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Beechwood Guest House, Dartmoor, Devon

Guide Price
£395,000

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STONESMITH, Exeter
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6 bedroom guest house for sale

USE CLASSUse class orders: C1 Hotels

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Key features

  • Impressive Detached Bed & Breakfast Set In Around 6 Acres
  • Located In The Heart Of Dartmoor National Park
  • 5 Letting Bedrooms, Guest Lounge, Dining Room, Sun Room
  • Owner's Ensuite Bedroom, Private Sitting Room, Kitchen
  • Gardens, Paddock, Meadow Fields, Stables, Car Park, Outbuildings
  • Idyllic Home & Income Business Opportunity. Low Overheads

Description

THE PROPERTY
Beechwood is an attractive and deceptively spacious detached character property originally built in 1872 as two cottages, converted into one in 1976 and further extended in 1996. The property still retains much of the original charm and character with a cottage feel throughout and has also been the subject of sympathetic refurbishment by the current owners and consequently is well presented throughout. With four granite fireplaces (three of which have wood burning stoves) and a four-oven Aga, the property offers:- 6 bedrooms (five currently used for letting purposes), 5 bath/shower rooms, owner's private sitting room, residents lounge, dining room, sun room/breakfast room, entrance conservatory/boot room, reception hall, large kitchen, utility room and a downstairs WC. All bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor, accessed from two separate staircases. Externally, the property stands in grounds which extend to around 6 acres which include 2 hay meadows and a paddock with stables. The grounds also incorporate car parking for 10+ vehicles, attractive lawned gardens interspersed with mature shrubs, flowers and trees, a vegetable garden area, greenhouse, chicken coop and run and a wooden storage shed. There is also a useful range of outbuildings and a garage. As with the majority of business premises within Dartmoor National Park, Beechwood is subject to the favourable terms of a Duchy of Cornwall lease.

SITUATION
Beechwood Bed & Breakfast benefits from a prominent and visible trading position alongside the B3212, one of the main arterial routes across Dartmoor National Park, with visible signage in both directions. It is situated in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in the popular village of Postbridge, which is located 8 miles from Moretonhampstead, 12 miles from Tavistock, 6 miles from Princetown, 7 miles from Chagford and 6 miles from Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Postbridge is a honeypot tourist location and year-round visitor attraction, best known for its ancient clapper bridge which is a popular year round destination. Being located in the very centre of Dartmoor National Park, with many other famous historic features and attractions close by and being surrounded by picturesque moorland scenery and wildlife, there are also ample opportunities to take advantage of the wide range of outdoor country pursuits available.

INTERNAL DETAILS
GROUND FLOOR
Entrance door from the car park into:- Entrance Conservatory/Boot Room with tiled flooring. Double doors into:- Reception Hall an attractive and welcoming area with staircase to first floor, quarry tiled flooring, ceiling timbers, feature exposed granite fireplace (currently not used). Large walk-in cupboard. Water Treatment Plant Room. Kitchen with quarry tiled flooring and part tiled walls, well fitted with a range of base kitchen units and extensive complementary worksurfaces, exposed ceiling timbers, central island unit, 1½ bowl sink unit, four-oven oil fired Aga, Belling mini oven with twin hob, hot water boiler, dishwasher, under counter fridge, range of wall shelving, fridge freezer. Utility Room with quarry tiled flooring, washing machine, tumble dryer, range of base and wall mounted kitchen units with complementary worksurfaces, stainless steel sink unit and door to the outside. Dining Room an attractive character room with carpeted flooring, ceiling timbers, feature exposed granite fireplace with inset wood burning stove, part exposed stone walls, refectory style dining table and chairs comfortably seating 8 guests, dresser display unit and window to the rear. Door into:- Sun Room/Breakfast Room again an attractive room with carpeted flooring, views over the gardens and the surrounding moorland. Range of wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 10 guests. Door to rear gardens. Guest Cloakroom & WC. Guest Lounge again an attractive character room with carpeted flooring and comfortably furnished with feature granite fireplace with inset wood burning stove, ceiling timbers, part wood panelled walls, dual aspect to the front and rear, built in bookshelves, understairs cupboard, part-exposed stone walls, 2 window seat areas and sofas for guests. Stairs to the first floor. Owner's Sitting Room another attractive character room with carpeted flooring, feature exposed granite fireplace with inset wood burning stove, ceiling timbers, part wood panelled walls and dual aspect to the side and rear.

FIRST FLOOR
The business offers 6 bedrooms on the first floor and 5 bath/shower rooms. Our clients currently let 5 of the bedrooms and each letting bedroom is furnished to a high standard with remote control televisions, hairdryers and hospitality trays. All of the bedrooms are country cottage style, in keeping with the property, and briefly comprise:- Bedroom 1 a standard twin room with aspect to the side. Bedroom 2 a standard twin room with aspect to the front. Bathroom for the shared use of Bedrooms 1 & 2 with shower over the bath. Bedroom 3 a double room with aspect to the front and an Ensuite Shower Room. Bedroom 4 a family double room which sleeps 4 (with bunk beds), aspect to the rear and an Ensuite Bathroom with shower over the bath. Bedroom 5 a standard double room with aspect to the rear and built in wardrobes. Shower Room for the sole use of Bedroom 5. Owner's Bedroom a double room with aspect to the rear and built in wardrobes and an Ensuite Shower Room. The flexible layout of the bedrooms means that dependent upon personal requirements, the letting rooms could be reconfigured to provide additional owner's accommodation, if so desired. A viewing is recommended in order to fully appreciate the flexibility and versatility of this property. 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
Beechwood benefits from a prominent trading position alongside the B3212, one of the main arterial routes across Dartmoor National Park, with visible signage in both directions. Externally, the property stands in grounds which extend to around 6 acres comprising 2 Hay Meadows and a Paddock. Access to the property is directly from the B3212 into the driveway which leads to 2 Separate Parking Areas with space for 10 plus vehicles. The lower paddock field, nearest the house, has a Block of 3 Stables and a Horse Shelter. Around the house are Attractive Terraced Gardens mainly laid to lawn and interspersed with mature shrubs, flowers and trees incorporating a feature pond with waterfall and with views to the front over Higher and Lower White Tor and the surrounding moorland countryside. There is also a Vegetable Garden Area, Greenhouse, Chicken Coop and Run and Wooden Storage Shed. The middle and upper meadows are currently managed in agreement with National Park (through personal choice) as traditional hay meadows and are rich in wildflowers, including many that are of considerable interest to ecologists and botanists. Attached to the main house are a range of Outbuildings used as storage and workshop and a Single Garage.

THE BUSINESS
Beechwood is presented in first class order throughout and currently trades as a cottage style Bed & Breakfast offering occasional evening meals to residents. This successful Bed & Breakfast business occupies a prominent trading position in a much sought after location and has been sympathetically renovated and refurbished in recent years. Beechwood has its own website and advertising is limited to this together with associated accommodation websites. The roadside position of the business also ensures that there is a steady passing trade. The business is run by our clients, a husband and wife partnership, with no members of staff being employed. Manageable businesses in such a sought after area are always in short supply and those which provide such an enviable lifestyle and yet still have genuine potential for future growth to the business levels such as Beechwood, are very rare indeed. There is the potential to offer cream teas during the summer months, something that previous owners have done. A viewing is essential in order to fully appreciate all that this versatile home and business has to offer. Through personal choice, and to fit in with their lifestyle, the current owners choose to trade the business below the VAT threshold. Accounting information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.

EPC
Commissioned and to be confirmed.

SERVICES
Mains electricity, private water, private drainage and oil fired central heating and hot water.

PRICE & TENURE
As with the majority of business premises within Dartmoor National Park, Beechwood is subject to the favourable terms of a Duchy of Cornwall lease granted in 2018 for a term of 20 years. The lease is fully renewable at the end of the existing term and the current rent is £1,790 per quarter. Please contact us for further details regarding the lease.

FLOOR PLANS
Available upon request.

Beechwood Guest House, Dartmoor, Devon

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  • Okehampton Station10.2 miles

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