An art gallery and a former artist’s studio have both been put up for auction in Cornwall.

They are among the more unusual lots at the next sale by regional land and property auctioneers Clive Emson.

The sale of the art gallery is described as a “rare opportunity” to acquire such a building, which comes with planning permission for an extension.

The Riverside Gallery in Golant, near Fowey, has a freehold guide price of £175,000 plus.

Senior auction appraiser David Henwood, for Clive Emson, said: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a quaint freehold property situated within the sought after village of Golant.

“It is currently being used as an artist’s studio, having previously traded as an exclusive 'pop up' restaurant.

“Something of a hidden gem, Golant is nestled on the banks of the River Fowey within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasts some truly spectacular scenery.”

He went on to add that the building has had planning approval granted to enlarge the accommodation at first floor level.

“This includes the installation of large five-panelled bi-fold doors and French doors to Juliet balcony, in order to facilitate uninterrupted views across the River Fowey.

“Interested parties may also wish to consider amending the current planning approval to incorporate an outdoor terrace area at first floor level or even an alternative use for the property including, perhaps, some form of residential use.

“Any works would be subject to all necessary consents being obtainable,” he said.

Meanwhile a former artist’s studio is among the properties in the Penzance area heading to auction.

Falmouth Packet: Former artist's studio, Trewarven in NewlynFormer artist's studio, Trewarven in Newlyn (Image: Clive Emson)

The two-storey Trewarven Studio in Newlyn has a freehold guide price of £225,000 plus.

With two bedrooms, it is located on an elevated plot in Gwavas Road measuring 0.09 hectares (0.21 acres).

Kate Semmens, senior auction appraiser at Clive Emson, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a detached residence on a good size plot overlooking Newlyn.

“Once an artist’s residence, it now requires complete updating internally and externally. It would make a lovely family home although there is also graphic potential for further development subject to the necessary consents.

“Some parties may also consider development within its grounds, from where there are views of the iconic St Michael’s Mount, subject to the necessary consents.”

Trewarven Studio is being auctioned in arrangement with Stacey Mann estate agents of Penzance.

Falmouth Packet: The property at 39 High Cross Street, St Austell needs some work The property at 39 High Cross Street, St Austell needs some work (Image: Clive Emson)

And in in St Austell, a mixed-use property at 39 High Cross Street has a freehold guide of £65,000 to £70,000.

It has a ground floor commercial premises with three rooms and a one-bedroom flat on the first floor.

The second auction of the year features 139 lots and ends on Wednesday, March 22.