A ONE-TIME Georgian mansion which was transformed into a luxury Ryedale hotel has been put on the market.

Burythorpe House was opened in style in 2008 by England cricket legend Ian Botham. Now its owners, Real Yorkshire Pubs Ltd, have put it up for sale with a freehold price tag of £800,000, along with The Bay Horse Inn, also in Burythorpe, which has an asking price of £400,000.

The 18th century country house, now a 12-bedroom boutique hotel, includes a 35-seater restaurant and is set in 1.4 acres of Wolds parkland. Its other facilities include a detached leisure complex with a swimming pool, sauna, gym and tennis court.

The Bay Horse Inn was granted planning permission two years ago for a single storey extension with further opportunity to extend the existing property or build residential letting accommodation in the car park,.

Alastair Jack, association director of Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels team, which is handling the sale, said: “It’s very rare to have two such well-appointed and attractive properties come onto the market and we believe there is the real prospect of further developing each business under the control of a hands-on owner operator.”

Both properties are owned by Real Yorkshire Pubs Ltd, and manager, Richard Gregory, said the businesses were actively trading as normal.

“We are looking for a seamless change,” he said.

The company was seeking to attract potential investors for the hotel and the pub. “It is a fluid situation,” said Mr Gregory. “Both have considerable further potential to expand with long-term investment.” He said that despite the wet summer, the hotel had had a successful year.

The hotel opened after a £1 million refurbishment and when former England cricket hero Sir Ian performed the opening ceremony he did so in Napoleonic style, opening a bottle of Champagne with a sabre.