A historic Cornish port has gone on sale for £4.4m. The harbour at Charlestown, near St Austell has been in private ownership for almost two decades and is now being sold by its owner Robin Davies. Mr Davies, 69, has placed the 3.5 acre plot of land and water up for sale which includes several businesses.
He bought the harbour in after he discovered it was for sale while working there on a film set in 1994.
– Robin Davies
I thought it would make an excellent car park for my boats. The harbour and its surrounding buildings were in a terrible state, but I was determined to
re-establish Charlestown as a working harbour, so I moved my family in and got cracking.
The Grade II port is now a popular setting for film and TV crews. Filming for Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland and Doctor Who has taken place at the port.
Members of the public are freely allowed to come and go to the port and boats can also more in the harbour near St Austell Bay.
Although £4.4m would get you the whole harbour Mr Davies is selling the area in separate plots. £1.5m will secure you the harbour, two beaches, the waterfront, car park, weighbridges, a restaurant and an ice-cream parlour.
A further £1.4m will guarantee you Mr Davies' marine training and charter business, which includes two square rigged tall ships. And if you have £1.5m spare you have the option to buy an extra two acres of land.
Mr Davies hopes it will be sold as a complete package, including his film and historic sailing businesses, with staff remaining employed.