A GUTSY gambler will win big by scooping the keys to a 14-bedroom hotel in a bonkers giveaway.

Owners of the Hotel Continental in Marine Parade, Dovercourt are giving away their business of 18 years in an extraordinarty prize draw.

Tickets are £1,000 with the winner taking on the whole seaside property, complete with racy wallpaper, unusual artwork and furniture.

It is thought the busy hotel, which includes a bar and restaurant, is worth about £1million.

Owners Gordon and Blossom Hoyles, who appeared on the Channel 4 show Four in a Bed, said they came up with the idea as they wanted to retire from the UK hotel industry.

And while they have no concrete plans for their retirement from the business, the couple hope to visit Gordon's daughter in Australia, take a well-earned holiday, or even move to France and buy a gite.

To find out more about how to enter call Gordon and Blossom on 01255 551298 or email hotconti@hotelcontinental-harwich.co.uk.