A sumptuously appointed country hotel, which forms part of the National Trust Holnicote Estate at Allerford on the edge of Exmoor, is available for £125,000 leasehold with sector specialists at Colliers International. 

Crosslane House Hotel – a great favourite with the Times and Telegraph and a finalist in the 2014 Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards – was built in 1545 with parts of the building thought to date back to the original 12th Century structure. 

Ed Jefferson, from the Hotels team at Colliers International, said the National Trust-owned village near Minehead was beautifully preserved and popular with visitors all year round. 

“Crosslane House has been completely and authentically restored by owners Andrew Stinson and Max Lawrence to offer the very best in Somerset hospitality. It offers the most stylish and contemporary facilities in a quietly comfortable and authentically rustic setting,” he said. 

“The four rooms are spacious, light and airy and have been meticulously themed and furnished to offer the very best in period styling blended with original and contemporary furnishings. 

“Guests can use it as a base to explore the countryside and stunning landscapes - it is just a short walk from the South West Coastal Path and the beach. 

“The National Trust owns the entire estate, so the property is available on leasehold – bringing this top drawer property within reach of many more people.” 

With a reputation for fine dining, Ed Jefferson said the hotel was an ideal spot for a chef couple to take on the business.  

In addition to glowing reviews and top ratings in The Times and Telegraph and reaching the finals of the 2014 Somerset Life Food and Drink Awards, Crosslane House has received silver in the South West Tourism Awards Small Hotel of the Year category. 

Ed Jefferson said: “It would be difficult to find a more attractive location to get away from it all than this stylish and ideally situated hotel on the edge of Exmoor.”