Historic boutique hotel in Cornwall on the market

Another opportunity for gaining a foothold in the UK hotel scene has emerged: In Cornwall, a former judge's court near Bodmin is on the market for £1.2 million.

The Cornish Guardian is reporting that eal estate advisor Savills put the Grade II-listed Trehellas House Hotel up for sale on behalf of a client.

The former posting inn at Washaway dates back to the 18th century, with the central building originally used as a judge's court. It was later converted into a 12-bedroom boutique hotel with many of the original features retained, including exposed beams and slate flag stone floors.

Martin Rogers, hotels director at Savills, said: "This is an excellent opportunity to invest in an historic property which has successfully been transformed into an established and well-performing business."