7 bedroom guest house for saleBeechwood Guest House, Postbridge, PL20 6SY
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- Business for sale
- 1 acres (0.4 hectares)
- Charming Moorland Bed & Breakfast
- Honeypot Tourist Location
- 5 Letting Rooms, 2 Bed Private
- Set in 6 Acres, Meadows & Paddock
- Viewing Highly Recommended
This is an attractive and deceptively spacious detached character property originally built in 1872 as two cottages, converted into one in 1976 and further extended in 1996. The property still retains much of the original charm and character with a cottage feel throughout and has also been the subject of sympathetic refurbishment by the current owners and consequently is beautifully presented and furnished to a high standard throughout. With four granite fireplaces (three of which have multi-fuel or wood burning stoves) and a four-oven Aga, the property offers:- 7 bedrooms (five currently used for letting purposes), 4 bath/shower rooms, owner's private sitting room, residents lounge, dining room, conservatory sun room/breakfast room, entrance conservatory/boot room, reception hall, large kitchen, utility room and downstairs WC. All bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor, accessed from two separate staircases. Externally, the property stands in grounds which extend to around 6 acres which include 2 hay meadows and a paddock with stables. The grounds also incorporate car parking for 10+ vehicles, attractive lawned gardens interspersed with mature shrubs, flowers and trees, a vegetable garden, herb garden area, greenhouse, chicken coop and run and wooden storage shed. There is also a useful range of outbuildings and a single garage.
As with the majority of business premises within Dartmoor National Park, the property is subject to the favourable terms of a Duchy of Cornwall lease.
Beechwood Bed & Breakfast benefits from a prominent and visible trading position alongside the B3212, one of the main arterial routes across Dartmoor National Park, with visible signage in both directions. It is situated in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in the popular village of Postbridge, which is located 8 miles from Moretonhampstead, 12 miles from Tavistock, 6 miles from Princetown, 7 miles from Chagford and 6 miles from Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Postbridge is a honeypot tourist location and year round visitor attraction best known for its ancient clapper bridge and is a popular year round destination with many other famous historic features and attractions close by and being served by picturesque moorland scenery and wildlife. Being located in the very centre of Dartmoor National Park, there is also ample opportunity to take advantage of the wide range of outdoor country pursuits.
Entrance door from the rear car park area into:- Entrance Conservatory/Boot Room (constructed in February 2013) with tiled flooring. Double doors into:- Reception Hall an attractive and welcoming area with staircase to first floor, quarry tiled flooring, ceiling timbers, feature exposed granite fireplace (currently not used). Large walk-in cupboard. Water treatment plant room. Kitchen with quarry tiled flooring and part tiled walls, well fitted with a range of base kitchen units and extensive complementary worksurfaces, exposed ceiling timbers, central island unit, 1½ bowl sink unit, four-oven oil fired Aga, Beko mini oven and twin hob, hot water boiler, dishwasher, under counter fridge, range of wall shelving, fridge freezer. Utility Room with quarry tiled flooring, washing machine, tumble dryer, range of base and wall mounted kitchen units with complementary worksurfaces, stainless steel sink unit and door to outside. Dining Room an attractive character room with carpeted flooring, ceiling timbers, feature exposed granite fireplace with inset multi-fuel burning stove, part exposed stone walls, refectory style dining table and chairs comfortably seating 8 guests. Door into:- Conservatory Sun Room/Breakfast Room again an attractive room with carpeted flooring, views over the front gardens and over the surrounding moorland. Range of free standing wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 12 guests. Door to front. Guest Cloakroom & WC. Residents Lounge again an attractive character room with carpeted flooring and comfortably furnished with feature granite fireplace with inset wood burning stove, ceiling timbers, part wood panelled walls, dual aspect to front and rear, built in bookshelves, understairs cupboard, part-exposedstone walls, 2 window seat areas and comfy sofas providing seating for 10 plus guests. Stairs to first floor. Owner's Sitting Room another attractive character room with carpeted flooring, feature exposed granite fireplace with inset multi-fuel burning stove, ceiling timbers, part wood panelled walls and dual aspect to front and rear.
The business offers 7 bedrooms on the first floor and 4 bath/shower rooms. Our clients currently let 5 of the bedrooms and each letting bedroom is furnished to a high standard with remote control televisions with Freesat, hairdryers and hospitality trays. All of the bedrooms are country cottage style, in keeping with the property, and briefly comprise:- Bedroom 1 a standard twin room with aspect to the rear. Bedroom 2 a standard twin/king size double room with aspect to the rear. Bathroom for the shared use of Bedrooms 1 & 2 with shower over bath. Bedroom 3 a double room with aspect to rear and an En-Suite Shower Room. Bedroom 4 a family double room which sleeps 4 (with bunk beds), aspect to the front and En-Suite Bathroom with shower over bath. Bedroom 5 a standard family double room which can sleep 3 with aspect to front. Bathroom for the use of Bedroom 5 with shower over bath. Owner's Bedroom 1 a double room with aspect to front and a range of built in wardrobes and cupboards. Owner's Bedroom 2 a single room with aspect to side. The flexible layout of the bedrooms means that dependent upon personal requirements, the letting rooms could be reconfigured to provide additional owner's accommodation, if so desired. A viewing is recommended in order to fully appreciate the flexibility and versatility of this property.
Beechwood B&B benefits from a prominent trading position alongside the B3212, one of the main arterial routes across Dartmoor National Park, with visible signage in both directions. Externally, the property stands in grounds which extend to around 6 acres comprising 2 Hay Meadows and a Paddock. Access to the property is directly from the B3212 into the driveway which leads to 2 Separate Parking Areas with space for 10 plus vehicles. The lower paddock field, nearest the house, has a Block of 3 Stables and a Horse Shelter. Around the house are Attractive Terraced Gardens mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with mature shrubs, flowers and trees incorporating a feature pond with waterfall and with views to the front over Higher and Lower White Tor and the surrounding moorland countryside. There is also a Vegetable Garden, Herb Garden Area, Greenhouse, Chicken Coop and Run and Wooden Storage Shed. The middle and upper meadows are currently managed in agreement with National Park (through personal choice) as traditional hay meadows and are rich in wild flowers, including many orchids, that are of considerable interest to ecologists and botanists. Attached to the main house, but not accessible from inside, is a series of Outhouses for storage and workshops with a small Single Garage at the end.
Beechwood B&B is presented in first class order throughout and currently trades as a cottage style Bed & Breakfast offering occasional evening meals to residents, as well as cream teas during the summer months. This successful Bed & Breakfast business occupies a prominent trading position in a much sought after location and has been sympathetically renovated and refurbished by our clients during their ownership The high standards inherent throughout ensure excellent levels of regular repeat business and word of mouth recommendations and Beechwood has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor. Beechwood has its own website www.beechwood-dartmoor.co.uk and advertising is limited to this together with associated Dartmoor accommodation websites and magazines and the roadside position of the business also ensures that there is a steady passing trade. Beechwood also benefits from a licence to serve alcohol.
The business is run by our clients, a husband and wife partnership, with no members of staff being employed. Manageable businesses in such a sought after area are always in short supply and those which provide such an enviable lifestyle and yet still have genuine potential for future growth to the business profit levels such as Beechwood B&B, are very rare indeed. A viewing is essential in order to fully appreciate all that this versatile home and business has to offer. Through personal choice, and to fit in with their lifestyle, the current owners choose to trade the business just below the VAT threshold, however an adjusted net profit in the order of £40,000 is being achieved after all overheads. Full detailed accounting information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.
Full detailed trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.
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Mains electricity, private water, private drainage and oil fired central heating and hot water.
PRICE & TENURE
As with the majority of business premises within Dartmoor National Park, Beechwood is subject to the favourable terms of a Duchy of Cornwall lease granted in December 1993 for a term of 25 years. The lease is fully renewable at the end of the existing term and the current rent is £560 plus VAT per month. Please contact us for further details regarding the lease.
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