Historic hotel at centre of fatal Legionnaires’ outbreak hits the market for £2m


A boutique hotel allegedly at the centre of a fatal Legionnaires’ outbreak last year has been put on the market for over £2m.

The Feathers, a 150-year-old hotel in Ludlow, Shopshire, has been put up for sale months on from an out-break of bacteria, which led to a woman’s death, claims the BBC.

The sale of the hotel, which briefly closed for two months last year to deal with the health and safety issue, is being managed by specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.

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The broadcasting agency reported that Elaine Brown, 69, from Liverpool, died in August after a stay at The Feathers Hotel.

According to the BBC reported that Brown’s death came months after a previous case, which bought the presence of the bacteria to the attention of hotel management as well as local authorities. However, at the time of Brown’s stay Public Health England had not made the hotel’s condition known.

40-bed property The Feathers, also boasts four retail units, which are currently rented as well as a four-bedroom residential flat.

Charles Jones, senior agent for hotels, pubs and restaurants at Christie & Co, commented: “The Feathers is widely regarded as ‘the most handsome inn in the world’ and is a fantastic opportunity for an owner operator to purchase their own piece of history in one of England’s prime market towns.

“We expect to see high interest from local, national and international operators who will recognise The Feathers as an exceptional addition to any portfolio. The current owners, who are now looking to retire, who built the business to an exceptional standard over the past 16 years, in which time they have achieved strong occupancy and The Feathers continues to be a destination hotel.”

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