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Corner Cottage Fudge Shop, Polperro.

£150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • HELD ON A 999 YEAR LEASE – QUASI FREEHOLD TITLE
  • USED AS A HARBOURSIDE SHOP FOR 50 YEARS +
  • GRADE 2 LISTED SINCE 1964
  • OFFERED WITH VACANT POSSESSION
  • SUITABLE FOR WIDE RANGE OF RETAIL USES
  • ALTERNATIVE USE POSSIBILITIES SUBJECT TO PLANNING
  • EPC NOT REQUIRED DUE TO LISTING STATUS

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Under the same ownership for almost 30 years and traded successfully as a fudge and gift shop throughout that time, this charming lock up shop unit occupies the ground floor of a Grade 2 listed property, which is understood to date from the 1600s and at one time was a popular fisherman's inn.

Situated immediately adjacent to Polperro's quaint and historic harbour, occupying a prominent corner position and enjoying a twin aspect, the premises are held under a 999 year lease and are therefore to all intents and purposes freehold.

The accommodation above the shop is owned separately and used for holiday letting purposes and is therefore not part of the sale.

Offered with vacant possession, the vendor intends to close the current business to coincide with the property sale.

The premises are suitable for a wide range of retail uses but may have potential for conversion for alternative use, subject to planning. Opportunities such as this are extremely rare in this popular location and an early external and internal inspection is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. 

BUSINESS PREMISES The shop is currently fitted out for use as a fudge and gift shop which continues to trade successfully. However, the premises are being offered with vacant possession as it is the vendor's intention to close the business to coincide with completion of a sale. Accordingly, the following description is intended to describe only the general proportions of the property and the principal fixtures which will remain.

The property as a whole; i.e. to include the accommodation on the upper floors, was first listed as Grade 2 in 1964. The listing content is as follows:

Shop with accommodation above. Circa early C19. Stone rubble, partly slate-hung above ground floor on harbour side. Slate roof with hipped ends. Single depth plan. Open plan to shop on ground floor with entrance to first and second floor accommodation on west side. East harbour side elevation of 3 storeys. 2-window front with C20 glazed door on left and large C20 15-pane shop window on right. First and second floor with two C19 12-pane sashes with horns. Probably C20 shop window on ground floor of Lansallos Street (north) elevation. Entrance to accommodation on west elevation as ground rises to side. C19 12-pane sashes with C20 glazed door. Included for group value.

The property stands in a prominent corner position overlooking the harbour enjoying a twin aspect with entrance doors and display windows with prominent signage to both elevations. The front elevation (when approaching the shop from Lansallos Street) comprises an inset bay window with 15 glazed panels set in a wooden frame with tiled window sill, signage over and fitted window box below. Three stone steps rise to a recessed folding wooden entrance door with multiple glazed panels which opens into:

Retail Shop Unit (4.15m x 4.85m approx.):
Exposed beams. Below average ceiling height. Fluorescent strip lights and further directional spotlighting. Carpeted. Matching display window to the side elevation comprising 15 glazed panels in a wooden frame, also with tiled window sill, signage over and fitted window box below. Two-thirds glazed wooden door to side elevation offering a level exit to the street. Fitted wooden cupboard above the door, housing consumer unit and meters. Wooden counter servery with ceramic tiled surface incorporating display/storage shelving. Light fittings over. Range of both fitted and freestanding display shelving to main walls.

Behind the counter a step up towards the rear gives access to:

Store Room (2.5m x 0.7m approx):
Exposed stonework walls. Below average ceiling height. Vinyl floor covering. Electric light fitting. Currently used purely for the storage of shop stock. A wooden door to one end leads to:

WC Facility (1.7m x 0.8m approx.):
Small, high level, obscure glazed window. Small, high level, wall recess. Overhead light fitting. Wall mounted ceramic wash basin with tiled splash back and electric water heater over. WC with mid-height cistern. Carpeted.
 

LOCATION One of the most popular places in Cornwall, the working fishing village of Polperro is undoubtedly one of the prettiest. Packed tightly into a steep valley on either side of the River Pol, the quaint colour-washed cottages and narrow twisting streets offer surprises at every turn; the Saxon and Roman bridges, the famous house on props, the old Watch House, the fish quay and the protected inner harbour full of colourful boats.

Corner Cottage Fudge Shop may be found overlooking the harbour at the bottom of Lansallos Street, Polperro, Cornwall, PL13 2QU.
 

PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION None. The upper floors of the property, which are under separate ownership, are used as a holiday letting unit. The vendor, who has owned the property for approaching 30 years, feels that there may be potential to convert the shop into a studio apartment for holiday use, subject, of course, to the necessary planning consents. 

OUTSIDE There is space immediately outside both elevations for external product displays during opening hours. In common with the overwhelming majority of properties in Polperro there is no parking provision with the property. 

LEASE TERMS We are advised by the vendor that the premises are held under a 999 year lease with no onerous provisions. 

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment. 


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 September 2017

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  • Looe (3.4 mi)
  • Sandplace (4.6 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Looe (3.4 mi)
  • Sandplace (4.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Desmond & Co, Plymouth

Moorland Avenue, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 2DA

01752 966109 Local call rate

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