9 bedroom hotel for sale

Church Path, Minehead, Somerset, TA24

Guide Price £845,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Key features

  • * Located in an elevated position above the town of Minehead, home to the West Somerset Steam Railway.
  • * 8 en-suite bedrooms rated by AA as 3* Small Hotel.
  • * Bar and restaurant with 16 covers along with a guest sitting room.
  • * One bedroom owner's accommodation with potential to convert the lower ground floor into a self-contained apartment with garden access if required.
  • * Previous planning permission to build a detached 2 bedroomed holiday letting unit within the grounds.
  • * Look-out patio at the top of the property with panoramic sea views and car park to front with space for 8/10 vehicles.
  • * Landscaped gardens with mature trees with sea views.

Full description

LOCATION
Channel House Hotel is located at the foot of North Hill in an elevated position with views over the sea and town. Minehead is home to the West Somerset Steam Railway which is a popular tourist attraction within West Somerset and is an ideal base to explore Exmoor National Park with its high open moorland, such as Dunkery Beacon and its dramatic sea cliffs near Lynmouth along with the West Somerset coastline including the picturesque former fishing village of Porlock Weir and the harbour town of Watchet.

Dunster, 2½ miles away, is a popular tourist attraction which is a picturesque medieval village with its own original yarn market and National Trust castle.

Minehead is known as the gateway to Exmoor and offers a full range of amenities and facilities including secondary schools and supermarkets. The county town of Taunton is 25 miles away to the South East and gives direct access onto Junction 25 of the M5 motorway and has a mainline railway station with service to London Paddington.


THE BUSINESS
The current owners have owned the property since 2006 and have built up an established and profitable business with high levels of repeat trade of between 60-65% and have a season from March to October being closed over Christmas and
New Year.

The gross turnover for the business in the 2019/20 season was £134,666 with a net profit of £84,534. The business has flat rate VAT and is rated by Trip Adviser as 5*.

The property is for sale due to retirement and the hoteliers promote their business via their own website, internet advertising and the South West Tourism website along with media advertising in the WI magazine as well as the CSMA magazine Boundless.

Minehead has a big draw due to being home to the West Somerset Steam Railway and is also the start of the South West Coastal path which is within walking distance via a footpath of the property.

The Hotel has keypad entry for guests. The tariff for the 2020 season is £110 per night for Dinner and Bed & Breakfast reducing for the length of the stay. Currently the owners are letting 7 en-suite
bedrooms with 14 guests. All of the letting bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities, a flat screen TV and white bathroom suites. The letting rooms have central heating.

The hotel has a premises licence reference WSDC/LN/ to serve alcohol and has business rates with a rateable value of £9,000 meaning that currently there are no business rates to pay in 2020 under the 2017 re-rating. The business does not take any pets and is adult only. Trading information can be provided to bona fide purchasers.


THE PROPERTY
GROUND FLOOR:-
Entrance porch 1.76m x 1.30m (7'8 x 4'2) with windows to side overlooking the gardens. Ceramic tiled floor. Glazed door into:-

Hall Reception desk/office. Wooden painted staircase to first floor accommodation with polished balustrade. Wooden painted doors to rooms. Opening through into:-

Bar 4.11m x 3.64m (13/5 x 11'11) with wooden bar servery, bottle chiller and stainless steel double bowl sink unit. Range of tables and chairs. Walk-in bay window to side overlooking the gardens, sea and beach.

Sitting room 5.45m x 4.56m (17'10 x 14'11) accessed from hall. Dual aspect with walk-in bay window to rear and window to side overlooking gardens, sea and beach. Leather sofas and chairs. Wooden fireplace with electric fire. Coved ceiling. Dado rail.

Dining room 5.42m x 4.54m (17'8 x 14'8) accessed from hall. Window to side overlooking the gardens. Range of tables and chairs. Dado rail. Coved ceiling. Window to front overlooking driveway.

Reception/office 3.71m x 1.39m (12'1 x 4'6) with reception desk and card machine. Range of shelving and safe. Door into:-

Private sitting room 4.12m x 4.17m 13'10 x 13'7) with window to side. En-suite bathroom with a matching suite of low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and panelled bath with electric shower over. Frosted window to side. Spotlights. Extractor fan.

Inner hall with a range of cupboards with electric meters, door and staircase to lower ground floor. Stairs to first floor accommodation and stairs into pantry. Door into private sitting room.

Pantry 4.14m x 1.82m (13'6 x 5'11) with non-slip floor and window to rear. Range of shelving and wine racks. Fridge and freezer.

Kitchen 9.29m max x 5.10m max (30'5 max x 16'8 max) L-shaped kitchen with non-slip flooring. Fridges. Boilers. Range of wall and base cupboards. Stainless steel warming cupboard. Gas stainless steel commercial cooker with 8 burners, 2 ovens and 2 grills. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Extractor fans. Stainless steel dishwasher. Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit and further stainless steel single drainer sink unit. Frosted window. Window to rear overlooking gardens
and sea.

Utility room 4.36m x 1.62m (13'4 x 5'4) accessed from kitchen. Two automatic washing machines and two vented tumble driers. Frosted glazed door to outside.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR:-
Hall 2.72m x 1.65m (8'11 x 5'5) with window to side.

Shower room with a white suite of wall mounted wash hand basin, close coupled WC and shower tray with electric shower. Store 2.67m x 1.12m (8'8 x 3'7) former window opening into hall.

Bedroom 1 3.94m x 2.59m (12'11 x 8'4) accessed from hall. Window to rear overlooking gardens.

Bedroom 2 4.10m x 2.53m (13'5 x 8'2) accessed from hall. Window to side overlooking the gardens. (Potential to convert the lower ground floor into a self-contained apartment with its own private entrance form the garden if required).

FIRST FLOOR:-
Landing with window to side and rear.

Bedroom 1 (twin) 4.22m x 3.72m (13'10 x 12'2) with window to front and side with panoramic views over the sea and town. Hallway with built in wardrobes. En-suite shower room with a white suite of close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and glass curved shower cubicle. Window to side overlooking gardens. Inner landing with built in airing cupboard used as a linen store with door to cloakroom with a white suite of close coupled WC and pedestal wash hand basin and window to rear overlooking gardens.

Bedroom 2 (Double) 4.14m x 3.42m (13'6 x 11'2) with window to side with views over the sea and town. Hallway with built in wardrobes. En-suite bathroom with a white suite of close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with shower over. Window to side with views over the sea and town.

Bedroom 3 (King) 4.57m x 3.35 (14'11 x 10'11) dual aspect window to front with views over the sea and the town. Window to front overlooking the driveway and gardens. Coved ceilings. Hallway with built in cupboard. En suite bathroom with a white suite of close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with shower over.
Frosted window to front.

Bedroom 4 (Twin) 4.19m x 3.53m (13'8 x 11'6) with window to front overlooking gardens. En-suite shower room with a white suite of close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and walk in shower. Frosted window to front.

Bedroom 5 (Double) 3.95m x 3.55m (12'11 x 11'7) with window to rear with sea views overlooking the gardens. Dressing area with built in wardrobe. En-suite shower room with a white suite of close coupled WC, wash hand basin in modern vanity unit and walk-in shower. Frosted window to side. Currently used as private owners accommodation.

SECOND FLOOR:-
Landing with walk-in cupboard used for housekeeping. Access to roof void. Window to rear with views over the sea and gardens.

Bedroom 6 (Double) 4.05m x 3.53m (13'2 x 11'6) with window to front overlooking the gardens. Limited eave height in part. En-suite bathroom with low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with shower over. Frosted window to side.

Bedroom 7 (Twin) 4.94m x 4.58m (16'2 x 15'0) with window to side with panoramic views over the town and to the sea. Limited eave height in part. En-suite bathroom with a white suite of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with shower over. Frosted window to front.

Bedroom 8 (Double) 4.35m x 3.47m (14'2 x 11'4) Hall with wardrobe. Window to side with views over the town. Limited eave height in part. En-suite bathroom with a white suite of close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and circular shower cubicle. Roll top bath with ball and claw feet.

OUTSIDE
Side gardens are laid to lawn with a range of shrubs and trees. Gravel car park to front with parking for 8/10 vehicles. Outlook patio at the top of the site with panoramic sea views over the
coastline and Minehead bay. Garden store and timber garden shed. Paths leading through the gardens with flower and shrub borders and mature Scots pine trees.

Level lawn area in front of the bar and dining room with seating for guests. (Potential to add a French door to the bar and restaurant to make this lawned area more accessible for guests).

Previous planning permission by West Somerset District Council to erect a detached 2 bedroomed holiday cottage within the garden. (Planning reference 3/21/16/045).


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Nearest station

  • Rhoose (13.4 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Carter Jonas LLP, Taunton

4000 Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2PX

01823 773044 Local call rate

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