The area In recent years St Ives has become one of Europe's premier holiday destinations, famed not only for its beautiful beaches and coastal paths but also for the maze of narrow, cobbled streets packed with restaurants, galleries, cafés and local bars. There are five sandy beaches, including neighbouring Carbis Bay, three of which are award-winning, blue flag beaches; the coastal paths provide a treat for walkers and bird-watchers alike.
The town is also renowned for its artist community; many artists live in and visit St Ives because the light is said to be special. The town has a lovely mix of smaller, independent shops and high street stores. There are plenty of gift, ice cream and surf shops but also a great butcher, clothes shops and newsagents. There is a Co-op for groceries or an out-of-town Tesco some 2 miles away.
St Ives has a lively sports scene; the leisure centre has a swimming pool and runs Pilates and tai chi classes; there is a surf school and lots of water sports going on. On the cultural side, there is an excellent theatre group, and September's festival of literature, music and poetry – three weeks of jazz, classical and pop bands alongside comedians, films and exhibitions – is an annual highlight.
St Ives and the surrounding area have some great schools; St Ives School is the local secondary, St Ives Junior School has been Ofsted rated as 'outstanding', and St Uny C of E School and Nancledra School are both 'good'. St Ives is just 10 minutes from the A30 that connects it to other Cornish towns.
The St Ives Bay Railway Line runs around the coast and is a beautiful route. Trains to St Erth meet the main line and connect to other Cornish towns and to Plymouth, Reading and London Paddington and to cross-country services to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
Newquay Airport is less than an hour away with routes to UK and Irish airports as well as European destinations.
The property Set within the heart of the town the property has been run as a successful restaurant for many years. Having been completely refurbished the property now offers a 32 cover restaurant and bar area with a fully fitted commercial kitchen. There is a large private function room or further dining area on the first floor along with a pastry kitchen and walk in cold room. The second floor offers a very well presented self contained one bedroom apartment thus creating an ideal home for the new owner, manager or accommodation for staff.
Entrance Glazed door opening into:
Restuarant & bar area 39' 07" x 12' 00" (12.07m x 3.66m) Offering covers for 32 people set into booths on either side of the restaurant area with steps leading into the bar area where there is a serving area with a number of fitted drinks fridges an ice machine and display shelving for glasses. Double glazed window to rear aspect with a deep cill where there is a Francino coffee machine. Integrated ceiling spot lights throughout. Exposed stone wall. From the bar area there is a step leading into an inner hallway with shelving for glasses, crockery and cutlery. Staff lockers. Door opening into
kitcehn area 1 Hand wash basin. Recess housing a freezer stairs leading into the pastry prep kitchen. Door into:
Commercial kitchen 16' 09" x 9' 00" (5.11m x 2.74m) Tiled flooring. The kitchen offers a fully fitted commercial kitchen and prep area. With large commercial extractor fans above the cookers.
From the kitchen area 1 there are stairs rising into:
Pastry kitchen 12' 06" x 7' 05" (3.81m x 2.26m) With stone work surfaces creating an ideal work space for pastry making. Double glazed window to front aspect. Loft access with pull down ladder. Walk in cold storage room and walk in pantry. Door into.
Staff W/C Stainless steel hand wash basin. Door into the separate W/c.
From the bar area there is a door leading into a hallway with access door leading out to the side. Carpeted stairs leading up into:
Private dining/function room 31' 06" x 13' 04" (9.6m x 4.06m) Floorboards. Radiator. Obscure glazed window to side. Large bay hardwood double glazed multi pane window to the front aspect. Exposed stone wall with gas stove inset to the fireplace. To the rear of the room are doors opening into the male and female cloakrooms along with a shelved storage area, dumb waiter and small bar area to service the function room.
From the function room is a door opening into the staircase which rises into the separate apartment
landing area Carpet. Access into the utility cupboard where there is plumbing for a washing machine with shelving above. Doors opening into.
Bedroom 13' 03" x 12' 11" (4.04m x 3.94m) Carpet. Radiator. Fitted drawers and wardrobes. Double glazed window to side aspect. Exposed A frame with limited head height and fitted cupboards. Fitted bedside tables
kitchen 10' 10" x 6' 10" (3.3m x 2.08m) Tiled flooring. Range of base level units and drawers with worksurfaces incorporating a 4 ring hob with extractor over and oven grill below. Integrated sink Built in fridge. Recess for a microwave. Door opening into.
Bathroom Tiled flooring. Corner shower with glazed door and shower above of the mains. Low level W/c. Large vanity hand wash basin with unit below and vanity mirror above.
From the kitchen there is a further doorway opening into:
Living room 12' 07" x 9' 00" (3.84m x 2.74m) Carpet. Double glazed window to the front aspect. Fitted drawers. Storage cupboard.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||4.5%||£526,032||2.7||1.4|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£232,750 (6)||£342,306 (40)||£494,970 (70)||£558,174 (37)||£765,684 (27)|
|Flats||£202,744 (26)||£375,009 (62)||£426,358 (18)||£975,000 (1)||-|
|All||£208,370 (32)||£362,184 (102)||£480,936 (88)||£569,143 (38)||£765,684 (27)|