Historic venue calls in administrators

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The Victorian hotel and wedding venue Dunsley Hall is set to be sold off after the owners called in administrators last week.

Administrators Bob Maxwell and Nick Reed of Begbies Traynor have been appointed after the hotel reported a downturn in trade at the well-known country house near Whitby.

Mr Maxwell said: “Like a number of other hotels we have been appointed over the last couple of years, the financial problems at Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel have been caused by a slowdown in consumer spending.

“We are continuing to run the business as normal whilst we seek a buyer. Already, we have been approached by several interested parties and we are hopeful of completing a sale in the near future.”

Set in five acres of landscaped grounds, the Victorian hotel has suites for up to 120 guests and is a popular venue for wedding receptions, special occasions, and conferences. The hotel will continue to trade whilst in the hands of the joint administrators who expect to sell the business as a going concern.

The venue is currently owned and operated by the Ward family, who declined to comment on the announcement.

All enquiries should be made to James Cresswell at Begbies Traynor on (0113) 244 0044.