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One of Cornwall’s most recognised hotels for sale

Housel Bay Hotel brought to market by property consultants, JLL

Exeter, 3 October 2014 – Housel Bay Hotel, one of Cornwall’s most recognised hotels is up for sale.

Offering ‘one of the best views in the UK’, the hotel has been brought to market by leading property consultants, JLL at a guide price of £1.75 million.

Situated on The Lizard, the Housel Bay Hotel comprises 20 en-suite bedrooms, kitchen, dining room, conservatory, lounge, games room and staff room, as well as a three bedroom self-contained flat used as living accommodation by the current owners.

The hotel stands on a 6.5 acre plot which includes a large outdoor terrace, levelled lawn gardens, cliff faces and direct access to the beach, overlooking uninterrupted views of the sea.

John Kinsey, director in JLL’s Hotels and Hospitality team based in the Exeter office, said: “This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a landmark building as well as a successful business opportunity. Housel Bay is the most southern mainland hotel in the UK, offering stunning views and an impressive range of modern facilities and amenities.

“We expect there to be significant interest from those with experience in the hospitality industry and who will look to run this as an ongoing business venture.”

Laurence Mesropians, one of the owners of House Bay Hotel, said: “We fell in love with Housel Bay the moment we saw it twenty years ago, and have been here ever since. Opportunities like this don’t come around often so we consider ourselves extremely privileged to have been part of it and we hope the new owners have many very happy years here.”

The Housel Bay was designed and built in the early 1890’s with the approval of Prime Minister William Gladstone to accommodate a rise in the number of wealthy tourists coming to the area.

The directors, a group of local business people, commissioned Silvanus Trevail, the most prominent Cornish architect of the 19th century to design the hotel which still retains a number of late-Victorian architectural features.

The hotel benefits from ample car parking and outbuildings and a south west coastal path which passes through the grounds, linking the local village with the neighbouring village of Cadgwith.