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5 bedroom guest house for sale


Guide Price £725,000

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Tenure: Freehold

These interesting and exceptionally spacious business premises are located in a good trading position in the centre of Corfe Castle, approximately 150m from the Village Square and Castle Ruins. The building has been extensively refurbished to an exceptionally high standard in recent years and comprises a quality Restaurant/Bistro on the ground floor which caters for up to 42 covers, with proprietors living accommodation over, together with 4 Guest Suites which are used for bed and breakfast purposes. The business operates throughout the year and generates a good income. Alternatively, the property could be converted back into a substantial family residence if required. The website for the business is The majority of the furniture, fixtures and fittings will be included in the price apart from a number of personal items which the seller wishes to retain. A full inventory will be provided and attached to the contract in the event of a sale. The restaurant is fully licensed.

The original building is thought to date back to 1833, although it has been considerably altered and enlarged during the ensuing years. It is predominantly constructed of Purbeck stone, with the main roof covered with slate.

The village of Corfe Castle lies at the centre of the Isle of Purbeck about 5 miles from the seaside resort of Swanage and a similar distance from the market town of Wareham, the latter having main line rail link to London Waterloo (about 2 hours). Much of the surrounding area, including large parts of the village, is owned by the National Trust and are dominated by the old Castle Ruins which attracts over 300,000 visitors a year. It is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.




DINING AREA AND BAR 8m x 4.83m excluding 2 large bays (26'2" x 15'10" excluding 2 large bays), West, feature carved Purbeck stone fireplace, access to cellar. SECONDARY DINING AREA 4.8m x 4.3m (15'8" x 14'1"), attractive oak panelled walls, tiled floor.

KITCHEN 6m x 2.65m (19'8" x 8'8"), East, fitted with range of commercial stainless steel appliances, wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler.



LIVING ROOM 6.42m x 3.98m (21' x 13'), East, South and West, door to rear garden.

DINING ROOM 3.84m x 2.96m (12'7" x 9'8"), East, staircase to second floor, side entrance door, wide archway to:

KITCHEN 3.97m x 2.75m (13' x 9'), South, range of modern cottage style units, stainless steel gas range, cupboard housing gas fired central heating boiler and insulated hot water cylinder.


BEDROOM 3.33m x 2.87m (10'11" x 9'4"), East, recessed walk-in wardrobe, EN-SUITE BATHROOM (2.55m x 1.67m (8'4" x 5'5"), South, recently refitted modern suite in white comprising panelled bath with shower attachment and semi-circular screen, wash basin with cupboard under, bidet, WC.




BEDROOM 3.9m x 3.2m(12'9" x 10'5"), West, double room with EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.45m x 1.56m (8' x 5'1").



BEDROOM 4.24m x 3.44m (13'10" x 11'3"), West, twin bedded room with EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.63m x 1.55m max (8'7" x 5'1" max).


SUITE 3 3.87m x 3.3m excluding entrance recess (12'8" x 10'9" excluding entrance recess), West, good views over the village to open country, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams king sized double room. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.44m x 1.5m (8' x 4'11").

SUITE 4 4.25m x 3.43m min (13'11" x 11'3" min), West, similar views to Suite 3, double room, EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.17m x 1.35m (7'1" x 4'5"), South.

OUTSIDE The FRONT of the property is paved with wide cobbled passageway 7.3m x 2m (23'11" x 6'6"), double gates leading to inner semi-covered area 6.22m x 2.62m (20'4" x 8'7") with PREPARATORY ROOM 5.21m x 3.67m (17'1" x 12'), South, wine store leading off. Steps lead up to the REAR GARDEN which comprises a wide entrance terrace leading to proprietor's living accommodation and guest suites, decked area and Purbeck stone paved patio with recessed flower borders, lawned area with shrubs, vegetable bed, brick built potting shed/store 6.5m x 1.9m (21'3" x 6'2"), timber garden shed.

SERVICES All mains services connected.

BUSINESS RATES We have been advised by Purbeck District Council that the property has a rateable value of £6,900 although this must be confirmed by your Conveyancer prior to exchange of contracts.

VIEWING By appointment only please through the Agents, Messrs Corben & Son.

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