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Restaurant/Development Opportunity, Polmear, St Austell, Cornwall

Restaurant & take away for sale


£350,000 Asking price


A well positioned former restaurant with development potential in a captive position on Cornwall's south coast. Located on the main road between Par & Fowey at the entrance to Par Sands beach and holiday park.

  • EPC RATING E (120)

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The property occupies an enviable, highly visible location where the busy Par – Fowey road meets the entrance to Par Beach and Par Sands Holiday Park. It is situated 1 mile from the village of Par and its mainline railway station, under 3 miles from the historic port of Fowey and 3.5 miles from the world famous Eden Project. The main draw to this area is during the summer months as it is next to Par Sands beach, a lovely south facing beach which is gently sloping so ideal for paddling and swimming.

The beach receives a steady stream of visitors all year round as it is also popular with walkers. Behind the sand dunes is a duck pond and Par Sands Holiday Park; full details available from the park owners:


This property has traded as a restaurant/café for many years, however it would also lend itself well to use as a nursery, office, studio or for glamping, subject to the necessary consents.

Schedule Of Accommodation

Historically the property has traded as a restaurant/cafe, the dimensions below were taken whilst still trading as the ‘Royal Massalla’. Since closing the property has been partially stripped internally allowing a potential occupier to reconfigure to their own requirements or redevelop the premises.

The site as a whole is approximately 0.3 acres and benefits from 2 vehicular accesses. Timber outbuilding with WC to the rear.

Large tarmacadam car park approached via a bridge over a small stream.

Former Restaurant Accommodation Sizes

When trading as the ‘Royal Massalla’ the property offered the following accommodation/configuration.

6.92m x 1.72m. Double entrance doors into vestibule with door to storage area.
Dining Room 5.25m x 4.77m plus 5.9m x 4.24m. Dining area offering 40 covers.
Bar servery 3.6m x 4.13m
Kitchen 3.61m x 4.41m.
Preparation area 3.72m x 2.45m.
Store Room one 2.76m x 4.42m.
Store Room two 2.13m x 2.22m.
Washing up area 2.36m x 2.08m.
Gents WC
Ladies WC

Airstream Pod

An airstream pod is currently located on the site and is available via separate negotiation.

We have been advised that the site can be occupied residentially, purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves via the local authority.



Premises Licence

This property has previously held a premises licence covering the sale of liquor for consumption on the premises.

Agents Note

The beach and majority of the surrounding area are designated as both ‘County Wildlife Set’ and ‘Nature Reserve’.
The property is located within a flood risk zone.

Legal Costs

Each party to bear their own costs.

Business Rates

We refer you to the government website which shows that the current rateable value is £10,250. The Government has provided business rates relief for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in the 2021-2022 tax year. There is 100% relief until the end of June. From 1st July there will be a period until the end of 2021 where qualifying businesses will receive a 66.6% discount.

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Local Authority

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

Value Added Tax

All the above prices/rentals are quoted exclusive of VAT.
We have been advised that VAT is not payable on the purchase price.

Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance for this property is within band E (120).

Contact Information

For further information or an appointment to view please contact either:-
Thomas Hewitt on 01872 247025 or via email or
Tom Smith on 01872 247013 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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