Cornish harbour up for sale

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.

Charlestown Port is a popular setting for film and TV crews Credit: ITV Westcountry

He bought the harbour in after he discovered it was for sale while working there on a film set in 1994.

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.

– Robin Davies

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.

Mr Davies hopes the three lots will be sold as a complete package Credit: ITV Westcountry

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.

The Cornish port of Charlestown is up for sale Credit: ITV Westcountry

Mr Davies hopes it will be sold as a complete package, including his film and historic sailing businesses, with staff remaining employed.