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Cornish estate including part of beach goes on sale for £8million

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An estate including a campsite, houses, a cafe and ownership of part of one of Britain’s best beaches has gone on sale with an asking price of £8million. 

Sandy Acres, near Hayle, overlooks St Ives Bay, Cornwall, and has been in family ownership for 50 years. 

The 124-acre estate includes ownership of part of the three-mile long Gwithian Beach. 

Sandy Acres, a 124-acre estate near Hayle, Cornwall, overlooks St Ives Bay and has gone on sale with an asking price of £8million

Sandy Acres, a 124-acre estate near Hayle, Cornwall, overlooks St Ives Bay and has gone on sale with an asking price of £8million

The estate includes eight eco-friendly lodges as well as five other residential dwellings including a four-bed main house with a two-bed annex

The estate includes eight eco-friendly lodges as well as five other residential dwellings including a four-bed main house with a two-bed annex

Chris Anderson, from property agent Carter Jonas, said it was the ‘most amazing spot’. 

He said: ‘It has a natural, wild feel. When you stand on the dunes at the end of the track and look out over the bay, everything seems trivial and life is good.’ 

The estate, named after the winding track that leads to the dunes, includes eight eco-friendly lodges, a 30-pitch campsite, and five other residential dwellings including a four-bed main house with a two-bed annex. 

The estate includes ownership of part of the three-mile long Gwithian Beach which regularly appears in lists of the UK's best beaches

The estate includes ownership of part of the three-mile long Gwithian Beach which regularly appears in lists of the UK’s best beaches

Sandy Acres, named after the winding track that leads to the dunes, has a 30-pitch campsite on its grounds

Sandy Acres, named after the winding track that leads to the dunes, has a 30-pitch campsite on its grounds

The lodge has a large and modern open-plan dining, living and kitchen area looking over a veranda with an outdoor seating area

The lodge has a large and modern open-plan dining, living and kitchen area looking over a veranda with an outdoor seating area

Mr Anderson said it was a unique property that had been sensitively developed. 

He said: ‘It combines that chance to live somewhere amazing and enjoy it as a home along with running a really good business.’ 

Also included in the sale would be a beach cafe, three car parks, a yoga school and a surf school. 

The lodges have large windows to let in natural light on the upstairs and downstairs of the property as well as solar panels on its roof

The lodges have large windows to let in natural light on the upstairs and downstairs of the property as well as solar panels on its roof

The large living area has a grey corner sofa and chairs in front of a wall-mounted TV with large windows opening out on to a veranda

The large living area has a grey corner sofa and chairs in front of a wall-mounted TV with large windows opening out on to a veranda

In the dining area, there is a table seating six people in front of a smaller window with a log burner in the corner of the room

In the dining area, there is a table seating six people in front of a smaller window with a log burner in the corner of the room

Much of the site has been classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of the South West Coast Path runs over the dunes next to the beach. 

The golden sands of Gwithian Beach, which extend from the mouth of the Hayle estuary to Godrevy, are popular with surfers and regularly appear in lists of the UK’s best beaches, including topping a recent round-up in The Sun. 

The buyer would own the beach corresponding with the width of the land to the mean high water mark. 

Mr Anderson said the current owners would ideally like the estate to be bought by ‘someone they feel will be really good future custodians’.  

There is also a large window behind the grey sofa so the living area gets a lot of natural light throughout the day

There is also a large window behind the grey sofa so the living area gets a lot of natural light throughout the day

The grey and white kitchen is spacious, with silver and wood accents and plenty of storage space

The grey and white kitchen is spacious, with silver and wood accents and plenty of storage space

There's a bathroom in the upstairs of the lodge. It has neutral tones with a large shower and black and white sink

There’s a bathroom in the upstairs of the lodge. It has neutral tones with a large shower and black and white sink 

The outside area of this lodge has a secluded feel as it's not overlooked by other properties and the window looks over the countryside

The outside area of this lodge has a secluded feel as it’s not overlooked by other properties and the window looks over the countryside

As well as the lodges, the campsite and the beach, the estate also has a surfing school and teaches yoga classes

As well as the lodges, the campsite and the beach, the estate also has a surfing school and teaches yoga classes

Chris Anderson, from property agent Carter Jonas, said 'when you stand on the dunes at the end of the track and look out over the bay, everything seems trivial and life is good'

Chris Anderson, from property agent Carter Jonas, said ‘when you stand on the dunes at the end of the track and look out over the bay, everything seems trivial and life is good’

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