A former toilet block close to the beach and an old storage yard owned by Cornwall Council are both being auctioned in the run up to Christmas.

The former toilet block and land in Newquay town centre, a short distance from Towan Beach, has a freehold guide price of £50,000-plus, with the joint instructions to sell from Cornwall Council and Newquay Town Council.

It is among 149 lots listed in the final auction of the year by Clive Emson Auctioneers.

Regional director and auctioneer Dave Henwood said: “In a poor state of repair and comprising separate ladies, gents and disabled/baby changing facilities, any alternative use of the toilet block would be subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.

“The land, which forms part of the auction lot and is located above the toilet block, is part occupied by two retail units - both sold on 998-year leases - and subject to a number of bin licences.”

Also on offer is a former storage yard owned by Cornwall Council, close to the town of Bugle, north of St Austell.

David said: “Previously used by the local authority as a storage yard, the site is occupied by a chimney stack and large store building which is in a poor state of repair. Any alternative use would be subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.”

Freehold, with vacant possession, the Carbis salt store at Roche has a guide price of £50,000 to £70,000.

Three vacant commercial properties in Camborne also go under the hammer.

The first is a four-storey, mid-terrace building in the town centre at 16 Commercial Street.

Katie Semmens, senior auction appraiser at Clive Emson Auctioneers, said: “The property requires a course of improvement works throughout and offers potential for various development schemes, particularly of the upper floors, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.”

Freehold, the guide price is £65,000-plus.

Falmouth Packet: 16 Commercial Street, Camborne16 Commercial Street, Camborne (Image: Clive Emson)

In the same street, number 3 is arranged over three floors and is also described as requiring “improvement works”.

Katie said: “This property also offers potential for a variety of schemes including mixed commercial/residential development, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.”

Freehold, the guide price is £50,000-plus.

With a freehold guide price of £95,000 to £105,000, a substantial property at 24 Cross Street, Camborne was most recently occupied by a firm of solicitors and now requires a programme of refurbishment.

Katie said: “The property has planning to convert the existing building into two well-proportioned residential dwellings.”

Elsewhere in the town, a detached, five-bedroom dormer bungalow at Bos-An-Pryskel, Shorts Hill, Treslothan, Camborne, has a freehold guide price of £145,000-plus.

Katie said: “The bungalow is nestled in a tranquil location, backing onto open fields and adjacent to Treslotha Woods and Pendarves Equestrian Centre. The mainline railway station is less than one mile away.

“The property, which provides deceptively spacious accommodation and sits on great sized grounds, is in need of improvement works both internally and externally whilst some may consider complete re-development of the site, subject to obtaining all necessary consents.”

Falmouth Packet: Bos-An-Pryskel, TreslothanBos-An-Pryskel, Treslothan (Image: Clive Emson)

Other former commercial properties under the hammer include a freehold double-fronted building situated in the historic town centre of Launceston, close to national retailers including Superdrug and Co-op Food, is guided at £140,000 - £150,000 and is at 1 High Street.

David said: “Most recently utilised as two ground floor commercial units with a substantial maisonette on the upper floors, the property now requires a programme of improvement.

“Individuals may wish to consider conversion of the property to a single residential dwelling or sub-division of the maisonette to create two flats, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.”

Also being auctioned, on the instructions of executors, is 3 Custom House Hill in the port harbour town of Fowey, with a guide price of £235,000 to £250,000.

Falmouth Packet: Carbis Salt Store, RocheCarbis Salt Store, Roche (Image: Clive Emson)

David said: “This is a rare opportunity to purchase a freehold terraced property, situated in the heart of Fowey, which is currently arranged over three floors as a retail unit with well-proportioned flat on the first floor.

“Now requiring a programme of improvement works, individuals may also wish to consider alternative uses for the lower ground floor space, which has a separate front access point, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.”

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On the instructions of Cornwall Council, a former garage block at Lanchard Rise, Liskeard, has a freehold guide price of £15,000-plus.

David said: “This is an area of hardstanding with additional amenity land, situated within a residential area of Liskeard. Any alternative future use of the land, which was previously part occupied by a block of nine garages, would be subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.”

Of the 149 lots listed, 59 are vacant residential, 37 investment, 26 commercial, 14 development and 13 land.

The auction ends on December 13, with live bidding from 48 hours beforehand.