Here at Clive Emson, we’ve had the opportunity of offering some true property gems over the years and at our West Country auction on 1 November, there is a particular one that has caught our attention; a former bank in the picturesque Cornish town, St. Ives.
The property – a former NatWest bank – lies in the heart of one of Cornwall’s prettiest towns. This much sought after location has shops, restaurants, bars and local amenities right on its doorstep – the town’s library is next door.
On the money
The property is a developer’s dream, offering three storeys with substantial floor space. On the ground floor there is a vestibule, banking hall, interview rooms, back office, storeroom, strong room and rear lobby with access to the yard.
Moving on to the first floor you will find a large landing, staff room, four large offices and ladies and gents W.C’s. On the second floor there are two further store rooms. At the back of the building, with access from the side, is a useful area of yard space which could be used as off-street parking, subject to consent.
A dream location not to be missed
St. Ives receives thousands of tourists each year and rightly so – its narrow streets, independent shops and sandy beaches are a clear attraction. Surfers, in particular, love this spot for its waves and laid-back vibe. The town is also home to one of only four of the world famous Tate art galleries.
The former bank is just a 5 minute walk to the harbour and about 7 minutes to the town’s train station. The premises would make the ideal store, boutique hotel or even home right in the heart of this beautiful seaside town.
The property will be auctioned on November 1 at the St. Mellion International Resort, Saltash, Cornwall. The guide price for the property is £350,000 to £400,000 plus fees, which we believe is an absolute bargain for such a rare and attractive find!
You can find more information about this incredible property in our current auction listing. If you are interested in viewing this lot please call 01392 366555.