Hutson to take The Pig brand to Cornwall

George Sell By George Sell
02 February 2018 | Updated 02 February 2018

UK: Robin Hudson’s Pig Hotel group has bought Harlyn House in Padstow and plans to open the property in 2019.

The grade II listed mansion was bought for £3 million and will need a change of use planning consent for the hotel conversion to go ahead.

The Pig Hotel brand, owned by Home Grown Hotels Ltd, hopes to convert the 15th century house into one of its signature hotels, centred around a kitchen garden. if successful it will be known as The Pig at Harlyn Bay and should be open in time for summer 2019."

The brand's most recent property, the Pig-at-Combe opened in July 2016 after a £9 million transformation of the Combe House Hotel in Gittisham, near Honiton. In its first year, it welcomed 11,979 guests.

Hutson said: "We've had a great couple of years, with customers apparently loving what we do. Occupancy is in the mid 90%'s in our rural locations and we know from our guests they want more Pigs. After searching far and wide for truly unique properties, we really are over the moon about our new Piglets in Kent, Sussex and Cornwall, and can't wait to get started on this new phase of our development.'

As part of its expansion plans, it is also planning to open The Pig at Bridge Place, in the village of Bridge near Canterbury, Kent in Autumn 2018. In West Sussex, the Grade II-listed Madehurst Lodge, near Arundel, acquired last year, will be opening as The South Downs Pig in 2019.

Harlyn House stands in five acres near Padstow, and has views of nearby Constantine Bay. The house, which has 31 rooms, lies at the end of a 200-yard long driveway and was owned for four centuries by the Tregoye or Tregewe family. They were public figures in the 15th century, including Richard Tregew MP for Cornwall in 1448. After him was Gregory Peter, High Sheriff of Cornwall, whose initials are found on the gateposts.

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