Two North Devon hotels have closed after the major holiday company that owns them went into administration.

The Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel in Ilfracombe and the Bay Valley of Rocks Hotel in Lynton have shut down after the Specialist Leisure Group (SLG), which owned Bay Hotels, ceased trading on Friday, May 22 because of the impact of the coronavirus.

The SLG also operated well-known coach holiday companies Shearings and National Holidays, along with the Yorkshire-based chain of travel agents Wallace Arnold, and sold organised tours and cruises.

All tours, cruises and hotel breaks run by the companies owned by SLG have been cancelled, and will not be rescheduled.

SLG’s website says: “All customers with cancelled package holiday bookings, which include organised travel, are expected to have financial protection.

“Customers with Holiday Credit Notes, issued for package holidays cancelled since March 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, may have the same financial protection as under their original booking.”

The collapse of SLG has led to the loss of around 2,500 jobs.

For full details of the closures, and information on how to claim a refund, visit the company’s website