Helston's high-end hotel Nansloe Manor has closed without warning, for a second time.

It only reopened early last year, following a three-year period of closure for "refurbishment" and subsequent attempts to sell it, for just shy of £3 million.

Now, a sign has gone up at the entrance to the hotel's driveway declaring it a "private residence."

The hotel's sign has also been covered over with a second, announcing: "Hotel and restaurant closed."

The hotel's website simply reads: "Nansloe Manor is now closed until further notice.

"The owners, management and staff would like to thank their guests and visitors for their custom."

It encourages anyone who "would like to be notified in the event that Nansloe Manor re-opens" to 'like' its Facebook page.

Here, a number of past customers have spoken of their dismay, with one woman writing: "Me and my husband visited when he was told he had eight weeks left; he passed last month. I wanna [sic] visit again. Please let me know when you open again. We loved Nansloe, it's a special hotel to me now."

Two more people questioned what would now happen to gift vouchers they had that were still in date.

Another customer wrote: "Sorry to hear this, my wife and I have stayed before and dropped by for afternoon tea earlier this summer, both occasions were lovely. Such a superb hotel and venue but possibly catering to a diminishing market other than weddings etc."

The property has been owned by David and Betty Carr since 2004. After extensive refurbishment opened it as a hotel and restaurant in 2008 and in that time attracted counted Hollywood superstars Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Matthew Fox amongst its guests.

However, it closed just two days before Christmas 2012 and in August 2013 it was put on the market.

It reopened as a hotel and restaurant again, under the same owners, early in 2016 and no reason has been given for why it has closed its doors a second time.