Hotel for sale

St. Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

£550,000

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Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION
In a prime tourist trading location, fronting onto St. Brannocks Road, which is locally known as 'The Golden Mile', due to its popular location on the main approach road into the resort. Nearby is the picturesque Bicclescombe Park, and The Cairn, a woodland habitat. The main town centre and harbour is located approximately 1 mile away, with quaint streets that meander down to the fishing harbour, where there are numerous eateries, public houses and shops. Located on the pier is Damien Hirst's sculpture 'Verity', which was loaned to the local council and is an added attraction to tourists throughout the year. In addition the well re-owned artist Damien Hirst also owns a restaurant called 'The Restaurant on the Quay' and adjoining art gallery. Indeed in Ilfracombe recently there has been a flourishing art scene, with 10 art galleries opening in the resort. The town is also famous for the Tunnels Beaches and wedding venue, which itself creates a great deal of business for The Dorchester. The town has a population of approximately 14,000 inhabitants, boosted throughout the year with the influx of tourists. It is conveniently located, with easy access to Exmoor National Park and the nearby surfing resort of Woolacombe, (approximately 5 miles to the west) and the picturesque seaside village of Combe Martin (approximately 5 miles to the East). Barnstaple, North Devon's regional centre is located approximately 12 miles inland to the South.

THE PROPERTY
This quaint Victorian semi-detached residence, built in 1885 is a superb example of magnificent Victorian construction with cream marland brick elevations, slate roof, an extension to the rear and double glazed windows throughout. The elegantly proportioned and well-presented accommodation has been improved by our clients and now offers three reception rooms on the ground floor, breakfast room, office, equipped commercial kitchen, as well as a dining room and stock room. To the upper floors there are 7 spacious fully furnished en-suite letting bedrooms and on the top floor a private owner apartment, providing a through lounge kitchen/diner and en-suite bedroom. The property also benefits from a lower ground floor garden apartment currently let out, producing a lucrative all-year around income of £425 per calendar month. The property has the benefit of a car park with 5 spaces and a pleasant garden which is approached via steps under a rose arbour, which gives access to the rear garden. The garden itself includes a three tier garden with sunny patio, lawned area, vegetable plot with greenhouse and shed.

THE BUSINESS
Our clients operate for 8 months of the year and the business is under the personal supervision of the owners (a husband and wife team), providing bed and breakfast accommodation, which produces a turnover (including the income from the apartment) of approximately £70,000 per annum. Audited accounts will be made available to those seriously interested parties who have inspected the property. A full inventory of fixtures, fittings and equipment is available and has already been prepared. This is an award winning guest house that has been awarded the certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor in 2014, 2015 & 2016 and a 4* Silver Breakfast Award; this prestigious award places The Dorchester in the top preforming 10% of all businesses on TripAdvisor. The Dorchester has also acquired consistently high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers. All letting bedrooms are well decorated, tastefully furnished and cleaned to a very high standard. Each room has a TV, DVD player, hairdryer, alarm clock radio and a generous hospitality tray. All rooms have a small fridge with fresh milk daily, a small selection of wines, beers and soft drinks. There is also an honesty bar in the main lounge, as the property is licenced to sell alcohol.

The accommodation briefly comprises:

MAIN ENTRANCE CONSERVATORY 
With triple aspect windows, quarry tiled flooring, leading to

MAIN THROUGH HALLWAY 
With quarry tiled floor and double radiator. With access to

GUEST LOUNGE 
4.37m x 5.49m
Bay window, fireplace, radiators and honesty bar.

DINING ROOM 
6.1m x 4.65m
Seating comfortably for 14, with radiator and bay window

PRIVATE OWNERS LOUNGE 
4.67m x 2.95m
With built in central heating boiler, having a Potterton gas fired boiler

REAR CENTRAL LOBBY 
With stairs to basement.

PREPARATION ROOM/OFFICE 
3.12m x 3.25m
With laminated work surfaces, ideal for using as a work space, alcove with upright fridge freezer.

MAIN KITCHEN 
Comprehensively equipped subject to trade inventory, with a range of laminated work surfaces with cupboards and drawers under, wall cupboards, and sink unit etc.

LAUNDRY ROOM 

PRIVATE CLOAKROOM 

STOCK ROOM 

REAR HALLWAY 
With door to outside

STAIRS TO FIRST FLOOR 

BEDROOM 1 (Family Suite) 
Comprises two rooms.

REAR LANDING 
Two walk in cupboards

FIRST FLOOR 

MAIN LANDING 

BEDROOM 3 (Double) 
4.5m x 3.56m
With radiator and en-suite shower room/WC.

BEDROOM 4 (Premier Double) 
4.55m x 4.88m
With zip and link beds, radiator and en-suite shower room/WC.

BEDROOM 5 (Premier Double) 
4.57m x 4.6m
With radiator, fitted wardrobe and built in shower room/WC.

BEDROOM 6 (Double) 
3.25m x 2.44m
With en-suite shower room/WC.

STAIRS TO SECOND FLOOR 

HALF LANDING 

BEDROOM 7 (Double + Family Suite 
4.52m x 4.67m
L-shaped area

FIRST ROOM 
2.46m x 1.63m
L-shaped

SECOND ROOM 
4.67m x 2.44m
Twin bedded room with interconnecting door with en-suite bathroom/WC.

STAIRS TO SECOND FLOOR MAIN LAND 

BEDROOM 8 (Double) 
3.33m x 3.25m
Small double, wash handbasin, and en-suite shower room WC

PRIVATE OWNERS APARTMENT 
Comprising

L-SHAPED LOUNGE AREA 
3.5m x 4.65m

DINING AREA/ KITCHEN 
3.86m x 3.4m
Interconnecting door to the lounge to

PRIVATE BEDROOM 
5.03m x 4.7m
With en-suite shower room/WC

LOWER GROUND FLOOR 

SELF CONTAINED APARTMENT 
Accessed from outside. Currently let at a rental of £425 per calendar month

GARDEN 
Steps' leading to a rose arched arbour gives access to the fore garden with a patio and flower beds. From this area a pathway leads to a side entrance to the main accommodation. Beyond this, steps lead to the upper garden, on three tiers, the first tier comprises of a paved patio area with a garden shed and raised beds. The second tier is lawned with flower borders and the upper tier has a vegetable plot and greenhouse. The property has a fore court car park for up to 5 vehicles directly off the main road.

SERVICES 
All main services connected.

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

VIEWING 
Strictly by appointment through the selling agents.

RATABLE VALUE 
£2,950 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 
To be advised

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 (9.2 mi)
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Webbers Property Services, Ilfracombe

48 High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9QB

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Nearest station

  • Barnstaple (9.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Webbers Property Services, Ilfracombe

48 High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9QB

03339 873600 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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