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6 bedroom pub for sale



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Tenure: Leasehold



Prominent landmark position overlooking the historic Peak District village of Calver that sits on the A623 between Baslow and Stoney Middleton only 3 miles from Chatsworth House.
Traditional Bar Area (circa 32 + standing) with beams.
Front Dining (20 covers) with exposed stone walls and external elevated veranda both with rolling panoramic Peak District views.
Rear Dining (18 covers) with exposed beams.
Spacious characterful Grade II listed 18th century 3-Bedroom Holiday Cottage with countryside views.
Enclosed Grassed Garden Area (circa 30+) with countryside views: Front Patio levels (circa 40+) : Petanque Piste.
3 Bedroom Owners' Accommodation.
Advised turnover circa 369,600 (incl. VAT) for year ending June 2016.
Trade split of: 45% Wet; 45% Food; 10% Letting sales.
Highly attractive renewable partially tied lease being 'Free of Tie' on 104 cask firkins per annum.


This business is located in a highly prominent landmark position overlooking the Derbyshire village of Calver that sits on the A623 between Baslow and Stoney Middleton. Calver has a village shop, garage, post office, cricket club, 3 churches and a village hall. It is only 3 miles from Chatsworth House. Surrounded by tourist attractions and frequented by walkers all year-round make this a highly desirable location. The tourist magnets of Bakewell (4 miles), Castleton (8 miles) and Matlock the county town of Derbyshire (11 miles) are all within easy reach.

This desirable inn is of stone construction sitting under a pitched, slate roof and occupies a prominent landmark position within the village.

Entrances to the front and rear of the property provides access to all the trading areas. These consist of:
Bar Area (circa 32 + standing) is a traditional cosy room with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The room has loose tables, chairs and scatter cushion covered wooden perimeter bench seating all sitting on a fully carpeted floor. Exposed wooden ceiling beams look down on a well presented bar server of wood construction with 2 cask ales on offer. There is also a darts throw and wall mounted HDTV.
Front Dining (circa 20 covers) is a fabulous area with loose tables and chairs sitting on a carpeted floor with wonderful views. Exposed stone walls to either side are complimented by an attractive wooden ceiling and there is a wooden bar server with 2 cask ales on offer. To the front there is access onto a quarry tiled elevated veranda with iron garden furniture (circa 8) which is a desirable place to sit and take in the surrounding views.
Rear Dining (circa 18 covers) is a multi-use room able to be used for dining, overflow, private meetings or small parties if desired. The room is fully carpeted with loose tables and chairs and scatter cushion covered perimeter bench seating. A central exposed wooden ceiling beam is complimented by an ornate wooden fireplace to one end with a built in electric fire. To the other end is a wooden bar server with a large altro perimeter trim and service preparation area.
Ladies and Gents W.C.'s.
There is a fully equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and surfaces (appliances not tested). There is also a wash up, dry goods store and prep area. Below ground floor Beer Cellar with cask racking tilts, python, pumps and remote etc.

The Owner's Accommodation has private access and is situated over 2 floors and has fantastic countryside views. This briefly comprises of 3 double bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom.

There is a Grade II listed 18th Century self-contained Holiday Cottage adjacent to the inn and recently renovated to an excellent standard. Set over 3 floors with fabulous Peak District countryside views, private access and private parking outside this briefly consists of: 3 bedrooms (2 double/1 single), lounge, kitchen, utility and WC/shower room. There is also a small private garden area.

To the rear side of the property is an attractive enclosed Grassed Beer Garden with wooden picnic benches (circa 30+), mature shrub and stone walled borders and picturesque views. To the front of the property are several different patio levels with further wooden picnic benches (circa 40+) and colourful hanging baskets providing a great place to sit and admire the scenery. Also to the front is a large Petanque Piste with grassed border and further picnic bench seating. The Patron's Car Park to the front provides spaces for circa 50+ cars and there is a good sized stone built storage area to the rear.

We are advised that the business trades with the benefit of the Premises Licence (not seen) which permits the sale of alcohol during the hours of:
Sun - Weds 11am to 12.30am
Thurs - Sat 11am to 1.30pm
Current opening hours are:
Mon - Fri 12noon to 3pm
Mon - Fri 5.30pm to 11pm
Sat/Sun 12noon to 11pm

NB. Important. Prospective purchasers wishing to continue to operate the public house should ensure that they gain the APLH Qualification in readiness for their intended operation of the Public House.

The business is offered for sale as a lease assignment with approx 25 years remaining of the Punch Taverns owned, full repairing and insuring, renewable agreement. We are advised that the inn is partially tied however is 'Free of Tie' on 104 Firkins per annum, and also wines and spirits. We are advised the business attracts off invoice discounts. We are informed that the rent is currently 38,000 per annum reviewed in 2021. We are advised that at the end of the term, the Lease (not seen by Guy Simmonds) should be renewable with no further premium - subject to the provision of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954. We are advised that the inn benefits from all mains services (no services seen or tested). Business rates payable are advised as being circa 3,779 pa.

The current owners purchased the business in 2014 and have established a solid trading foundation providing locally sourced home cooked food to a loyal, repeat and desirable clientele. The business is operated by one of the owners assisted by 3 full time and 6 part-time/casual staff. Due to having recently welcomed a new addition to their family they are now looking to sell the lease on. The business is at the centre of the local community and plays host to darts, dominoes, crib, a quiz and a highly popular Sunday carvery, complimented by themed food events that are run on a regular basis. We are advised that accounts declare takings of circa 369,600 (inc VAT) for year ending June 2016 with a trade split of 45% wet sales : 45% Food sales and 10% Letting. New owners could continue to operate the business using the same successful formula or they may wish to market the holiday cottage further on national marketing websites whilst introducing new ideas from their business plan. Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.
This business was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07527 718400.
Viewing appointments must be made by contacting Guy Simmonds.

VIEWING: All appointments must be made through Guy Simmonds. Please note that these Sales Particulars are issued on the strict basis that all negotiations, viewings and contacts in connection with this business are conducted through Guy Simmonds who are appointed by the vendor to act under a Sole Selling Rights agreement with total confidentiality. Any breach of these terms may make you liable in law to litigation and damages. Under no circumstances must you approach the owner direct without a formal appointment or disclose to other customers and staff that the Premises are for sale.

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(II) All descriptions, dimensions, distances, maps/plans, references to condition, trading figures and other items in these particulars are given as a guide and no responsibility is assumed by Guy Simmonds for the accuracy of individual items. Intending purchasers (or lessees) should not rely on them as statements of representations of fact and should satisfy themselves as to the correctness of each item by making independent enquiries.
(III) Intending purchasers (or lessees) should make their own independent enquiries regarding the use of the property, necessary permissions for use and occupations, potential uses and any other matters affecting the property prior to purchase.
(IV) Guy Simmonds do not make or give whether in these particulars, during negotiations or otherwise, any representation or warranty in relation to this property. No responsibility is taken by Guy Simmonds for any error, omission or mis-statement in these particulars. Guy Simmonds do not warrant the accuracy of any accountancy information supplied and purchasers are advised to take independent advice in order to satisfy themselves.
(V) Guy Simmonds are unable to give any warranty as to the working order of any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services associated with the premises and therefore, cannot verify they are in full working order. Purchasers are strongly advised to obtain specialist reports prior to exchange of contracts in order to satisfy themselves.
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