Situated between Preston and Paignton, the traditional seafront hotel is known for its panoramic views of the Devon coastline and natural beauty spots.
Originally constructed in the late 19th Century under the name Redcliffe Towers, it converted into a hotel in 1903 and is now a well-regarded grade II listed landmark.
With 70 ensuite guest rooms and dining rooms overlooking the English Riviera, the hotel has been owned by the same family since 1979.
The family have extended upon the building’s original design, with the addition of a restaurant wing and new ballroom, and are selling in order to retire.
Stephen Twigger, owner of The Redcliffe Hotel, said: ‘‘This is a hotel with immense character and great facilities in an amazing location.
‘‘It has been our pleasure to be the guardians for the last 41 years and we are proud of the reputation we have built for the hotel during this time, however we feel now is the right time for us to retire from the sector and we look forward to passing the reins to a new owner.”
Stephen Champion, director of Christie and Co, who is handling the sale, said: ‘‘Interest in hotels has increased significantly post lockdown, with a number of quality hotels in the South West having gone under offer in recent weeks through Christie & Co.
‘‘Speculative buyers are looking ahead at the booming demand for domestic travel fuelled by the rise in staycations and drop in foreign travel. We expect The Redcliffe Hotel with its unique location to attract significant interest from a wide range of purchasers.”