St Aubyn Estates



Posted by: editor | April 07, 2017


The Mount Haven Hotel and Restaurant is located on the fringe of Marazion, and was acquired in 2016 by St Aubyn Estates. Currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment, the Mount Haven is set to reopen its doors and welcome guests once again on the 1st June 2017.

As part of the preparations, the Mount Haven is currently looking to expand and recruit some new staff to join the team. Are you enthusiastic and passionate about providing exceptional customer service? Are you looking for a new opportunity in hospitality? We are looking for people that are driven to excel in hospitality, that care about Cornwall and the local environment, and want to share their knowledge and skills with our guests.

Our Head Chef Ross Sloan is a rising star on the Cornish food scene and is looking to build his kitchen team, if you're passionate about food and have experience in the kitchen this could be the opportunity you are looking for.

We also have positions available in guest services, housekeeping, and front of house.

Full job descriptions will be available at the Open Day. Should you be unable to make the Open Day please do get in touch and email your CV stating which area you are interested in. All applications will be considered.

Come and join our vibrant team who are about to embark on the next step of the exciting Mount Haven journey.

Pop into our Open Day, or email us at

Job Vacancy: Housekeeper, St Michael’s Mount

Posted by: editor | March 14, 2017

Would you enjoy working in an historic castle on a beautiful island?   

We are looking for a friendly, cheerful, responsible person to help look after our home.

Initiative, energy and high standards essential. 

Permanent position, approx 18 hours p.w., good rate of pay.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 5 April, 2017


St Aubyn Estates visit the RNLI Penlee Lifeboat Station

Posted by: editor | March 14, 2017

St Aubyn Estates works closely with a number of charities, and nominates a specific charity every two years as the Company Charity. The nominated Company Charity for 2016/17 is the Penlee Lifeboat Station. In the past year we have enjoyed hosting a Fish Supper at the Godolphin Arms, several fundraising raffles and coffee mornings, and have welcomed the Ivan Ellen lifeboat into the St Michael's Mount harbour for our Lifeboat Day. Staff members get involved in the fundraising activities and as a thank you 12 members of St Aubyn Estates staff were invited to the Penlee Lifeboat Station in Newlyn, and were taken on a very special trip on the Ivan Ellen lifeboat. Staff from the Godolphin Arms, Estate Office, St Michael's Mount & The Saturday Gang presented two cheques totalling £1,856 to Coxswain Patch Harvey.

As the nominated charity of St Aubyn Estates, we have raised over £3,000 towards the Penlee Lifeboat Station Appeal. Louise Batty said of the day "The 12 of us had the chance to travel around the bay with the amazingly heroic RNLI crew on the Ivan Ellen. We visited the location where the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster tragically occurred on the 19th December 1981 - a truly moving experience."

A big thank you to the Ivan Ellen crew, and Elaine Trethowan for organising such a memorable experience.

Job Vacancy: Castle Guide Supervisor, St Michael’s Mount

Posted by: editor | February 18, 2017

Acting as the initial first point of contact for the Castle Guide Team, you will lead the castle guides and oversee all operations of this department, ensuring the effectiveness of the team.

The principle purpose of the role is to:

• Lead and supervise the Castle Guiding Team on a day to day basis.
• Identify and meet the in-house training needs of the Guiding Team.
• Ensure the public show rooms meet the set standard for viewing.
• Update and refresh interpretation and guide delivery content.
• Take responsibility for the administration of the guiding team.

For a full Job Description click here

The role is an annualised, permanent position, that will include 40 hours per week during the 2017 main season. For further details on hours and pay please contact Pete Hamilton, Visitor Services Manager,

Closing date for applications: Friday 31 March 2017

To apply, please send a CV and covering statement, explaining how you meet the job specification to


St Michael’s Mount awarded Silver at the Cornwall Tourism Awards

Posted by: editor | November 07, 2016

The St Michael's Mount team were awarded Silver in the Large Visitor Attraction category at the recent Cornwall Tourism Awards, held at the Headland Hotel, Newquay.

Gold was awarded to our National Trust colleagues at Lanhydrock - many congratulations to them.

Recognition at this level demonstrates the commitment and passion that the St Michael's Mount team has in delivering a first class visitor experience. 

We will continue to strive and develop, and look forward to entering again next year. 



St Aubyn Estates acquires Mount Haven Hotel and Restaurant

Posted by: editor | July 14, 2016

St Aubyn Estates acquired the Mount Haven Hotel in Marazion on the 1st July 2016, which has 18 bedrooms and a well regarded restaurant. Most of the rooms enjoy sumptuous views of St Michael’s Mount.

St Aubyn Estates has been part of the West Cornwall landscape for over six hundred years. Its chairman, James St Levan said “We are delighted to welcome the Mount Haven Hotel into our family of businesses, especially the people who work there and help provide its special mellow ambience. The previous owners, Mike and Orange Trevillion did a wonderful job to create such an oasis of calm at the Mount Haven, and we fully intend to respect that heritage.”



Congratulations to Geoffrey Pearce - Gold Award at South West Tourism Awards

Posted by: editor | March 03, 2016

Geoffrey Pearce, Godolphin Arms Ambassador, having won Gold at November’s Cornwall Tourism Awards, recently added another trophy to his collection when he won the Unsung Hero Award for Customer Service at the South West Tourism Awards, chosen from candidates from across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset.

We are all very proud of Geoffrey, as winning an individual award for customer service, is something incredibly special. 

St Aubyn Estates CEO, Ramon van de Velde said, "There are very few awards that are awarded to individuals and as awards come this really is the one you want your organisation to be associated with. To be recognised as the best in customer service in a county, and now a region, where the main industry is hospitality and tourism is very special. Congratulations Geoffrey!"

Jess Slack appointed Finance Director

Posted by: editor | May 21, 2015

We’re pleased to announce that Jess Slack, formerly head of Finance and IT, has now joined the board as Finance Director. Jess is excited by her new role and says “I’m delighted to be appointed as Finance Director to our diverse portfolio of businesses. I’m really looking forward to contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation and relishing the challenges ahead”.

Chief Executive Officer appointed

Posted by: editor | May 19, 2015

Ramon van de Velde, previously Head of Island Operations, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of St Aubyn Estates at the beginning of May. Ramon looks forward to the challenges ahead and says:

“It is a huge honour to now be able to lead not just the Mount but the whole of the Estate. We are a dynamic organisation steeped in history, and I am thrilled to take this opportunity to take the company to the next level and create a real culture of success.”

New St Michael’s Mount Website

Posted by: editor | March 08, 2015

Working with Hayle agency Nixon Design, we have recently launched a redeveloped, visitor-friendly and smart phone optimised new website for St Michael’s Mount.

Staff at Nixon worked alongside us, to produce a site with greater appeal while offering improved accessibility and the ability to update regular updated information.

Our new look site uses illustrations by Tom Jay, writing contributed by Stranger Collective, and images from local photographers Mike Newman, David Griffen, Mik Allerton and Ian Mayou.

Do take a look around at