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The West Country Inn Bursdon Moor Hartland Bideford Devon EX39 6HB

Property information

Status: SALE AGREED
Price: £495,000 (reduced)
Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION

The West Country Inn is strategically located on the North Devon/Cornwall border fronting the popular A39 “Atlantic Highway” holiday route.  Bude is 10 miles distant and Bideford 13 miles (north east).  The destination is ideal for tourists from which to explore this fabulous stretch of coastline and there is an extensive supporting hinterland as far as local trade is concerned.  Set in approximately 2.5 acres, it is also a delightful place in which to live !

GENERALLY

The building is thought to date in parts to 1570 and has traded as a Coaching Inn since these times.  Fair to say, therefore, the business is very well established.  The current owner has run the business since November 2003 and is selling now to pursue other business interests.

This is a substantial building in its own right though set in acreage we consider there may be further development opportunities (subject to obtaining planning permission if required) indeed the Camping and Caravanning Club have recently granted permission for its use as a certified site for 10 x tents and 5 x touring caravans – this being subject only to the installation of a chemical disposal point and associated water supply.  Capital costs to achieve this are low and will most certainly introduce the potential of another income stream throughout the year.  There are 9 en-suite letting bedrooms, main Bar with a wealth of character, Games Room and Snug Area, Conservatory, Carvery Restaurant for 100, Functions Suite, enclosed Beer Garden (80 plus), Beer Terrace, 2 paddock areas, car parking for 100 vehicles and owners accommodation with 3 double bedrooms.  Other recent additions include a Gymnasium and Spa facility.

INTERNAL DETAILS

The Main Bar area has tremendous character with exposed ceiling timbers, open fireplace having fitted log burner, exposed brickwork etc.  Leading off - a Games 

Room and Snug Area with leather sofas whilst there is also a lovely Conservatory to the rear.  An overflow Dining Area provides an additional 12 covers and there is a second Conservatory at the roadside frontage of the property.  Gymnasium and Spa facility.

A Carvery Restaurant provides facilities for 100 covers and there is an additional Functions Room.

The Commercial Kitchen is very well equipped and there is a Chef’s Office leading off.  Dry Store and Laundry Room.

LETTING ACCOMMODATION

All letting accommodation is located at first floor level.  There are 9 letting bedrooms (5 x  standard double; 1 x twin; 1 x family; 1 x King size double and 1 x Super King double) all with en-suite facilities and each having its own individual character features.

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION

Takes the form of an apartment at the rear of the building and providing 3 double bedrooms, lounge and family bathroom.

EXTERNAL DETAILS

Externally there is a large open surface car park for 100 vehicles, enclosed BeerGarden (80 plus), Beer Terrace, a single Garage and 2 x paddock areas.  Caravan and Camping site area.  The overall property/land extends to approximately 2.5 acres (estimated)

THE BUSINESS

The business has been owned and run by the current owner for the past 12 years, during which time the business has generally gone from strength to 

strength with an ever improving reputation as a friendly, well run family business.

It is seen very much as a destination pub and with the influx of tourism during the summer months and with passing trade during the winter. The West Country Inn caters for all sectors of the trade.

Within the area there are multiple holiday lets, caravan parks, B & B’s and letting chalets, all of which interact with the pub itself.  The business also is well known by walkers, sports pursuit guests and year round business trade.

Over the past 3 years The West Country Inn has achieved a 3AA Inn Star Rating and currently holds a 5 Star Hygiene Certificate and Tribute Master Certification awarded by St Austell Brewery and recognition from other recommending bodies.

The West Country Inn also has a website – www.west-country-inn.com.  This website also provides a booking function – take a look!

TRADING INFORMATION

Trading figures will be made available to bona fide applicants once a viewing has taken place.  We are however able to confirm a net turnover of £176,917 to 31st December 2014 and net turnover £179,838 to 31st December 2013

LICENCES

The property has a Premises Licence granted by the relevant Local Authority.  It is a requirement of the Licensing Act 2003 that properties serving alcohol have a designated Premises Supervisor who must be the holder of a Personal Licence.  Prospective purchasers are advised to take appropriate specialist advice.

 

FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT

We have assumed that a suitable and sufficient Fire Risk Assessment has been carried out.  Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 this assessment needs to be recorded in writing where there are 5 or more employees, the property is under enactment of a licence or where an alterations notice has been served.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE

The properties asset rating is C.

FINANCE

An early discussion about finance can often save time and disappointment.  If you would like independent specialist advice on funding this business purchase, or any other purchase, please contact us for details of our approved brokers.

VIEWING

No direct approach may be made to the property.  For an appointment to view please contact the Agent.

Dean Warmington Email: dean@underwoodwarmington.com

Telephone: 01271 378731  website www.underwoodwarmington.com

Important Notice

These particulars are for guidance only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute part of an offer or contract.

 

Any description of information given should not be relied upon as a statement of representation of fact or that the property or its services are in good condition. Neither Underwood Warmington (nor its Joint Agents) not any of their employees has any authority to or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property.

 


Tenure

Freehold. A comprehensive inventory of trade furniture, furnsihings & equipment is included in the sale price. Stock to be purchased at valuation on Completion.


Viewing

For an appointment to view please contact:

Dean Warmington
Tel: 01271 378731
Email: dean@underwoodwarmington.com
Mobile: 07971830881


Property reference number

Reference: UW784
 

Important notice

These particulars are for guidance only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute part of an offer or contract.

Any description of information given should not be relied upon as a statement of representation of fact or that the property or its services are in good condition. Neither Underwood Warmington (nor its Joint Agents) not any of their employees has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property.

The photographs show only certain parts and aspect of the property at the time they were taken. Any areas, measurements or distances given are approximate only.

Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that any necessary planning, Building Regulations or other consent has been obtained. These matters must be verified by an intending tenant.

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