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12 bedroom hotel for sale

Bodinnick, Fowey

Guide Price £1,050,000

Property Description

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  • Business for sale

Full description

The quaint village of Bodinnick sits on the banks of the river Fowey in South East Cornwall, originally a fishing village it is located on the east bank of the river opposite the tourist town of Fowey. The ferry crossing that operates opposite the Old Ferry Inn is said to have existed since the 13th Century and is an important part of the local infrastructure to this day. Indeed, the Inns mussels are delivered by the ferrymen daily, and left on the slip way for the chef to collect at his leisure.

Bodinnick is famous as the home of famous author Daphne du Maurier who lived at "Ferryside" at the water's edge near the Old Ferry Inn. The property remains in her family to this day.
The area developed as a result of the natural harbour, as the fortunes of the harbour waned fishing became the main industry and latterly tourism took over. The estuary is part of the Polperro Heritage Coast, Bodinnick, Fowey and Polruan populate the various banks and all contribute to what has become a vibrant destination. The area is well located being just seven miles from St Austell and ten miles from the A30.

The Old Ferry Inn developed as a coaching Inn on the London to Penzance route, the villages church is located in the Inns former stables. The Inn continues to cater for weary travellers to this day, with several notable walks beginning and ending at the property.

The property is briefly described as follows;

Ground Floor;

Main Bar:

A room of considerable character which is popular with visitors and locals alike, a variety of historical artefacts and local memorabilia adorn the walls. Seating for 30 covers, log burner and timber bar servery. A snug adjoins the bar and has seating for 20 covers as well as a unique exposed stone wall. Ladies & Gentlemen's customer toilets.


A comfortably furnished room focused on a feature fireplace and stunning views via a large bay window, although currently arranged as a residents lounge this room could easily be utilised for up to 30 additional covers.


This room is arranged to take advantage of the stunning views down the estuary, several full height windows capitalise on this. French windows open onto the river terrace, currently arranged for circa 25 covers although more could be catered for. Ladies & Gentlemen's customer toilets.

Service Areas:

Well-equipped Catering kitchen, Several storage rooms, keg cellar & scullery/laundry behind the main bar.

Letting Accommodation:

There are 12 letting rooms, 11 of which are doubles with one family room which can sleep 4. Ten of the rooms have en suite bath/shower rooms and two have dedicated bathrooms across a hallway. Most of the letting rooms are at first floor with the family room being located at second floor.

Private Accommodation:

Currently utilised as staff accommodation and comprises two double bedrooms, lounge & family bathroom.


There are three terraced areas, all with stunning views over the estuary. There is a small undeveloped garden area to the rear also with stunning estuary views. Private car park for eight vehicles.


Our clients trading profit and loss account to the year ended 30th June 2016 showed total net sales of 575,575 a gross profit of 389,016 was achieved equating to a gross profit percentage of 67.6%. A net profit for the year of 164,841 was shown (28.64%). Further accounting information may be available upon request, after first viewings.

The current rateable value of the property is 39,000.


We are informed a premises license is held.


We are informed the property benefits from mains electricity, water & drainage. LPG bottled gas for cooking. Combination of oil fired and electric central heating.


1,050,000 is sought for the freehold property complete with goodwill and trade contents (subject to inventory), but excluding personal items. Stock at valuation in addition.


Colliers International is able to assist prospective purchasers by introducing sources of finance if required. Whilst we do not charge the buyer for this service, we may receive an introductory commission from the lender or broker involved.

To View:

All appointments to view MUST be made through the vendors' agents who are acting with sole selling rights.


From the M5 and Exeter continue on the A38 to Plymouth, over the Tamar Bridge. Stay on the A38 bypassing Liskeard to the roundabout at the end of the Dobwalls bypass. Continue straight across on to the A390 to Lostwithiel and St Austell. After approximately 3 miles turn left on B3359 signposted Looe. After 5 miles take the right turn signposted Lerryn, Bodinnick and Polruan. Stay on this road for another 5 miles, and turn left at the top of Bodinnick to avoid the ferry queues.

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