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St Merryn Hotel, St Ives Road, St Ives

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Miller Commercial, Business Transfer
Hotel for sale

Key features

  • EPC: D81

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

A very prominently situated large site and HOTEL with 20 ROOMS on the main road into ST IVES suitable for continued leisure use or residential development subject to planning. Genuine Sale.

Location - St Merryn Hotel enjoys a prominent trading location as one enters St Ives. St Ives requires little introduction as one of the County if not the Country's foremost holiday destinations, with several beaches within the town periphery, an eclectic range of retailers and of course the world famous Tate Gallery.

Properties that could benefit from upgrading and improvement in the St Ives area are genuinely a rare commodity and therefore this represents an ideal opportunity.

The Property - The detached property was originally built in the 1890's and was extended we are advised in the mid-1980's, to provide substantial 3 storey property comprising 20 letting rooms predominantly on the 1st and 2nd floors, owners accommodation to the rear, guests' dining room, bar and separate lounge.

The property sits within circa 0.56 acres of gently sloping orientation, with parking to the rear and well stocked gardens to the front. The property is accessed over a shared access road. In our opinion the property is presented in good order and is fit for the purpose of a target market, however, given its size and location, being close to St Ives, could certainly benefit from further investment should a new purchaser so wish.

The Business - We understand the business has traded as a hotel since 1963, was bought by our clients in 1998, trades on a principally seasonal basis i.e. Easter through to the end of November (although it has previously traded all year), is principally run by our clients with some staff assistance for cleaning and waitressing and is now being sold due to retirement. By choice our clients principally service the Coaching Contracts market on a half board basis, with 7 to 8 companies providing the hotel with customers who typically stay Monday through to Friday and are UK based.

Elevated above the A3074 leading into St Ives town centre, the three-storey Hotel boasts substantial ground floor accommodation to receive guests.
The ground floor includes a large bar lounge, conventional TV lounge, commercial kitchen and dining room suitable for at least 40 covers.
Independent owners accommodation is situated to the rear of the ground floor comprising a two bedroomed apartment.
We understand that the property was originally built in the late 19th century, and extended in circa 1985.
The property presents very well, with the main outlook being elevated and looking out towards Hayle sands.

We are advised the turnover for the most recent year March 2019 is in the region of £150,000 (not VAT applicable, as operate the Flat Rate Scheme). Further accounting information will be made available subject to a viewing appointment in the normal manner. Further information regarding our client's business please see their website

The Accommodation - (All areas and dimensions are approximate)

Ground Floor - Entrance porch from the front into reception with space for desk etc, with further office area off. Stairs to first floor and through to private accommodation.

Guests' Dining Room - 8.33m (into bay) x 6.10m, bay window to front elevation, set up for circa 40 covers.

Residents' Bar - 6.65m x 6.73m, windows to 2 sides overlooking the garden. Built-in bar servery with door to rear store for bar stock.

Guests' Lounge - 6.81m x 4.66m, windows to rear and side elevations.

Kitchen - 5.01m x 4.41m, commercial/domestic kitchen with 6 ring gas cooker (Blue Seal), with 3 vent extraction system over and double oven. Eye level grill, stainless steel wash up, various commercial equipment.

Owners' Accommodation - Lounge, 2 double and 1 single bed, bathroom.

Schedule Of Letting Accommodation - (all en-suite with bath and/or shower).

Ground Floor - Room 20 - Twin, window to front.

First Floor - Room 1 - Triple, window to front with sea view.

Room 2 - Double, window to front and balcony.

Room 3 - Twin, window to front balcony.

Room 4 - Double, window to rear.

Room 5 - Family, window to rear.

Room 6 - Twin, window to rear.

Room 12 - Family, window to front (balcony).

Room 13 - Family, window to front and side (balcony).

Room 14 - Double, window to rear.

Room 15 - Double, window to rear.

Second Floor - Room 7 - Twin, window to front.

Room 8 - Single, window to front.

Room 9 - Twin, window to side.

Room 10 - Double, window to rear.

Room 11 - Double, window to rear.

Room 16 - Single, window to front.

Room 17 - Double window to front.

Room 18 - Double, window to rear.

Room 19 - Single, window to rear.

Outside - As previously mentioned substantial parking to the rear of the property and garden to the front mainly laid to lawn, with mature shrubs on 3 sides and fronting the main road into St Ives.

Double Garage - Approx 7m x 8m (external measurement), with 2 manual up and over doors, power and light connected and to the rear of the garage an area (small kitchenette), with plumbing and mains water.

Tenure - Freehold - A covenant dated 20th February 1963 in favour of the Trelyon Estate which restricts the property to be used only as a private dwelling house, hotel, private lodging house, restaurant and guesthouse. Details upon request.

Site & Floor Plans - We understand the site extends to approximately 0.56 acres, this and floor plan available.

Business Rates - We refer you to the government website which shows that the current rateable value as £22,250. To find out how much business rates will be payable there is a business rates estimator service via the website.

Services - Prospective owners should make their own enquiries of the appropriate statutory undertakers:
Western Power:
South West Water:

Value Added Tax - All the above prices/rentals are quoted exclusive of VAT, where applicable.
The property is not elected for VAT, so far as we are aware.

Energy Performance Certificate - The Energy Performance Rating for this property is D81.

Premises Licence - We understand the premises currently holds a relevant Premises Licence in respect of the sale of intoxicating liquor on the premises.

Contact Information - For further information or an appointment to view please contact either:-

Graham Timmins or via email
Paul Collins or via email

AGENTS NOTE: Miller Commercial for themselves and for the Vendor/s or lessor/s of this property give notice: [a] These particulars are for an intending purchaser or tenant and although they are believed to be correct their accuracy is not guaranteed and any error or misdescriptions shall not annul the sale or be grounds on which compensation may be claimed and neither do they constitute any part of a Contract: [b] No responsibility is taken for expenses incurred should the property be sold, let or withdrawn before inspection: [c] None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent.

Miller Commercial is the trading name of Miller Commercial LLP registered in England and Wales under Registration No.OC373087. The Registered Office of Miller Commercial LLP is Mansion House, Princes Street, Truro TR1 2RF. We use the term Partner to refer to a member of Miller Commercial LLP. VAT Registration No.643 4519 39.

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St Merryn Hotel, St Ives Road, St Ives


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Carbis Bay Station0.5 miles
  • St. Ives Station0.7 miles
  • Lelant Station2.0 miles

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