Cornwall

Trevarno Estate closes to public with 21 jobs lost

Trevarno Estate
Image caption Despite being on the market for 18 months, the 750 acre estate has failed to sell

More than 20 jobs will be lost in Cornwall when a country estate closes to the public after attempts to sell it failed.

Trevarno Estate, near Helston, which attracts about 80,000 visitors a year, is due to close on Sunday.

The 750-acre estate, worth an estimated £10m, has been on the market for 18 months and remains for sale.

Many of the 40 staff have already left but a further nine full-time and 12 part-time jobs will go.

A statement said: "Although the gardens will be closed, other branches of the business will continue.

"Whilst there will be a number of jobs lost, there will also be a number of jobs remaining to run the estate, the organic skin care and soap business and administration functions.

"We would be supportive in any way possible should a prospective buyer come forward who wishes to either continue with or reopen the gardens."

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