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Helston hotel that welcomed Brad and Angelina cuts sale price by £1 million
Updated 11:47am Wednesday 14th May 2014 in News
Helston's Nansloe Manor hotel has been put back on the market - for almost £1 million less than its original guide price.
The hotel of choice for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, together with other A-list celebrities and well known faces, was first put up for sale in August last year with a guide price of £2,950,000.
It was subsequently withdrawn from the market, but this week high end estate agents Savills announced afresh that the hotel had “come to the market” and said it had a guide of £2,090,000.
The hotel closed at the end of December 2012, two days before Christmas, and Martin Rogers, from Savills, revealed that owners David and Betty Carr now wanted to retire.
He said: “Despite the success of the business, our clients now wish to retire. Though the hotel is not open at present it is ready to trade and could be operational immediately.”
The Nansloe secretly welcomed celebrities Brad Pitt and Matthew Fox when they filmed the zombie thriller World War Z in Falmouth back in 2011, with Angelina Jolie paying a flying visit to Brad during his stay.
Other familiar names to have stayed include Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster, TV presenter Caroline Quentin, ex Olympic swimmers Duncan Goodhew and Sharron Davies, actress Maureen Lipman and former Bond girl Shirley Eaton.
Mr Rogers added: “Following its refurbishment, the hotel quickly developed a first class reputation and the list of celebrities who stayed there is testament to this.
“This boutique hotel is quite simply one of the finest small hotels I have offered for sale.”
The Grade II Listed house, which originally dates back to the seventeenth century, was remodelled in the eighteenth century as a Georgian manor house and extended in the nineteenth century.
Mr and Mrs Carr bought the property in 2004 and since then have completely refurbished and refitted it, including the addition of a modern contemporary wing to the main building that houses the 70-cover restaurant and some of the 15 bedrooms and suites.
A private cinema has also been added as well as a small spa with gym and an exercise pool.
The 4.68 acre grounds include formal lawns, herbaceous borders, an orchard and a walled garden.
The three-bedroom lodge at the entrance to the driveway is not included in the guide price, although Mr Rogers said: “The seller will give the purchaser pre-emption rights.”
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