Dilapidated former hotel to be turned into care home

A DILAPIDATED former hotel is to be turned into a care home.

Thaxed Hall Hotel, on Walden Road just outside Thaxted, formerly traded as a hotel and function business. It operated with nine letting bedrooms and bar and restaurant facilities.

However, during the course of 2010 it closed and an LPA Receiver was appointed.

It had both planning consent for its former hotel use and also for use as residential institutions.

The property was sold to Zero Three Care Homes and the intention is to operate it in the specialist care sector. A refurbishment and development programme will take place during the course of this year.

Tim Gooding from Christie + Co, the online property sales firm who conducted the sale, said: “We had a significant amount of interest from both hotel and care operators and are very pleased that the property has been sold after a short period of marketing. We wish the new owners well in their latest venture.”

The property was being marketed for �650,000 although the precise purchase price was not disclosed.