Cornish farm to become boutique hotel

UK: Cornwall council has received plans for a conversion of a farm property into a boutique hotel, restaurant and micro-distillery.

Public consultation on potential changes was held this September.

Owner Will Herrmann is hoping to transform Trefresa Farm into one of the area’s premier luxury travel destinations. His proposal for the 114-acre site includes 24 hotel rooms, 22 separate lodges, and two treehouses accessed via raised walkways.

Additional amenities include an all-day restaurant, a co-working space, and leisure facilities. Most notably, the farm will be the new site of Hermann’s Porthilly Spirit Distiller, a small-batch spirit producer founded last year.

The project would create around 85 jobs for the local area across hospitality operation. If plans are approved, work will begin next year with an opening set for 2023.

Hermann told The Caterer: “Our research on the history of Trefresa Farm revealed there was a once a townplace located at the heart of the farm, which was a shared space used by multiple tenants…and as a community gathering place. Over time and with single ownership, the townplace and access routes through the farm were lost to make way for industrial farm buildings. Our development proposal seeks to reinstate this idea of the townplace and create a valuable amenity for the north Cornwall community.”

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