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The Rookery Guesthouse, 8, The Terrace, St Ives

Guest house for sale


£895,000 Guide price


A wonderful opportunity to acquire a superbly appointed guesthouse in the popular resort of St Ives. The property boasts 7/8 en-suite letting rooms including a family suite (which may also suit a dependant relative) and a spacious owners apartment with the majority of the rooms enjoying elevated views across the harbour and St Ives Bay.

  • EPC: D55

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The Rookery Bed & Breakfast is situated in an elevated position in the harbourside resort of St Ives. St Ives is widely acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading tourist destinations attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year with its picturesque harbour, glorious sandy beaches charming former fisherman’s cottages and of course the Tate St Ives.


The Rookery Guesthouse has been in our clients’ tenure for approximately 17 years, during which time they have comprehensively upgraded the accommodation with all of the rooms having contemporary en-suite shower/bathrooms, quality furnishings, tea & coffee making facilities, flat screen digital TV’s and mini fridges. A feature of particular note is the recently reconfigured owners’ apartment which is situated on the ground floor and comprises a spacious sitting room, large double bedroom with en-suite and a superb kitchen/breakfast room .

Our clients run the business as a husband and wife team with minimal additional staffing and through choice trade below the VAT threshold, accounts will be made available subject to a viewing appointment in the usual manner.

For room tariffs, further information about St Ives and additional images please visit our clients’ website

The Accommodation Comprises

(all areas and dimensions are approximate)

Double glazed entrance porch, part glazed panelled door to hallway in turn giving access to;-

Room 1

4m x 3.4m including en-suite, a double room with views across St Ives, furnished with bedside cabinets, wardrobe, radiator, feature fireplace, mini fridge, tea and coffee making station, radiator, flat screen television, small built-in wardrobe, fitted dressing table in arch topped recess and en-suite shower room.

Office/bedroom 8

2.75m x 2.8m currently used as an office but could provide another single letting bedroom if required with a window to the rear elevation and an en-suite shower room.

Owners Apartment


4.31m x 3.83m, wood effect flooring, window to the front elevation, gas fire in a period surround with arch topped recesses to both sides with display shelving and storage.

Kitchen/dining Room

4.35m x 3.38m, a delightful room with tiled flooring, electric underfloor heating, a comprehensive selection of oak fronted base and wall cupboards, polished natural stone worktop, a range of integrated/built in appliances including an oven, grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and gas hob.


3.65m x 3.51m (plus wardrobes) This room also has the benefit of underfloor heating and is furnished with a run of fitted wardrobes and drawers, radiator, door providing access to the rear courtyard.


Comprising a walk-in shower, bath, hand wash basin, two chrome towel rails, corner close coupled wc, extractor vent and underfloor heating.

First Floor

Laundry Room/wc

Comprising a close coupled wc, hand wash basin, washing machine, tumble dryer, radiator and linen cupboard.

Dining Room

9.18m x 3.67m, a pleasantly presented room with areas of exposed stone, self service breakfast counter with shelving and base cupboard, 3 radiators, tables and chairs for approximately 20 covers, roof light, stairs to family room/apartment and door to:-


4.90m x 3.03m, Fitted with a selection of white gloss fronted base and wall cupboards, roll edged worktop, breakfast bar, a selection of fridges and freezers, wall mounted boiler, dishwasher, Rangemaster oven, extractor hood, Inset sink and drainer, hand wash basin, microwaves, cleaning cupboard, door to courtyard.

Family Suite/apartmentroom 7

A flexible space which is currently utilised as a family letting suite but could easily be given over to dependent relative use.


4.96m x 3.05m, 2 radiators, bed settee, 2 bucket seats, coffee table, feature fireplace, wardrobe, chest of drawers, TV, door to inner hallway.

Shower Room

Comprising heated towel rail, hand wash basin in vanity unit, close coupled wc, radiator, corner cubicle with mixer shower.


4.18m x 2.83m, a well appointed room with period furnishings, feature fireplace, mini fridge, door to garden, television, 4 poster bed and radiator.

Room 2

2.67m x 4.06m, double room with glorious views across the harbour, comprising in brief a dressing table, bedside cabinets, wardrobe, bedside cabinet, mini fridge, Inset dressing table, television, radiator and en-suite shower room.

Room 3

5.05m x 2.93m, a spacious double room , 2 windows to the front elevation affording the aforementioned view, feature fireplace, two chairs, bed side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe and en-suite shower room

Room 4

2.73m x 2.79m, single bedroom with a bedside cabinet, television, feature fireplace, built-in wardrobe, en-suite shower room.

Second Floor

Room 5

4.4m x 2.9m, a triple/family room with sea views comprising in brief a double and a single bed, television, bedside cabinet, built-in wardrobe, access to eaves storage, fitted counter top in window recess with stools and en-suite shower room.

Room 6

4.09m x 2.94m, a double with sea views, feature fireplace, access to eaves storage, bedside cabinets, television, wardrobe fitted counter top in window recess with stools and en-suite with a corner bath.


To the rear of the building is an enclosed courtyard accessible via steps from the ground floor, commercial kitchen and the family suite with steps leading to the:-


7.28m x 5.60m, with an electric garage door, shelving, water, light and power connected.

General Information

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

Energy Performance

The Energy Performance Rating for this property is within Band D55.


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.

Business Rates

We refer you to the government website


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.

Value Added Tax

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


If you require advice regarding the Financing of a Business, at no initial cost, please contact us on the number below.

Contact Information

For further information or an appointment to view please contact either:-
Paul Collins on 01872 247029 or via email or
Graham Timmins on 01872 247019 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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