FANCY living by the sea and running a hotel?

Channel View, Shanklin, which has 56 bedrooms and a swimming pool, has been put on the market for £1.7 million.

Richard Wood, of Christie and Co estate agent, said: "Channel View provides a fabulous opportunity to acquire a highly profitable family run hotel that has been under the same ownership for the past 32 years. It is ideally suited for either a hands-on owner operator, or a multiple operator looking to add a successful hotel to their portfolio."