EXCLUSIVE: Offer accepted on The Feathers Hotel closed down by Legionnaires’ disease outbreak


A hotel in Ludlow that was closed down in August citing difficult trading conditions after a severe outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, has had an offer accepted.

The 40-bedroom Feathers Hotel, which first went on the market in January for £2.6m, has found a new owner pending the sale going through, although it is yet to be revealed by Christie + Co, who confirmed to Boutique Hotelier that an offer had been accepted.

Speaking to BH, a representative said that an announcement would be made in the coming months as to who has taken over the property.

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The hotel entered administration in August the devastating impact of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease last year.

At the time the administrators said that the business had suffered trading difficulties as the result of the outbreak in 2017, and a subsequent investigation by Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midlands and Shropshire.

This meant the hotel had to close for a short period of time and restricted trading conditions, resulting in ‘severe’ cash flow difficulties.

Elaine Brown from Merseyside died in August 2017 after suffering a stroke as a result of Legionnaires’ disease, having stayed at the hotel with her husband days before.

The hotel closed for two months following the incident, before reopening in November. The kitchen remained closed however last month, with legionnaires found for the second time.

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