Sunny Cliff Hotel in Salcombe is set to be converted into six “luxury apartments” following its sale to Beacon Homes.
Beacon Homes, advised by Plymouth-based law firm GA Solicitors, has purchased the 21-bedroom Sunny Cliff Hotel, located on the Salcombe estuary.
Planning permission is already in place and work has now started on the conversion of the hotel, which features its own swimming pool and moorings.
The project is expected to take about 15 months to complete and will create six, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The scheme has been designed by Kingsbridge-based architects’ practice Derry Owen.
Nick Alford, director of Beacon Homes, said: “Salcombe is one of the most popular towns in the UK and opportunities like the Sunny Cliff Hotel are a rarity. To have such a substantial building, extensive grounds and moorings made this the perfect investment.
“We had a limited time period to get the sale completed and so Tony Dupreez and the GA team worked hard to turn it around quickly, ensuring we didn’t lose out on this opportunity.
“We will now strive to create six beautiful, contemporary new homes in keeping with the Edwardian building and maximising what is arguably one of the best waterside views in the country.”
Tony Dupreez, associate of GA Solicitors and the commercial property solicitor who advised on the purchase, added: “It is a fantastic building with beautiful views over the estuary. Salcombe is one of the most desirable locations in the country and there is no doubting these apartments will be very well received.
“The fact that each apartment will have its own mooring adds even more appeal.”