The Rhinewood Country House hotel in Warrington, Cheshire, has been sold to Shaheen Iqbal, owner of the Hermitage Park hotel in Coleville, near Leicester.
The Rhinewood has a semi-rural location in the village of Glazebrook, a suburb of Warrington, where it sits in 2.6 acres of grounds.
Facilities include 32 en-suite bedrooms, the Sugarfields restaurant and bar, which can each seat around 70 customers, and two function rooms to accommodate 150 and 50 delegates.
There is also a managers' flat on the second floor comprising three double bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen and an office.
Outside, there is a landscaped residents' garden, parking for 120 cars, and a lawned area where marquees can be erected when needed.
The business, which reported a £833,848 turnover for the year ended October 2007, will be run under management.
The Manchester office of Christie + Co sold the freehold off a guide price of £1.85m
By Angela Frewin