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9 bedroom guest house for sale



Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Situated in the beautiful and highly desirable town of Melksham
Advised turnover £36,000 pa with excellent profit returns
Early interest and viewing is highly recommended
Very long trading history spanning over 25 years
Guest rooms all en-suite and well presented
Large 3 bedroom owners’ accommodation
Ideal lifestyle change opportunity
Pure turn key business


This truly beautiful freehold guest house is located in the highly desirable town of Melksham, Wiltshire. The property has an ideal trading location being situated on the main through road linking Melksham to Chippenham. This fine location is just outside the town centre which attracts a large number of shoppers and visitors throughout the year. The guest house is ideally placed being just a short walk from Melksham Railway Station which is a huge plus as visitors to the town who travel via the railway look for close by and easily accessible accommodation. The town has a thriving business district and is also close to the centres of Bath, Bristol, Chippenham, Trowbridge and Swindon and is surrounded by beautiful villages such as Lacock, Holt, Seend and Semington. Melksham is a very desirable business and residential area due to its fine housing, good schools, NHS services, excellent central shopping, reliable public transport and welcoming local community. Melksham is situated less than 10 miles away from the M4 making visiting and commuting very easy.

Business History

Meridian Business Sales are delighted to offer for sale this exceptional freehold guest house which has a proud history dating back to 1986. Since 1994 the business has been owned and run by our client who is only now placing it onto the market due to her strong desire for retirement. The business achieves a very respectable advised annual turnover of £36,000. This is derived from offering a good standard of guest house style accommodation over 8 well appointed, en-suite letting rooms to a wide range of customers throughout the year. The guest house is extremely well known and is highly visible due to its prominent position on the through road and is referred to by many as a well known local landmark. The business has always enjoyed excellent levels of repeat trade with many guests visiting for numerous years. There is also a healthy amount of new guests from good word of mouth recommendations as well as the highly visible trading location. The property can only be described as beautifully presented throughout with quality accommodation and sizable living space. The guest house is very unique in that it has 3 bedroom private living accommodation coupled with large kitchen, dining room plus living room which is very rare in this style of business. Our client has gone to considerable expense and effort on the presentation and fixtures of the property which is a huge plus for a new owner as additional funds will not need to be spent for the foreseeable future. We feel that this opportunity offers a new owner an excellent lifestyle change opportunity and we urge early inertest and viewing as properties of this standard rarely stay on the market for long.

Financial profile
Turnover: £36,000pa
Gross profit: 90%
Stock approximately: £200

We are advised freehold

Opening Hours
Open all year round

Truly beautiful Victorian style guest house offering very secure perimeter wall with wooden gate entrance, large L shape driveway with flower beds, lawns, feature pond and side private courtyards, large 3 bedroom private living accommodation with sizable kitchen, dining and living room. Guest lounge and dining room, 8 well presented guest rooms being en-suite and highly secure with recently fitted fire alarm system all well presented and well appointed throughout.

Situated on main through road with large highly visible front sign and large high perimeter wall surrounding the front of the grounds plus secure wooden double gate accessing driveway.

Truly beautiful Victorian style property with 2 large front bay windows and central secure entrance leading to grand reception/welcoming corridor accessing first floor and stairs.

Guest lounge with ample seating/lounging space, beautiful feature fireplace and large bay window.
Large reception landing and corridor accessing
Room 1 - Twin with en-suite shower, toilet & wash basin
Room 2 - Family with en-suite shower, toilet & wash basin
Room 3 - Single (currently used for storage)
Room 4 - Family with en-suite shower, toilet & wash basin
Room 5 - Single with en-suite shower, toilet & wash basin
Room 6 - Double with en-suite bath, toilet & wash basin
Fire escape with external stairway

L shaped driveway flowing from front to side of property, perimeter flower beds, shrubs and trees. To the left side garden area with flower beds and beautiful feature pond with water feature. Entrance door to private living accommodation. To the right additional parking from L shaped drive, private slabbed courtyard area with lounging and dining space, secluded and private.
Bathroom family style with bath, toilet and wash basin
Bedroom 1 - Single with wash basin
Bedroom 2 - Small double with wash basin
Bedroom 3 - Master double with wash basin

Dining room with patio style doors looking out to private courtyard area. Living room with feature fireplace and patio style doors looking out to private courtyard area.

Dining room, large open plan room with 12-15 covers, large front bay window and fitted serving counter for continental display.

Access door to kitchen and private living areas.
Cellar (currently used for large storage space).
Room 7 - Double (currently used as additional storage space)

Room 8 - Twin with en-suite toilet, shower and wash basin
Airing cupboard, cloak room and door access to private accommodation.

Private Living Space - Front reception/payment/booking area with paperwork storage space, kitchen large family style kitchen with double wash basins, fitted worktops, breakfast bar and cupboards, large utility/wash room with washing machines, dryers, wash basin and cupboard.

Reception corridor accessing

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
17 January 2011

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