closure of Brent Knoll hotel leaves guests in a quandary
well-known hotel near Burnham-On-Sea is set to change hands after
closing down earlier this month.
Battleborough Grange Hotel - which is located on the slopes of Brent
Knoll - has been shut for several days and is not answering calls.
23-bed hotel's lease is currently being advertised and the estate
agent confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com this week that it is "under
offer with a sale proceeding."
the sudden closure of the hotel, many future guests have been left
in a quandary, especially for those with weddings and other functions.
Karen Puddy, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "My daughter was due
to be married on 9th September at Battleborough Grange, but we received
an email on Sunday 20th August from the owner saying that they had
gone into liquidation."
meetings had been held there and two weeks ago she shared her concerns
with the staff after warnings were aired on Facebook. The staff
dealing with her wedding arrangements reassured her that her special
day would go ahead as planned."
are now playing a tug of war with the insurance company over payment,
and we can't book another venue until that is sorted. So much for
the happiest time of your lives, I feel devastated for my daughter."
local hoteliers in the Burnham area have expressed their shock at
the news. Anna and James Brown at Batch Country House in Lympsham
commented: "We would like to express our sadness at hearing
of the current closure of Battleborough Grange Country Hotel. Understandably
there are many couples left upset and angry by this news."
have already welcomed a lovely couple to Batch Country House and
are now planning their special day. Although we are very busy, with
only selected dates available, we will try to help and advise any
couples left without a venue as much as we can."
a spokesman at Rookery Manor said it is "saddened" that
the hotel has shut, adding that it "understands the inconvenience
and heartache this will cause for the many brides and grooms who
were due to wed there in the coming months."
invited the hotel's owner to comment further but had received no
response at publication time.