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Inspiring regeneration

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Inspiring regeneration
Inspiring regeneration

A brightening outlook

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A brightening outlook
A brightening outlook

Nurturing enterprise

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Nurturing enterprise
Nurturing enterprise

Listed experience

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Listed experience
Listed experience

Modern solutions to traditional issues

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Modern solutions to traditional issues
Modern solutions to traditional issues

A clearer viewpoint

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A clearer viewpoint
A clearer viewpoint

Harbouring change

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Harbouring change
Harbouring change

Outstanding vision for the South West

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Outstanding vision for the South West
Outstanding vision for the South West

Clear perspectives

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Clear perspectives
Clear perspectives

New business perspectives

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New business perspectives
New business perspectives

Cornwall's most active agents

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Cornwall's most active agents
Cornwall's most active agents

Strength and stability

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Strength and stability
Strength and stability

Featured Properties

  • Coast Gifts and Interiors, Mousehole

     Attractive Gifts and Interiors business in Mousehole for sale. We are pleased to offer the Coast Gifts and Interiors business to the market. The business trades from a well presented retail premises situated within Mill Lane, a small collection of businesses, which is very much on the tourist trail in the sought after and well known harbour village of Mousehole.

  • No 18 The Coffee House, Liskeard

     A substantial freehold daytime coffee shop with 2 flats.  We are pleased to offer No 18 The Coffee House, situated in a prime trading location in the bustling town of Liskeard, to the market. The historic property comprises an attractive dining room and separate seating area, with very well equipped commercial kitchen to the rear. Accessed via the rear of the property and with the possibility of being let separately are the substantial 2 x 3 residential flats which could be utilised for an extended family.

  • Heartlands, Pool

     New commercial premises offer businesses a foothold at the heart of a £300 million regeneration programme. We are marketing workshops and office space at the Heartlands World Heritage Site together with new retail and office units located at the new Homes at Heartlands residential development just yards away.

  • Old MacDonald's Farm, Nr Padstow

     Old MacDonald's Farm above Porthcothan Bay near Padstow on the North Cornish Coast has just come onto the market at a guide price of £1,100,000. We have already received interest from several potential buyers eager to purchase a multi-faceted going concern offering a unique lifestyle opportunity. Graham Timmins, who is head of our Business Transfer Department, explains why Old MacDonald's Farm is proving so popular, "at any one time there are around 20 to 30 campsites/ touring parks for sale in Devon and Cornwall, but this one is special. As well as the usual touring park and B&B, this business also incorporates a farm park tourist attraction.

  • Grampound Road Post Office & Stores

     Grampound Road Post Office & Stores has come to the market as a freehold premises off a guide price of £260,000. Grampound Road is an attractive and historic village, located between Truro and St Austell and has a number of Period properties. The village attracts those wishing to enjoy a rural location yet still have good access to the larger town of St Austell and the City of Truro together with the north and south coasts.

  • Cable Station Inn, Porthcurno

     We are pleased to offer to the market the Cable Station Inn which is situated in the extremely sought after coastal location of Porthcurno. Porthcurno is a coastal hamlet approximately 3 miles east of Land's End and approximately 8 miles south west of Penzance and is famous for the Minack Theatre, West Cornwall. The substantial freehouse, extends to circa 4,400 sq ft with several bar/dining areas which can cater for circa 200 covers and has an extremely well-equipped commercial kitchen and freezer store.

  • Sportsmans Arms, Menheniot

     We have been instructed to offer for sale the Sportsman Arms Hotel in the delightful village of Menheniot. The property is available freehold off a guide price of £425,000 and has been subject to a complete programme of refurbishment under the current client's tenure.The property now boasts an open-plan bar/dining room, 5 well presented letting bedrooms, 1-bedroom owners' accommodation and a large car park with a paddock to the rear.

  • Lemon Tree Cafe/Bistro, Truro

     The Lemon Tree Café / Bistro situated in Old Bridge Street, has recently been reduced in price to affect an early sale. This delightful daytime business is an ideal opportunity for a husband and wife team and is close to a number of public car parks as well as Truro's Cathedral. The business comprises a ground floor dining area with approximately 30 covers which is beautifully decorated throughout. To the rear is a comprehensively equipped commercial kitchen and on the first floor is a shared cloakroom and a storeroom/office.
  • Former Salt Nightclub, Newquay

     Acting on the instructions of FRP Advisory LLP, we have recently been appointed to handle the sale of the former Salt Night Club in Newquay. The club, which is licensed for 620 customers, is located on Beach Road just off Central Square, the hub of Newquay's vibrant night life scene. Paul Collins of our Business Transfer Department, comments "this is an excellent opportunity to acquire a landmark licensed premises in the heart of Newquay totalling some 4,000 sq ft, which may appeal to owner operators or indeed investors.

  • 34a Meneage Street, Helston

     A vacant retail unit in Helston has become the County's first "virtual" shop. If you happen to walk along Meneage Street in Helston, glance at the window of number 34A and you would be forgiven for thinking a new up-market men's boutique had opened up. Closer inspection would reveal the boutique is actually an image printed on a window wrap covering the exterior of the shop. The wrap, which has been made by Phoenix Signs, is designed to improve the look of the empty premises and in turn, the street.

  • Lerryn

     The picturesque village of Lerryn lies along the River Lerryn in South East Cornwall where author Kenneth Grahame reputedly based the famous children's book 'The Wind in the Willows' or 'Tales of the Riverbank'. The place has a magical, tranquil quality and it is not hard to imagine Grahame sitting beneath the willows on the banks of the river Lerryn penning the stories.

  • Carbis Wharf, Roche

     The owners of Carbis Wharf Holiday Cottages, Roche have retained so much of their property's original features that at first glance you could be forgiven for mistaking it as an Industrial Heritage Centre. But closer inspection of the former clay drying works reveal a thoroughly modern holiday complex comprising of a large bed and breakfast property with 6 letting rooms and nine self-catering holiday cottages.

  • Tolcarne Beach Bar, Tolcarne, Newquay

     We have recently received instructions to offer an exciting opportunity to acquire a popular beachside bar/restaurant situated in a stunning position overlooking Tolcarne Beach, Newquay. The premises are situated in an excellent position fronting one of Cornwall's most popular and busiest beaches, enjoying views over the beach and sea.

  • Ground Floor, Mansion House, Truro

     It's a case of "trading places" for a number of estate agents in Truro who are changing their City bases. A combination of factors, including a Company merger and prime retail space becoming vacant, has prompted the reshuffle of three property companies who operate under the "Miller Countrywide" umbrella.

  • Colliford Tavern & Camp Site, St Neot

     We are pleased to offer Colliford Tavern and Camp Site for sale. The business is situated adjacent to Colliford Lake on Bodmin Moor and comprises an historic freehouse with bar, games room, functions room and service areas. On the 1st floor there are 6 very well appointed guest letting bedrooms, reception and well-appointed 3-bedroom owners' accommodation.

  • Little Trevothan, Coverack

     Little Trevothan Holiday Park has come to the market off a Guide Price of £1,050,000 and early viewing is recommended. Little Trevothan has Planning Permission for 40 static caravans, of which there are currently 15 sited for holidaymakers and a further 7 which are privately owned, again used for holiday use. In addition, there are 25 hook-ups and tent facilities.

Recent Sales

  • Newquay Club Under New Management

     Richard Bell and Charlotte Hankin have taken over the lease of Bar Help at Central Square in Newquay after the bar (and its sister venue Salt Nightclub) went into administration just before Christmas last year. The couple, who bought the business off a guide price of £45,000 through Miller Commercial, met at the venue seven years ago when Richard was managing the bar and Charlotte was a customer.

  • Cornish Cottage Holidays Relocate

     One of Cornwall's most successfully holiday letting businesses expand into new premises near Redruth. 35 staff at Cornish Cottage Holidays are settling into their new offices at the Barncoose Gateway Development on the Barncoose Industrial Estate, Redruth. The company, which was established in 1970, has been growing steadily since Nigel Pickin and his wife Anne took over the helm 7 years ago.

  • 22-24 Market Street, Falmouth

     A property on Falmouth's main shopping street has been sold to local private investor for a price nudging the £1 million mark. We acquired the premises, on behalf of our client, through CBRE Auction House in London for £930,000. The property at 22-24 Market Street has tenants, which include, Santander Bank and Goodenough Shoes (trading as Clarks), with a combined rental income of £87,500 per annum, producing a net yield of nearly 9%.

  • Business At New Truro Model Shop Gets Off To A Flying Start

     Imperial Models, formerly at Quay Mews, has moved to larger premises at 6 Princes Street, just off the city's main shopping thoroughfare. Owner Robert Davies, says model shops are doing well despite the recession as people are look for cheaper hobbies and past times to spend their spare money on.

  • Boesti, Redruth

    The sale has been concluded of Boesti, an established daytime café and take-away, situated in a prominent trading position in Redruth. The accommodation comprised a cafeteria and adjacent kitchen area, providing 30-covers, to the rear of which were storage areas and ladies/gents cloakrooms.

  • Cornish Charity Shop Moves Location

     Cornwall Hospice Care has relocated from River Street, to Back Quay, just off Lemon Plaza, Truro. The newly refurbished shop opened on Monday December 5th and trades on two floors. The 1st floor will include women's formal clothing including evening dresses, wedding outfits, and accessories as well as having a men's section. The ground floor will sell a range of casualwear for adults.

  • 28 Meneage Street, Helston

     Good news for Helston town centre as international coffee company confirms it is moving in. Earlier this week Cornwall Council approved the Planning Application submitted by Kernow Koffi Ltd to place a Costa Coffee shop at the former Dorothy Perkins store in Meneage Street.

  • Cornish Food Company in the “Pink” & Back in Falmouth

     Specialist food producer, Halzephron Herb Farm, moved out of 21 Arwenack Street, Falmouth 3 years ago when the lease was then taken over by 'All About Olives', which ceased trading this summer. In the meantime, Halzephron Herb Farm was taken over by new owners, who invested in improving the product and promoting the brand, changing it from a small cottage industry to a successful gourmet business with retail outlets in St Ives, Truro and Porthleven.

  • 1 Pydar Street, Truro

     Upmarket fashion label wins bidding war with rival brands to secure premises in the heart of Truro. Clothing retailer Joules will shortly be opening its new shop at 1 Pydar Street, the former Gul Store. The property, in the centre of the City's prime shopping area, was sought after by a number of retailers, however Joules, represented by joint agents Twenty Retail and Miller Commercial, succeeded in a competitive bidding scenario, eventually offering in excess of the agents requested guide rent.

  • 36 Meneage Street, Helston

    W C Rowe, who have had a bakery or shop in Helston for more than 40 years, have just moved from No.52 to No.36 Meneage Street, the former Stokes Greengrocer. We had been tasked with looking for a suitable premises for the business to expand for several years and negotiated this new 10-year Lease on their behalf.

News

  • Miller Commercial 'Most Active Agent' in Cornwall for the fourth year running

     Miller Commercial, based in Truro, have again been awarded the title ‘Most Active Agent’ in Cornwall by the industry’s Estates Gazette Magazine after its researchers collated transactions submitted from all the main commercial property agencies operating in Cornwall in the period from 1st May 2013 to 30th July 2014.

    Research Data Executive at Estates Gazette, Oi Yun Li, said: “Miller Commercial remains the Most Active Agent in Cornwall despite strong competition in the area.”

    The company, which has been operating in Cornwall for nearly 20 years, recently took on three new members of staff to help deal with a steadily growing number of enquiries and instructions for commercial property both in Cornwall and Devon.

    Partner at Miller Commercial, Peter Heather, says:“This award is testament to the team effort of the whole of Miller Commercial.

    The sheer volume of transactions that we conduct both within Cornwall and more recently in Devon is growing at a pace.

    We have always had a strong presence in retail and industrial property and this is probably a by-product of the amount of Property Management work we undertake.

    We have been delighted to see a great deal more activity in the leisure sector where the market has become a lot more balanced and now receiving support from the banks’ lending. This follows much better tourist seasons in 2013 and 2014.

    We are also seeing greater levels of activity from some of the larger regional and national restaurant chains looking for a presence in the West Country where previously they have focused their attention on the south-east and UK’s major cities. This includes Prezzo, Frankie and Bennys, The Lounge and Stables, in locations such as St Austell, Falmouth, Newquay and Truro, with many more unsatisfied requirements in the wings.

    We are in the process of concluding a number of investment transactions in locations including Truro, Penzance, Bodmin, Redruth and even Polperro where the total value of the transactions is in excess of £5 million where yields range from 7% to 12% and one more unusual one at nearly 20%.

    The statistics for 2014 show that as bullishly as the multinational commercial agencies are expanding, on a regional level commercial property remains by and large the preserve of the smaller independent companies with local knowledge and contacts.”  For further information please contact our Press Officer Dulcie Tudor
  • 2014 Charity Golf Day

     Please see the attached entry pack, giving information relating to our Charity Golf Day, which for the 8th year running, will be held at Falmouth Golf Club. We would really appreciate your support in our fundraising efforts and invite you to enter a team or two (!), in what has been a most enjoyable event over recent years.

  • Time to Spread our Wings!

     After winning the EGi's Award for Most Active Agent in Cornwall for the third year running, we are pleased to announce that we have now opened a new office in Exeter. Our Business Transfer Department is leading the charge into Devon, initially concentrating in and around the main conurbations of South and East Devon.
  • We've Got it Covered

    Penwith Upholstery, based in Redruth, is expanding after winning a clutch of contracts to upholster interior furniture at several up market venues in London. Their success story started last summer after the company secured a contract to supply bespoke seating for the Tonteria Nightclub in Sloane Square, the latest venture for nightclub owner Guy Pelly, close friend of Prince William.
  • Management Flood Advice

     Owners and property agents of commercial premises along the Cornish coast are assessing the recent storm damage and calculating the cost to their businesses. Members of our Property Management Team have been out surveying the damage to clients' buildings around the coastline, including cafes, restaurants and shops.

  • Eco-Friendly Trevassack Quarry

     More than 7 years after the idea was conceived, the first luxury lodge has been installed at a new holiday complex in a disused quarry in West Cornwall. The eco-lodge is the first of 10 glass and timber holiday lodges which will be positioned around the 10-acre clear-water lake forming Charteroak Estates' latest development at Trevassack Quarry on the Lizard Peninsula.

  • Newham BID

    More industrial estates in the South West are expected to push for BID status after the announcement of Cornwall's first Commercial Business Improvement District in Truro. Business owners based in Newham, on the outskirts of Truro, voted in favour of the area becoming Cornwall's first industrial BID site. BID status works by taking a levy from businesses, over and above rates, to fund enhanced maintenance, marketing and physical improvements to a given area.

  • Truro Business Upturn

     A record number of new companies have set up in Truro this year according to national figures just released. The research carried out by Duport Associates Ltd*, a leading company formation agent, reveals 154 new companies were formed in the City over the first 3 months of the year, more than any other quarter on record for the area, and a 7% rise on the same period in 2012.

  • Changes to Energy Performance Certificates

     As soon as the process of selling or renting a property begins, the seller or landlord is responsible for providing an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to any prospective buyer or tenant at the earliest opportunity. The letting agent must ensure that an EPC has been commissioned before they can market the property for rent or they may be liable to a civil penalty or charge notice.

  • Nightclub Investment

     A millionaire entrepreneur has set his sights on Cornish venues to help pick Britain's dance club business off the floor. EMCO Capital Advisers have launched an Alternative Property Fund. From this week the Cayman Island-registered property fund has begun to shortlist scores of ailing nightclubs, late-licence bars and beleaguered dance halls across the country.

Miller Commercial Chartered Surveyors & Property Consultants specialise in all aspects of Commercial Property, including vacant property, business transfer, professional services and property management, with offices in Truro and Exeter. We have been "Cornwall's Most Active Agent" for the third year running by the Estates Gazette.  Here's our latest Newsletter     Spring Newsletter