Southwold: Lease on Blyth Hotel goes up for sale

The Blyth Hotel in Southwold

The Blyth Hotel in Southwold - Credit: Archant

A award-winning 13-bedroom hotel in Southwold has been put up for sale.

The Blyth Hotel on Pier Avenue is being marketed leasehold by specialist property agent Christie & Co, which says it has already received interest.

Prominently located on the approach road to the town from the A12, the Blyth Hotel’s lease was bought by the present owners, Richard and Charlie Ashwell, in 2005. The entire property has since been refurbished.

The hotel has become a popular venue for its food and accommodation, recognised across the industry with an AA two-star “Small Hotel” rating and an AA rosette for food quality, as well as featuring in The Daily Telegraph’s Top Ten Hotels in England in 2009.

The hotel was also the winner of Best Restaurant in EADT Suffolk magazine’s Food and Drink Awards in 2011. The freehold of the property is owned by Adnams.

Tim Gooding, of Christie & Co in Ipswich, said: “Hotels in Southwold very rarely come to the market and we’re delighted to have been instructed. We’ve just started the marketing and are pleased to report that we’ve had interest expressed already.”

The hotel is on the market as the vendors wish to concentrate on other career opportunities and the asking price is £190,000.