7 bedroom guest house for sale

Whitchurch Road, PL20

Guide Price £825,000
1 sq. ft.

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive Detached Quality Guest House
  • 4 Well Appointed Letting Bedrooms
  • Self Contained 2 Bedroom Letting Cottage
  • Owners Private Accommodation
  • Landscaped Lawned Gardens with Extensive Views
  • Private Car Parking for up to 9 Vehicles

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE PROPERTY
The Old School Guest House and Letting Cottage is a substantial detached property set in an elevated position with impressive views over the village and surrounding countryside. With origins dating back to 1875, the property was originally the local village school before an extensive and sympathetic conversion of the property in the early 1990s to form a guest house with an adjacent letting cottage. Many of the building's historic character features, such as the exposed beams and the bell tower, have been retained and our clients have owned the property for over 10 years, during which time they have substantially refurbished and upgraded the property to an extremely high standard throughout. The Old School Guest House currently offers 4 well appointed Letting Bedrooms, all with private facilities, spacious Residents Lounge with Bar Area, Dining Room, Kitchen with ancillary facilities, Self-Contained 2 Bedroom fully equipped Letting Cottage and Owners Private Accommodation. The grounds incorporate landscaped lawned Gardens to the rear with extensive views over the village and the surrounding countryside, feature Patio Area and Double Garage/Store Room. To the front of the property is a Private Car Park Area with space for 7 vehicles and a Private Carport Area with space for a further 2 vehicles. We are advised that the property benefits from Planning Permission to convert the garage/store room to create a self-contained letting unit.

SITUATION
The Old School Guest House and Letting Cottage occupies an elevated position with far reaching views in one of the most coveted western edge Dartmoor village. Horrabridge is well served by local amenities and is situated on the A386 between Tavistock and Plymouth, with good transport links between the two, making it a highly convenient location and the village sits over the pretty River Walkham. Tavistock, some 4 miles to the north west, is a thriving market town dating back to the 10th Century and famed for being the birthplace of Sir Francis Drake. Today, the town offers a superb range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities, including the sought after and independent school, Mount Kelly. The City of Plymouth is some 15 miles to the south and offers extensive amenities, with the added attraction of its coastal location. The immediate surrounding area and Dartmoor National Park, make the area an extremely popular destination for lovers of the outdoors with walking, riding, cycling and exploring, all available on the doorstep.

INTERNAL DETAILS
Main guest entrance door to front leading into Reception Hall with carpeted flooring. Office with triple aspect, carpeted flooring and potential as an additional owner's bedroom. Sitting Room an attractive character room, being generously proportioned with stripped wood flooring, feature stone fireplace with inset woodburning stove. Patio doors to the rear patio and garden area. Bar Area with timber fronted and topped bar servery, larder fridge and optics. Dining Room again an attractive character room with carpeted flooring, triple aspect windows, feature lighting and a range of free standing wooden tables and high backed leather upholstered chairs comfortably seating 14 plus guests. Kitchen with tiled flooring and part tiled walls, fitted with a range of base and wall mounted kitchen cupboards with complementary worksurfaces and catering equipment to include 5-burner range with extraction unit over, dishwasher, stainless steel racked shelving, stainless steel hand basin, sink unit. Door to front carport area. Boiler/Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dry Goods Store with 2 upright fridges and racked shelving. Boot Room with door to rear garden.

LETTING ACCOMMODATION
The property currently offers 4 well appointed quality letting bedrooms, all with private facilities. Each of the individually styled and decorated rooms offer remote control colour television, hairdryer, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities and wi-fi access. All of the letting rooms are situated on the first floor and briefly comprise:- Bedroom 1 a generously proportioned superior kingsize double letting bedroom with feature vaulted ceiling and exposed ceiling timbers, dual aspect feature windows, seating area and En-Suite Bathroom with shower over bath. Bedroom 2 a superior kingsize double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed ceiling timbers, aspect to the front and rear and an En-Suite Shower Room. Bedroom 3 a standard kingsize double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers, aspect to the rear and a Private Shower Room on the landing. Bedroom 4 a premier room with generously proportioned kingsize double bedroom, vaulted ceilings, exposed ceiling timbers, aspect to the front and rear, sofa seating area and En-Suite Bathroom with shower over bath.

LETTING COTTAGE
Being self-contained or with an interconnecting door to the main house with private entrance door to front leading into Reception Hall/Boot Room Area with door into Inner Hallway with stairs to first floor and door leading into open plan Sitting Room/Dining Room with kitchen area. An attractive room with stripped wood flooring, comfy leather sofas, free standing wooden table and chairs. Kitchen Area with range of base and wall mounted kitchen units, complementary worksurfaces and built in sink unit with built in electric hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer and being a fully equipped self-catering cottage. Large Walk-In Shower Room. On the first floor is Bedroom 1 a good size kingsize double bedroom with vaulted ceilings and exposed timbers. Bedroom 2 a twin bedded room with vaulted ceilings and exposed timbers.

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION
Situated on the ground floor is the owners generously proportioned Private Double Bedroom with aspect to the rear, En-Suite Shower Room and Separate WC.

Please note: The fittings, equipment and services listed have not been tested by the agents, although we are informed that all items are in working order.

EXTERNAL DETAILS
The property benefits from delightful enclosed Lawned Gardens to the rear of the property with far reaching views over the village and the surrounding countryside. The gardens incorporate a feature raised Patio Area and flowerbed borders. Wooden Storage Shed. To the front of the property is a tarmac and gravelled Car Park with space for around 7 vehicles. Beyond this is a Covered Car Port Area with space for 2 vehicles and further beyond this is a Garage & Store Room providing Dry Storage Areas and which benefits from planning to create a self-contained letting unit. Outside WC.

THE BUSINESS
The Old School Guest House and Letting Cottage is well presented throughout and is an established quality guest house and self-contained letting cottage, which boasts a Dartmoor village setting with country views. The business was bought by our clients in November 2007 and they have run the business as a licensed guest house, offering occasional evening meals. To suit their lifestyle requirements, they have deliberately restricted trade and consequently trade from Easter until the end of October. The high standards inherent throughout all aspects of the business also ensure an excellent level of repeat business and word of mouth recommendations and the business has a rating of 9.2 (out of 10) with booking.com. The business is operated by our clients, a husband and wife partnership, with no staff being employed. The business has a website www.theoldschoolguesthouse.co.uk and advertising is limited to this together with associated online accommodation booking websites. Business levels have been deliberately contained and therefore have been steady during our clients ownership. Manageable businesses in such a sought after area are always in short supply and those which provide such an enviable lifestyle yet still offer potential such as The Old School Guest House are very rare indeed. A viewing is essential in order to fully appreciate all that this versatile property and business has to offer.

TRADING INFORMATION
Trade levels are purposefully kept below the VAT threshold by our clients, in order to fit in with their lifestyle requirements. Full detailed trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.

POTENTIAL
Our clients advise that there is still genuine potential for future growth and to extend the opening periods and open year-round. There is also the opportunity to develop a non-resident trade, or function/party business which our clients have done in the past.

EPC
D - 61.

RATING
For up to date Business Rates and Council Tax information relating to this property, we refer you to The Valuation Office website www.voa.gov.uk.

SERVICES
All mains services are connected to the subject property, with the exception of mains drainage, which is via a private system.

PRICE & TENURE
825,000 for the valuable freehold interest as a going concern business and full trade inventory. Vacant possession upon completion.

VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the vendors Sole Selling Agents.Tel:(01392)201262.Email:info@stonesmith.co.uk
You are recommended to contact us before visiting the property even for an informal viewing. We can thenconfirm whether or not it is still available.

FINANCE
An early discussion about finance can often save time and disappointment. If you would like independent specialist advice on funding this property or any other purchase, we recommend you contact us for a list of our approved brokers.


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11 July 2018

Nearest stations

  • Bere Alston (4.7 mi)
  • Calstock (4.9 mi)
  • Bere Ferrers (5.5 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Bere Alston (4.7 mi)
  • Calstock (4.9 mi)
  • Bere Ferrers (5.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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