The ‘loos with a view’ on the seafront at Penzance are up for sale.

Cornwall Council has instructed the auction for the freehold of a detached block of former public conveniences in a ‘truly spectacular position’ at Long Rock where it has ‘stunning’ views of the famous St Michael’s Mount.

Extending to 0.05 hectares, 0.12 acres, it includes both men’s and ladies’ facilities and surrounding land. 

The WCs and land have a freehold guide price of £20,000 plus.

The ‘rare and exciting opportunity’ is among 135 lots listed in the latest auction being held by one of the top five property auctioneers in the UK, Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers.

Senior auction appraiser Katie Semmens said: “This is a rare and exciting opportunity to acquire this freehold detached former block of public conveniences with land to either side. 

“Located in a truly spectacular position on the seafront, it boasts stunning views towards St Michael's Mount and Mount's Bay. 

“Occasionally these type of properties come to auction although rarely in this type of location. 

“They may offer a variety of future uses, all subject to all necessary consents.”