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Old Elvet, Durham, DH1








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Key features

  • Investment for sale
  • EPC Rating B42
  • 10 Bedroom Hotel with Bar and Restaurant
  • Net Initial Yield of 6.25%
  • 15 Minute Walk from Durham Train Station
  • VP may be available by way of further negotiation with the tenant if the purchaser was an owner occupier


City Centre Boutique Hotel and Restaurant


The Townhouse is set in a Grade II-Listed Georgian town house, offering individually themed rooms in Durham’s charming Old Elvet area. Durham Cathedral and the 11th-century castle are within 10 minutes' walk. Tastefully designed interiors feature in all rooms, placed in either the 18th-century town house, garden, or main house. This well established and refurbished city centre, boutique hotel is only 400m from Durham City marketplace, but enjoys views of the Cathedral and river from its unique rooms, three of which have hot tubs with enclosures. The banks of the River Wear and Durham University Cricket Club are 492 feet away. Durham Rail Station is less than 1-mile from the property and Newcastle city centre can be reached after a 15-minute train journey.

The hotel consists of 10 guest rooms, with a further room undergoing development, a restaurant with 40 covers plus a patio accommodating a further twelve covers, a cosy bar area which comfortably accommodates 15 guests, in addition to an excellent cellar and wine store. There is air-conditioning throughout. The freehold owner is retiring and his 5,000 sqft home adjoining the hotel is also for sale. The merged plot could make an ideal hospitality venue with onsite parking. Significant growth in Durham City property values has been observed in recent years making this an ideal investment with a proven secure income of 100k pa.


The rateable value of the premises as at 1 April 2023 is £44,000 and the estimated rates payable for the current year is £21,560. This is based on the standard uniform business rates multiplier of 49.9p in the pound, however, interested parties should confirm the current position with the Local Authority.

Lease Terms
The property is held by way of an FRI lease for a term of 10 years from the 12 September 2020 at a current passing rent of £100,000 pax. There is an open market review in year 5.

The property is let to Boutique Hotel Company Holdings (Durham) ltd and guaranteed personally by Martin Robert Hindmarsh and Luke Francis Hay.

All rents, premiums and purchase prices quoted herein are exclusive of VAT. All offers are to be made to Bradley Hall upon this basis, and where silent, offers will be deemed net of VAT.

Each party is to bear their own legal costs involved in the transaction.

In accordance with the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations the Purchaser/Tenant will be required to provide two forms of identification and proof of the source of income. Each party is to bear their own legal costs involved in the transaction.

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Old Elvet, Durham, DH1


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Bradley Hall Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents, Durham

26-27 New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3AL

BH Group - Residential - Mortgages - Commercial - Planning & Design - Finance

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