Addiction rehabilitation charity the Carpenter's Arms has announced plans to reopen eight rooms at the Six Hills hotel, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire to the public.
The Christian charity has taken over the lease of the hotel, owned by Hanover Holdings. It intends to open a farm shop and restaurant at the venue, as well as eight public bedrooms at the end of the year. As a temperance hotel, the business will sell no alcohol.
The charity is spending £1m on the lease purchase and refurbishment of the hotel, with 30 of the hotel bedrooms being turned into treatment rooms and offices. Some of those who have undergone programmes with the charity will be staffing the hotel, although management of the hospitality aspect of the business is yet to be decided.
The charity also hopes to acquire the property in the future.
Judith Spence of the Carpenter's Arms said that continuing to operate the property partially as a hotel will boost revenue coming for the charity.
"We're very excited about the opportunity and seeing the place come alive again," she explained. "Some local people are really excited it's going to be used for something different."
The Carpenter's Arms already runs a residential rehabilitation centre for men aged 18-65, challenged with homelessness due to an addictive lifestyle, in Loughborough.
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