Four hotels in the New Forest have been put up for sale.
The ‘extremely popular’ boutique hotels form part of the New Forest Hotel Collection.
Comprising Bartley Lodge, Beaulieu Inn, Burley Manor, and Forest Lodge, the hotels have been privately owned for more than 40 years.
But the owners now wish to retire and pass on the mantle to some new faces.
Garry Baldwin, managing director of New Forest Collection said: “This is a great opportunity for a new owner to take on an excellent operation, with committed roots to our New Forest National Park location, great assets and above all scope to see further success with the current teams’ expertise.
“Properties like these rarely come to market – with our excellent location and exciting developments already in hand for planning consent.
“Great foundations have been laid in which we can thrive, the future is bright.”
Including a country house hotel, an historic manor, a townhouse and a rural inn, each venue is inspired by New Forest locations.
Guests staying in one of the hotels have exclusive access to the gardens and leisure facilities.
The hotels also feature function/banqueting suites, making them hotspots for weddings and events, alongside corporate business.
Christie & Co is bringing the hotels to the open market.
Ed Bellfield, regional director, said: “The New Forest Hotel Collection has an established reputation, appealing to both leisure and corporate guests due to its location within the New Forest National Park and close to the regional centres of Southampton and Bournemouth.
“There is significant scope for an experienced owner/operator to invest in the hotels with existing planning consents, providing value enhancement alongside benefitting from their exception unique and iconic locations.
“We expect the hotels to appeal to a wide range of buyers including those looking to purchase a single asset as well as those looking to expand their current portfolio.
“We also anticipate high levels of interest from both national and international investors attracted to the UK hotel market.
“The hotels are available freehold as a group, sub-group or individual assets.”