TWO more hotels in the region have gone up for sale after the owners were placed into administration.

The Hallgarth Manor Hotel near Durham and the Allerton Court Hotel in Northallerton are both now on the market along with the New Hobbit Country Inn at Sowerby Bridge near Halifax.

They are the latest hotels to go on the market after companies within the Shepherd Cox brand were placed into administration.

As previously reported in The Northern Echo, an investigation was launched after the Shepherd Cox-operated The Grand Hotel in Hartlepool and The George Coaching Inn at Piercebridge, Darlington were among six that went bust due to a room investment scheme.

This resulted in the loss of around 100 jobs across the six venues.

Harrisons Business Recovery and Insolvency has instructed Lambert Smith and Hampton to sell the latest three hotels.

The sixteenth century Hallgarth Manor hotel in High Pittington, which has recently undergone a £2m refurbishment, is on the market with a guide price of £1.75m.

The 44-bedroom three-star Allerton Court Hotel is up for sale for £2.7million

The Northern Echo:

Allerton Court Hotel in Northallerton Picture: Google

Martin Davis, director of Hotels and Leisure, said: “All three of these hotels have been trading under the Best Western brand and are extremely well-located.

"Each of the hotels are well-established and draw trade from all over the UK in addition to regular, local custom.

"As such, we anticipate they will generate strong interest from a wide range of purchasers, including investors and owner-operators.”

Offers are in invited for the hotels individually or as a group.