Hotel for sale

Wheddon Cross, Minehead, Somerset, TA24

Sold STC £495,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION
Exmoor House is in Wheddon Cross, West Somerset, more or less in the centre of Exmoor National Park. The village is a working community with a pub, shop, post office, petrol station, church and school. Nearby places of interest include Dunkery Beacon, the highest point on Exmoor (3 miles); the historic village of Dunster (6.5 miles; Minehead, the area's principal coastal resort (9 miles); Exford (5 miles) and Porlock (6.5 miles). Taunton, Somerset's county town, is about 23 miles away.

Exmoor House is in an ideal location for visitors to the National Park. Exmoor has a good range of historical and other attractions, so is an excellent destination for holidays and breaks. The area is popular with cyclists and walkers, and there is a range of walks from the door (including part of the popular Coleridge Way route) as well as on and off-road cycling.


THE PROPERTY
The house stands in a prominent position at the centre of the village, well situated for any passing trade. From some of the rooms there are views towards Dunkery Beacon. Exmoor House is full of character and quirky charm and has an interesting history: it was built as the shop and home of a local tailor, and what is now the guest sitting room was originally the village reading room. The property benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazed windows.

On the ground floor is the guest dining room, a spacious and conveniently situated owner's drawing room, an office/study, a commercial kitchen and owner's breakfast room, as well as a utility room and a WC. The guest sitting room is on a mezzanine level. The 7 ensuite bedrooms are all upstairs; 2 (which are accessed by a short flight of steps leading off the main staircase) are used by the owners; the other 5 as letting rooms. Off the main landing there is also a spare bathroom, used as a drying room, and an extra WC.

Outside there are terraced gardens, shrub/flower borders and parking for up to about 8 vehicles. There is also a single storey building currently used as a workshop/store, with a garage adjoining, and a storage shed/log store.

THE BUSINESS
Operated by a couple who personally supervise all aspects of the business, this is an excellent small Guest House establishment. Exmoor House has a good level of repeat business and regular guests. The current owners provide bed and breakfast accommodation and also offer evening meals to guests, although the business could be operated on a purely bed and breakfast basis if desired. There is also scope for running the business as a restaurant with rooms and/or opening the dining room as a café or tearoom during the day (subject to any necessary permissions). The guest house is currently open year round.
We strongly recommend an internal viewing to fully appreciate the spaciousness and the unique character of this property.

Most furniture and equipment is included in the sale price, as well as a comprehensive and well-optimised website www.exmoorhotel.co.uk

Accounts will be made available to those seriously interested properties who have inspected the premises.

ACCOMMODATION 
Heavy timber front entrance door with wing light at side and above, door mat well, quarry tiled flooring, timber panelling to dado height to all walls, panelled and part glazed door with glazed wing light at side giving access into-

RECEPTION 
Large reception hallway with quarry tiled floor, extensive timber panelling to dado height to all walls, power point, telephone point, wiring for all lights, coving, attractive heavy timbered staircase giving access to first floor and landing, large single panelled radiator, UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation, under stairs storage cupboard, door, top half glazed giving access through into-

GROUND FLOOR WC 
Pedestal wash hand basin, low level toilet, air extractor, UPVC double glazed window to side elevation.

GUEST DINING ROOM 
6.38m x 4.88m
Double aspect with large picture framed double glazed UPVC window to front elevation and UPVC double glazed window to side elevation. On the corner (originally the way into the tailor's shop), a half-glazed door to the street, useful as a separate restaurant entrance. Extensive timber panelling to all walls, floor to ceiling, fireplace with recessed hearth (not working), power points, shelving, double panelled radiator, step up and door top half glazed leading through into-

OFFICE/STUDY 
4.42m x 2.87m
UPVC double glazed window to side elevation, double panelled radiator, timber panelling to dado height, power points.

BREAKFAST ROOM/OWNERS DINING ROO 
3.76m x 3.38m
2 UPVC double glazed windows to rear elevation overlooking patio, fireplace recess housing oil fired central heating boiler, also for domestic hot water, races at either side with shelving and cupboards, wall mounted units above, timber panelling to two walls, further range of work surfaces with drawers and cupboards, wall mounted units and larder cabinet, power points, telephone point, door leading through into-

KITCHEN 
3.66m x 3.0m
UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation overlooking patio, stainless steel commercial two sink unit with mixer taps with shelving under, tiled splashback above, stainless steel work surface with space under, range of stainless steel tables, 1 x 6 hob gas cooker with 2 gas ovens, 1 x 5 hob gas cooker with electric oven (both cookers supplied by bottled gas), 5 speed commercial extractor hood over. Plumbing for dishwasher, space for refrigerator, splashback above, wall mounted cupboards and corner display shelving, quarry tiled floor, single panelled radiator, half sized wash hand basin.

DRAWING ROOM 
4.88m x 3.05m
Double aspect with UPVC double glazed windows to front and side elevation, timber panelling to dado height, brick fireplace with timber surround and mantle over, power points, TV point, single and double panelled radiator, recessed bookcase with concealed lighting.

GUEST SITTING ROOM 
6.96m x 5.44m
Formerly the old reading rooms. Accessed via 5 stairs from hallway. Triple aspect with UPVC double glazed windows to either side elevation, brick fireplace with quarry tiled hearth, timber surround and mantle over, tongue and groove panelling to dado height to all walls, wiring for wall lights, coving, power point, 2 single panelled radiators, patio door to rear garden. Off reception hall there is a door giving access to-

SINGLE STOREY OUTHOUSE 
Presently used as side/rear lobby, quarry tiled flooring, shelving, power and lighting, door giving access to patio, open access leading through into -

UTILITY ROOM 
With power and lighting, plumbing for washing machines, dryers, freezers etc. As previously mentioned, off the main reception hall, there is an attractive heavy timbered staircase giving access to -

FIRST FLOOR AND HALF LANDING 
(Used as a private wing by the current owners)

HALF LANDING 
From which a secondary staircase gives access into Bedroom 6 and Bedroom 7 and another staircase predominately used as a fire escape, giving access to ground level at the side of the property. Linen cupboard, power point, double glazed window to side elevation, access to roof void.

BEDROOM 6 
5.44m x 2.44m
Maximum into recess. Overlooking Dunkery Beacon. UPVC double glazed window to side elevation panelling to two walls to dado height, power points, coving, wall mounted electric convector heater, door leading through into -

BEDROOM 7 (PRIVATE/DOUBLE) 
3.89m x 2.74m
With additional doorway recess. Views over rear garden, UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation, part timber panelling to one wall, power points, coving, door giving access off into -

MAIN FIRST FLOOR LANDING 
Large reception landing area with extensive panelling to dado height to all walls, single panelled radiator, attractive timber balustrade to staircase, further single panelled radiator, large linen and airing cupboards, UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation, power points, telephone point, coving, wiring for wall lights, ladder access to partially boarded roof void.

TOILET 
UPVC obscured double glazed window to rear elevation, separate low level WC suite, timber panelling to all walls to dado height.

BATHROOM/DRYING ROOM FOR WALKERS 
Comprising panelled bath, twin grab handles, pedestal wash hand basin, mirror, low level toilet, UPVC obscured double glazed window to rear elevation, tiled to dado height on all walls.

BEDROOM 1 (TWIN OR DOUBLE) 
4.65m x 2.87m
With additional recess. UPVC double glazed window to side elevation, single panelled radiator, timber panelling to all walls to dado height, coving.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC 
With low level toilet, wash hand basin, shaver light and point, thermostatically controlled gravity flow shower set in shower cubicle, extractor light over, heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 2 (TWIN OR DOUBLE) 
5.16m x 3.48m
Views over Dunkery Beacon, UPVC double glazed window to front elevation, single panelled radiator, timber panelling to three walls to dado height, power points, telephone point, fitted wardrobe, door leading off into -

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 
Shower recess, thermostatically controlled gravity flow shower, splashback, pedestal wash hand basin with splashback, mirror, shaver light and socket, low level toilet, single panelled radiator, frosted double glazed window to front elevation.

BEDROOM 3 (DOUBLE) 
4.72m x 3.45m
UPVC double glazed window to front elevation, single panelled radiator, timber panelling to all walls to dado heights, hanging recess.

BEDROOM 4 (FAMILY 4) 
4.7m x 3.45m
UPVC double glazed window to front elevation, double panelled radiator, attractive timber panelling to dado height to three walls, coving, fitted wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving over.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM/WC 
Three piece suite, bath, thermostatically controlled gravity flow shower, low level toilet, pedestal wash hand basin, shaver light and socket, fluorescent strip light, single panelled radiator, obscured UPVE double glazed window to side elevation.

BEDROOM 5 (TWIN/DOUBLE) 
4.04m x 3.7m
With additional doorway recess. UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation, double panelled radiator, timber panelling to three walls to dado height, wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf over, door off into -

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 
Comprising panelled bath with thermostatically controlled gravity flow shower, tiled splashback, shaver socket, single panelled radiator, obscured UPVC double glazed window to side elevation.

VENDORS COMMENTS 
We were immediately drawn to Exmoor House when we first looked round: it's a unique house with a very special atmosphere. The original wooden panelling and the good sized, well proportioned rooms give a feeling of cosiness and space at the same time. Something else we liked was the generous amount of owners' accommodation, which is slightly separate from the guest rooms so gives a good degree of privacy. Wheddon Cross is a fantastic location, more or less in the centre of the National Park, surrounded by wonderful scenery and within easy reach of many attractions. For a small village, it has better than average public transport links. It is also a very friendly, vibrant community and a great place to live and work.

OUTSIDE 
The property is located in the heart of Wheddon Cross village. A drive runs along the side of the property where there is parking for up to 8 vehicles. From this drive area, which is bordered by flower beds, rockery and shrubs, there is access to a terrace garden, in turn giving access to the guest sitting room door. A further terrace/patio area, from where there are steps leading to the back door/tradesman's entrance, is access via a small gate. Adjoining the terrace/patio is the workshop/store and garage, also a log store/garden shed.

AGENTS NOTE 
COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL USAGE - As mentioned earlier, within these details, the property has been used commercially for Guest House/Bed & Breakfast services. Officially should the property be returned purely to residential usage, a change of planning may be required. We would be happy to make preliminary enquiries on behalf of any prospective purchaser should this be of interest to them.

RATEABLE VALUE 
£4,950 per annum. UBR, as of April 2012, 45.8p 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.

SERVICES 
Mains water, electricity and drainage.

DIRECTIONS 
Wheddon Cross village is at the junction of the A396 and B3224 in West Somerset. From the M5 it can be approached via Taunton (Junction 25) or Bridgwater (Junction 24). From Tiverton or Minehead, join the A396.

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

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Nearest station

  • Tiverton Parkway (17.1 mi)
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Webbers Property Services, Dulverton

Woodton Lodge, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9DW

01398 398002 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Tiverton Parkway (17.1 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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