St Aubyn Estates


Mount Haven re-opens 1 June 2017

Posted by: editor | June 06, 2017

After six months of renovations - we are excited to announce that we are now open!

The Mount Haven is on the outskirts of Marazion, a historic market town in west Cornwall. The hotel has 19 beautiful bedrooms, a treatment room, a peaceful garden, an excellent restaurant and a contemporary Terrace Bar with mesmerising views out to sea, with St Michael’s Mount as the focal point. A stay here offers the chance to step away from your busy life and truly relax, unwind and rejuvenate.

For all hotel and restaurant bookings please call us on 01736 719937. 


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.


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


Silver Award Winners in Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014

Posted by: editor | November 18, 2014

Congratulations to all of our team on St Michael's Mount who recently won silver at the Cornwall Tourism Awards in the Gardens and Country House category. We were pipped to the post by the fantastic The Lost Gardens of Heligan who went on to be overall winner of winners which was very well deserved.

A great testament to our friendly and passionate team who deliver a great visitor experience each and every day. We look forward to entering next year.

St Michael’s Mount shortlisted in Cornwall Tourism Awards

Posted by: editor | October 20, 2014

We are delighted to announce that St Michael's Mount has been selected as a finalist in the Cornwall Tourism Awards in the Garden & Country House of the Year category. This is a great testament to the hard work, efforts and friendliness of all our staff on St Michael's Mount. The award ceremony takes place on November 6th at the Headland Hotel, so the very best of luck to the entire team.