The 15-bedroom, three star hotel also features an adjoining, 100 cover restaurant, Alexander’s Brasserie, and benefits from three bedroom private accommodation, situated on the first floor.
The Rufford Arms sits on the outskirts of the village of Rufford and caters to visitors to the area’s attractions including Rufford Old Hall, a National Trust property in the village, Mere Sands nature reserve, and the championship golf courses of Royal Birkdale and Hurlston Hall.
The property has been operated by the current owner, Susan Lockwood, for the past 27 years, who is now seeking a sale in order to retire.
Lockwood said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed running the Rufford Arms over my extensive period of ownership, but the time has come to find a new owner for this wonderful hotel, so that I can enjoy my retirement.”
Alistair Greenhalgh, director at Christie and Co, who is handling the sale added: “The business currently benefits from diversified revenue streams as Alexander’s Brasserie is open to non-residents and thus attracts custom from local diners in addition to hotel guests. Though at present the hotel has minimal wedding and events trade, there is scope for an incoming operator to develop this further.
“With its strong trading history, excellent reputation, and high standard of accommodation we expect this opportunity to garner significant interest from the market.”