New Cornish boutique guesthouse open for business after five-month renovation

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A Grade-II listed building has been transformed into a boutique guesthouse after a five-month renovation project under its new ownership.

Old Embassy House in Fowey, Cornwall has been launched by husband and wife Max and Debbie Widger, who acquired the property in November 2017.

They then invested 485k, including a £350k loan from Natwest, into converting the property into a four-bedroom boutique townhouse, with Williams Morris-inspired rooms.

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The guesthouse welcomed its first guests in spring and bookings are already being taken for 2019.

The B&B has received a number of ratings from guest reviews, including 9.9 on and five stars from TripAdvisor.

Debbie said: “When thinking about a career change and retirement, Max and I were passionate about opening our own guesthouse. Fowey is the ideal harbour location and Old Embassy House captures the history and beauty of the town.

“The loan from NatWest allowed us to purchase the property and invest our own money in the extensive internal and external renovations needed to make it the perfect haven for visitors to the area. We can’t wait to welcome our guests and show them the very best that the area has to offer.”

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