaels, Tenterden has been owned by Olly and Christine Johnson since 1999, who have decided to sell the business in order to retire.

The new owners are David and Elaine Kemp, who used to operate a guest house in Canterbury.

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Both have experience at the 16-bedroom Little Silver, with David having previously worked behind the bar in the 1990s and Elaine supporting the hospitality team.

During their tenure, Little Silver Hotel has become a popular wedding destination, with long-standing managers Charli Luke and Russell Tickner having worked at the property for two decades.

Built in 1935, the family home became a hotel in the 1980s and was named after a village in Devon.

The Johnsons embarked on a programme of improvements after buying it, including an extension and bridal suite in 2005.

David said the couple had some ideas for Little Silver but added: “We are very much looking forward to continuing a successful business that is family-friendly and offers high levels of personal service.”

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