The Old Ferry Inn, in the Cornish village of Bodinnick that was once home to English author Daphne du Maurier, has been sold off a guide price of over £1m.
The former coaching inn on the banks of the River Fowey was sold by the hotels’ agency team at commercial property specialist Colliers to Jenny and Mike West and Paul Worswick, who are planning a “mini refurbishment and recruitment drive” ahead of its opening on May 17.
It features three terraced areas with river views towards Fowey, Polruan and out to the English Channel.
Presently it has 11 bedrooms, a bar, a lounge, and a restaurant. There is also a two bedroom owner’s flat, with lounge and bathroom.
The day to day running of the Old Ferry Inn will be overseen by Paul Worswick who brings a “wealth of experience” in the trade, most recently as the owner of bar and townhouse 55 Yards in Newquay and 5 Yards at the Boathouse in Newquay harbour in 2020.
He said: “We are so excited to become the new custodians of the Old Ferry and are eager to begin restoring her to her full glory. First off we are going to address some of the urgent bits of work needed as well as decorate throughout.
“We have a new executive chef coming onboard with some amazing plans for our food offering – we are also going to bring our distillery on site where we make our own gin, vodka and rum so we’re confident it’s going to become a real destination venue.”