Nansloe Manor in Helston on the market for £3 million

This is The West Country: Nansloe Manor in Helston on the market for £3 million Nansloe Manor in Helston on the market for £3 million

After months of speculation Helston’s Nansloe Manor Hotel has been put up for sale – for a cool £3 million.

It marks the end of a nine-year tenure by current owners David and Betty Carr, who bought the property in 2004 and after extensive refurbishment opened it as a hotel and restaurant in 2008.

The hotel reached an international audience in 2011 when Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt stayed there for two weeks while filming blockbuster World War Z in Falmouth.

The director and many of the other key actors also booked out rooms, with Lost star Matthew Fox also staying briefly and Angelina Jolie visiting her husband Brad for an overnight stay.

The hotel closed at the end of last December, two days before Christmas.

A note on its website, which still remains, stated that internal alternations meant the business could not run while these were completed and the hotel would reopen “at some point during 2013.”

Last week, however, details for the hotel were placed on the website of high end estate agents Savills.

It is being sold off a guide price of £2,950,000. Set in 4.68 acres of land, the hotel has 15 bedrooms and a restaurant that seats 70 people.

In a separate building is a private cinema or conference room – at one stage used as a cafe serving light lunches – with a further building converted into a spa with a games or treatment room, exercise pool and gym.

The three-bedroom lodge house at the start of the driveway leading to the hotel, off Meneage Road, is being sold as part of the package. The Grade II Listed hotel actually began life in humble circumstances, the earliest record being for a one-roomed granite farm cottage in the 16th century.

However this was subsequently knocked down and replaced in the early 17th century with what formed the beginning of the building today – a manor house built for William Robinson and the daughter of Thomas Penrose from the neighbouring Penrose Estate.

Their son, Thomas was a Colonel in the army of King Charles I and became mayor of Helston but was later killed by a bull at Nansloe.

The house was extensively remodelled in the 18th century to take on the Georgian style, with a three-storey extension and a gatehouse built at the end of the drive. This was destroyed by fire on Good Friday in 1917 and its replacement, the lodge that remains today, was built in 1924.

A further, grander, extension was built in the 19th century.

Past owners of the manor house are believed to include Henry Rogers, a grandson of Helston inventor Henry Trengrouse.

It was requisitioned during the Second World War, when sick Italian and German prisoners of war were billeted there, before being brought back into the Penrose Estate in 1942.

In 1974 the manor was given to the National Trust as part of a package of over 1,500 acres but since 1982 has been in private ownership, run as a hotel by various owners.

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5:37pm Wed 28 Aug 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Despite my upper-crust name, I can't afford that.
Despite my upper-crust name, I can't afford that. Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

7:23pm Wed 28 Aug 13

Helston fly on the wall says...

If I was looking to buy a hotel at that price I wouldn't pick that one as it is on the main road in the middle of Helston, I would pick a coastal location.
If I was looking to buy a hotel at that price I wouldn't pick that one as it is on the main road in the middle of Helston, I would pick a coastal location. Helston fly on the wall

7:27pm Wed 28 Aug 13

Helston fly on the wall says...

Who cares what famous people have stayed there.
Who cares what famous people have stayed there. Helston fly on the wall

7:36pm Wed 28 Aug 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

The picture of it looks nice, especially with the daffodils.
The picture of it looks nice, especially with the daffodils. Gillian Zella Martin 09

7:51am Thu 29 Aug 13

Helston fly on the wall says...

Trevarno, Flambards and now Nansloe Manor, how many more are going to pull out of Helston I wonder!
Trevarno, Flambards and now Nansloe Manor, how many more are going to pull out of Helston I wonder! Helston fly on the wall

7:55am Thu 29 Aug 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
Who cares what famous people have stayed there.
If me and a few friends could rustle up the funds required, I'd want to see a full list of the celebrities who've stayed there before committing to anything...
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: Who cares what famous people have stayed there.[/p][/quote]If me and a few friends could rustle up the funds required, I'd want to see a full list of the celebrities who've stayed there before committing to anything... Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

8:00am Thu 29 Aug 13

Helston fly on the wall says...

I think it's about 3 isn't it, the ones named in this article.
I think it's about 3 isn't it, the ones named in this article. Helston fly on the wall

8:14am Thu 29 Aug 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

I'm counting people who've been in Big Brother, etc...
I'm counting people who've been in Big Brother, etc... Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

8:18am Thu 29 Aug 13

penryn-222 says...

They always seemed to be announcing a new head chef every few months, or renaming their restaurant, which never gave the impression that all was running that smoothly.
They always seemed to be announcing a new head chef every few months, or renaming their restaurant, which never gave the impression that all was running that smoothly. penryn-222

9:10pm Thu 29 Aug 13

molesworth says...

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote: Who cares what famous people have stayed there.
If me and a few friends could rustle up the funds required, I'd want to see a full list of the celebrities who've stayed there before committing to anything...
And then you could charge the celebrities twice as much as us common people. I like that idea.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: Who cares what famous people have stayed there.[/p][/quote]If me and a few friends could rustle up the funds required, I'd want to see a full list of the celebrities who've stayed there before committing to anything...[/p][/quote]And then you could charge the celebrities twice as much as us common people. I like that idea. molesworth

8:14am Fri 30 Aug 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

molesworth wrote:
Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote: Who cares what famous people have stayed there.
If me and a few friends could rustle up the funds required, I'd want to see a full list of the celebrities who've stayed there before committing to anything...
And then you could charge the celebrities twice as much as us common people. I like that idea.
Me too. But the sad fact is I'm as poor as a church mouse at the moment. The weekly shop at Asda is a bit of a stretch, let alone an obscure manor house in Helston. ;-(
[quote][p][bold]molesworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: Who cares what famous people have stayed there.[/p][/quote]If me and a few friends could rustle up the funds required, I'd want to see a full list of the celebrities who've stayed there before committing to anything...[/p][/quote]And then you could charge the celebrities twice as much as us common people. I like that idea.[/p][/quote]Me too. But the sad fact is I'm as poor as a church mouse at the moment. The weekly shop at Asda is a bit of a stretch, let alone an obscure manor house in Helston. ;-( Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

11:28am Fri 30 Aug 13

ronedgcumbe says...

Eh bye gum you are lucky wish I could afford to shop at asda its lidls and the pound shop for us at the moment.
Eh bye gum you are lucky wish I could afford to shop at asda its lidls and the pound shop for us at the moment. ronedgcumbe

11:33am Fri 30 Aug 13

Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe says...

ronedgcumbe wrote:
Eh bye gum you are lucky wish I could afford to shop at asda its lidls and the pound shop for us at the moment.
I meant a bit of a stretch to retrieve unwanted food from the skips round the back. I can't actually afford to shop there! Lidl? The height of luxury!
[quote][p][bold]ronedgcumbe[/bold] wrote: Eh bye gum you are lucky wish I could afford to shop at asda its lidls and the pound shop for us at the moment.[/p][/quote]I meant a bit of a stretch to retrieve unwanted food from the skips round the back. I can't actually afford to shop there! Lidl? The height of luxury! Lord Barrington Forbes-Smythe

8:46pm Fri 30 Aug 13

Helston fly on the wall says...

Never mind ronedgcumbe, at least you afforded a holiday in Spain, so you told us.

I wonder if someone will buy Nansloe Manor to live in only, rather than run as a hotel and restaurant, I bet it would be lovely to own all that. I wouldn't say no to just the gate house/lodge. In fact I wouldn't mind just the driveway.
Never mind ronedgcumbe, at least you afforded a holiday in Spain, so you told us. I wonder if someone will buy Nansloe Manor to live in only, rather than run as a hotel and restaurant, I bet it would be lovely to own all that. I wouldn't say no to just the gate house/lodge. In fact I wouldn't mind just the driveway. Helston fly on the wall

9:03pm Fri 30 Aug 13

Helston fly on the wall says...

I don't shop at Lidls I support Helston town centre. You can still get some bargains there, I don't have much money.
I don't shop at Lidls I support Helston town centre. You can still get some bargains there, I don't have much money. Helston fly on the wall

11:05pm Sat 31 Aug 13

molesworth says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
Never mind ronedgcumbe, at least you afforded a holiday in Spain, so you told us.

I wonder if someone will buy Nansloe Manor to live in only, rather than run as a hotel and restaurant, I bet it would be lovely to own all that. I wouldn't say no to just the gate house/lodge. In fact I wouldn't mind just the driveway.
A house like that would own you. My rich country house friends are completely owned by their houses and land. Live simply is the key. By the way, Lidls' version of Baileys is better than Baileys and a fiver a bottle. Just in case anyone out there likes a tipple.
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: Never mind ronedgcumbe, at least you afforded a holiday in Spain, so you told us. I wonder if someone will buy Nansloe Manor to live in only, rather than run as a hotel and restaurant, I bet it would be lovely to own all that. I wouldn't say no to just the gate house/lodge. In fact I wouldn't mind just the driveway.[/p][/quote]A house like that would own you. My rich country house friends are completely owned by their houses and land. Live simply is the key. By the way, Lidls' version of Baileys is better than Baileys and a fiver a bottle. Just in case anyone out there likes a tipple. molesworth

7:20am Sun 1 Sep 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

molesworth wrote:
Helston fly on the wall wrote:
Never mind ronedgcumbe, at least you afforded a holiday in Spain, so you told us.

I wonder if someone will buy Nansloe Manor to live in only, rather than run as a hotel and restaurant, I bet it would be lovely to own all that. I wouldn't say no to just the gate house/lodge. In fact I wouldn't mind just the driveway.
A house like that would own you. My rich country house friends are completely owned by their houses and land. Live simply is the key. By the way, Lidls' version of Baileys is better than Baileys and a fiver a bottle. Just in case anyone out there likes a tipple.
I do like Baileys as it happens, thanks for the tip.
I wouldn't mind owning Nansloe Manor if I had enough money for the running of it not to be a problem. I currently live in a rabbit hutch.
[quote][p][bold]molesworth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: Never mind ronedgcumbe, at least you afforded a holiday in Spain, so you told us. I wonder if someone will buy Nansloe Manor to live in only, rather than run as a hotel and restaurant, I bet it would be lovely to own all that. I wouldn't say no to just the gate house/lodge. In fact I wouldn't mind just the driveway.[/p][/quote]A house like that would own you. My rich country house friends are completely owned by their houses and land. Live simply is the key. By the way, Lidls' version of Baileys is better than Baileys and a fiver a bottle. Just in case anyone out there likes a tipple.[/p][/quote]I do like Baileys as it happens, thanks for the tip. I wouldn't mind owning Nansloe Manor if I had enough money for the running of it not to be a problem. I currently live in a rabbit hutch. Gillian Zella Martin 09

10:14am Sun 1 Sep 13

Helston fly on the wall says...

Mines a sherry. Would be nice sitting in the grounds of Nansloe drinking it.
Mines a sherry. Would be nice sitting in the grounds of Nansloe drinking it. Helston fly on the wall

1:10pm Mon 2 Sep 13

titanium says...

It will probably end up as luxury apartments, with some affordable housing thrown in. A useful end to it, I suppose.
It will probably end up as luxury apartments, with some affordable housing thrown in. A useful end to it, I suppose. titanium

8:08am Tue 3 Sep 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I ticked 'like' on titanium's comment, someone had 'disliked' it. I am inclined to agree with 'meerkats' on this site, the voting is a farce, to tick 'like' is self explanatory, however, there are far too many 'dislikes' added without someone adding a post themselves. I believe to 'dislike' posts and yet not to post oneself, is just disrespecting someone's personal opinion, and I wonder why some people bother reading the comments if they continually don't like the majority of them. What is the matter with LBFS first comment!!! It's only tounge in cheek, is there a lack of humour now.
I ticked 'like' on titanium's comment, someone had 'disliked' it. I am inclined to agree with 'meerkats' on this site, the voting is a farce, to tick 'like' is self explanatory, however, there are far too many 'dislikes' added without someone adding a post themselves. I believe to 'dislike' posts and yet not to post oneself, is just disrespecting someone's personal opinion, and I wonder why some people bother reading the comments if they continually don't like the majority of them. What is the matter with LBFS first comment!!! It's only tounge in cheek, is there a lack of humour now. Gillian Zella Martin 09

10:21pm Tue 3 Sep 13

meerkats says...

Helston fly on the wall wrote:
Who cares what famous people have stayed there.
I agree with your comment ,are they really that famous anyway ?
[quote][p][bold]Helston fly on the wall[/bold] wrote: Who cares what famous people have stayed there.[/p][/quote]I agree with your comment ,are they really that famous anyway ? meerkats

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