13 bedroom hotel for sale

White Lion Hotel, High Street, Upton Upon Severn, WR8 0HJ

£795,000

Property Description

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Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The White Lion is the most attractive building on Upton's pretty high street, its golden colour and handsome porch surmounted by a lion making it very eye catching. Inside there is character in the bar and restaurant and also in the 13 letting bedrooms. For a town centre business it has the distinct advantage of a car park at the rear and owners' will appreciate the comfortable flat and the opportunity to live in such an accessible and vibrant town.

Upton upon Severn has a great location. Lying just to the West of the M5 and only about 5 minutes' drive from J1 of the M50 it is easy to reach for a large population. Upton is a bustling town of almost 3,000 sitting right on the river and drawing many to riverside attractions. The town also hosts several festivals throughout the summer months attracting thousands of visitors, and The White Lion hosts a number of beer festivals throughout the year to coincide. It is also very close to the hugely popular Malvern Hills and to the Three Counties Showground at Malvern which brings many guests to the White Lion. There is therefore a large local population, accessibility to attractions, and easy road access from the national motorway network - a winning combination.

Our clients bought the business in 1997 moving from their jobs in corporate hotels to run their own enterprise. Almost 20 years on they feel it is time to retire. They do hospitality very well indeed but not modern e-marketing and there are significant opportunities to be grasped in this area to drive the revenue of the business forward.

THE PROPERTY

Believed to date from the 16th century, the majority of the building dates from the mid-1700's. The building is arranged on three storeys with a painted stucco front and is listed Grade II.

The White Lion is believed to be the 'Inn at Upton' of Fielding's novel, Tom Jones.

PUBLIC AREAS

Entrance hall and Reception. Bar with impressive bar servery seating around 24 and an attractive public lounge off the bar seating a further 14. Restaurant for up to 45, an attractive room full of character that is normally set for 30.

LETTING BEDROOMS

13 letting bedrooms to sleep 25. 12 double or twin and 1 single. 11 rooms have bath with shower over, 1 with bath only and 1 en suite shower room. 1 is a four poster suite as well as 2 accessible ground floor rooms with disability access. All the rooms are centrally heated and equipped with direct dial telephone, television, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer.

OWNERS' ACCOMMODATION

Occupying a suite of rooms on the first floor of the property and comprising lounge, two bedrooms, bathroom, rooftop deck, and office. There are two staff bedrooms which have their own private bathroom and also an additional manager's flat accessed from the courtyard.

SERVICE AREAS

Commercial kitchen, still room, wash up section. Beer cellar, walk-in refrigerator.

OUTSIDE

Car park at the rear of the property for approximately 14 vehicles. Courtyard yard garden with seating for around a dozen. Garage, storage yard, and enclosed refuse area.

SERVICES

Malvern Hills District Council - 01684 862 151
Mains gas, electricity (three phase power available), water (metered) and drainage. Heating and central heating from gas fired boilers.

LICENCE

Premises Licence

LISTINGS

3* AA 75% with 1 rosette

WEBSITE

www.whitelionhotel.biz

The hotel's website has not been updated for some time and there is obvious opportunity to do that and generate additional trade.

TRADE

Accounts prepared by our clients' chartered accountants for the year ended 31st May 2015 show net sales of 398,238 of which a modest profit was achieved. As they approach retirement our clients have taken more time out of the business and engaged more staff. Energetic new operators could substantially improve the turnover and profit conversion.

PRICE

795,000 for the freehold property complete with goodwill and trade contents, but excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.

FINANCE

Colliers International is able to assist prospective purchasers by introducing sources of finance if required. Whilst we do not charge the buyer for this service, we may receive an introductory commission from the lender of broker involved.

TO VIEW

All appointments to view MUST be made through the vendors' agents who are acting with sole selling rights.

Nearest stations

  • Great Malvern (5.3 mi)
  • Malvern Link (6.1 mi)
  • Ashchurch for Tewkesbury (6.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Colliers International (Hotels), Bristol

Ground floor, 10 Templeback, Bristol BS1 6FL

0117 407 2383 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Great Malvern (5.3 mi)
  • Malvern Link (6.1 mi)
  • Ashchurch for Tewkesbury (6.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Colliers International (Hotels), Bristol

Ground floor, 10 Templeback, Bristol BS1 6FL

0117 407 2383 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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