Hotel for sale

Long Street, Williton, Taunton, Somerset, TA4

£849,500

Property Description

Key features

  • IMPRESSIVE GRADE II LISTED GEORGIAN TOWNHOUSE
  • 14 ENSUITE LETTING BEDROOMS
  • 3-BEDROOM PRIVATE OWNERS ACCOMMODATION
  • LARGE BARN WITH PLANNING PERMISSION FOR CONVERSION
  • PARKING FACILITIES
  • LARGE PRIVATE WALLED REAR GARDEN

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE PROPERTY
The White House, a delightful Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse, was built around 1810 though parts of the property are thought to date back much earlier. The property was converted to a hotel in the late 60's and ran with a very successful fine dining restaurant for nearly 40 years. The current owners purchased the property in 2011 and have undertaken an extensive refurbishment programme to create what is now a most contemporary and stylish 4 star Guest House. The proprietors are now only selling due to ill health. In the short time they have owned the property the programme of works has included a new central heating boiler, some new en-suite bathrooms as well as re-decorating many of the rooms. There are 14 letting rooms (including two family suites), all en suite, which are divided between the main house and the converted Dairy and Stables in the Courtyard. There is a guest dining room seating 18 and a lounge with licensed bar. The owners accommodation is substantial and includes a separate annexe which would be ideal for two couples or a large family.

BUSINESS
Currently the White House is run as a Bed & Breakfast (by choice) but new owners could easily reinstate the restaurant if required. The turnover is in the region of £80,000. The current owners both work within the business with help from a part time housekeeper. Business is generated from commercial and tourism trade including wedding parties from the nearby St Audrey's wedding venue.

LOCATION
The White House is located in a prominent position on the A39, close to the centre of the village of Williton which has an excellent range of shops, amenities and a first and middle school, and is approximately a mile from the coast at Watchet. Williton is the home of the West Somerset District Council Offices and has a growing industrial estate housing a good range of local businesses. The nearest large town is Minehead, West Somerset's premier resort, which is approximately 8 miles and has a more comprehensive range of shopping, banking and recreational facilities. The county town of Taunton is approximately 15 miles distant and has extensive high street shopping, recreational facilities, excellent schools, rail and motorway connections. Williton is situated amongst some of the most beautiful countryside in England including the Quantocks, The Brendons, Exmoor National Park and of course the stunning West Somerset coastline. We have a station for the West Somerset Steam Railway and are within easy driving distance of Dunster, Glastonbury, Wells, Bath, Bristol and Exeter.

OUTSIDE
The property is set back from the main road with a private forecourt allowing parking for 10 cars, there is an attractive lawned area with mature palm trees and unusual Mimosas at the side. There is an archway to the side leading to the courtyard where the former Dairy and Stables and the Old Barn are located with further parking for 8 cars. The private garden measures approximately ½ acre and is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and an unusual assortment of trees including bay, fig, apple and pear, it is completely walled but has access from the forecourt.

ENTRANCE HALLWAY 
With doors off to Lounge/Bar and Breakfast Room. Reception desk with telephone point, under stairs storage and door to lobby area with washing machine, access to back of bar and door to -

OFFICE 
2.72m x 2.06m
Window to side, telephone points, Broadband, radiator

BREAKFAST ROOM 
5.26m x 4.78m
Seating 18. South facing. Large original sash window and working shutters, attractive fireplace with wood surround and slate hearth and 2 radiators.

LOUNGE/BAR 
5.23m x 4.9m
South facing. Large original sash window with working shutters, feature stone wall, bar with shelving, sink, door to rear, 2 radiators. Turned staircase with Georgian balustrade to -

HALF LANDING WITH LINEN ROOM 
4.42m x 2.74m
Landing with feature arched window to rear, door to storage cupboard and fire escape (original staircase), radiator.

CLOAKROOM 
With low-level WC and wash hand basin, window to rear.

FIRST FLOOR GUEST ACCOMODATION 

BEDROOM 1 
4.27m x 3.33m
(FOUR POSTER KING SIZE) Four poster bed, large original sash window to front with working shutters, built-in wardrobe, radiator, TV point

BEDROOM 2 
3.56m x 3.25m
(FAMILY SUITE, TWIN BEDS) Large original sash window to front with working shutters, radiator, TV point. Connecting door to Bedroom 3.

BEDROOM 3 
4.04m x 3.35m
(FAMILY SUITE. TWIN/SUPER KING) Large original sash window to front with working shutters, built-in wardrobe, radiator, TV point

BEDROOM 4 
3.4m x 3.35m
(DOUBLE) Leaded window overlooking courtyard, window seat, radiator, TV point.

BEDROOM 5 
4.98m x 3.96m
(FOUR POSTER SUPER KING) Window overlooking courtyard, window seat, built-in wardrobe, radiator, TV point.

BEDROOM 6 
4.01m x 3.84m
(TWIN/SUPER KING) Original sash window with working shutters overlooking the courtyard, built-in wardrobe, radiator, TV point.

BEDROOM 7 
3.63m x 3.56m
(KING SIZE) Large original sash window overlooking the garden, built-in wardrobe, radiator, TV. point

BEDROOM 8 
3.66m x 3.58m
(FAMILY SUITE, KING SIZE BED) Leaded window with window seat overlooking the garden, built-in wardrobe, radiator, TV point. Connecting door to Children's room.

CHILDREN'S ROOM 
(FAMILY SUITE) Sash window and radiator.

THE OLD STABLE 

BEDROOM 9 
3.58m x 2.54m
(KING SIZE) Window to front, built-in wardrobe, TV point

BEDROOM 10 
3.07m x 2.51m
(SINGLE) Window to side, built-in wardrobe, TV point

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 
With shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low-level WC. Interconnecting door to -

BEDROOM 11 
3.23m max x 2.8m - (SINGLE) Window, built-in wardrobe, TV point

THE OLD DAIRY 

BEDROOM 12 
4.37m x 3.02m
(TWIN/SUPER KING) Window to front, built-in wardrobe, TV point

BEDROOM 14 
4.11m x 3.0m
(KING SIZE) Window to rear, built-in wardrobe, TV point

BEDROOM 15 
3.94m x 2.46m
(SINGLE) Window to side, built-in wardrobe, TV point, shower cubicle and pedestal sink, WC. To the rear of the courtyard is -

THE OLD BARN 
10.16m x 3.76m
2-storey barn suitable for renovation (we have been verbally advised that the planning permission has been granted)

PRIVATE OWNERS ACCOMMODATION: 

HALLWAY 
With door to

PASSAGE AND SERVERY 
With fitted cupboards and worktop, doors off to -

KITCHEN 
4.27m x 4.27m
With red coloured 4 oven Aga/Heating Stove, comprehensive range of fitted kitchen units with matching wall cupboards and concealed lighting, central stainless steel worktable with chiller unit under, fitted 4 ring gas hob, 2 walk-in larders, 2 sink units, tiled floor, window with views over garden.

LOUNGE/DINER 
7.14m x 4.98m
(This room was formerly a restaurant seating up to 36) A large character room with stone fireplace with wood burning stove, original leaded windows, door with access to courtyard, door to reception area, 2 radiators.

FIRE ESCAPE STAIRCASE 

DRY STORE 
3.0m x 2.54m
Shelving, space for chest freezer and tumble dryer, original meat hooks on ceiling

WORKSHOP/PAINT STORE 
2.54m x 1.98m

WINE STORE 
3.35m x 1.17m
With original flagstone floors and wine racks and an ambient temperature of between 8-12 degrees. Door to courtyard.

PRIVATE DRESSING ROOM/BEDROOM 1 
Window overlooking garden, radiator and door to:

PRIVATE BEDROOM 2 
3.99m x 2.36m
Window overlooking garden, radiator, TV point. Step up to -

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 
Newly fitted with bath, double shower, tiled floor, upright radiator, low level toilet and vanity wash hand basin.

PRIVATE BEDROOM 3 
2.39m x 2.31m
Window overlooking garden and annexe, built-in wardrobe, radiator. Door to back garden and door to separate annexe.

PRIVATE BEDROOM 4 
Window overlooking garden, radiator and steps up to small landing. Built-in wardrobes.

PRIVATE BEDROOM 5 
4.4m x 4.11m
French doors to garden, telephone and t.v. points, 2 radiators and feature stone wall. Doors to -

DRESSING ROOM/BEDROOM 6 
3.86m x 2.44m
Window and radiator.

BATHROOM 
3.86m x 2.44m
With new fitted suite.

SERVICES 
Mains electricity, gas, metered water and drainage. L1 Fire Alarm.

RATEABLE VALUE 
£15,750 per annum. UBR, as of April 2014, 48.2p in the £ 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 Agent.

VAT 
We understand that our client has not opted to charge VAT. All interested parties should make their own enquiries of HMRC

WEBBERS DO NOT JUST SELL HOUSES 
Established over 40 years ago our dedicated specialist Commercial Department deals in the sale and letting of all types of commercial property including Guest Houses, Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs, Holiday Complexes, General Businesses, Post Offices, Retail Businesses of all kinds, Shops, Offices, Investments and Industrial Premises. If this property does not suit visit our web site www.webberscommercial.co.uk or call our office on 01271 347888. For out of hours call our mobile number 07967 385228.

WANT TO KNOW MORE? 
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