A landmark hotel with views of iconic St Michael’s Mount is coming to market for the first time in nearly 90 years.

The Cliff Hotel in Penrose Terrace in Penzance was used as a refuge by the Prime Minister of Norway during the Second World War.

It has a freehold guide price of £250,000 to £300,000 in the fourth auction of 2019 by the regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson.

Senior auction valuer Dave Henwood said: ““Originally two houses that been extended over time, it has traded for some decades as a family run hotel hosting the rich and famous, including the then Prime Minister of Norway during the Second World War.

“We are expecting keen interest from developers, builders and end-users due to its sizeable and versatile floorspace offering considerable potential for a range of schemes subject to the necessary consents.”

The two-storey complex, with a basement, includes 21 bedrooms, an entrance hall, office, dining room, bar, living room, kitchens, laundry and staff rooms.

Johan Nygaardsvold was Prime Minister of Norway from 1935 to 1945. He headed the Norwegian government in exile in London from 1940 to 1945 during the Nazi occupation of his homeland.

In Carnmenellis, near Redruth, receivers have instructed the sale of a period home with character features.

Four-bedroom Douglas House – originally a 19th century Sunday school – has a freehold guide price of £200,000 to £210,000.

With open views across countryside, the detached property also has gardens and off-road parking for multiple vehicles.

Mr Henwood said: “This is an exciting and rare opportunity to acquire a character family home in a village at the heart of Cornwall.

“In need of some refurbishment, this fantastic property will appeal to owner-occupiers and those looking for a modest property to bring to market post works.”

At 4 Carnarthen Road, Camborne, a two-bedroom character cottage with a garden and off-street parking has a freehold guide of £49,000 to £55,000, while at 40 East End in Redruth, a two-bedroom house well located for the town centre has a freehold guide of £70,000 to £75,000.

Starting at 11am, the fourth of Clive Emson Auctioneers' regional West Country auctions in 2019 takes place at the St Mellion International Resort, St Mellion, Cornwall, on Thursday June 13, 2019.

Visit www.cliveemson.co.uk/properties/west-country/ and www.cliveemson.co.uk/online for more details.