Restaurant for sale

The Harrow, High Street, Little Bedwyn, Marlborough , Wiltshire, England, SN8 3JP

Guide Price £735,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Former Highly Acclaimed Restaurant.
  • Potential for many alternative uses, STP
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, over 2 levels.
  • Potential for letting accommodation.
  • Extensive inventory, outstanding kitchen.
  • Large rear garden. Energy Rating C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn is an imposing detached three storey building built of attractive "red and blue" brick elevations under a slate tiled roof with two single storey additions.The building sits on a good sized secluded corner plot.

Before becoming an iconic restaurant, the building housed the village pub which began trading in 1840, it closed in 1990 and was bought by the village in 1991, and in 1998 was purchased by the current owners. In the following years our clients have totally renovated and refurbished both internally and externally.

Location

Little Bedwyn is an affluent village, just a mile from the the larger village of Great Bedwyn , both highly sought after villages with high property values, in part due to them benefiting from a main line railway link to Reading and London and a bus link to the nearby town of Marlborough. The population of both villages are in excess of 3,000 with the town of Hungerford 4 miles distant.

Throughout the year visitors are attracted to the area as there are several tourist attractions nearby that include the nearby Kennett and Avon Canal , Wilton Windmill , Crofton Pumping station and the Savenake Forest, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Internal Details

Front Entrance hallway with door to a further lobby leading up to the private accommodation and door into the restaurant room which consists of three linked areas with widely spaced tables with seating for up to 34 covers, giving a more intimate dining experience. The room has retained some period features with part stripped wood flooring , central chimney with a double sided wood burner and four section wide bay window. There is also the bar servery with access to the well stocked basement cellar.

Directly from the restaurant room is an opening to a rear hallway with access to a gated wine storage area with fridge. Further down the hall way are the recently refurbished customer toilets with money saving self-cleaning and self-flushing toilets and door out to the rear trade garden. Also a disabled access from the side of the building.

Ground Floor

The commercial kitchen was extended some 15 years ago and is spacious and extremely well equipped as you expect of a Michelin star restaurant. The open plan kitchen is air conditioned and sectioned into a cooking area, preparation, wash up, walk in pantry, door to walk in fridge and storage with staff access to outside.

Fixtures & Fittings

There is an extensive trade inventory included in the sale. A listing will be provided to seriously interested parties.

Letting Accommodation

There is scope to reinstate the 3 original en suite letting bedrooms , two of which remain and used by the owners and the third is now the living room with the en suite bathroom now the private kitchen.

External Details

The secluded rear trade garden which has housed a marquee for up to 70 persons.There is a sun terrace with wrought iron tables and chairs, seating for 24 persons that adjoins an expansive lawn area. There is an outside bar area , large umbrellas and two Victorian street lights.Owners raised decking area.

Adjoining single storey brick built store. Enclosed service area housing propane gas tank with gated access to a further storage area.

Owner's Accommodation

Situated over 2 floors with a separate access from the rear raised decking area. The private accommodation on the first floor consists of : two / three bedrooms , two of which have en-suite bathrooms and the third is used as an office. There is also a living room, a fitted kitchen with oven and hob and a walk in laundry room that houses the boiler. Stairs to the second floor which is one large open plan room with a lounge area, bedroom with walk in dressing room, shower, toilet and "Jack and Jil"l wash hand basins set on a vanity unit. The bright and airy room was formerly staff accommodation with the conversion taken place 8 years ago.

The Opportunity

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn has been one of the most highly acclaimed restaurants outside of London, establishing a customer base that is far and wide, but also had regulars from the neighbouring catchment area, with towns of Marlborough and Hungerford being the nearest. Throughout the year visitors are drawn to the area because of the many attractions, one of the most popular being the Kennet and Avon canal. Weekenders from London and the South find it easily accessible due to the excelent road network.We expect that new chef owners with the,appropriate skills, drive and ambition may be able to capitalise on the inherent goodwill left by the previous owners after closing the restaurant.

Alternatively the property may suit other alternative professional usages, combining work with a desirable home and village location to live. Also an opportunity for a developer to investigate a change of use to a residential home in a very expensive area could be an attraction subject to the normal planning consents.

Staff

All of the employees are being made redundant and therefore no TUPE obligations will apply.

Trading Information

Accounts are available showing a consistent high level of net sales and net profit with recent sales averaging in the region of £20,000 (Inc Vat) over a four day trading week.

Trading Hours

The business is currently trading and will close on the 28th March 2020.

Development Potential

The building is not listed with an opportunity to investigate planning for a change of use to residential or other usages.

Business Rates

Rateable value of £21,000 effective from 1 April 2017.

Regulatory

Premises Licence.


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Nearest stations

  • Bedwyn (1.1 mi)
  • Hungerford (3.4 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Bedwyn (1.1 mi)
  • Hungerford (3.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Christie & Co , Bristol

Embassy House Queens Avenue, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1SB

0117 407 0138 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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