AN ICONIC Hampshire hotel is on the market for £4m after going into administration.

The Botleigh Grange Hotel building is listed for sale and open to offers.

The property in Hedge End is being offered for sale on the instructions of Leonard Curtis.

Appointed on January 17, the firm is acting as administrators for Botleigh Grange Limited which owns the building which is being sold furnished and and equipped.

A popular wedding venue, the hotel often hosts school proms with hundreds of Hampshire youngsters visiting each summer.

With fifty-five bedrooms, five function rooms, a restaurant and bar, Oliver Cromwell is believed to have stayed there.

The hotel website states it is ideally situated in the heart of Hampshire, and the beautiful 17th century country house hotel with expansive stunning lakeside gardens will offer guests the warmest of welcomes.

The owners of the hotel had previously blamed its closure on bad press from the Daily Echo over food safety inspections.

Administrators said the venue which received a one-star hygiene rating had been affected by “reporting on health and safety issues”.

A Daily Echo report highlighting “hygiene violations” was claimed as “one of the contributing factors” behind the hotel’s collapse.

Negotiations to buy the building listed with Lambert Smith Hampton are reportedly ongoing and there are “multiple interested parties”.