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St Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

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Webbers Property Services, Ilfracombe

Key features

  • Substantial 4 storey semi-detached Victorian residence
  • Formerly run as a successful Bed & Breakfast establishment with income in excess of £50,000
  • Ideal as a private home for the larger family/dependent relative
  • Perfect for those looking for home and income or multi generation living
  • Excellent trading location on the main approach road to the town
  • 7 bedrooms (5 en suite) plus large reception rooms and bar
  • Off road car parking for 6 vehicles
  • Just approximately 100 meters from Bicclescombe Park and a short distance to the high street and sea front
  • On a local bus route and close to the towns schools for all ages
  • Available fully furnished and equipped ready to trade, together with a website, if required

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Two Ways Guest House has successfully traded for the past 30 years as a Bed & Breakfast the main spring and summer months of the year yet still producing an income in excess of £50,000 when fully operational. The current owners have been winding the business down over the past few years with their retirement in mind. The property is an excellent lifestyle opportunity for the purchaser to acquire a spacious and comfortable family home with the potential to fully enhance and re-establish the business if required to provide a useful supplementary income.

The house is ideal for the larger family and has 7 bedrooms, most of which benefit from en suite facilities. There are spacious reception rooms including a 17ft x 14ft, a 16ft x 13ft dining room as well as a bar area used by guests during the property's time as a Bed & Breakfast. There is a good sized kitchen, utility room and boiler room/store. There are excellent parking facilities at the property with a large off road parking area for six cars at the rear. There are also pleasant and low maintenance gardens. The house benefits from uPVC double glazing and a combination of individual wall hung gas and electric heaters. There is a fire alarm system throughout the property.

The property sits between St Brannocks Road, the main approach road to the town, and Bicclescombe Park Road at the rear. The high street is located less than 1/2 a mile away and the house is just a short stroll from the town’s park gardens with their children’s play areas, tennis courts and tea rooms. The schools for all ages are close by and the health centre is also in close proximity. A bus service to neighbouring towns and villages picks up at the end of the road. The picturesque sea front, working harbour and pier (home to Damien Hirst's 'Verity' statue) are approximately 1 mile away and has facilities such as the Landmark Theatre, a variety of good quality restaurants including the Michelin starred Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room, Art Galleries, independent shops, a Wetherspoons Public House and other local bars and the Famous Tunnels Beaches and Wildersmouth Beach. The Torrs and Cairn are nearby and provide some fabulous coastal walking. Local supermarkets include Tesco, Lidl and Co-op and there is a cinema, banks, a Post Office and small Hospital.
There is the immediate feeling of space upon entering the property into the entrance lobby which in turn opens in to the spacious entrance hall. A wide staircase with an ornate spindle balustrade leads to the upper and lower ground floors. The residents bar includes a bar servery and a seating area. Across the hallway is the large 17ft x 14ft lounge which is a bright and airy twin aspect room with open views from the bay window across surrounding properties towards the Score Valley and across town to the Bristol Channel in the distance. There is a gas fire set in a tiled retro fireplace and hearth and an ornate coved ceiling. Bedroom 2 is located on the ground floor and is a good sized double room with its own en suite shower room. There is also an office/study at the rear.

Moving down to the lower ground floor, there is a hallway which has a door out to the rear providing direct and easy access to the car park. There is excellent storage in the form of an under stairs cupboard as well as a walk-in larder style cupboard. There is also a cloakroom/wc. The dining room is another bright and airy spacious 16ft x 13ft room with a pleasant open outlook to the rear. The 18ft kitchen is fitted with a range of base and wall units, a double bowl sink unit and a 6 hob oven. There is a very useful utility room which has a sink and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer and there is a further separate boiler room/store which house the gas fired boiler for the hot water and the large hot water cylinder.

There are various bedrooms and bathrooms spread over the top two floors (first and second floors). On the first floor there are bedrooms 4, 5, 6 and 7. Bedrooms 4 and 5 have been combined to form a larger suite which is ideal as for teenage children or, if letting, as a family room. The room comprises a good sized main bedroom area which has an interconnecting door which opens into a further room which has space for an additional bed or as a sitting area as well as an en suite shower and wc. Bedroom 6 is a large double bedroom with its own en suite shower room and there is bedroom 7, a further double room, as well as a separate shower room which is accessed from the first floor landing.
The second floor comprises the remaining three bedrooms, numbers 8, 9 and 10, with bedrooms 8 and 9 both being spacious double rooms and both having their own en suite shower rooms. Bedroom 10 is currently set up as a twin room. Across the landing is a further separate wc.

The bedroom numbers in the description relate to the numbers on the doors of the rooms throughout the property for ease of identification. In total there are 7 bedrooms, 5 of which have en suite facilities.

Outside, the property grounds have been recently upgraded for ease of maintenance at the front of the house there is a paved courtyard area which is extended to the left hand side where there is access to a raised and secluded decked area with space for bistro table and chairs. Steps lead down to a decked sitting area, well screened by further mature conifers, and with shrubs, bushes and a holly tree. The lower tier of the garden is laid to attractive slate chippings and has provision for a rotary airer, conifers and shrubs. A paved pathway leads around to the rear passing attractive flowerbed borders with steps down to a large tarmaced car park which has marked spaces for 6 vehicles.

Two Ways has a high degree of versatility in terms of its future use as it would provide a spacious and comfortable family home for the larger family or for dual family occupation or multi-generational living. Alternatively, a good income could be derived by fully re-establishing and enhancing the business and running the house as a Bed & Breakfast establishment with Ilfracombe still proving to be ever popular with visitors throughout the year and not necessarily just the main summer months. Should this be desired, the property can be purchased furnished and equipped ready to trade including the business website. We fully advise an early internal inspection to appreciate the size and facilities on offer.

The property is subject to domestic and non-domestics rates currently. At present the domestic council tax band is £1,292.31 per annum.
The business rate is £2,700 with the amount payable being £1,325.70 per annum. However, at present, should this be the only business premises registered in the owner’s name, the property qualifies for 100% business rate relief meaning there is nothing to pay.
If the property were to be bought for residential only purposes then the Council Tax Band would need to be reassessed.
Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in a westerly direction passing through the High Street. Continue through the traffic lights at Church Street and at the mini roundabout take the left hand exit on to St. Brannocks Road sign posted Barnstaple. Continue along St. Brannocks Road for approximately 500 metres taking the second left hand turn in to Bicclescombe Park Road. Follow along the road for a further 30 metres where the parking area for the property will be found at the rear of the building on the right hand side.

Lower Ground Floor


Dining Room

4.83m x 4.01m


5.56m x 2.62m

Bolier Room/Store

3.78m x 1.14m

Utility Room

2.44m x 2.44m


1.63m x 1.14m

Walk-in Larder

3.05m x 1.1m

Ground Floor

Entrance Lobby

1.42m x 1.37m

Entrance Hall


5.2m x 4.34m


3m x 2.4m

Bedroom 2

4.11m x 4m

En Suite Shower Room

2.82m x 1.78m


2.9m x 1.63m

First Floor


Shower Room

2.92m x 1.63m

Bedroom 4 & 5 (Suite)

Bedroom 5 Area

4.34m x 2.57m

Bedroom 4/Dressing Room/En Suite

3.2m x 2.54m

Bedroom 6

5.7m x 4.34m

En Suite Shower Room

1.7m x 1.45m

Bedroom 7

3.96m x 2.97m

Second Floor



Bedroom 8

4.47m x 3.35m

En Suite Shower Room

3.35m x 1.17m

Bedroom 9

4.95m x 4.32m

En Suite Shower Room

1.93m x 1.63m

Bedroom 10

3.9m x 3.15m



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St Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34


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  • Barnstaple Station9.1 miles
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Webbers Property Services, Ilfracombe

48 High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9QB

Webbers Property Services, Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe is located on the uppermost tip of the North Devon Coast and is a popular tourist destination. The population is approximately 12,000 swelling to well above this figure during the busy summer months.

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