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The Old Post Office, 2, The Quay, Portscatho

Retail for sale

£450,000 Price guide


Located in a prime waterside position, this property enjoys far reaching views over the South Cornwall coast. The prime waterfront location of the old Post Office would lend itself to a range of commercial ventures that would complement and add to the varied and vibrant food, retail and artistic offerings (subject to any change of use requirements and permissions).

  • 1074.2 SQ FT (99.8 SQ M)
  • EPCS E110 & F23

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Portscatho is an attractive coastal village situated on the Roseland Peninsula which has a small protected harbour, with some leisure/day fishing boats and is in a circular bay which affords fantastic far reaching views over several beaches towards the headland. Portscatho is a thriving village with a primary school, village Post Office and stores and several galleries/gift shops alongside a public house and several well known coffee shops.

Roseland Peninsula

The Roseland Peninsula is bordered by the Fal Estuary to the west and the Atlantic to the East. The sailing resort of St Mawes is 5 miles distant and offers a wide range of shops, luxury hotels and restaurants. A passenger ferry provides a service to the larger town of Falmouth and a seasonal ferry to ‘Place’. The Cathedral City of Truro is located approximately 19 miles away, offering a wide range of shops, services, and a mainline railway connection to London.

Retail Premises

The ground floor was last occupied by the village Post Office which has relocated to the village square. The shop enjoys a large return fronted window in the main retail area, a further room to the rear again benefits from a generous window and has previously been used as an ice cream parlour. The rear hall provides access to two store rooms as well as a door to outside. There is a small outside area to the side of the property. The premises could serve a number of commercial uses (subject to any required consents) and would now benefit from refurbishment and modernisation.

First Floor Apartment

Independently accessed via a staircase to the rear, the apartment enjoys panoramic coastal views stretching across Gerrans Bay to Nare Head and Gull Rock. Currently configured to provide a studio apartment, this area was previously configured to provide a separate bedroom which could easily be reinstated. The compact and well equipped bespoke kitchen was custom designed and created by ‘Out of Wood’ in Truro. The apartment has had improvements in recent years, including UPVC double glazing, and would now benefit from some further updating and modernisation. As well as providing excellent owner accommodation, the apartment could also provide additional income as a holiday letting property.


Ground floor 714.4 sq ft (99.8 sq m)
First floor Accommodation 359.8 Sq ft (33.4 Sq m)
Total area 1074.2 Sq ft (99.8 Sq m)


The property is being offered as one freehold premises.

Consideration may be given to a leasehold agreement on the ground floor only.

Legal Costs

Each party to bear their own.

The ingoing lessee to be responsible for the landlord’s reasonably incurred legal costs in connection with the transaction.

Council Tax And Business Rates

We refer you to the government website which shows that the first floor apartment is within band A £1,234.

We refer you to the government website which shows that the current rateable value is £4,900. To find out how much business rates will be payable there is a business rates estimator service via the website.

Value Added Tax

We have been advised that this property is not elected for VAT.

Energy Performance Certificate

The EPC rating for the shop is within Band E (110) and the rating for the apartment is within band F (23).

Contact Information

For further information or an appointment to view please contact either:-
Thomas Hewitt on 01872 247025 or via email or
Mike Nightingale on 01872 247008 or via email or
Via our joint agents:
Country and Waterside Prestige on 01326 270744 or via email

PLANS: Plans and maps reproduced under Ordnance Survey Licence No LIG1179. Not to scale and for identification of the property only. They are not intended to show actual site boundaries and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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] Any intending purchaser or tenant must satisfy him/herself by inspection or other wise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars; [c] No responsibility is taken for expenses incurred should the property be sold, let or withdrawn before inspection: [d] 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.

VIEWING: Strictly by prior appointment through Miller Commercial.

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