Icy future for Trickys?

Artists impression on the ice rink exterior

A hotel, bar and restaurant in Tolgus Mill, near Redruth, has been placed on the market with the possibility that an ice rink could be added to the complex.

Since taking on Trickys seven years ago, owners Greg and Tracey Michell have expanded the business by building a gym and beauty salon.

More recently, a purpose-built function room has been added, while planning consent has been gained for a further 25 bedrooms and restaurant on an unused area of land on the site. Alternatively, the land could be used as Cornwall’s only permanent ice skating venue.

Ice rink interior artwork

Tracey Michell said: “We already had planning for a swimming pool, then my granddaughter, who’s a big fan of the TV show ‘Skating on Ice’, said ‘Grandma, can you build me an ice rink in the garden?’ so we went with it.

“We commissioned a report into the viability of the scheme which proved what we already knew, that locally there’s huge support for the scheme.”

Trickys is on the market with Miller Commercial at a guide price of £2 million. Graham Timmins of its business transfer team said: “This really is a fabulous opportunity to buy one of the region’s well-known and respected venues.

“It already has a solid revenue base and obvious potential growth with either the letting rooms or the unique ice rink development.”