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15-17, High Cross Street, St Austell, Cornwall

Retail for sale


£70,000 Guide Price


FOR SALE BY AUCTION 13th February 2020
JOINT AUCTIONEER: CLIVE EMSON Land and Property Auctioneers
A mid-terraced three storey building located within High Cross Street on the edge of St Austell Town Centre. The premises are located close to St Austell Railway Station and Bus Terminus. Nearby occupiers include Niles Bakery, Harland Accountants, Taste of India Restaurant and Takeaway, Tattoo Artist Studio and a Barbers Shop.
The ground floor is currently let to The Sacred Place Bookshop. They are due to vacate at the end of May 2019. The upper parts and outbuildings are currently vacant and considered suitable for conversion to residential purposes subject to the usual statutory consents.

  • EPC RATING C(52), UPPERS D(89).

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For Sale By Auction

For Sale by Auction on the 13th February 2020 (unless sold prior) in conjunction with Clive Emson Auctioneers at the St Mellion International Resort, Saltash near Plymouth. For a copy of the full auction catalogue and the legal pack for the property please go to or contact Clive Emson Auctioneers on 01392 366555 (reference David Henwood).


The premises are situated on the edge of the Town Centre fronting one of the main roads connecting the Centre with the Railway Station and Bus Terminus. The street is mixed in terms of use with neighbouring occupiers including :- Niles Bakery, Harland Accountants, Taste of India Restaurant and Takeaway, Tattoo Artist Studio and a Barbers Shop.


A handsome building not far from the town centre comprising a double fronted former bookshop with two floors of accommodation above as well as a useful outbuilding at the rear.
Due to the generous layout and versatility of the accommodation there is graphic potential if desired, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable, for sub-division of the extensive commercial floorspace and a residential scheme throughout the rest of the property.


All areas and dimensions are approximate.
Ground Floor
Retail Unit
Max Internal Width 9.29m
Max Internal Depth 11.79m
Net Retail Area 78.3 sq.m (843 sq.ft)
Ancillary Staff Accommodation/Storage – 26.9 sq.m (289 sq.ft)
5 Rooms plus spacious landing area totalling 81.2 sq.m (874 sq.ft)
3 Rooms plus landing area totalling 41.1 sq.m (446 sq.ft)
To the rear is a useful yard and a substantial outbuilding and store with steps rising to an area of amenity space.
Portacabin – not inspected however it appears to be in poor repair.


Freehold with vacant possession.

Business Rates

We refer you to the government website which shows that the current rateable value of the ground floor(15 High Cross Street) is £7,500. The upper parts (17 High Cross Street) are assessed as offices and have a rateable value of £11,305.

Local Authority

Cornwall Council
General Enquiries 0300-1234-100
Planning 0300-1234-151

Legal Costs

Each party to bear their own.

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC for the retail element is C (52).
Upper floors EPC is D (89).

Contact Information

For further information or an appointment to view please contact either:-
Mike Nightingale on 01872 247008 or via email or
Thomas Hewitt on 01872 247025 or via email or
Joint auctioneers Clive Emson on 01392 366 555 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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