The Digey, St. Ives


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A very rare opportunity to buy this absolutely beautiful Grade II listed freehold property, comprising of a charming retail shop space and a beautifully presented two bedroomed maisonette. Currently being used as a long established business of a gift shop with family accommodation that is accessed from both internal and separate external doors. However the versatility of this property also offers huge potential for either residential/second home or holiday let, and with very slight easy adaption, the further benefit of an appealing income could easily be achieved from creating a separate shop lease.

This characterful end of terrace property offers superb business opportunities and is situated in on iconic address in the historic harbour town of St Ives. The Digey is a cobbled street in Downalong, a much sought after location just yards away from the busy retail centre, and it is on the main thoroughfare to The Tate St Ives. The stunning sandy beach of Porthmeor and The Harbour are also just yards away.

The property comprises of delightful retail shop, maisonette with two bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen and bathroom. Exposed granite walls with window seats, beams, half glazed stable doors and sash windows overlooking The Digey all add to the character of this utterly charming Cornish fisherman s cottage. There are sea glimpses from the light and airy attic room with its exposed beams and vaulted ceiling, gas central heated radiators are fitted in all rooms in the maisonette.

This Grade II listed building has a pretty granite frontage with a half glazed stable door on the corner of Rose Lane opening into the shop and also a further stable door in The Digey leading into the Maisonette kitchen. Wooden stair rails on three floors create an attractive feature Staircase from the first floor up.


4.50m x 4.04m plus recess (14'9 x 13'3 plus recess

From the main entrance there are three steps down into the shop. Large main display window facing directly onto The Digey and a smaller window with deep sill facing onto Rose Lane. Ceiling beams add to the character and there is also a door which leads to the maisonette kitchen. There is a small sink and cupboard area in the recess which is presently unused but there is no toilet in the shop.


From The Digey there is half glazed stable door with two steps leading down into the:


3.05m x 4.04m to staircase recess (10' x 13'3 to s

Door through to shop. Range of cream matching base and eye level units, contrasting worktop. Touch control ceramic hob, integrated electric oven, extractor fan over, white ceramic sink and drainer, integral dishwasher, washer dryer, fridge and freezer. Worcester Combi boiler discreetly hidden by cupboard door, radiator. Stairway leading to first floor.


Small landing and stairs leading to second floor, door to:


4.09m x 3.66m (13'5 x 12')

Ceiling beams and exposed granite walls. Window seats under two sash windows overlooking The Digey, and a further window with deep sill overlooking Rose Lane and The Digey leading onto Fore Street. White painted feature tongue and groove wall cladding, radiator, TV and telephone point.


Landing with stairs leading to loft bedroom, door to bathroom, door to second bedroom.


3.45m x 1.52m (11'4 x 5')

Fitted with Victorian style towel rail radiator, back to wall roll top bath, shower over, W.C., pedestal hand washbasin. Ceramic tiled floor. Opaque glazed sash window to front aspect, partial granite wall with tongue and groove feature window seat. Ceiling beams.


3.61m x 2.44m plus door recess (11'10 x 8' plus do

Granite wall with window seat under sash window overlooking The Digey. Smaller window with deep sill overlooking Rose Lane. Radiator, TV and telephone point. Ceiling beams

Stairs with further landing to;


5.87m x 3.45m ( 19'3 x 11'4)

Range of exposed beams with sloping wall, high vaulted ceiling providing a spacious feel with natural light. Attractive stair rail creating balcony style feature overlooking stairways and landings below. Velux window with views over rooftops to sea and coast of Hayle Towans. Dormer window overlooking The Digey with glimpses across rooftops to Porthminster Beach and Porthmeor. Storage cupboards built into eaves along length of room. Radiator and telephone point.


The vendor has informed us that a change of use would need to be applied for if the property were to be used purely for residential purposes. Also, in accordance with the deeds, the shop cannot be used to serve open food for example a restaurant, cafe or fast food venue.


Prospective purchasers should be aware that the property details including measurements and photos have been prepared by the vendors themselves.


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The Mather Partnership

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