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Guest House In Idyllic Location For Sale

Barnstaple, Devon, UK
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A beautifully presented, detached country guest house, which is in the idyllic rural setting of Shirwell, Devon. This high quality five-bedroom business benefits from a sweeping drive through beautiful grounds together with woodland, double garage, gardens, spacious three-bedroom owners accommodation and extensive parking. This lifestyle opportunity generates an impressive turnover and subsequent profit. Early viewings are highly recommended.


The Spinney is Located just 3.5 miles from the market town of Barnstaple and enjoys a semi rural position in the village of Shirwell. It is ideally located for enjoying all of what North Devon has to offer. With easy access to The towns of Bideford and Ilfracombe, Exmoor National Park and the award winning beaches of the North Devon coast. The property is easily accessed from the M5 motorway together with train and bus services nearby.


The Spinney is successfully owner operated and benefits from a fine reputation from visitors and locals alike. Because of its fantastic online reviews, repeat custom, quality accommodation and ideal location, the impressive income is comparable to a business twice the size. The location enjoys both all year-round tourism and vibrant commercial trade. The owners do not require staff even though the income could easily pay for this. The business affords the owners a lovely lifestyle, income, and plenty of time off to pursue their foreign travels. We the agents feel there is further scope to expand by using the land for possible camping, shepherd’s huts or even developing the double garage into further accommodation. Actual trading accounts will be made available after a successful formal viewing.


Entrance through large farm gates with a sweeping drive to the front porch and large oak door to:


2.74m x 1.76m
This entrance area has a two-seater church pew, consul table with signing in book with two desk lights, umbrella stand and with dual aspect windows to side.

Inner hallway

A lovely spacious hall-way area with high level part stain-glass window providing natural light to both ground & 1st floor together with a small table with floral display, under stair storage for shoes & coats and door to:

Snug / lounge

4.46m x 3.25m
A cosy area with a two-seater sofa, easy chair, writing desk & chair, table & three chairs, dresser with books to read, board games & CD’s to play, glazed door to front and double doors to:

Dining room / conservatory

4.80m x 3.38m
This recently restored Victorian conservatory dining area which benefits from original flag-stones, four table & chairs for approx. 8 covers, an ancient vine, large windows to front & side together with glazed door creating a lovely dining space.


3.44m x 2.86m
A lovely, well-equipped kitchen conveniently located near the dining area which comprises of an array of wall and base fitted units for crockery, cutlery and glass ware, solid wood flooring, together with inset twin sink, 4 ring induction hob, double inset ovens & grill, toasters, water boiler, dishwasher, microwave oven, stainless steel extraction system and window overlooking the gardens to the rear.

Utility / larder room

4.83m x 3.61m
A large area just off the kitchen with a large floor to ceiling cupboard, shelving to one wall, both upright freezer & fridge, ceramic wash hand basin, two washing machines, tumble dryer, work top space, floor standing oil-fired boiler for the central heating and dual aspect window to rear.

Letting accommodation

All rooms are comfortable and attractively furnished with lovely views over local farmland to the front of the property and the rolling Devonshire hills to the rear. They all benefit from chest of drawers, wardrobe, luggage rack, flat screen wall mounted TV, hair dryer, comfortable easy chair or window seating, Free WIFI together with tea & coffee making facilities.

First floor

Bedroom 1

A spacious room with a super king bed and dual aspect window to side & rear together with en-suite shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Bedroom 2

A bright and airy room with a double bed and window to front together with private bathroom facilities.

Bedroom 3

A larger room with connecting twin beds and window to front together with en-suite shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Bedroom 4

A bright room with double bed and window to rear overlooking the open countryside together with en-suite shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Bedroom 5

A mini family suite with double & single beds, bay window coffee table and chairs to front & window to side together with en-suite shower, WC and wash hand basin.


A built-in cupboard housing a commercial water boiler and for general storage.

Owners accommodation

The flexible three-bedroom owners’ accommodation is situated over two levels.

Ground floor

Dining room

5.68m X 2.88m
With solid floor and space for a large farm house table and chairs for approx. 8 covers, Rayburn providing all the hot-water for the property, corner office/booking area for laptop, & general admin and window seating to rear.


6.78m x 4.55m
A wide spacious area with ornate fire place with inset wood burner and ample space for a larger sofa suite, office desk & chair, chaise-longue, bookcases and benefitting from dual aspect larger window to front and rear.

Bedroom 1

4.68m x 3.82m
A lovely room with ample space for a super king bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, dressing table, for two comfortable easy chairs and coffee table and glazed door to front. This room could easily accommodate an en-suite and has an interconnecting door to the hallway which could be let.

Separate bathroom

With a shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Boot room

2.01m x 1.43m
An ideal area with windows to two sides, space for boots, jackets and general storage together with glazed door to rear.

Second floor

From the 1st floor landing is a stair-case to second floor with landing and door to:

Bedroom 2

4.87m x 2.99m
A large room with a vanity unit with inset sink together with Velux sky and window to side.

Bedroom 3

3.26m x 3.16m
A lovely room with both Velux sky and window to side.


The access through a large oak farm gate from the main road in to a sweeping drive with lawns leading past the guest house the car park for approx. 7 spaces with a further owners private parking for their car and Winnebago.

Potting shed

2.62m x 1.87m
An out-building attached to the rear of the property and currently stores fire wood but would also suit a variety of uses.


5.01m x 4.97m
A large double garage with sliding door and would accommodate two vehicles, dual aspect windows and has both electricity and water.

Wood store

A simple store for storage of fire wood and housing the ride on tractor and additional garden equipment.


To the front are well kept lawns which provide an impressive entrance to all customers and at the back is a large garden for all guests to relax in and enjoy. With tables, chairs, loungers, hammock and stunning views over the open countryside.


In the far corner of this property there is a smaller woodland together with mature shrubbery, hedging and trees which provide an all year-round supply of fire wood. (We the agents feel this could easily accommodate possibly camping or shepherd’s huts)

Fixtures & fittings

Trade fixtures, fittings, equipment, land and buildings, with exception of vendor’s private inventory, will be included in this freehold sale. A full Inventory will be provided prior to exchange of contracts


Mains electricity, water, oil tank and private drainage which are all connected. However, no testing of these services has been undertaken by the Agents, Ware Commercial. Comprehensive fire alarm system which is checked on an annual basis.

Business rates

Please make your own enquiries on the local Valuation Website (VOA) at Valuation Office Agency




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