Oxford Mail's Andrew Ffrench is reporting that a historic hotel near Wallingford (UK) once owned by DEEP PURPLE rock legend Ian Gillan is to close.
The owners of The Springs Hotel say they can no longer afford to pay for the upkeep of the building and internet booking companies offering discounts are eating into any potential profits.
The 32-bedroom hotel in North Stoke will close in October although the golf club at the site, which has about 400 members, will continue to operate.
Directors Svenia and Paul Franklin have not yet decided what to do with the property, which features a guitar-shaped swimming pool installed by its musical former owner.
Read the full report at Oxfordmail.co.uk