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Howards Hotel, Carbis Bay, Carbis Bay St. Ives, Cornwall

Hotel for sale


£595,000 Guide price


A detached hotel with public bar in an elevated position overlooking St Ives Bay. PP has been granted for conversion of the building to form 12 Holiday apartments although the site may also be suitable for wholesale redevelopment subject to Planning.


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Howards Hotel is situated on the main tourist route into the coastal resort of St Ives, which is renowned for its picturesque harbour and beautiful sandy beaches. Carbis Bay itself also has a delightful sandy beach and other places of interest in the West Cornwall region include St Michael’s Mount, Lands End, the open air Minnack Theatre and the Tate Gallery in St Ives.

The Property

The Howards Hotel has been subject to reconfiguration during recent years and now comprises a well proportioned bay fronted bar lounge with a built in bar servery and an area for pool, an open plan function/dining room with doors leading to the garden, a commercial kitchen, reception hall, a 1 bedroomed ground floor self contained apartment, 13 guest bedrooms, 3 of which are 2 room suites. Externally to the front and side of the establishment is car parking, in turn leading to a lawned beer garden.

The property has the benefit of Planning Consent for conversion to form 12 holiday apartments and fitness room/gym facility (Application Number 07/P/1439/F). The site may also be suitable for wholesale redevelopment subject to Planning Consent.

The Accommodation Comprises

(all areas and dimensions are approximate)

Reception Hall

Reception desk. Window to front elevation. Radiator. Access to ladies and gents cloakrooms. Wall mounted fire alarm panel.

Bar Lounge

10.21m x 9.74m maximum into bay window. This well proportioned reception room was formerly 2 rooms, now offers a well appointed open plan bar and area for pool. Some exposed stone walling. Windows to front elevation. Radiator. Built in bar servery. Tables and chairs providing covers for 16.

Function/dining Room

11.57m x 9.17m maximum. Built in bar servery. Windows and doors to the side with access to the beer garden. Dance floor area currently utilised for snooker.

Commercial Kitchen

5.55m x 3.95m and 3.37m x 4.08m. Including 2 x 6 burner ranges, 2 eye level grills with extractor canopy over. A range of stainless steel work surfaces. Carvery unit. Twin bowl stainless steel sink unit. Wash hand basin. Larder. Boiler room housing Stelrad gas fire boiler.

Self Contained Apartment


5.55m x 3.40m. Radiator. Window and door to rear.

Kitchen/breakfast Room

2.04m X 5.45m maximum. L shaped work surface with stainless steel sink unit with cupboards under.


Housing low level WC.

Shower Room

With shower cubicle and wash hand basin.


3.71m x 3.18m. Window to side.

Schedule Of Guest Accommodation

The guest bedrooms are located on the first and second floors where the rooms from the front of the building enjoy stunning views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse. The bedrooms are configured to provide 4 singles, 1 twin, 3 doubles, 3 x 2-room suites and 2 family rooms 1 with bunk beds and 1 with double and single beds. All guest bedrooms include en-suite facilities.


To the front and the side of the Howards Hotel is a car park providing up to 20 car spaces. Accessed from the function room is the beer garden, mainly lawned.

General Information

Agents Notes

We are advised by our clients that conditional or subject to planning offers will not be considered.

Local Authority

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

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC for the property has been commissioned.


An Inventory of all loose chattels and equipment, free of any lease/lien, to be included within the sale will be supplied by Miller Commercial prior to exchange of Contracts.

Premises Licence

We understand the business currently holds a premises licence in respect the sale of liquor for consumption on and off the premises.

Business Rates

We refer you to the valuation office website or call 0300-1234-171


Prospective owners should make their own enquiries of the appropriate statutory undertakers:
Western Power: 0845 601 2989
South West Water: 0800 169 1144
Transco: 0800 111 999


To be taken at valuation

Superfast Broadband

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Value Added Tax

All the above prices/rentals are quoted exclusive of VAT, where applicable.

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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