An attractive leasehold property in A prime location in the heart of fowey. Currently trading as A bookshop with separate owners' accommodation. Grade II Listed.
Bookends is a well-established family business selling books and stationary, built-up over many years and offered to the market now due to the retirement of the owners. With the retail space on the ground floor, and owners' accommodation comprising two bedrooms, kitchen, sitting room and two shower rooms laid out over a further three floors. Bookends offers a self-contained business opportunity in one of the best locations right in the centre of Fowey. Believed to be some 300 years old, the property is full of period character and charm. Our clients have made various improvements in recent years including a new floor on the first floor, replacement sash cord windows and exterior decoration. Fowey has a well-known literary heritage with its connection to the author Daphne Du Maurier. Bookends has always been at the heart of the annual literary festival, held every May . Many visitors and fans of Du Maurier flock to the town specifically to explore and enjoy this particular aspect of Fowey's history and culture.
Fowey is regarded as one of the most attractive waterside communities in the county. Particularly well known as a popular sailing centre, the town has two thriving sailing clubs, a famous annual Regatta and excellent facilities for the keen yachtsman. For a small town Fowey provides a good range of shops and businesses catering for most day to day needs. The immediate area is surrounded by many miles of delightful coast and countryside much of which is in the ownership of the National Trust. Award winning restaurants, small boutique hotels, excellent public houses etc, have helped to establish Fowey as a popular, high quality, destination.
There are several excellent golf courses within easy reach, many world class gardens are to be found in the immediate area and the fascinating Eden Project with its futuristic biomes is just 5 miles to the north west.
There are good road links to the motorway system via the A38/A30. Railway links to London, Paddington, can be made locally at Par, and St. Austell and there are flights to London and other destinations from Newquay.
With approximate room sizes being found on the floor plan, comprises as follows:
•Retail Shop with customer entrance, two large display windows, and both internal and private external door leading to owners accommodation
•Kitchen with large pantry and lovely views over the churchyard
•En-suite Shower room
•Further separate Shower Room
•Second Bedroom (some restricted head height) with dormer window overlooking the town rooftops.
A new 15 year fully repairing lease has been negotiated, commencing 1st June 2018. Rent of £16,500.00 p.a. With a 3 yearly rent review. Abbreviated profit and loss accounts available at a viewing of the property, subject to the signing of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Purchase is plus stock at valuation.
Cornwall Council, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5DR
None of the services, systems or appliances at the property have been tested by the Agents.
Strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents: May Whetter & Grose, Estuary House, Fore Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AH.
Non domestic EPC Rating C and Residential EPC Rating G.