The Fish House hotel and restaurant in Chilgrove, West Sussex, has been put on the market for £3m after falling into administration.
Former owner and one-time Catey winner David Barnard spent £4m on transforming the property after purchasing it in February 2008.
Situated near Chichester and Goodwood racecourse, the 15-bedroom hotel has a 100-cover, two-AA rosette restaurant. It is set within an 18th-century, Grade-II-listed building.
As well as being named runner-up as one of the best new restaurants outside of London by the 2010 Harden's UK restaurant Guide, the Fish House has also attracted favourable reviews in the Daily Telegraph and The Guardian.
Chris Stevens and Ian Vickers, partners at FRP Advisory, were appointed joint administrators to the business and the property on 31 March, Christie & Co is now marketing the Fish House for sale.
Ed Bellfield, director of Christie & Co, said he expected the business would attract strong interest. "We anticipate buyers will want to secure an early completion date so they can take full advantage of the summer season and also Goodwood's popular calendar of events," he added.
"We look forward to selling the Fish House as a going concern - not only preserving the jobs of its high-quality staff but safeguarding this ‘trophy' destination hotel and restaurant both for the people of Sussex and the many visitors to this award-winning establishment."
Christie & Co will launch its full marketing campaign early in May 2011, seeking offers on the £3m freehold. Interested parties should register their details by contacting Bellfield on 01962 844455 or e-mail Ed.Bellfield@christie.com.
By Janet Harmer
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