A HOTEL which hit the headlines earlier this year for hosting a series of adult events has been put up for sale.

Croydon Hall, at Rodhuish, near Minehead, has been put on the market with a guide price of £1.5 million.

The venue, in Exmoor National Park, was dubbed the 'Sexmoor Hotel' by tabloids after it emerged it was hosting adults-only parties under the 'Exclusively Silks' banner.

Now, agent Humberts Leisure has been instructed by the current owners to bring the business to the market.

Croydon Hall is a country estate set in around 4.2 acres, with a large manor house, spa and an outdoor, heated pool.

It accommodates 16 guests in eight bedrooms within the main residence.

The dining room has capacity for 75 guests and there are themed sitting rooms/bar areas and a large drawing room along with a fully equipped commercial kitchen.

Currently, the Coach House is used as owners' accommodation but has the potential to be converted into extra bedrooms for the hotel.

A self-contained function barn with vaulted ceilings and capacity to accommodate up to 120 people is available by separate negotiation.

Stephen Richards, head of Humberts Leisure, said: “The hotel has previously been used as a rural retreat for a religious group due to its isolated location and the last owners ran a successful self-catering business catering for large groups for anniversaries, special birthdays and weddings.

"Currently the property has been converted for its specific use for adult parties which has led to the national media printing several articles about the business showing its unusual use within the National Park.

"We expect the property to receive strong interest due to its manageable price range.

"The business has built up an established trade of repeat business already since it opened due to its captive market.”