By Mark McConville
THIS STUNNING country hotel, spa and restaurant that was originally constructed for the captain of a prosperous tin mine in the 1700s could be yours for less than £1.3m.
Incredible images show inside some of the luxurious suites, the beautiful hotel from the outside and the sprawling grounds.
Other striking shots show the sleek bathrooms, shimmering indoor pool and the spa treatment room.
Boscundle Manor is located in Tregrehan, near St Austell, Cornwall and is close to the world-renowned Eden Project. It is currently listed by Lillicrap Chilcott for £1.295m.
“Boscundle Manor is believed to date from the mid-1700s and was originally a mine captain’s house constructed for the captain of the Wheal Eliza Consoles mine, one of the most prosperous tin mines in Cornwall,” said the selling agents.
“The Grade II Listed façade, has a grand, porticoed entrance with mellow stone elevations and Georgian paned windows, the property has been greatly extended over the last 40 years and currently operates as a country house hotel, restaurant and day spa.
“The property has been comprehensively refurbished by the current owners creating a stylish and extremely comfortable hotel with 13 luxurious letting suites and generously proportioned guest communal areas including a lounge, restaurant with 24 covers, conservatory/breakfast room, large commercial kitchen with stores and prep areas and a superb indoor heated swimming pool with adjacent hot tub and spa room.
“There is a separate three-bedroom detached owner’s house with adjacent garage and carport and there are further storage outbuildings within the grounds.
“The property is surrounded by circa 1.7 acres of beautifully well-tended grounds which are well stocked and landscaped providing lovely communal gardens around the hotel and two detached cottage suites with a separate private garden for the owner’s accommodation.
“The grounds enjoy a secluded feel, set in terraces that gently ascend a slope to one side of the hotel with large guests’ car park in front of the building and a broad raised terrace in front of the property with central fountain feature and a grand porticoed entrance, all of which provide a particularly attractive approach.
“This superb venue has alcohol and wedding licences and is a perfect venue for a marquee event with a croquet lawn and thatched gazebo, licenced for civil ceremonies. The current owners have created a well-regarded, successful and profitable hotel with a solid trading history.
“The hotel is well managed with a loyal staff base which make this an ideal purchase for either an experienced hotelier or someone new to the business who wishes to work with an already established team in a management role.”
The property was a private residence in the 1970s and could return to this use subject to any necessary planning consents.