A HOTEL in Dorset which was up for sale of £1.25million has sold.

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has reported the stunning Eype’s Mouth Country Hotel, located south of Bridport, has been sold to independent buyers.

Set in the idyllic village of Eype, near West Bay, the hotel offers superb sea views of the Jurassic coastline - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - from a unique vantage point and sits only minutes walk to the beach.

Dorset Echo: Eype's Mouth Country Hotel. Picture: Christie & CoEype's Mouth Country Hotel. Picture: Christie & Co

new co-owner, Syed Hossain said: "We're excited with our purchase, and will be working tirelessly to enhance the guest experience at this beautiful coastal property.

"Further details will be announced later in the year."

The hotel is arranged over three floors and features excellent guest facilities including 17 ensuite bedrooms, a coastal lounge, sea view restaurant and two bars, all with spectacular views.

This makes it a popular choice for leisure guests and an increasing number of mid-week corporate business guests.

Previous owners, Kevin and Glenis French said while they look forward to retirement, the hotel, its guests and fantastic team of staff will be much missed.

They added they are delighted that all the achievements over the past 18 years of 'high-standard hospitality' since owning the hotel will be 'retained and enhanced by the experience and commitment of Syed and Arifa'.

Previous owners, Kevin and Glenis French have a wealth of experience in the hotel industry which they have brought to the hotel since acquiring the property in 2004, through Christie & Co.

When the time came to retire and pass their successful business on to new hands, they were in touch with Christie & Co’s Hospitality team once more.

The hotel presented a unique opportunity to new investors and proved a very sought-after property, receiving eleven offers after it launched to the market.

The successful new owners, Syed Hossain and Arifa Kalam bring with them a wealth of experience and skills.

Syed has amassed 15 years experience in the hotel industry, working up the ranks and holding senior roles in properties across the UK and Europe including IHG, Staycity Group, Hilton and Accor. Syed and Arifa will be working together to further grow this unique hotel, to provide an unforgettable hospitality experience and establish it as a destination that the local community can enjoy.

Stephen Champion, director in Christie & Co’s hotel team, said: "The stunning location of Eypes Mouth Hotel is virtually unrivalled.

"The business presents significant opportunity for the new owners to build upon.

"As such, the hotel was extremely popular when it went up for sale, attracting interest and offers from a wide variety of buyers.

"We wish the new owners, Syed and Arifa every success with their new business venture and look forward to seeing how the hotel is developed over the coming years."

The Eyes Mouth Hotel was sold on a freehold basis, off a guide price of £1,250,000.