Guest House for sale

St Benet's Abbey, Lanivet, Cornwall, PL30 5HF

Sold STC £720,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • 8 en suite letting bedrooms
  • Residents Bar & dining room
  • Two bedroom owners accommodation
  • Grade II* listed dating back to 1411
  • C.7 acres of grounds and woodland
  • Original Chapel tower remaining. EPC Exempt

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description

St Benet's Abbey dates back to 1411, boasting a wealth of charm and history throughout. The original tower for the chapel remains in place and sits behind the Abbey amongst the 1.8 acres of gardens. Split over two floors, the building is presented in excellent condition having been meticulously maintained and improved upon by the current owners.

St Benet's Abbey represents an excellent opportunity for an owner occupier to take over this charming and profitable lifestyle business.

Location

Situated in the picturesque central Cornwall countryside, the village and parish of Lanivet is conveniently located just 1/4 of a mile from the A30 and 2 1/2 miles from Bodmin. St Benet's Abbey is located on the edge of the village astride Truro road. Lanivet is the half way point of Saints Way foot path route.

Internal Details

Main entrance to the front leading to the reception area providing access to the dining room with seating for 20 guests and residents bar lounge.

Ancillary areas include a commercial kitchen with a wide range of commercial catering equipment, owners office, laundry room with washing machines and dryers and ladies and gentlemen's WC's.

Fixtures & Fittings

All trade fixtures and fittings will be included in the sale and our clients will provide a trade inventory to interested parties.

Letting Accommodation

Eight well appointed en suite bedrooms; four superior, one family, two standard and one smaller standard. Two rooms can convert to a twin.

The letting income is derived from seven bedrooms, as one bedroom is not currently let out.
Prices are from £86 per night for a superior double room and £76 per night for a standard double room.

External Details

St Benet's Abbey is surrounded by c.1.8 acres of stunning gardens and grounds with a range of mature plants and trees. Further back, the Abbey comes with the benefit of c.5 acres of woodland. Within the grounds can be found the original chapel tower, which would require extensive refurbishment if it was to be bought back into use. To the side of the Abbey can be found a gravelled parking area with plentiful space for guests.

Owner's Accommodation

The owners accommodation is located on the first floor and features two double bedrooms, a spacious lounge and bathroom.

The Opportunity

Our clients operate St Benet's Abbey as a successful year round bed and breakfast business. The business attracts a varied customer base to include couples ranging in age groups who visit the area keen to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, coastline and the many regional visitor attractions. The Abbey benefits from a significant amount of repeat business.

St Benet's Abbey has been used for private functions including Wedding Receptions, conferences, parties and wakes. This is an area of the business which could certainly be further developed with extra advertising.

Although our clients choose to operate St Benet's Abbey as a Bed & Breakfast, we believe it has scope to be operated as a small hotel and restaurant due to the well proportioned ground floor trading areas. This would allow a new owner to further develop the food and beverage income streams.

For further details please visit the business' website: www.stbenetsabbey.co.uk

Staff

Although the business has two owners, the day to day operations are managed by just one with the addition of a chef, three housekeepers and a pool of part-time staff.

Trading Information

Accounts for the year ended November 2016 show annual net sales of £124,778. Further accounting information will be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing.

Regulatory

The property has a Premises Licence.


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Nearest stations

  • Bugle (3.2 mi)
  • Roche (3.3 mi)
  • Luxulyan (3.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Christie & Co , Exeter

Kings Wharf The Quay, St. Thomas, Exeter, EX2 4AN

01392 799187 Local call rate

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Christie & Co , Exeter

Kings Wharf The Quay, St. Thomas, Exeter, EX2 4AN

01392 799187 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Bugle (3.2 mi)
  • Roche (3.3 mi)
  • Luxulyan (3.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Christie & Co , Exeter

Kings Wharf The Quay, St. Thomas, Exeter, EX2 4AN

01392 799187 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

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

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