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.
Carbis Wharf, formerly known as Great Wheal Prosper, is a Grade II Listed Building dating back to 1830. It started life as a brick works and kilns then, as the China Clay industry continued to flourish in the early 20th Century, the site was developed as a working clay dry, used to settle and dry out the clay slurry that had been washed out of the neighbouring quarries.
Its imaginative conversion into a spacious holiday cottage complex was carried out by the husband of the present owner, a local man who wanted to preserve a piece of the area's history. Anne Coad who owns and runs Carbis Wharf says "visitors searching the internet for a place to stay in the area come across it and are pleasantly surprised". She says "There's nothing like this place in Cornwall that I know of. People discover us then return year on year because of the standard of accommodation and the proximity to some of Cornwall's best tourist attractions, including the Eden Project".
Carbis Wharf is on the market at a guide price of £1,700,000.
Paul Collins in our Business Transfer Department says "in this current economic climate it's a great advantage to be able to offer the traveller something different. Carbis Wharf offers a stay in a unique character property without compromising on the standard of accommodation."