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West Down, Ilfracombe
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The Foxhunters is a 300 year old Country Inn having been carefully restored to provide a public house with exceptional charm and character. The ground floor comprises of an Olde Worlde public bar and restaurant areas with exposed beams and natural stone work, inglenook fireplaces and seating capacity for up to 100 customers. There are usual ladies and gents cloakrooms, large beer cellar and well equipped commercial kitchen on the ground floor with, to the first floor, eight en-suite letting bedrooms.
Directly opposite the pub is a large 80 space Tarmacadam car park and to one side is a detached building comprising of a two bedroom annexe for staff accommodation with a ground floor fish 'n' chip shop takeaway, bar and patio area. Also to one corner is a children's play area where there is space for a bouncy castle and a small children's summer house. Approached from the rear of the pub via a private separate pathway access is gained to the owners private accommodation comprising of a two bedroom self contained bungalow with oil fired central heating and surrounded by part lawned, part paved and brick patio gardens with, on two sides, split level decking area with outdoor seating facility.
It should be noted that the main public house also benefits from oil fired central heating and we understand that the business will be offered fully furnished and equipped subject to trade inventory, but excluding those items of a personal nature.
The Foxhunters Inn is truly a traditional restored English pub with a cosy bar and restaurant and a warm and inviting atmosphere.
In a prime main road trading position, located on the A361 connecting Ilfracombe to Barnstaple, this property is within approximately 4 miles of the coast at Woolacombe, famous for its surfing beaches. The property is located within approximately 3 miles of Braunton and is close to the nearby small village of West Down, with its popular village school and shop/tea room. The resort of Ilfracombe is located to the North and Barnstaple, the regional centre of North Devon is within approximately 7 miles to the South. In the vicinity, are numerous self catering complexes, caravan and campsites, whilst Exmoor National Park is within easily motoring distance.
Operated by a husband and wife team with additional staff as well as seasonal staff when required. The public house opens every day from midday until 11:00pm and Sundays until 10:30pm. The business is that of a traditional public house, restaurant and Country Inn. Income is derived from numerous sources including up to 60% food sales and the remaining income from wet sales and letting accommodation.
This is a freehold freehouse and is therefore not tied to a brewery enabling the owner to source beer, wines and spirits from any supplier.
We moved from Hampshire having worked for a number of years in high pressure demanding businesses around London, our aim in moving was to create a completely different lifestyle. We are pleased to say that we have successfully achieved this in the West Country.
We have enjoyed the diverse trade which each season brings to The Foxhunters, from families in the summer months to shooting parties, both 'live' and clay pigeon, during the winter.
This is truly a rewarding way of life within the beautiful county of Devon.
The accommodation briefly comprises (all measurements approximate) -
MAIN PUBLIC BAR Approached through a recessed entrance porch.
MAIN BAR SECTION 17'10" x 21'2" (5.44m x 6.45m). With 'L' shaped bar/servery comprehensively equipped with 11 beer pumps and stone faced bar with canopy over having concealed lighting. Access from the rear to kitchen and access to
FURTHER BAR AREA/RESTAURANT 15'9" (4.8m) x 10'6" (3.2m) ( 15'9" (4.80m) x 10'6" (3.20m) ). With step up to to
FURTHER RESTAURANT/BAR AREA
ALCOVE 9'7" x 5'5" (2.92m x 1.65m).
CENTRAL BAR AREA 22'7" (6.88m) x 10' (3.05m) maximum. With second bar servery having 8 beer pumps and main counter.
ADDITONAL BAR/RESTAURANT AREA 21'4" x 10'6" (6.5m x 3.2m). With additional food servery.
MAIN RESTAURANT AREA 30'9" x 15'1" (9.37m x 4.6m). With two doors to outside and access to hot food servery
SERVING AREA 7'8" x 11'3" (2.34m x 3.43m).
COMMERCIAL KITCHEN 12'6" x 16'9" (3.8m x 5.1m). Comprehensively equipped subject to trade inventory. From large restaurant area, door to
REAR FREEZER ROOM/UTILITY AREA 36' x 4'5" (10.97m x 1.35m). With access to
FURTHER AREA 16' x 4'9" (4.88m x 1.45m).
INNER SERVICE HALLWAY With access to ladies and gents cloakroom.
BEER CELLAR 15'10" x 8'10" (4.83m x 2.7m). Internal staircase to
FIRST FLOOR THROUGH LANDING
BEDROOM 1 (DOUBLE) 10' x 18'8" (3.05m x 5.7m). With four poster bed and en-suite bathroom/wc.
BEDROOM 2 (TWIN) 9'6" x 18'8" (2.9m x 5.7m). With en-suite bathroom/wc.
BEDROOM 3 (DOUBLE) 9'10" x 18'8" (3m x 5.7m). With four poster bed and en-suite bathroom/wc.
BEDROOM 4 (DOUBLE) 12'1" x 9'9" (3.68m x 2.97m). Plus en-suite bathroom/wc.
BEDROOM 5 (FAMILY FOUR) 14' x 10' (4.27m x 3.05m). With en-suite bathroom/wc.
REAR LANDING 'L' shaped with door to outside and access to private garden.
BEDROOM 6 (DOUBLE) 8'6" x 15'5" (2.6m x 4.7m). With en-suite bathroom/wc.
BEDROOM 7 (TWIN) 17'7" x 8'6" (5.36m x 2.6m). With en-suite bathroom/wc.
BEDROOM 8 (DOUBLE) 11'6" x 10' (3.5m x 3.05m). With en-suite bathroom/wc.
PRIVATE OFFICE 11'6" x 8'6" (3.5m x 2.6m).
OUTSIDE The property is set back from the main road and there are numerous picnic tables in two private forecourt areas directly in front of the public house. To one side, is an enclosed yard with coal store area and dry store. Directly opposite the main road is a large Tarmacadam 80 space car park and beyond this on the side is a detached property with the ground floor comprising of the fish n chip shop takeaway and further public bar. Immediately in front of this is a paved patio area. To the first floor of this building is a
STAFF APARTMENT Briefly comprising Staircase to
OPEN PLAN LOUNGE 17'1" x 11'10" (5.2m x 3.6m). With two radiators.
FITTED KITCHEN With electric hob and cooker.
BEDROOM 1 9'2" x 8'5" (2.8m x 2.57m). With en-suite suite wc and shower. Radiator.
BEDROOM 2 11'6" x 17'2" (3.5m x 5.23m). With en-suite bathroom/wc. Radiator. Just beyond this in the corner of the public car park is a children's play area with space for a bouncy castle and a small children's summer house.
OWNERS PRIVATE DETACHED BUNGALOW Located to the rear of the pub. Comprising
RECESSED ENTRANCE PORCH With internal door to
MAIN OPEN PLAN LOUNGE 23'8" x 20'9" (7.21m x 6.32m). With double aspect windows, three radiators, feature stone fireplace and stone hearth. Intercommunicating door to
PRIVATE KITCHEN 16'2" x 10'6" (4.93m x 3.2m). With a central breakfast bar island and matching laminated work surfaces, electric hob and built in oven, sink unit, radiator and matching wall cupboards. Intercommunicating door to
LAUNDRY ROOM 14'4" x 7'10" (4.37m x 2.39m). with sink unit, laminated work surfaces, plumbing for washing machine, door to outside. From the open plan lounge/diner, internal open plan staircase to
HALF LANDING TO REAR with
BATHROOM/WC 9' x 6'10" (2.74m x 2.08m). With three piece suite
BEDROOM 1 10'9" x 16' (3.28m x 4.88m).
BEDROOM 2 10'4" x 19'8" (3.15m x 6m). With en-suite bathroom/wc having three piece suite. This bungalow benefits from its own oil fired central heating system.
OUTSIDE The bungalow is approached across a part brick and gravelled pathway giving access to the main steps of the bungalow. To one side is a split level 'L' shaped decking area with to the rear a large decking area with built in seating and above this sloping lawned gardens. The bungalow gardens are fenced for privacy.
SERVICES Mains electricity, calor gas supply for cooking, oil fired central heating and private drainage system.
RATEABLE VALUE Public House and Premises £16,550.00 per annum. UBR, as of April 2011, 43.3p in the £. Bungalow to the rear of the pub - council tax band C. Our Rateable Value figure has been obtained from the Business Valuation website at the time of the property detail going to print, however, we would advise all applicants make their own enquiries via the Valuation Office or website regarding this figure.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment through the selling agents.
VAT We understand that our client has not opted to charge VAT. All interested parties should make their own enquiries of HMRC.
Foxhunters Inn lies on the A361 between the bustling village of Braunton and the popular coastal town of Ilfracombe.
From junction 27 of M5
Take A361 towards Barnstaple.
Upon reaching the Tesco Superstore roundabout, continue to follow signs marked A361 through the edge of Barnstaple town.
Continue following the A361 signs also marked to Braunton and Ilfracombe.
After approximately 4 miles you will enter the village of Braunton. At the first set of main traffic lights go straight across towards Ilfracombe.
Continue for approximately 3 miles and the Foxhunters Inn can be seen on the right-hand side with large car parking facilities on the opposite side of the road.