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Molesworth Manor, Padstow


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A rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful property, home and business in one of the County's foremost locations, close to the Camel Estuary and Padstow. Molesworth Manor is a period property with 9 letting rooms, a self contained cottage and 3 bedroom owners accommodation, set within generous gardens and grounds. The business can demonstrate strong and consistent turnover and profits. Viewing highly recommended.

Location - Molesworth Manor is situated in Little Petherick, a pretty village in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, being approximately 2.5 miles from the very popular town of Padstow, which requires no introduction as one of the county's if not the country's most sought after destinations. From Little Petherick the Creek leads directly into the Camel Estuary and within the vicinity there are a wide range of activities, attractions and of course access to the North Cornish coast.

The Property/Business - Parts of Molesworth Manor date back to the 1600's. It was the Rectory associated with the local Church and has been the home of noted Cornish dignitaries. Today, Molesworth Manor provides not only a beautiful setting but an interesting period property indicative of its age, yet with modern conveniences and sizeable rooms. Molesworth Manor has been awarded a 4* Silver Award by VisitEngland, also features in the Michelin Guide and the 'Alastair Sawday' Bed & Breakfast Guide, which will be well known to those persons seeking out special properties and indeed experiences.

In terms of the trade, the sale of Molesworth Manor represents a sale for the first time within family ownership for 30 years, has been in the current client's tenure for the past 15 years who now wish to sell due to other commitments away from this industry. The business trades all year round, with the exception of of November December and January, is principally run as a husband and wife team, with part time members of staff.

The business principally trades on a bed and breakfast basis and we advised the turnover for the year end March 2016 showed net sales of circa £189,000, with a gross profit level of 89% and an adjusted net profit of c £89,000 (after deducting all normal overheads). Therefore, Molesworth Manor represents a strong and consistent business, with a comfortable lifestyle income. Further accounting information will be made available subsequent to a viewing appointment in the normal manner. For further information regarding our client's property and business please see their website

The Accommodation Comprises - (all areas and dimensions are approximate)

Covered porch leading to:-

Hallway - 6.7m x 2.37m, an extremely attractive introduction to the property with a tessellated slate pattern floor, large feature window to the conservatory. Door to:-

Office - 4.5m (into bay window) x 3.75m, feature fireplace.

Guest Lounge - 6.57m x 6.40m, a beautiful room with windows and doors to front and side elevations, working fireplace. Large archway through to:-

Second Guest Lounge - 7.59m x 5.57m, with wooden floor, working fireplace and impressive large windows to the side elevation overlooking the garden.

Bar - (Through honesty system) in corner.

From hallway access to:-

Owners' Lounge - 5.80m (into bay window) x 4.5m, wood burner, with wooden floor.

Second Owners' Lounge - 6.51m (into bay window) x 4.28m. Open fire with granite mantel. Through to rear hallway with service areas.

Scullery - 3.0m x 2.48m, with door to utility.

Utility - 4.41m x 1.67m (including wc).

From the hallway continue to the kitchen, understairs cupboard with cellar.

Kitchen - 5.3m x 4.90m, with original slate floor, skylight, commercial kitchen equipment including 6 ring gas cooker (with extraction over), stainless steel drainer unit and stainless steel work benches, window to side elevation. Through to:-

Breakfast Room - 4.94m x 4.39m, a very attractive room with tables and chairs for circa 12 covers, feature fireplace. Leading through to:-

Conservatory/Breakfast Room - 4.46m x 3.50m, with slate floor, doors and windows to rear elevation, feature window, set up for circa 16 covers.

Wide turning staircase with large landing on the:-

First Floor -

Schedule Of Letting Accommodation -

Bedroom 1 - Ladyships - Double with en-suite bath and shower, windows to front and side elevations.

Bedroom 2 - Round Room - Double with en-suite shower, window to front elevation.

Bedroom 3 - South - Double with en-suite bath and shower, window to front elevation.

Bedroom 4 - Seigneur De La Trinite - Double with en-suite bath and shower, window to front elevation.

Bedroom 5 - Lordships - Double(with optional further bed), en-suite bath and shower, window to side elevation.

Landing -

Laundry Room & Provisions Store/Cupboard - From the landing stairs door leading to:-

Second Floor -

Bedroom 6 - Cooks - Double with en-suite shower, windows to two sides.

Bedroom 7 - Housekeepers - Double, en-suite shower, window to front elevation.

Bedroom 8 - Maids - Twin, (separate shower room), window to front elevation.

Bedroom 9 - Butlers - Double, en-suite bath and shower, windows to front and side elevations.

Stairs ascending from the second floor and also accessed from the inner hallway from the ground floor to the:-

Owners' Accommodation -

Bedroom 1 - 5.31m x 4.6m, bay window to front elevation, door to dressing room.

Bedroom 2 - 3.90m x 3.31m, window to front elevation.

Bedroom 3 - 4.98m x 4.03m, window to side elevation.

Bath/Shower Room - With bath, separate shower, low level wc and window to front elevation.

Swallow Court Cottage - Accessed from the front of the property with its own gated entrance, leading to the inner cobbled courtyard is the letting accommodation.

A very pleasant and private addition to the main residence, with defined seating area and parking to the front.

Lounge/Dining Area - 6.28m x 4.73m, with wooden floor, wood burner and doors and windows to front elevation.

Kitchen - 3.70m x 1.95m, with slate floor and window to side elevation.

Bedroom 1 - Double, window to front elevation, en-suite bath and shower.

Bedroom 2 - Double, en-suite wet room, window to side elevation.

Bedroom 3 - Twin, en-suite wet room, window to the rear elevation.

Former Stables - Directly below the owners accommodation and measuring approximately 16m x 5.6m is the former stables, currently providing storage for the clients, but it is considered could provide further accommodation, subject to normal consents.

Gardens & Grounds - With its own private driveway, Molesworth Manor sits in generous gardens and grounds of approximately half an acre principally laid to lawn with mature shrubs to the front and side and has parking for up to10 cars.



General Information -

Local Authority - Cornwall Council
General Enquiries 0300-1234-100
Planning 0300-1234-151

Energy Performance Certificate - Exempt.

Inventory - An Inventory of all loose chattels and equipment, free of any lease/lien, to be included within the sale will be supplied by Miller Commercial prior to exchange of Contracts.

Premises Licence - We understand the premises currently holds a Residence Licence in respect of the sale of Intoxicating Liquor on the premises to residents.

Business Rates - We refer you to the valuation office website or call 0300-1234-171

Services - Prospective owners should make their own enquiries of the appropriate statutory undertakers:
Western Power: 0845 601 2989
South West Water: 0800 169 1144
Transco: 0800 111 999

Stock - To be taken at valuation

Value Added Tax - All the above prices/rentals are quoted exclusive of VAT, where applicable.

Finance - If you require advice regarding the Financing of a Business, at no initial cost, please contact us on the number below.

Contact Information - For further information or an appointment to view please contact either:-

Graham Timmins on 01872 247019 or via email or
Paul Collins on 01872 247029 or via email or
Beverly Northey on 01872 247031 or via email

PLANS: Plans and maps reproduced under Ordnance Survey Licence No LIG1179. Not to scale and for identification of the property only. They are not intended to show actual site boundaries and not guaranteed to be accurate.

AGENTS NOTE: Miller Commercial for themselves and for the Vendor/s or lessor/s of this property give notice: [a] These particulars are for an intending purchaser or tenant and although they are believed to be correct their accuracy is not guaranteed and any error or misdescriptions shall not annul the sale or be grounds on which compensation may be claimed and neither do they constitute any part of a Contract: [b] Any intending purchaser or tenant must satisfy him/herself by inspection or other wise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars; [c] No responsibility is taken for expenses incurred should the property be sold, let or withdrawn before inspection: [d] None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent.

Miller Commercial is the trading name of Miller Commercial LLP registered in England and Wales under Registration No.OC373087. The Registered Office of Miller Commercial LLP is Mansion House, Princes Street, Truro TR1 2RF. We use the term Partner to refer to a member of Miller Commercial LLP. VAT Registration No.643 4519 39.

VIEWING: Strictly by prior appointment through Miller Commercial.

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