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Hotel for sale
Orchard Hill, Bideford
The premises are located in the highly desirable Orchard Hill area within Bideford enjoying an elevated location and with far reaching views to the river Torridge. Bideford is referred to as the Town with white houses alongside the River Torridge once an important port and now a popular tourist centre. There is a pleasant quayside walk and parkland together with a thriving town centre. There are also Tesco's and Morrison's Supermarkets as well as the popular Atlantic Village shopping centre on the outskirts of the Town.
Bideford is also famous for the Long Bridge spanning the River Torridge with its 24 arches as well as the new downstream bridge connecting on to the North Devon Link Road and Barnstaple which is some 10 miles to the North.
Nearby resorts include the popular beachside surfing resort of Westward Ho! and the villages of Appledore and Instow.
The property comprises of a grand detached residence, believed to date from the Edwardian period, now providing 9 en-suite letting bedrooms together with a private 2 bedroom owner's apartment. The entire property overlooks its own car park and with good sized, rear, lawned gardens. All letting bedrooms will be offered fully furnished throughout and benefit from full en-suite facilities, Freeview television, Tea and Coffee making facilities and central heating. The property offers large ground floor reception rooms including a function room and also a popular restaurant operating as the Encore Restaurant at Orchard Hill Hotel. This restaurant is open for seasonal and celebration occasions and has been established at the Hotel for many many years. There is a comfortable reception bar and fully equipped commercial kitchen and a private 2 bedroom owner's apartment.
Our client's operate the business throughout the year as a successful small Hotel and restaurant with conference and training facilities. The turnover from the bed and breakfast establishment is around the £100,000 per annum and the restaurant approximately £40,000 per annum. The business has its own website www.bidefordhotel.com and is under the personal supervision of the owners a husband and wife team with part time staff if and when required. There is huge potential to tap into the business market further and expand the restaurant if required. The property has been refurbished and works undertaken include rewiring, plumbing, en-suite facilities, commercial kitchen equipment and the property is present in good decorative order throughout. Of the 9 letting bedrooms 8 have en-suite facilities and one has its own private facilities directly opposite. The business is achieved from the 2 restaurants which are used, as described, for functions as well as private parties. The figures quoted of £140,000 are for the year ending April 2010 and there is capacity to increase substantially as described. The property will be offered fully furnished and equipped, subject to trade inventory, excluding those items of a personal nature and the property benefits from a premises licence although an incoming purchaser will require a personal licence to sell alcohol.
This is a well established business in the heart of North Devon within the popular town of Bideford worthy of your early inspection.
The accommodation briefly comprises, all measurements approximate:
MAIN VERANDA With covered entrance to double doors to
ENTRANCE LOBBY With radiator, Parquet flooring
RECEPTION AREA 19'5" x 14'6" (5.92m x 4.42m). Maximum including stairwell. Parquet flooring, radiator. Bar/Servery with counter, till, coffee machine, music system, glass fronted chiller fridge, shelves with mirror backing. Off reception area
CLOAKROOM With low level toilet and wash hand basin.
MAIN RECEPTION LOUNGE AREA 14'5" (4.4m) x 18'11" (5.77m) plus bay window. Parquet flooring, 3 radiators, archway through to
RESTAURANT 1 (seating 32) 16'1" x 13'6" (4.9m x 4.11m). Parquet flooring.
RESTAURANT 2/FUNCTION ROOM 15'1" x 25'3" (4.6m x 7.7m). 4 radiators and French doors to front.
COMMERCIAL KITCHEN 15' x 14'8" (4.57m x 4.47m). With single drainer sink unit, wash hand basin, stainless steel shelving, double deep fat fryer, 1 microwave, 4 hob Lincat cooker with extractor over, central stainless steel hot cupboard, 1 freezer, 2 fridges, deep bowl sink unit, range of shelving.
FIRST FLOOR HALF LANDING Accessed via stairs from reception.
BEDROOM 1 (family of 3) 15'3" x 14'9" (4.65m x 4.5m). 2 radiators, garden and river views.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM/WC 3 piece suite, radiator, shower over bath.
MAIN LANDING Radiator, entrance to roof space which is part boarded and insulated.
INNER LANDING With access to fire escape.
BEDROOM 2 (double) 9'6" x 11'2" (2.9m x 3.4m). With radiator.
PRIVATE BATHROOM FOR BEDROOM 2 Accessed from opposite side of landing. 3 piece suite, shower over bath.
BEDROOM 3 (twin) 16'2" x 9'1" (4.93m x 2.77m). Radiator.
BEDROOM 4 (double) 15'6" x 14'1" (4.72m x 4.3m). Measurements excluding bay window. River side views.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC
BEDROOM 5 (large family 4) 16' x 14'8" (4.88m x 4.47m). Riverside views.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM/WC 3 piece suite, shower over bath, radiator.
BEDROOM 6 (double) 16' x 10'3" (4.88m x 3.12m). With riverside views, radiator.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM/WC 3 piece suite, shower over bath.
BEDROOM 7 (single) 12'5" (3.78m) x 9'3" (2.82m) into recess. Radiator.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC
LOWER GROUND FLOOR Accessed via stairs from reception.
BEDROOM 8 (double) 12'3" x 13'1" (3.73m x 3.99m). Radiator. Walk-in wardrobe.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC With double shower, wash hand basin.
BEDROOM 9 (owners private use) 14'1" x 11'9" (4.3m x 3.58m). Double room. Radiator and
L'SHAPED ENTRANCE HALL Also at Ground Floor Level and giving access to the garden and off the Hallway a boiler room with radiator where there are located 2 gas fired boilers, a deep glazed sink and a separate gas heated water boiler.
OWNERS APARTMENT This self-contained apartment briefly comprising:
PRIVATE BEDROOM/OFFICE 8'4" X 12'10" (2.54m X 3.91m). Radiator.
PRIVATE THROUGH KITCHEN 8'5" x 14'9" (2.57m x 4.5m). Comprehensively fitted with a range of kitchen units, single drainer sink unit, door to outside garden.
PRIVATE BATHROOM/WC Off kitchen with a modern 3 piece suite, shower attachment over bath, shower screen.
PRIVATE LOUNGE 10'5" X 14'5" (3.18m X 4.4m). Beyond Kitchen. Radiator.
PRIVATE BEDROOM 2 11'5" x 10'4" (3.48m x 3.15m). Off private Lounge. Radiator.
OUTSIDE The property is set back overlooking its own private tarmacadam car park with up to approximately 20 car parking spaces. The property is approached from a short flight of steps to the private patio and veranda where access is gained to the main reception. To the rear the property has a covered yard and access to a timber shed/cold store where there are located 2 upright fridges, 1 large upright fridge, 1 upright freezer, 1 mini fridge, 2 chest freezers range of shelving etc. Beyond this access is gained to the rear level lawned garden with mature trees.
AGENTS NOTE The property is approached across its own private car park which it shares with the adjoining neighbour, a private residential property.
SERVICES All main services connected.
RATEABLE VALUE £8,100 per annum. UBR, as of 2011, 43.3p in the £. This rateable value was sourced from the VOA website.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment through the selling Agents.