Basil Fawlty types need not apply
£2.3 million: bring out your inner hotelier by buying and running the Downcliffe House Boutique Hotel, a glorious Victorian confection that’s had a £1 million upmarket refit, overlooking the vast sandy beach at Filey Bay on the North Yorkshire coast.
There are just 12 guest rooms but the hotel enjoys a great reputation, with The Independent declaring it one of the top 10 seaside hotels and restaurants in Europe. All the rooms are plush and en suite, with most having superb views. There is also space in the grounds for further expansion of what is already a highly successful business. Through Jackson-Stops (01904 200067).