Hall & Woodhouse has bought The Ness House Hotel in Shaldon, Devon, for an undisclosed sum from an asking price of £1.6m. The acquisition, from private sellers Peter and Jane Reynolds, takes the company to 258 sites, of which three are hotels. Peter Addyman, from Christie & Co, which handled the sale, said: "Peter and Jane had successfully owned and run the business since 1985 with an excellent reputation for superb accommodation and fine dining. The hotel has an AA and ETC 3 Star Silver Award, an AA Rosette for dining and a 72 % quality grading."