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FREEHOLD GUEST HOUSE (4 STAR QUALITY), AMIDST PLEASANT RESI AREA, CONVENIENT FOR CITY CENTRE & STATION, SOUTHAMPTON. Well maintained, semi-det prop circa 1890. Gas C.H. D/G. 5 or 6 well appointed letting bedrms (mostly en suite) for 7/8 guests. Luxury owners accom with conservatory, walled gdn & gge. Parking for 6 cars. Retirement sale – same hands 17 yrs. Run by couple. B&B only. Mainly weekday trade. Recorded T/O £40,535 for 45 week period. SCOPE. An ideal home & income. - £455,000 + S.A.V. (Ref. GH.3738)
The superior OWNERS ACCOMMODATION offered with the Guest House can either be approached via a door to the kitchen from the ground floor entrance hall, or, from an external entrance door from the driveway at the side of the building. The owners accommodation comprises: a fitted KITCHEN which includes a 1¼ -bowl single drainer sink unit, a built-in 5-burner gas hob with extractor hood above, a Neff double oven cooker and a Panasonic microwave, a Miele washing machine, a Miele dishwasher, a larder fridge and spot lights. From the kitchen a rear hallway leads to a luxury BATHROOM that includes a large shower cubicle, toilet, wash hand basin and a range of built-in wardrobes. Also on the ground floor there is the OWNERS DOUBLE BEDROOM, which includes a range of mirror fronted wardrobes and beyond which there is a pleasantly decorated large LOUNGE/DINING ROOM that has the benefit of a sliding patio door to a double glazed CONSERVATORY, with ceramic tiled floor covering, and overlooks the rear garden. The delightful walled rear garden, enjoys a southerly aspect and has an area of lawn, together with numerous mature trees and shrubs. In addition there is a patio area, ornamental pond and useful wooden storage shed.
This well appointed Guest House occupies a sought after location, being situated amidst a pleasant residential neighbourhood in Shirley, Southampton. The business benefits from being within easy reach of the thriving multiple city centre and main line railway station, the docks being situated within a short drive.
This substantial SEMI-DETACHED PROPERTY was, we understand, originally built in about 1890, with later rear extensions. The property is principally of brick construction, having a gable and pitched, tiled roof with bay window frontage. The property has the benefit of full gas fired CENTRAL HEATING (system not tested), together with replacement UPVC DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS. The Guest House is slightly set back from the road, being approached across a tarmac FORECOURT, which provides 3 lined car parking spaces. A half-glazed entrance door gives access to a pleasantly decorated HALL, off which there is an attractively decorated RESIDENTS’ BREAKFAST ROOM that has a bay window and a feature cast iron fireplace, with tiled surround and marble mantelpiece. The breakfast room has 4 tables, with seating for 9 guests. Adjoining the breakfast room there is a small but pleasantly furnished RESIDENTS’ LOUNGE.
A flight of stairs from the ground floor entrance hall lead up to the FIRST FLOOR where the LETTING ACCOMMODATION comprises: BEDROOM NO. 1 – Good size SINGLE BEDROOM with wash hand basin and whilst this room is not en suite, the guest would have the exclusive use of a nearby SHOWER ROOM with shower cubicle and toilet, which is situated just along the landing. BEDROOM NO. 2 – DOUBLE with EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM including a shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin. BEDROOM NO. 3 – DOUBLE ASPECT TWIN – with vanity unit and EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM including a shower cubicle and toilet. NOTE: Bedroom No. 3 also houses the gas fired central heating boiler in a secure cupboard. BEDROOM NO. 4 – SINGLE with EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM including a shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin. BEDROOM NO. 5 – SINGLE with EN SUITE shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin. From the first floor landing a flight of stairs lead up to BEDROOM NO. 6 – Large DORMER SINGLE BEDROOM that has an EN SUITE BATHROOM with bath, toilet and wash hand basin. To the front of the property there is a tarmac forecourt, providing 3 lined car parking spaces. A tarmac driveway, which is shared with the neighbours, gives access to the rear of the building, where there are a further 3 car parking spaces. Beyond there is a useful concrete sectional garage/store room with up-and-over door that currently accommodates a fridge/freezer and a tumble dryer.
The Vendors are of retirement age and run the Guest House on the lines of a very comfortable 'home & income'. The business could be open throughout the year but by choice the Vendors took a total of 7 weeks holiday last year. It should also be note that the majority of the takings are derived from weekday stays.
The business could be open throughout the year but by choice the Vendors took a total of 7 weeks holiday last year and the majority of the takings are derived from weekday stays.
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