Hotel for sale

Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

£675,000

Property Description

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Built in the late 1800s as a Captain's residence this fine detached property is a fully restored and converted family home, now arranged as three luxuriously appointed apartments and a four bedroom house. Raphael apartment sleeps four to six, and has sea views; Oriel apartment sleeps six to seven and has sea views and Eden apartment, located to the rear, sleeps four and has garden views. The whole property provides elegant and comfortable accommodation, fully modernised throughout.

LOCATION
In the heart of the thriving resort of Ilfracombe, North Devon's premier tourist centre, the property is located directly opposite the Landmark Theatre and overlooks Wildersmouth Beach with the Bristol Channel beyond. The property is therefore centrally placed just above the sea front and in easy walking distance from all amenities.

Ilfracombe is North Devon's premier resort having a population of approximately 14,000 inhabitants, boosted with the influx of tourists during the summer months. In recent years a number of investments have taken place within the town including a new Wetherspoon's public house, Lidl supermarket, Tesco supermarket on the outskirts and shortly there will be a new Premier Inn development. The world renowned artist, Damien Hirst, has given to the local council a statue of Verity located on the pier; this has attracted many more day visitors to the resort. As a result there are now 10 art galleries in Ilfracombe. The town is easily accessible via the main tourist route from Barnstaple, which is approximately 12 miles inland. Nearby are the surfing resorts of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton.

THE PROPERTY
Believed to have been built in the late 1800s as a Captain's residence Gabriel House stands high and proud above the sea front overlooking the sea. The property is accessed via a car park (located above an amusement arcade) providing much sought after private parking for residents and guests. The accommodation is currently arranged as a four bedroom private owner's house on the ground and first floors, currently as a family home, with bed and breakfast accommodation.

The apartments have their own access comprising a penthouse apartment to the top floor, namely Oriel apartment, sleeping six to seven. Raphael apartment on the second floor provides holiday accommodation for four to six guests with sea views and Eden apartment, located to the rear on the second floor, provides accommodation for four guests with garden views. Each apartment has its own gas fired central heating boiler with radiators and double glazing throughout.

The private quarters offer spacious accommodation on two floors with a private courtyard garden as well as a sloping garden. The whole property will be offered comprehensively furnished and equipped, subject to trade inventory, excluding those items of a personal nature.

THE BUSINESS
The property, formerly the Queen's Court Hotel, was acquired by our clients 15 years ago which they have since converted and modernised to provide this bed and breakfast and holiday letting business. The bed and breakfast accommodation is of the highest standard, providing three en-suite letting bedrooms and one bedroom with its own private bathroom directly opposite. This accommodation could equally be used for private quarters if it is the intention of an incoming purchaser to use the property solely as a holiday letting business.

The remaining apartments are let throughout the year at a high occupancy level, all managed by our clients themselves and providing a comfortable income. Details of turnover and profit and loss accounts will be made available to those seriously interested parties who have inspected the business.

AGENT'S NOTE
The property was inspected by our Associate Director, Tony Foster, who has been selling businesses in the resort for 38 years. He describes Gabriel House as 'probably one of the most impressive and well-appointed businesses of this kind he has ever seen during that period in Ilfracombe'.

The accommodation briefly comprises

GROUND FLOOR 
Accessed from the car park steps to -

MAIN ENTRANCE PORCH 
2.9m x 1.98m
Built in cupboard. Inner double glazed door leading to -

L-SHAPED RECEPTION HALLWAY 
5.8m x 4.04m
Built-in cupboards and under stairs recess.

GUEST LOUNGE 
4.52m x 8.36m
Bay window, two upright radiators, built-in double base cupboard set in alcove with glass shelving above, pebble effect feature fire, access to -

PRIVATE KITCHEN 
5.23m x 4.04m
Central breakfast island with cupboards and drawers under, four-ring gas hob, inset sink and overhead flexi mixer tap, adjoining wall mounted kitchen base units with cupboards and drawers under and storage cupboards over, fully fitted Bosch cookers with built-in grill, main sink with flexi mixer tap over, views to courtyard, tiled floor throughout, and open plan access to -

BREAKFAST ROOM 
3.58m x 2.74m
Double glazed patio doors to courtyard, tiled flooring.

PRIVATE CLOAKROOM 
Located just off the breakfast room, with a low level WC and tiled flooring.

LAUNDRY ROOM 
2.67m x 2.41m
Door to rear yard.

DRY STORAGE ROOM 
2.87m x 2.41m

THROUGH INNER HALLWAY 
Off the kitchen, with a door to the cellar and the covered yard. From the covered yard, access to -

FREEZER STORAGE AREA 
4.01m x 2.41m
Step leading down leading to -

FURTHER STORE 
5.0m x 2.41m
Up-and-over door.

DINING ROOM (OFF MAIN HALLWAY) 
4.04m x 5.59m
Attractive fireplace with inset tiled hearth and surround, hand carved fireplace with hand carved mantle over.

STAIRS TO FIRST FLOOR 

MAIN LANDING 
8.53m x 2.0m
Including stairwell.

MASTER BEDROOM 
4.65m x 5.44m
Bay window, double glazed window affording views over the sea.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM/WC 
2.16m x 1.4m
Panelled bath, low level WC.

L-SHAPED REAR LANDING 
4.11m x 2.62m
Door leading to outside and rear gardens. From the main landing, door to -

ENTRANCE LOBBY 
1.73m x 2.31m
Giving access to the holiday apartments. Door to outside and steps to main car park, intercommunicating door to -

FURTHER INNER LOBBY 
Access to bedroom 4

BEDROOM 4 
5.8m x 2.36m
A twin bedded room with bay window and, beyond the lobby, a shower room/WC

THE HOLIDAY APARTMENTS 

EDEN APARTMENT 
A self-catering holiday apartment sleeping 4, located to the rear of the property with garden views, briefly comprising:

MAIN KITCHEN 
3.0m x 2.39m
Kitchen base units, sink unit, Vaillant wall mounted gas fired central heating boiler, wash hand basin, intercommunicating door leading to -

SHOWER ROOM/WC 
Accessed off the inner lobby.

RAPHAEL APARTMENT 
Sleeping 4-6 guests with panoramic sea views. Briefly comprising:

STAIRS FROM FIRST FLOOR 
Leading to lobby, door leading to -

BATHROOM WC 
Located off the inner lobby, with panelled bath, wash hand basin and low level toilet.

MAIN LOUNGE 
4.22m x 4.37m
Double glazed patio doors to split level private decking, sea views.

KITCHEN 
2.87m x 3.56m
Comprehensively equipped with wall mounted Baxi gas fired central heating boiler supplying central heating and radiators, range of laminated work surfaces with cupboards and drawers under and cupboards over, gas cooker. Door leading to -

OUTSIDE CONSERVATORY 
L-shaped.

ORIEL APARTMENT 
A penthouse apartment sleeping 6-7 with sea views. Briefly comprising:

THROUGH DINING ROOM 
6.65m x 2.9m
Radiator, sea views, entrance to roof space.

LOUNGE 
4.27m x 3.48m
Double aspect window with door to balcony, views to front and rear.

OPEN PLAN KITCHEN 
2.74m x 3.35m
Accessed off the dining room, two double glazed windows, wall mounted Baxi gas fired boiler supplying the radiators and hot water, single drainer sink unit, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, gas hob and oven with extractor fan over.

BATHROOM/WC 
2.03m x 2.74m
Double glazed window, three piece suite, wall mounted heated towel rail, shower attachment over bath.

BEDROOM 1 
4.65m x 3.76m
A double bedded room with a radiator and door to small balcony.

BEDROOM 2 
3.07m x 2.74m
An L-shaped bunkbedded room with views to seafront.

BEDROOM 3 
5.7m x 3.2m
This is a double bedded room with built-in wardrobes, radiator, views to rear garden and door to rear balcony.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC 

INNER LOBBY 
Intercommunicating door to -

PRIVATE THIRD FLOOR STUDIO 
7.26m x 3.2m
Open plan stairs from first floor, skylight and velux windows, double glazed patio doors to balcony with far reaching sea views.

OUTSIDE 
The property stands high above its own private car park with ample car parking spaces. This car park overhangs the amusement arcade therefore a flying freehold exists. There are gardens to the rear and to the side there is a storage area with up-and-over door (14'5" x 11') and inner freezer room, as described above, and covered walkway giving access to garden. To the rear of the ground floor is a private courtyard garden with access from the dining room and breakfast room. From the first floor access is given to the rear sloping garden for private use.

SERVICES 
All mains connected.

RATEABLE VALUE 
£7,200 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.

COUNCIL TAX BAND 
D

VIEWINNG 
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.

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? 
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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  • Barnstaple (9.7 mi)
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  • Barnstaple (9.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Ilfracombe

48 High Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 9QB

03339 873599 Local call rate

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