Two prominent hotels which suddenly closed their doors in two Radnorshire towns earlier this year have gone up for sale.

Colliers International Group, who are marketing Presteigne’s Radnorshire Arms and the Knighton Hotel, say the company which owns both hotels has gone into administration and offers are now being invited for the freehold.

Previous owners Paul and Rowena Williams, who are developing two properties in Caernarfon, say they sold both buildings earlier this year but both closed almost immediately afterwards.

Speaking to the Daily Post on Monday, Paul Williams said the hotels had closed due to "significant adverse publicity" following the sale.

"As we have said previously, we are very saddened that the hotels remain closed following the new owners decision to to re-brand and open them. This is largely due to him having had significant adverse publicity which has also forced the sale agreement to fall through," he said.

"We are pleased that the hotels are now being marketed and hopefully will sell and re-open as quickly as possible."

The Colliers International brochure describes the Radnorshire Arms in Presteigne as a building of "great character".

"The Radnorshire Arms is situated on the edge of the pretty and unspoilt borders town of Presteigne," it says.

"Prior to going into administration in August 2018 the property was operated by owners who acquired the hotel in 2007 through ourselves."

The corresponding sales copy for the Knighton Hotel describes the property as an "impressive building standing in the heart of the town and being its principal hotel."

"Closed following the appointment of administrators the hotel offers the opportunity to reopen and trade," the advertisement reads.

"We believe that trading has previously been as high as £886,000 net of VAT but we are unable to verify any financial information. "

In 2017, the Radnorshire Arms was fined for having out of date AA and Wales Tourist Board rating boards on the outside of the property.