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10 bedroom hotel for sale

South Molton


Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II listed
  • AA 2 star rated town centre hotel
  • Recently refurbished
  • 9 letting rooms - all en suite
  • Restaurant, bar/lounge, meeting room and function room
  • Owners accommodation
  • Parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


South Molton


A Grade II listed building, The George Hotel occupies a prominent position in the town of South Molton with the present building dating from the 1730's and replacing an even earlier inn on the same site. The facade is decorated with "Grotesque" mask keystones taken from Stowe, a Charles 11 Cornish mansion.

The interior has a host of wonderful original features including an 18th century "Chinoiserie" fretted staircase, arched stained glass window and a glass roof which hides the luggage repository once used by the coaches, thus allowing guests luggage to be depositied directly to the 1st floor.

The George has a long and fascinating history including in 1845 becoming the headquarters for a new hunt including the pack and support of the famous Reverend Jack Russell. With a long tradition of public entertainment dating as far back as 1834, The George is now well know for the continuing programme of regular folk, comedy and music performances. An integral part of the history of the market town of South Molton, The George is a popular venue and fixture of local life.

South Molton lies to the south western boundary of Exmoor National Park. A gateway to Exmoor, the town is a typical market town with traditional town square and strong local economy thanks to various national and international companies based in the area, plus various local businesses.

South Molton is an ideal base to explore Exmoor and Dartmoor, the towns of the area and, in particular, its coastline. In the town are all the facilities expected from a conurbation of this size, including schools, various retail outlets, doctors surgery etc. In addition, the thriving Pathfields Business Park regularly brings business to the town.

The town is accessed via the M5, Junction 27, along the A361, which leads to the principal town of Barnstaple to the north west. Tiverton is to the south east where there is a main line railway station on the Paddington line.


A substantial Grade II Listed property with accommodation arranged over three floors behind an attractive Georgian facade. Internally, there are ground floor public areas which have recently been refurbished and on the first floor there is a large function room with servery kitchen and bar.

The letting accommodation is arranged over the first and second floors and includes a residents lounge on the first floor. Currently there are 9 en suite letting rooms and 2 further bedrooms (1 double and 1 single) which are not used as they do not have en-suite facilities. We understand that planning permission has been granted to add an en-suite shower room and bathroom to these rooms, increasing capacity further. We also understand that planning permission has been granted to convert the residents lounge to a bedroom with en-suite. There is a 1 bed owners apartment which could be increased in size by incorporating the 2 nearest bedrooms or by converting the roof space (subject to planning).


On the Ground Floor:

Covered Entrance:

Entrance Hall: Stairs to first floor. Access to restaurant, bar/lounge and breakfast room/small function room and ancillary areas. Doors to

Inner Hall: with attractive glazed roof affording a light and airy space. Access to rear of the building.

Reception Area:

Admin Office:

Main Restaurant & Bar/Lounge: 5.14m (16'10) x 4.47m (14'8) & 10.45m (34'3) x 4.41m (14'6) with 40 covers, bar servery to one end which leads through to

Exmoor Bar: an intimate bar area with bar servery and independent access to the inner hall. Both bar areas have draft lager, real ales and Guinness, bottled beers, wines, spirits and a selection of soft drinks.

Meeting Room / Additional Restaurant: 5.15m (16'11) x 4.43m (14'6)

Ladies and Gents Cloakrooms: the ladies having been recently refurbished.

On the First Floor:

Large Function Room, Servery Kitchen & Bar: 12.89m (42'3) x 6.65m (21'10) licensed for up to 100. Dance floor.


Kitchen: 8.72m (28'7) x 4.68m (15'4). Comprehensive range of commercial equipment including dumb waiter to the first floor servery kitchen.

Dry Food Store: recently converted

Prep Area with 2 Storage Rooms:

Cellar: on the lower ground floor - two areas with workshop and storage space.

Wood Store:

Waste and Recycling Enclosure:


9 En-Suite Letting Rooms: on the first and second floors - all have recently been refurbished. All bedrooms include tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryer, digital TV and wireless internet access. The bedrooms are arranged as follows: 5 standard doubles 3.7m (12'2) x 3.2m (10'6), 4.05m (13'3) x 3.4m (11'2), 3.4m (11'2) x 3.24m (10'8), 4.45m (14'7) x 3.48m (11'5), 3.89m (12'9) x 3.4m (11'2); 1 large double or twin, 4.5m (14'9) x 3.55m (11'8); 1 large family 4.15m (13'7) x 3.48m (11'5); 2 singles 3.28m (10'9) x 3.07m (10'1) & 2.96m (9'9) x 2.83m (9'3).

2 Bedrooms: 5.1m (16'9) x 4.35m (14'3) & 5.1m (16'9) x 2.75m (9') on the first floor, currently not used as they do not have en-suites but planning permission exists to add an en-suite shower room/wc to the single and bathroom/wc to the double.

Residents Lounge: 4.5m (14'9) x 3.89m (12'9) on the first floor, which has planning permission to convert into a double bedroom with en suite by converting part of an existing storage area adjacent to the function room. Plumbing in situ.

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION: on the third floor

Living Room: 5m (16'5) x 3.6m (11'10)


Double Bedroom: 3.65m (12') x 3.48m (11'5)


Scope to enlarge the owners space by either utilising the nearest bedroom(s) or by converting the roof space in the main building (subject to planning permission, buildings regulations and listed building consent).

Large boarded Loft Space: extending the width of the property.


To the rear of the property is a small courtyard of retail units beyond which the hotel has 12 reserved parking spaces.


The George Hotel has been owned by our clients since 2004. They have refurbished the entire building over the last 4 years including external paintwork in December 2010, all bedrooms and public areas. The George is the premier business hotel of the town and regularly attracts visitors for pleasure and social activities. Its popular restaurant and bar are complimented by a programme of regular live events developed by our clients over the last 7 years.

The hotel has a successful website - - where online booking is available for the rooms and the abovementioned live events.

Note: Whilst we, Geoffrey Clapp Associates (GCA), make every attempt to ensure our sales particulars are fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property. No appliances have been tested and no warranty given by GCA in relation to this property. If there is any point of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to clarify the position for you. It is the responsibility of any intending purchaser to check that the property is available to view before setting out. Neither GCA nor the vendor accept any responsibility for failed viewings. An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is available for this property. You can either view a copy held at our South Molton office or we can send you a copy via email.

Details for property ID 29866 supplied to RightMove on 17/11/12 at 9:15 am

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10 February 2011


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