Saturday, September 22, 2007

St Nectan's Glen (for sale?)

Rumour has it that St Nectan's Glen is up for sale. I say rumour because of all the posts I've seen so far no one has yet circulated the actually buyer's prospectus for the sale. Even so it is said that the strongest offers so far are from a proposed theme park and even a religious group that plans to return the site to exclusively christian use. Now these might be mere scare stories designed to hurry others with a lot of spare cash to make a bid and save the Glen for future generations - pagans included. For those who don't know it the Glen is a much loved north cornwall beauty spot. It is also a site often visited by pagans and the location for many a heathen rite and handfasting.

The asking price is likely to be high - some say as much as 1.5 million pounds which would probably put it beyond the resources of most pagan organisations. But perhaps there is an institutional buyer, the local council or the national trust who might be lobbeyed to step in and save the place for the public. Although I don't come from Cornwall I'm sure I am amongst many who would really be sorry if the present arrangements came to an end.

mogg morgan
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Tourist Site in North Cornwall For Sale

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Advert ref: 1051DM


Asking price: £1,250,000

Sales revenue: Undisclosed

Net profit: Undisclosed

Fixtures value: Undisclosed

Stock value: Undisclosed


A unique tourist attraction with 2 Bed House/Tea Garden dating from 6th Century and 15 acres of grounds with valley/stream and 60' Waterfall,
Listed site and one of the most sacred sties in Cornwall with interest and appeal to all.
Near very famous resort and the North Cornish Coast, this site can either be continued or developed and lends itself to become a holiday destination in its own right with perhaps development of the ample land available all with stunning views and surrounding wildlife.


Years established: 25 years under current owner
Employees: Husband and Wife owners only
Trading hours: 10.30am to 6pm
Property: Freehold

Living accomodation
2 Bedroom House, the cellar of which dates from the 6th century and is a Shrine to a Saint who worshipped there.

Set in an idyllic valley with path though woods alongside stream leading to House/Tea Garden and Waterfall.

Expansion potential
Development of lodges/houses overlooking woods/stream. There is a seperate 3 acre and 1.5 acre meadows which can also be utilised.

Competition / Market
Nearby major Cornish resort attracts visitors from all over the world and this attraction is without doubt a worthy addition and part of the charm of this ancient area.

Support & training
A complete handover will be given and all assistance to the purchaser.

Reasons for selling
Retirement of owners

Financing available
We are able to offer advice to business purchasers and have excellent contacts for business fianance



Anonymous Ariel said...

Merci, Mogg,

For spreading the word, also for your wise views on possible courses of action.

May the Glen remain a Sacred Site avaiable to all!

The Will to Love is the Law to Live,


11:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to put you all at ease a little. I was at ST Nectan's on 23rd Dec '07. The current situation is that the caretaker/guardian, who has been there 25yrs, has had to put it on the market as his wife suffered an unfortunate stroke and has been forced into retirement because of it.

Apparently the asking price is £900'000, which is (£300'000) less than other offers from 'theme park' types and/or those who would close it off to the public.....I have been assured by the Guardians that is not going to happen.....The ideal applicants must be nature lovers and/or spiritual and conditions for sale are that the new guardian/s leave this sacred place open to the public and to give it the same care, respect and dignity as it has been getting.


12:42 PM  

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