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18 bedroom hotel for sale

The Crown House Hotel, Great Chesterford

£1,400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • SPECTACULAR 18 BEDROOM HOTEL
  • BEAUTIFUL PERIOD BUILDING
  • LICENSED FOR WEDDINGS AND CIVIL CEREMONIES
  • SUPERB VILLAGE LOCATION
  • ON SITE PARKING
  • LONG ESTABLISHED HOTEL
  • ATTRACTIVE GARDENS

Full description

A commanding privately owned licensed hotel with 18 individually designed en-suite rooms, generous free on-site car parking, free wi-fi, and serving excellent food. The hotel is also is licensed for Weddings & Civil Ceremonies and has a conference room. The hotel has been within the current ownership since the 1970's and is run under management and is genuinely being sold due to the current manageress retiring, who has run the hotel for the past 8 years.

The hotel has been patronised by royalty to include Queen Victoria, George IV, government officials including the late Margaret Thatcher who stayed with Dennis Thatcher and their children whilst attending the official opening of her foundation at the University of Cambridge. The late Sir Henry Cooper and Roger Whitaker along with a host of recent celebrities have also frequented The Crown House Hotel.

The hotel is situated in Great Chesterford which is a medium sized village and civil parish in the Uttlesford District of Essex. It is located 18 miles (29 km) north of Bishops Stortford, 12 miles (19 km) south of Cambridge and about 41 miles (66 km) north of London. The hotel is in a great place to stay both to relax in and as a central point for some wonderful destinations. Hop on a train (or use one of the park and rides) and visit the glorious Colleges and bustling shopping malls of Cambridge, take a bus into the lovely historic town of Saffron Walden or wander around the stunning house and grounds of Audley End. Great Chesterford is easily accessible from the M11 at junction 9.

The accommodation is spread over two detached buildings with the main building dating back to the early Tudor times and with the addition of a beautiful Georgian facade. Approached via twin wrought iron gates leading to a shingled private driveway and parking located between the two buildings. The accommodation is arranged as follows.

MAIN HOTEL BUILDING
Three storey property of brick construction under a pitch tiled roof with front and side entrances
leading into

MAIN RECEPTION AREA measuring 8'3 x 21'9 = 181 sq. ft. with built-in reception counter.

BAR-LOUNGE 28' x 27'6 narrowing to 18'11 = approx, 652 sq.ft.

An attractive room with half wood panelling to walls, built-in wooden bar with draft facilities, bottled beer fridges, coffee machine etc. Ample customer seating, slate flooring, feature fireplace with wood burner, windows to the front elevation, French doors to the exterior.

RESTAURANT/DINING ROOM 15'8 x 39' =approx. 614 sq.ft.
A grand room providing 60 covers with central arch dividing the room into two separate dining areas, feature fireplace with wood burner, wood panelling to walls, part slate/carpet to floor.

INNER RECEPTION HALL 13'8 x15'3 = approx. 210 sq.ft.
Arranged with customer seating, slate flooring, grand staircase rising to the first floor
accommodation, breakfast/coffee preparation area with staircase leading down to the cellar. GENTS WC with wash hand basin.

CONSERVATORY/BREAKFAST ROOM measuring 16'4 x 26'8 = approx. 436 sq.ft.
Wood construction, slate flooring providing an additional 24/30 covers, French doors leading through to a courtyard garden.

TRADE KITCHEN 19'2 x 8'6 = approx. 164 sq.ft.
Stainless steel fitted with commercial extraction system, 2 x 6 burner ovens, Salamander, twin
fryer, hotplate cabinet, hot food serving station, stainless steel top refrigerated storage, stainless steel freezer etc.

WASHING UP ROOM 7'6 x 13'4 = approx. 95 sq.ft.
Stainless steel deep bowl sink unit, commercial dishwasher, stainless steel shelving etc.

BASEMENT with cellar, ample storage and office space. FIRST FLOOR LANDING with doors leading to CONFERENCE ROOM accommodating up to 30 persons. LADIES WC with wash hand basin.

BEDROOM 10
A double room with en-suite bath/shower.

BEDROOM 11
A double room with en-suite bath/shower.

BEDROOM 18
A bridal suite with 4 poster bed and en-suite bath/shower.

SECOND FLOOR LANDING with doors leading to;

BEDROOM 12
A double room with en-suite bath.

BEDROOM 14
Family room with en-suite bath.

BEDROOM 15
Double room with en-suite bath.

BEDROOM 16
Double room with en-suite bath.

BEDROOM 17
Double room with en-suite bath.

THE OLD STABLES BUILDING comprising a detached 2 storey brick building under a pitch tiled roof with Georgian elevations. The ground floor is arranged as follows;

BEDROOM 4
Double room with en-suite bath.

BEDROOM 5
Double room with en-suite shower.

BEDROOM 8
Double/king room with en-suite bath.

BEDROOM 9
Double/king room with en-suite bath.

BEDROOM 10
Single room with en-suite shower.

BOILER ROOM. A spiral staircase leads to the first floor accommodation arranged as follows

BEDROOM 1
Double room with en-suite shower.

BEDROOM 2
Double room with en-suite bath.

BEDROOM 3
Double room with en-suite bath.

BEDROOM 6
Double room with en-suite bath.

BEDROOM 7
Double room with en-suite shower.

LAUNDRY ROOM.

Externally the property includes: COURTYARD GARDEN currently arranged to provide 10 - 12 covers with wrought iron tables and chairs with parasols. ATTRACTIVE GARDENS housing a marquee.

PRIVATE PARKING
Ample free on-site parking.


NOTE 1: All bedrooms have TV's, hairdryers, direct dial telephones, tea/coffee making facilities, as well as free wi-fi and free parking.

NOTE 2: The premises are licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies in both the conservatory (max. 50) and the elegant Georgian room (24). The accommodation can cater for 60 people as a sit-down meal in the period feature restaurant and up to 130 for an informal buffet. The venue can also cater for business meetings within the conference room, accommodating 16 boardroom style and 24 theatre style, alternatively the conservatory can be used for functions.

NOTE 3: There appears to be potential to extend the main building and or convert the Old Stables into apartments (STP). We are advised that many years ago planning was passed to extend the main building to include a gymnasium with rooms over etc but the planning permission has long expired.


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