TWO recently refurbished Chester hotels have been put up for sale after their owner entered administration last month.

The luxurious Vicarage and The Bridge hotels have both built strong reputations over the years as popular food-led destinations in picturesque, Grade II listed heritage sites.

The Vicarage in Cranage is a 23-bedroom property, which sits on the banks of the River Dane, overlooking the stunning Cheshire countryside. Featuring architecture dating back to the 1700’s, the hotel blends old with new, with a restaurant, modern industrial bar and surround sound sports bar on offer to guests.

The Vicarage is currently on the market for offers in excess of £2.5m.

The Bridge is a 27-bedroom hotel & restaurant located on the banks of the River Bollin in the picturesque Cheshire village of Prestbury. The contemporary restaurant & bar features an impressive vaulted ceiling, while the Riverside gardens featuring an outdoor bar called ‘The Shed’ make it a popular wedding location.

The Bridge is currently being advertised for offers in excess of £4.5m.

Owners Flat Cap Hotels entered administration on January 18, noting the pandemic, inflation, and the challenging economic environment as the main factors behind the collapse.

Specialist property adviser, Christie & Co, has been appointed to market the two hotels on behalf of joint administrators Gareth Prince, Mark Malone and Julian Pitts of Begbies Traynor.

Tom O’Malley, Associate Director – Hotel broker at Christie & Co said: “We’re delighted to have been appointed to market these two exceptional Cheshire hospitality businesses on behalf of the administrators. The properties are available as a package or individually and we anticipate wide-ranging interest from investors and operators both national and independent.”