Cafe for sale

9 Watersmeet Road, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35


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A Freehold cafe/tearoom situated in the heart of Exmoor in the beautiful coastal twin villages of Lynton & Lynmouth. Raffertys being by the sea in Lynmouth offers a superbly presented & equipped 26 cover cafe/tearoom with a large 3 bedroom apartment above over 2 floors, with potential for B&B or Bedsit. Which is currently being used as holiday accommodation. There is also a 1 bedroom self contained basement flat, suitable for relative or staff or tenant.
The owners have run the business for 13 years as a tearoom & a'la carte evening restaurant, but retired 11 months ago, so has vacant possession. The shop has change of use to retail & the building could be converted into flats, with the appropriate planning permission.


Lynton and Lynmouth have a static population of 1,658, but benefit from the considerable holiday trade in the area. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 20 miles. Access to the M5 via Junction 27 at Tiverton is approx. 30 miles distant.

The Situation

Watersmeet Road is the main arterial road leading up to the steeped wooded valley to Watersmeet. The property is between two of Lynmouth's main car / coach parks within this popular Harbourside village and therefore benefits from good passing trade and footfall.

The Property and Construction

The building is probably of Victorian origins or turn of the century. It is of stone construction with pitched slate roof and is arranged on four floors. The tea room / restaurant have been modernised by the current owners to provide modern and light facilities. Further commercial parts include a refurbished kitchen, customers ladies and gents toilets and freezer / dry storage. On the first and second floors there is a three bed owners apartment (master with en-suite shower), L-shaped living room and modern fitted kitchen. The residential parts benefit from uPVC double glazing and electric heating. There is also an additional one bed self contained apartment accessed from the rear of the property which could provide further income from letting, staff accommodation or suitable for a dependant relative.

The Accommodation (comprises)

Single fronted SHOP UNIT with storm porch
22'0 x 15'0 (6.70m x 4.45m) covers for circa 26, large bay window and glazed front door. The tea room has been modernised and redecorated with the addition of new tables and chairs. There is a built in counter area which houses till and storage for cutlery, etc,. Half landing. Door to refurbished commercial kitchen, stairs to residential accommodation on first and second floors, stairs down to ladies and gents cloakrooms and further storage space / office.

Commercial Kitchen
Refurbished during clients ownership including uPVC hygiene wipe down wall panels, stainless steel to all hot areas and commercial grade floorings, stainless steel double sink unit, stainless steel tables and work tops, LPG 5 burner cooker, fridges and freezers, microwave, dishwasher, assorted shelving and storage and complement of commercial equipment.

Lower Ground Floor
Hallway providing private access door to rear courtyard which can be used for deliveries and owners private entrance. This area also provides access to the basement self contained apartment. Stock Room, Customers Cloakroom, separate Ladies and Gentlemans Cloakrooms with low level close coupling w.cs, wall mounted wash hand basins and ceiling light points. Store / Office providing additional fridge / freezer storage and dry storage.

First Floor
Approx. 16'0 x 13'0 (4.85m x 3.95m) to lounge area with DINING AREA 12'0 x 8'0 (3.65m x 2.45m) 2 uPVC open casement windows to front elevation, wall mounted heater, central chimney breast with fire mantle and surround, 4 wall mounted light points, leading to dining area with archway through to :-

12'0 x 7'6 (3.65m x 2.30m) range of matching wall and base units, complimentary rolled edge work surfaces over, inset 1/2 bowl single drainer sink unit, inset single oven with four ring hob, ceramic tiling to all splash back areas, power points, uPVC double glazed window to rear elevation, wood style laminate flooring.

Bedroom 1
14'0 x 9'6 (4.25m x 2.90m) uPVC double glazed casement window to rear elevation, river view, wall mounted heater, TV aerial point, door to en-suite.
Shower room with white suite comprising of low level closed coupling w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, enclosed shower tray with single enter privet door, full height tiling to all walls, electric shaver light and point, ceiling light point, floor standing heater and obscured double glazed uPVC window to side elevation

Second Floor
Access via central turning staircase giving access to second floor landing with uPVC double glazed window to side elevation, loft hatch, power points, ceiling light point, laundry area, doors to all rooms.

Bedroom 2
15'6 x 12'0 (4.70m x 3.65m) uPVC double glazed window to front elevation, electric heater, built in wardrobes with sliding mirrored doors, vanity area with sink and built in storage, shaver light and point, central ceiling light point.

Bedroom 3
Max. 12'0 x 12'0 (3.65m x 3.65m) hardwood casement dormer style window to rear elevation overlooking outlook towards the River Lyn, ceiling light point, wall light point, heater, power points, BT point.
Separate W.C. with low level w.c., ceiling light point.

Family Bathroom

White coloured suite comprising panelled bath with matching pedestal wash hand basin, low level closed coupling w.c. The bathroom is tiled to full height on all walls, shaver light and point, uPVC double glazed casement window to side elevation overlooking wooded Watersmeet valley. To the rear of the bathroom is a separate laundry area with plumbing for washing machine, storage cupboard, ceiling light point.

Self Contained Basement Apartment Comprising:-
Entrance porch leading to:-

Living Room
Open plan with fitted KITCHEN to one side with cooker, extractor fan, fridge / freezer and inset sink unit, TV point, power point, wall heater, ceiling light point

11'1 x 9'9 (3.40m x 2.95m) ceiling light, power points, en-suite bathroom, panelled bath and mixer taps, low level w.c., and pedestal wash hand basin.

Nearest station

  • Barnstaple (14.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest station

  • Barnstaple (14.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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