Commercial property specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt are marketing a well- established guesthouse business in West Somerset.

Owners Steve and Sandy Poingdestre are looking forward to spending more time with their 11 grandchildren after a lifetime in the hospitality business.

They have run successful Kenella House, Tregonwell Road, Minehead, since 2002 and before that ran a pub and hotel.

Kenella House has maintained an AA 4 Star Gold Highly Commended rating for the past 15 years and Sandy has been a finalist in the “AA Landlady of the Year” award.

She said: “It will be a big wrench. We are going to miss it. Every day is different and you get to meet such lovely people.”

Over the Easter break the business has welcomed repeat visitors for a stay at the attractive guesthouse, which is prominently located close to the town centre and the seafront.

Many guests come from abroad attracted by the excellent walking in Exmoor National Park and beyond.

The well-presented property includes six double ensuite guest rooms, a dining room with approximately 12 covers  and separate owner’s accommodation. This includes a well-fitted modernised kitchen.

There is a large car park area to the rear along with a good-sized double garage. There is potential to extend to the rear and into the loft. It is on the market at a guide price of £495,000.

The business is currently run on a part-time basis, with the premises closed between October and March.

There is the opportunity for a new owner to significantly increase the business potential by extending the opening hours.

The sale includes all trade fixtures and fittings, furnishings, carpets and curtains along with the business website.

Viewing is strictly by appointment via the sole agents. To arrange a viewing please call Joseph Hughes on 01823 334455 or email joseph.hughes@gth.net