6 bedroom pub for sale

STAFFORDSHIRE

1 sq. ft. | £410,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Highly desirable 18th Century Inn set on circa 0.75 acre plot within the village of Butterton.
  • Restaurant (circa 32 covers) with stone built fireplace and doubles up as a function room.
  • Goodwin's Kitchen Bar (circa 20) with beamed ceiling and feature Victorian kitchen fireplace.
  • Darts Room (circa 16) .
  • Front Bar (circa 22) with feature open fireplace and exposed wooden ceiling beams.
  • Walkers Bar (Circa 16) with log burner.
  • Pool Room with exposed stone walls.
  • 3 En-suite letting rooms with exposed wooden ceiling beams.
  • 3 Bed owners accommodation with private access.
  • Advised turnover TBC.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

REF: 7274F

A VERY RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE THIS WONDERFUL FREEHOUSE IN A SOUGHT AFTER PEAK DISTRICT VILLAGE LOCATION WITH FURTHER POTENTIAL

LOCATION
This fabulous property is located in the picture-postcard Staffordshire Peak District village of Butterton sitting directly opposite the historic village church. Butterton overlooks the Manifold Valley and Ecton Hill and has a small ford in the centre of the village where the brook runs across the street. Nearby places of interest include Alton Towers (8 miles), Uttoxeter races (20) and the ancient market town of Leek is only 8 miles away. Nearby Hartington and the famous Tissington trail is within 5 miles, Ashbourne (14) and the City of Derby is 27 miles away. In Butterton itself and also the surrounding villages are a large number of camp sites and self catering accommodation facilities that bring tourists and walkers to the area all year round.

THE PROPERTY
This two storey detached village inn is full of character and is believed to date back to 1782. The property retains many of its original features and all the trading areas have exposed wooden ceiling beams and exposed stone walling. The property is of stone construction and sits under a pitched, slate roof. A small quarry tiled entrance porch to the front of the property and double patio doors to the rear give access to all the trading areas.
Restaurant (Circa 32 covers) is a spacious room with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The room has a laminate wooden floor and loose tables and chairs with an exposed stone fireplace and dual fuel in-built burner. Double Patio doors lead out onto the spacious flagstone garden area with fabulous countryside views enabling this area to hold weddings and functions in the summer months. Goodwin's Kitchen Bar (Circa 20) is a characterful room full of rustic charm. The room is fully carpeted with loose tables, stools and wooden bench pews. There is a beautiful feature Victorian kitchen fireplace with historic memorabilia and bric-a-brac to the walls and a well stocked bar server of brick construction at one end. This leads through to: Darts Room (Circa 16) is fully carpeted with loose tables and chairs. There is a darts throw and double patio doors lead out onto the wooden Decked area of the rear garden. Front Bar (Circa 22) has a warm friendly atmosphere with loose tables, chairs, stools and upholstered perimeter bench seating. There are areas of carpet and exposed original stone flooring and an exposed brick built fireplace sits in the corner of the room. There is also a bar server of wood construction with 4 cask ale handpulls and a further darts throw.
Walkers Bar (Circa 16) is a lovely self contained room with loose tables, wooden benches and pews and a lovely quarry tiled floor. There is a multi fuel burner at one end and a small bar server of wood construction at the other.
This room lends itself also for small private meetings and get together.
Pool Room is fully carpeted and has an open ceiling with exposed wooden rafters and a pool table. The room has loose tables and cushion covered window sill seating. There is a fully equipped Catering Kitchen, with stainless steel surfaces and appliances (equipment not tested) and 5* EHO rating. This leads to a further partially equipped catering kitchen adjacent to the restaurant. There is a separate storage area for fridges and freezers.
Below ground floor Beer Cellar with remote and python etc.
2 x Ladies & 2 x Gents WC.

OWNER'S ACCOMMODATION
The owner's accommodation is located on the first floor and briefly comprises of: 3 double bedrooms, lounge with kitchen plumbing and a bathroom.

LETTING ACCOMMODATION
Situated on the first floor are 3 lovely En-suite letting rooms (2 x Double/1 x Family room) with Tea/Coffee making facilities, exposed wooden beams and areas of exposed stone walling. On the main staircase to the accommodation is a spacious un-used room with exposed wooden ceiling beams and open fireplace that could easily be developed into a resident's lounge or village shop. The letting accommodation also provides an opportunity to be converted into a 2-bedroom self-contained permanently let flat (subject to all relevant approvals).

EXTERNAL
The property sits on an extensive plot of circa 0.75 acres. To the rear is an attractive garden area (circa 100+ covers) with a flagstone patio, a Wooden Decked area and a raised area with wooden picnic benches and a slate chipping floor covering. The patron's car park for approx 30+ cars is located to the side. There is also a large unused grassed garden area that could accommodate up to 9 picnic benches with beautiful views and scenery that provides even further potential for use.

TRADING & LICENSING
We are advised that the business trades with the benefit of the Premises Licence (not seen) which permits the sale of alcohol during the hours of:
Mon - Sun 11am to 2am
Current opening hours are:
Mon - Fri 7pm to midnight
Sat 12noon to 2pm
Sat 7pm to midnight
Sun 12noon to midnight

NB. Important. Prospective purchasers wishing to continue to operate the public house should ensure that they gain the APLH Qualification in readiness for their intended operation of the Public House.

GENERAL REMARKS
The property and business is being offered for sale freehold (although we have not had sight of the title deeds). There is Calor for cooking & oil for heating (no services tested) and also a sceptic tank. Business rates payable are advised as currently being circa 3,500 per annum to include all relevant reliefs.

THE BUSINESS
The current owner purchased the Freehold in November 2001 and has since built an excellent reputation as a character village Inn offering drinks and an extensive menu/homemade special boards in fabulous surroundings. The business has recently been awarded CAMRA pub of the season 2013. The business is currently operated by the owner assisted by 4 part time/casual members of staff. Trade split of 73% Wet, 23% Food and 4% Accommodation sales. New owners could continue to run the business using the same current formula or explore the obvious potential/opportunity to extend the opening hours, develop the restaurant side of the business (currently under used) and increase the accommodation sales by marketing on National accommodation websites.

Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.

The property was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07527 718400.

Viewing appointments must be made via Guy Simmonds.

VIEWING: All appointments must be made through Guy Simmonds. Please note that these Sales Particulars are issued on the strict basis that all negotiations, viewings and contacts in connection with this business are conducted through Guy Simmonds who are appointed by the vendor to act under a Sole Selling Rights agreement with total confidentiality. Any breach of these terms may make you liable in law to litigation and damages. Under no circumstances must you approach the owner direct without a formal appointment or disclose to other customers and staff that the Premises are for sale.

FINANCE FOR PURCHASING A LICENSED PROPERTY: We are in constant touch with a leading finance broker who specialises in arranging Business Finance for Licensed Properties. Whether you are purchasing a Licensed Property through ourselves, or another agent, we will be pleased to contact on your behalf our specialist who can arrange the necessary Finance Package for you at preferential rates. Please telephone for free and no obligation advice with regards to financing a Business.

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(II) All descriptions, dimensions, distances, maps/plans, references to condition, trading figures and other items in these particulars are given as a guide and no responsibility is assumed by Guy Simmonds for the accuracy of individual items. Intending purchasers (or lessees) should not rely on them as statements of representations of fact and should satisfy themselves as to the correctness of each item by making independent enquiries.
(III) Intending purchasers (or lessees) should make their own independent enquiries regarding the use of the property, necessary permissions for use and occupations, potential uses and any other matters affecting the property prior to purchase.
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(V) Guy Simmonds are unable to give any warranty as to the working order of any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services associated with the premises and therefore, cannot verify they are in full working order. Purchasers are strongly advised to obtain specialist reports prior to exchange of contracts in order to satisfy themselves.
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Nearest station

  • Buxton (10.8 mi)
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Guy Simmonds Business Transfers Limited , National Licensed Property

Coppice Farm, Ashby Road Melbourne, DE73 8BJ

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Nearest station

  • Buxton (10.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Guy Simmonds Business Transfers Limited , National Licensed Property

Coppice Farm, Ashby Road Melbourne, DE73 8BJ

01332 448136 Local call rate

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