Commercial/Cafe Premises

For Sale Sold

The Crafty Otter Cafe Otterham Station Camelford Cornwall PL32 9SW

Large commercial/cafe premises (approximately 2,525 sq.ft. including shed)

Offers in the region of £235,000 are sought for the freehold interest (a lease will also be considered)

Strong and prominent roadside trading position on the A39 between Camelford and Bude


The building is of single storey pitched roof construction and includes a café and seating area internally with servery and a generous sized part glazed frontage. A covered entrance porch and further external seating are recessed under the roof canopy. This area adjoins tarmac parking to the front and side of the building (approximately 20 parking bays).  To the left of the front elevation is a separately accessed commercial unit with two rooms and a bathroom.

The use class is likely to fall within the new “E” category although it is understood the property might also benefit from A5 (Hot food takeaways) consent which would now be classed as Sui Generis (interested parties should make their own enquiries to confirm).


Access to the café is from a covered entrance porch with a recessed part glazed wall to the front.  The entrance leads to the café, gift shop, servery and toilets.  There is a door to the side of the servery linking to the kitchen, food preparation area and store.  There is a fire exit door from the kitchen to the side of the building and the store leads to the alternative (staff) entrance to the right of the front elevation.  The male, female and accessible toilet and baby changer are located to the side and rear from a corridor leading to a second fire exit door.  To the left of the front elevation is a separately accessed unit with an open plan room leading to a further store and bathroom.  This area includes roof storage above.  To the right of the front elevation is a substantial timber storage shed with a slate pitched roof. There is parking to the front and side of the building with space for approximately 20 vehicles.  There is an LPG (bottle gas) connection to the rear of the property for powering cooking hobs.  Gas bottles are available at the nearby shop in Marshgate (1.1 miles away).  Central heating and hot water are provided by an oil fed boiler.  The oil is stored in a tank behind fencing to the side of the property.  There are security alarm and CCTV systems in place to protect the premises.  There are two picnic benches under the canopy of the front elevation, which provide additional seating.

Legal Costs

Each party will cover their own legal costs.


Offers in the region of £235,000 are sought for the freehold interest. The property and equipment is available as seen at the point of viewing (note some equipment could have been removed since the photographs were taken).

Business Rates

The current rateable value (RV) is £8,500 and rates payable for 2018 to 2019 are £3,016.87 if relief is not available.  The RV is as stated on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website service (effective date 27th June 2017).  Information concerning how rates are calculated are available on the Cornwall Council website.  It is possible prospective purchasers could be eligible for small business rates relief (to be confirmed with Cornwall Council prior to agreeing terms).


The property is not understood to be elected for VAT.

Subject to Contract

This brochure is for guidance purposes only and does not constitute an offer or contract. All descriptions, particulars and dimensions stated are understood to be correct, but prospective purchasers or tenants must satisfy themselves that the information is correct and not rely on the information if entering into a contract or incurring expenses.

Viewing Arrangements

Viewings are by appointment only. Contact Phil Wiltshire BSc(Hons) MRICS on: 01208 812 812

For full details please download the PDF Brochure, which also contains some useful links.