Work is now underway to transform a derelict former inn in Suffolk into a thriving boutique hotel.
The former Bell Hotel in Haverhill High Street has been empty since November 2013, and exactly two years later, was acquired by local company CXG Lettings.
Now work on the project to create a 12-bed boutique has begun, with the top two floors being the first to go under the knife.
CXG says the hotel will be run by a sister company, which has not yet been named, when it opens as scheduled at the end of the year.
The bedrooms will be ‘homely’ and targeted more towards businesspeople, although details on the decor are still being finalised.