The opportunity to buy a three-star hotel in a location voted Britain's most popular market town in 2005 has come to the market.
The three-star Beaumont hotel, which operates under the Best Western brand, has been put up for sale by Martin and Linda Owen after 27 years of ownership.
It is located in the historic market town of Hexham in the heart of Northumberland, where it overlooks the town's seventh century abbey and Sele Park and is near Hadrian's Wall.
The four-storey property offers 25 en-suite bedrooms and has planning permission to add another 14 bedrooms at the rear, built on stilts to retain the 16-bay car park.
Facilities include a 40-seat restaurant, a 100-seat ballroom with a dance floor, a conference suite for 20 delegates, a rugby-themed public bar and an additional bar that can also seat up to 40 conference goers.
The Newcastle office of Christie + Co is seeking offers of £2m for the hotel freehold.
By Angela Frewin