Dormy House hotel will auction all of its furniture next month in advance of a £10 million refurbishment.
On Monday 18 March, more than 500 lots will go up for public auction at the four-star Cotswolds hotel. Attendees can bid for items such as varied as cups; curtains; chests-of-drawers; wardrobes; wooden flooring; and the washing-up sink from its two AA rosette kitchen.
Successful bidders will have until midday the next day to collect their purchases before the hotel’s general manager David Field hands the keys over to building contractors.
Auctioneer Martin Homer said: “I’ve been in this game for many years but I have never held an auction at a hotel to sell off all of its furniture.
“Being able to hold the sale at Dormy itself, rather than in an auction house, is perfect because people will get an idea of the context and history of the items by seeing them all in situ. It’s impossible at this stage to say how much is likely to be raised but it should be great fun!”
David Field added: “Dormy House is a converted 17th Century farmhouse and there is a great sense of history throughout the hotel. Over the past 35 years we’ve attracted many devoted guests who come here time and time again and this is a unique chance for them to own a piece of the venue.
“We hope to see many familiar faces at the auction and we look forward to the redevelopment of the hotel that will begin soon after. We can assure guests that just because the fittings and furniture will be changing, the welcome will be as warm as ever at the new-look Dormy!”