Mevagissey hotel under new ownership

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The Tremarne Hotel in Mevagissey is under new ownership after being acquired in a £1 million deal.

It has been bought by Francine Townsley and her Dutch husband, Serge Koelman van Doornik, who have moved from Amsterdam to take over the business.

Perched on the hills overlooking Mevagissey, the 13-room hotel was built in the 1920s and has a loyal clientele of guests from around the world.

The hotel, which will now be open year round, was purchased with a £600k loan from NatWest after Townsley and her husband decided to relocate back to the UK.

She said: “We want to maintain the hotel’s reputation as a welcoming, contemporary hotel with a family-feel, and, of course, magnificent sea views. It’s already a lovely place which certainly makes things much easier.”

NatWest relationship manager, Elizabeth Stansfield, said: “As this is already one of the area’s most-popular hotels it’s a fantastic business opportunity for Francine and Serge. We wish them the very best of luck.”