UK: The Vicarage Hotel in Cranage has been bought by Flat Cap Hotels for an undisclosed sum.
Flat Cap Hotels moved into the 17th century Grade II-listed property as tenants in 2015. Following a year of extensive renovation, the property reopened in 2016.
Now, the group has completed the purchase of The Vicarage. There are plans for further investments into the hotel in the New Year, including enhancements to the outdoor areas as well as adding more bedrooms and suites.
During the pandemic, The Vicarage supported its community by providing accommodation to the NHS and Leighton Hospital. The hotel also supplied food boxes and delivery services to local residents.
The hotel has a strong focus on employing from the local area and works with local colleges and universities providing internships, NVQ programmes and careers through the Flat Cap Academy. Its kitchen also serves seasonal British produce sourced within a 30 mile radius.
A spokesperson from the group said: “The Vicarage is an important piece of local architecture, steeped in local history. We are thrilled to be in a position to preserve and maintain it for years to come.”
Flat Cap Hotels was founded in 2015 with the first property in the portfolio being The Vicarage. Other hotels include The Bridge at Prestbury and The Courthouse in Knutsford. All sites provide event spaces for weddings, parties and corporate events.
The business is headed by brothers Dominic and Oliver Heywood.