A popular hotel near Falmouth has been put up for sale.

Meudon Country House Hotel, between Maenporth and Mawnan Smith, is being marketed for £2.5 million by Savills.

The family-run hotel was bought by Harry Pilgrim in 1964 and opened two years later.

It has been in the family ever since, and found national fame when it appeared on Channel 5 programme The Hotel Inspector back in 2012.

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The freehold four-star manor house has 30 ensuite bedrooms, and is nestled in over eight acres of historic, subtropical gardens which date back to the 1800s, with views over to Bream Cove.

James Greenslade, associate director in the hotels team at Savills Exeter, said: “Positioned in an outstanding private location on the south coast of Cornwall, Meudon Hotel is ideally located to allow visitors to explore all that the area has to offer.

Falmouth Packet:

Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi, centre, with Gaye Woods and Mark Pilgrim

"From the unique mature gardens, large land holding and private beach there are significant value add opportunities that this property offers.”

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The hotel comes with a private beach and is set in 8.17 acres of land, offering potential development opportunities. It has an AA rosette restaurant, bar, lounge, tapestry room and studio.

Bream House, a five bedroom house in a private position on the headland is available by separate negotiation.

It has views over Falmouth bay and offers a development opportunity.

The house includes three stables and a tack room, a ten acre field with paddock and single stable, sand school and manege.