9 bedroom detached house for sale

Swan Hill Road, Colyton, Devon, EX24

£895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superior Award Winning Bed & Breakfast
  • Sought After South West Village Location
  • 6 High Quality En-Suite Letting Bedrooms
  • Superior 3 Bedroom Owners Accommodation
  • Car Parking and Attractive Gardens
  • Exceptional Business & Lifestyle Opportunity

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE PROPERTY
Swan Hill House Bed & Breakfast is an imposing and particularly handsome residence with origins dating back to the 1880s. This impressive and extremely well appointed property has all of the classic features you would expect from a period house of this style and quality, including well proportioned rooms with high ceilings, bay windows to the principal rooms and feature marble fireplaces. The property has been the subject of extensive renovation and refurbishment by our clients during their 10 years of ownership, leaving almost no stone unturned and consequently Swan Hill House is presented and furnished to exceptionally high standards throughout. Swan Hill House has been run successfully as a bed and breakfast/guest house for many years and would also be suitable as a grand family residence, if so desired. Swan Hill House currently offers 6 extremely well appointed En-Suite Letting Bedrooms, Residents Lounge, Residents Breakfast Room, fully equipped Kitchen, Utility Room, Laundry Room, Office/Study with balcony, Basement Cellar and a superior and extremely well presented quality Self-Contained Owners Apartment on the second floor to include:- Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, 3 Double Bedrooms and a Bathroom. Externally, the property benefits from a road frontage and signage with lawned Gardens to the front whilst to the rear is a Private Car Park for 7/8 vehicles, Garage and various useful Store Rooms, attractive Rear Garden being fully enclosed and walled incorporating lawned areas, two patio areas and productive vegetable and fruit gardens. Swan Hill House Bed & Breakfast is an exceptional property and a very special place to live and work and a viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate all that this flexible quality home and business has to offer.

SITUATION
Swan Hill House Bed & Breakfast is an imposing and attractive bed and breakfast business occupying an extremely prominent and visible trading position adjacent to the A3052 main road in the heart of the small and attractive village of Colyford in the East Devon countryside, close to the Dorset border. With far reaching views from many of the windows over the Axe Valley towards the sea, the property enjoys a southerly aspect. Colyford is an extremely popular and affluent Devon village with a thriving local community and the property is a short level walk from the renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top state schools. Located midway between the Regency resort town of Sidmouth to the west and the coastal town of Lyme Regis to the east, the property is readily accessible to a wide range of facilities and activities for guests to enjoy. The A3052 is a busy tourist route between Devon and Dorset and the nearby coastline known as the Jurassic Coast has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has been awarded World Heritage Status by UNESCO (within 2 miles). The nearby Axe Valley and estuary has an historic tramway which operates from the banks of the River Axe and connects Colyford and Colyton to Seaton and is a popular tourist attraction. The County town of Exeter is some 22 miles to the west with its international airport, M5 motorway access and mainline rail link to London Paddington. The market town of Axminster is about 5 miles distant and has a mainline rail link to London Waterloo.

INTERNAL DETAILS
There are guest entrance doors to both the front and rear of the property. Entrance door to front into Enclosed Entrance Porch with main front door leading into Reception Entrance Hall an attractive and grand entrance hallway with Minton mosaic tiled floor and carpeted flooring beyond, staircase to upper floors, ornate cornice and ceiling rose, window to rear with original stained glass window. Second staircase to first floor and Rear Entrance Lobby leading from the rear courtyard, car park and gardens. Guests Lounge an impressive character room with large bay windows overlooking the front garden with views, picture rail, ornate cornice and ceiling rose, feature open fireplace with marble surround, picture rails, wall lighting, comfy sofas and armchairs for 6 guests and carpeted flooring. Breakfast/Dining Room again an attractive and impressive character room with feature bay window overlooking front garden with views, attractive marble fireplace (disused), wall mounted specials board, display dresser and sideboard unit, serving hatch to kitchen, ornate cornice and ceiling rose, picture rail, wall lighting and carpeted flooring. Kitchen a splendid family sized room with quality fitted kitchen, 5-burner double range cooker with stainless steel extractor hood above, matching base and wall mounted kitchen units with complementary worksurfaces, 1? bowl stainless steel sink unit with drainer, stainless steel hand basin, Miele dishwasher, ceramic stone flooring, part-tiled walls, wall mounted Parry commercial grill, floor standing Thorn gas boiler, wall mounted servant call bells. Utility Room with ceramic stone flooring, part-tiled walls, range of modern base and wall mounted kitchen units with complementary worksurfaces and inset stainless steel sink unit, Bosch washing machine, 2 Bosch fridge freezers and under counter freezer. Internal door to Cellar consisting of two rooms and providing

useful storage space, window to side and chest freezer. Letting Bedroom 1 a spacious and well proportioned feature room with king size double bed, seating area, carpeted flooring, triple aspect, quality furnishings and a large En-Suite Shower Room. Letting Bedroom 3 a large twin room with quality furnishings, bespoke headboard, carpeted flooring and an En-Suite Shower Room. First Floor Landing a galleried landing with most attractive glass window and doors leading to Laundry Room with racked shelving, built in storage cupboards. Staff/Owners WC. Letting Bedroom 4 a king size double bedroom with aspect to side, carpeted flooring, quality furnishings, and an En-Suite Shower Room. Letting Bedroom 5 a spacious super king double bedroom with seating area and attractive bay windows with views over the Axe Valley and surrounding countryside, feature marble fireplace (disused), quality furnishings, carpeted flooring and an En-Suite Shower Room. Office/Study with carpeted flooring, French doors onto a balcony with commanding far reaching views over the Axe Valley and surrounding countryside. Letting Bedroom 6 a spacious super king double bedroom with seating area and attractive bay windows with views over the Axe Valley and surrounding countryside, feature marble fireplace (disused), quality furnishings, carpeted flooring and an En-Suite Shower Room. Office/Study with carpeted flooring, French doors onto a balcony with commanding far reaching views over the Axe Valley and surrounding countryside. Letting Bedroom 7 a well proportioned king size double bedroom with aspect to rear overlooking the rear garden and fields beyond, feature marble fireplace (disused), quality furnishings, carpeted flooring, and an En-Suite Shower Room.


LETTING ACCOMMODATION
The business currently offers 6 individually designed and furnished high quality en-suite letting bedrooms which have been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard with high quality decoration, curtains and furnishings. Each of the attractive and contemporary letting rooms are impressively presented and offer remote control flat screen colour televisions with Freeview and built in DAB radio, hair dryers, wi-fi internet access, hospitality trays, alarm clocks, mini fridges, and heated towel rails in the shower rooms.

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION
Arranged on the second floor is the extremely well appointed and superior self-contained family sized owners apartment which comprises:- Sitting Room with dual aspect windows to rear and front overlooking the Axe Valley, surrounding countryside and sea glimpses, carpeted flooring. Kitchen/Dining Room with carpeted flooring, aspect to rear overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside, fitted with a range of base and wall mounted cottage style kitchen units with complementary solid oak worksurfaces, stainless steel sink unit, built in 4-range induction hob, oven and grill. Bedroom 1 a good size double room with carpeted flooring, aspect to front with views over the Axe Valley, surrounding countryside and sea beyond and range of built in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 again a good sized double room with carpeted flooring, aspect to front with views overlooking the Axe Valley, surrounding countryside and sea glimpses, built in wardrobe and shelving. Bedroom 3 another double room with carpeted flooring, aspect to rear over garden and countryside beyond and built in airing cupboard. Bathroom recently refitted with a modern white suite with shower over bath.

EXTERNAL DETAILS
The property is approached from the A3052 over a short shared driveway that leads to gates opening into a large private gravelled Car Parking Area with ample space for 7/8 vehicles. Adjacent to this is a brick and slate Garage Building with mezzanine storage loft and adjoining small room off. Adjoining Former Stable again with a useful mezzanine storage loft area. These buildings have recently been re-roofed and offer conversion potential, subject to the necessary planning and building permissions. Immediately to the rear of the house is a Rear Courtyard Area with brick built wood store. The rear garden is mainly stone walled and is a real feature of the property incorporating a lawned and patio area for guests use, beyond which there is a Further Private Lawned Garden Area with further patio, brick built Garden Tool Shed, range of mature fruit trees, shrubs and plants. Further Productive Fruit & Vegetable Garden Area with Greenhouse. To the front a pedestrian gate leads to a central footpath flanked by areas of lawn with plant and shrub beds surrounding, signage and signed pedestrian access to rear courtyard and garden areas.

THE BUSINESS
The property is presented in excellent order throughout and currently trades as a high quality and award winning Bed & Breakfast business with superior and impressive 3 bedroom owners accommodation. Occupying a prominent landmark trading position, the property has been fastidiously renovated and refurbished by our clients over the last 10 years to exacting standards with almost no stone being left unturned. These extremely high standards inherent throughout all aspects of the business ensure excellent levels of regular repeat business together with word of mouth recommendations and the business has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor an exceptional score of 9.9 out of 10 on booking.com and a Taste of the West Gold Award, which has been achieved four times, and being a twice finalist in the Bed & Breakfast category. The business has its own website www.swanhillhouse.com and advertising is limited to this together with associated accommodation websites. Through personal choice, our clients currently trade the business from early February until mid-December and close for around 6 weeks per year. The business is run by our clients, a husband and wife partnership, with no other staff being employed. The prominent roadside position of the business also ensures that there are enquiries from passing trade.

TRADING INFORMATION
In order to fit in with their lifestyle requirements, the current owners choose to trade the business for around 46 weeks of the year and have deliberately kept the levels of trade below the VAT threshold, by closing for other periods sporadically throughout the year. There are excellent levels of bookings and further accounting information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.

POTENTIAL
Our clients advise us that there is tremendous potential for incoming purchasers to increase the current levels of trade and to develop all aspects of the business and trade in a manner of their choosing. Undoubtedly, there is potential for year round opening if so desired. We believe that Swan Hill House Bed & Breakfast represents an excellent opportunity to purchase an extremely well appointed turnkey business in a particularly sought after part of the South West. The substantial and flexible accommodation also offers opportunities as a grand family residence with potential for the self-contained apartment to be let out or as a separate owners accommodation for teenagers/dependent relatives if so desired. A viewing is essential in order to fully appreciate all that this impressive home and business has to offer.

EPC
C - 67.

RATING
For up to date Business Rates and Council Tax information relating to this property, we refer you to The Valuation Office website www.voa.gov.uk.


SERVICES
All main services are connected to the subject property.

PRICE & TENURE
£895,000 for the valuable freehold interest as a going concern business and full trade inventory. Wet and dry stocks to be additional at valuation. Vacant possession upon completion.

VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the vendors Sole Selling Agents.Tel:(01392)201262.Email:info@stonesmith.co.uk
You are recommended to contact us before visiting the property even for an informal viewing. We can then confirm whether or not it is still available.

FINANCE
An early discussion about finance can often save time and disappointment. If you would like independent specialist advice on funding this property or any other purchase, we recommend you contact us for a list of our approved brokers.



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22 August 2017

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