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First-time Cornish buyers for Helston hotel

07 December 2006
First-time Cornish buyers for Helston hotel

David Waddoups and his family have returned to Cornwall to make their hospitality debut after buying the Gwealdues hotel on the edge of the historic market town of Helston.

The hotel and two-bedroom owners' cottage occupy a 0.6 acre plot that includes a large car park and an enclosed water garden.

It offers 18 bedrooms (of which 17 are en-suite and the 18th is designed for disabled guests), a 30-seat lounge bar with an adjoining conservatory, a breakfast room, and a residents' lounge.

The renamed Grylls restaurant is arranged to seat up to 50 diners but can seat 90 at functions when the central dance area comes into play.

The Exeter office of Christie + Co was seeking offers in the region of £845,000 for the freehold.

By Angela Frewin

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