Parking spot in top tourist spot sold for tens of thousands of pounds

A parking space in a popular holiday resort has sold for up to £40,000.

The parking space in St Ives, Cornwall is close to the town centre, beach and harbour and was bought for the guide price of between £30,000 and £40,000.

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Space 19, measuring 4.4 metres by 2.1 metres (14ft 5in by 6ft 11in), is in the Tregenna Hill car park, which is a private, gated car park.

It has the remainder of a 999-year lease from January 1988.

Senior auction valuer Katie Semmens, from land and property auctioneers Clive Emson, said: "There was very strong interest in this parking space in one of the region's most popular tourist destinations.

"The new owner was very keen to secure the spot and made a bid which was accepted prior to the auction.

"They now have easy year-round and secure parking with access to the town centre, and thereby its picturesque beach and harbour."

The space was auctioned in arrangement with Harding Laity of St Ives and was sold on November 3 in Cornwall.

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Set in the middle of a huge sweeping bay, the working fishing village of Porthleven is a wonderful place to while away the time. Its impressive harbour was constructed during Napoleonic times, and many of the historic buildings around the harbour are around 200 years old. Why we love it: The strict conservation  rules means Porthleven remains an unspoilt, working harbour - increasingly rare in the UK these days..
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The most westerly estuary in the country, the Hayle Estauary is a twitcher's paradise. Owned by the RSPB, this is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, largely because of its wintering wildfile and waders. Don't miss: the views from the Eric Grace Memorial hide.
This wide arc or golden sand is only 10 minutes walk from Falmouth town centre.
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