Copperhouse post office in Fore Street in the coastal Cornish town of Hayle has been sold through Christie & Co to a first-time buyer. The quick sale reflects the continuing strong demand for post offices and shops in popular towns, according to Christie's. Hayle is well known for its three miles of sandy beach. Price achieved for the `virtual freehold' ­ a 999-year lease ­ off an asking price of £115,000, is undisclosed. {{PROPERTY }}