Restaurant for sale

Simonsbath, Minehead, Somerset, TA24

£245,000

Property Description

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION
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.

THE PROPERTY
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.

THE BUSINESS
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.

The accommodation briefly comprises

MAIN RESTAURANT 
Total area of approximately 12.8m Width x 4.83m Depth - Upper seating capacity for 12 customers and lower seating capacity for 44 customers. Having 4 full length windows affording views towards the valley. Matching pine table and chairs, pine clad ceiling, pine fronted servery counter with refrigerated cake display cabinet, 4 chalk board display signs over the counter, behind the main servery counter there is a tiled floor, Sanremo coffee machine, coffee grinder, instanta hot water boiler, glass fronted cold drinks cabinet, ample shelving and ceiling spot lighting. Door to

MAIN KITCHEN 
3.02m x 3.2m
6 hob bulk gas supplied oven, 3 stainless steel preparation tables, tiled floor, extractor fan, 1 double bowl stainless steel sink unit, 1 dishwasher, 1 true upright refrigerator, 1 deep fat fryer, 4 microwaves, 1 grill.

REAR HALLWAY 
Accessed via stairs from the main restaurant area.

LOFT STORE 
4.06m x 2.6m
2 chest freezers.

GENTS CLOAKROOM 
Part tiled walls, wash hand basin, urinal and separate cloakroom having low level toilet.

LADIES CLOAKROOM 
Part tiled walls, 2 wash hand basins and 2 separate cloakrooms each with low level toilets.

REAR PREPARATION ROOM 
5.0m x 1.45m
Double drainer stainless steel sink unit, stainless steel preparation tables, 4 double wall cupboards, entrance to roof space, tiled floor, wash hand basin, 1 upright fridge freezer, 1 upright fridge, 1 microwave, part tiled walls.

OUTSIDE 
From the main lower cafe area access is gained through a rear patio area with 4 picnic tables, umbrellas and seating, beyond this is a gently sloping lawned area. There is a stone walled enclosure on the opposite side of the car park housing the LPG bulk storage tank. There is the benefit of disabled access into the tea rooms via a ramp and attractive table and chairs. To the rear there is access via a gate in the corner from the main road.

AGENTS NOTE 
Although this is a lock-up business it may be possible to convert part of the loft into owners accommodation subject to obtaining planning permission in the ususal manner.

SERVICES 
Mains electricity. Private bore hole water supply. Private drainage. LPG gas for cooking and heating.

RATEABLE VALUE 
£6,200 per annum. UBR, as of April 2015, 49.3p 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 Agents.

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

Want to know more? 
We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and, therefore, recommend that you visit the local authority website (contact the branch for details) and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding. www.environment-agency.gov.uk www.landregistry.gov.uk www.gov.uk/green-deal-energy-saving-measures www.homeoffice.gov.uk www.ukradon.org www.fensa.org.uk www.nesltd.co.uk http://list.english-heritage.org.uk

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  • Umberleigh (14.0 mi)
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Woodton Lodge, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9DW

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Woodton Lodge, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9DW

01398 398002 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Umberleigh (14.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Webbers Property Services, Dulverton

Woodton Lodge, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9DW

01398 398002 Local call rate

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