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Historic hotel to close its doors

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Quarndon's Kedleston Country House Hotel is closing down after 250 years.

The hotel was built by the famous architect Robert Adam in 1761 as a coaching inn for visitors to Kedleston Hall to stay at.

But now James Knappett, who leases the hotel from the Kedleston Estate, has decided to shut it down and focus on a different business due to rising rents.

As a result, the entire contents of the hotel, from the chairs to the dinner plates, have been auctioned off.

The Kedleston Estate has yet to decide what it will now do with the famous old building.

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