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Restaurant for sale

Simonsbath, Minehead, Somerset, TA24


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Tenure: Freehold

In an eye-catching prominent main road trading position in the very heart of Exmoor National Park an area famous for its outstanding natural beauty and unspoilt countryside. The property is set back from the B3223 heading North towards Lynton at the junction of the B3358 and overlooking the River Barle valley. The area serves as a popular starting point and meeting place for walking parties, cyclists and other activities on the moor. Within Exmoor National Park there are 400 miles of bridleways and footpaths across open moorland, woodlands and valleys. This property is on the Two Moors Way. The village has a population of some 200 inhabitants having a public car park, church, public house and hotel. Recently Exmoor National Park has opened the Simonsbath sawmills as a working example of the original sawmill.

This detached property was converted in approximately 1989 from an open fronted barn and was originally built by James Boevey when he constructed the adjacent Simonsbath Hotel in 1654. The property is a Grade II listed building, formerly a wagon shed and is full of character being of natural stone faced wall construction which blends with the surrounding area. The main restaurant/tea room area has full floor to ceiling double glazed windows which take advantage of the fantastic views across the road and up towards the Barr Valley. There is a large servery area and seating for approximately 56 customers inside and approximately 40 customers outside. To the front of the building there is a patio area and customer car park for approximately 16 vehicles with further parking available on the road outside and within the village at the Exmoor National Park Car Park. To the rear of the building there is a large lawned garden with patio seating area. The property is now offered comprehensively equipped and furnished as a going concern.

Genuine retirement sale after being in the same ownership for the last 8 years the business provides a useful lifestyle opportunity and comfortable income. The property is a popular venue with cycling clubs, rambling associations, car clubs, motorcycle clubs, the Exmoor National Park Authority, coach companies and other groups. The business is open, through choice, from February to November with low season opening times being usually from 10.30am to 4.30pm and during high season are 7 days a week from 10.30am till 5pm. We must stress there is huge potential to extend the opening hours of this business and increase the turnover. Details of accounts and turnover figures will be made available to those seriously interested parties that have inspected the premises.

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