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Impressive And Well Regarded Character Village Freehouse For Sale

Barnstaple, Devon, UK
Asking Price:
£25,000
Turnover:
Available on request
Net Profit:
Available on request

Impressive And Well Regarded Character Village Freehouse

The property
The Muddiford Inn is a well-regarded free of tie character detached village inn with origins reputedly dating back to the 16th century. This attractive and deceptively spacious quality country inn is set in around 2 acres and has been sympathetically refurbished by our clients in the last 5 years, whilst retaining the original charm and character with features such as heavily beamed ceilings and an oak fireplace with woodburner. The property occupies a substantial site and benefits from a self-advertising and prominent landmark trading position. This well-appointed freehouse briefly comprises: - character Main Bar Area (14+), Character Lounge Bar (10+), Character Restaurant (46+), Commercial Catering Kitchen with Ancillary Facilities, extensive Family Sized 5 Double Bedroom (1 Ensuite) Owner's Accommodation with large Sitting Room, Office/Bedroom 6, Kitchen, 2 Bathrooms, additional disused Kitchen and a Staff Changing Room. The size and the layout of the private accommodation makes it suitable for two families or it could be reconfigured to create letting accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. Externally, the pub benefits from a large Customer Car Park with space for 40+ vehicles, a Patio Trade Terrace providing alfresco seating for 30+ customers, extensive brookside Gardens to the rear are mainly laid to lawn with a further alfresco Beer Garden Area seating 50 customers, a Children's Play Area, purpose build Outside Bar, various useful Outbuildings and Owner's Private Garden Area's. An internal inspection is recommended in order to fully appreciate all that this deceptively spacious quality village freehouse has to offer.

Situation
The Muddiford Inn is situated in the heart of the popular village of Muddiford, astride the B3230 Barnstaple to Ilfracombe road. There is easy access to the regional centre of Barnstaple, about 4 miles away, which offers an excellent range of amenities and leisure pursuits and the inn is also within easy reach of the North Devon District Hospital, around 5 minutes' drive, from which trade is derived. To the north is the beautiful Exmoor National Park, which is renowned for its undulating moorland scenery, dissected by rivers and streams, running down through deep wooded valleys, to the spectacular north Devon coastline. The stunning north Devon coastline is also easily accessible, with the world renowned surfing and sandy beaches at Croyde and Woolacombe, both within 10 miles. Consequently, the area is popular with tourists and day trippers, visiting the area throughout the year. At Barnstaple there is access to the A361, North Devon link road which connects to, in a further 45 minutes or so, junction 27 of the M5 motorway where Tiverton Parkway also offers a mainline rail link to London Paddington in just over two hours.

Internal details
Main customer entrance doors to the front leading from the patio trade terrace area into Main Bar an attractive character room with solid oak flooring, painted heavily beamed ceilings, part wood panelled walls, wall mounted large screen colour television, pool table area, darts oche area, part exposed stone walls, feature lighting, feature fireplace with inset wood burning stove, range of freestanding wooden tables, chairs and window seating comfortably for 14 customers plus adequate standing room. Timber fronted and solid timber topped Bar Servery with associated back bar fittings and extensive display shelving, two double glass fronted bottle fridges, single glass fronted bottle fridge. Ladies, Gents and Disabled WC. Bottle Store. Beer Cellar temperature controlled on the ground floor. Lounge Bar another character room with painted ceiling beams, feature fireplace (disused), wood laminate flooring and a range of free standing tables and chairs comfortably sitting 10 customers plus adequate standing room. Bar Servery with two undercounter fridges, glass washer and stainless steel sink unit. Restaurant an attractive character room with carpeted flooring, heavily beamed ceilings, part wood panelled walls, feature lighting, feature brick fireplace (disused) a range of freestanding wooden tables and upholstered chairs comfortably seating 46+ customers, French doors out to the beer garden. Commercial Catering Kitchen with Altro flooring and part stainless steel and part wipe clean clad walls and being fitted with a comprehensive range of commercial catering equipment to include:- extractor system with stainless steel canopy over and gas interlock system, six burner gas range, chargrill, Bonnet combi oven, twin floor standing deep fat dryer, two microwave ovens, two 3 door undercounter fridges, undercounter freezer, stainless steel workbenches, wall shelving, warming cabinet with serving gantry over and warming lamps, stainless steel hand basin, and four door undercounter commercial fridge unit. Wash Up Area with Altro flooring, part wipe clean clad and part tiled walls with upright commercial freezer, two upright commercial fridges, three door undercounter commercial fridge unit, walled shelving, commercial dishwasher and deep bowl stainless steel sink unit. Staff Room on the first floor.

Please note: The fittings, equipment and services listed have not been tested by the agents, although we are informed that all items are in working order.

Private accommodation
Situated on the first floor is the extremely spacious family sized owner's accommodation which could be easily reconfigured to accommodate two families or to provide letting accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. The self-contained accommodation briefly comprises: - a large Sitting Room with dual aspect to the front and side, Kitchen with a range of base and wall mounted kitchen units and complementary work surfaces. Additional Former Kitchen. Bedroom 1 a double bedroom with aspect to the front and Ensuite Shower Room. Bedroom 2 a double bedroom with aspect to the front. Bedroom 3 a double bedroom with aspect to the front. Bedroom 4 a double bedroom with aspect to the front. Family Bathroom with a modern white suite and a shower over bath. Bedroom 5 a good sized double bedroom with aspect to the rear. Office/Bedroom 6 potential double bedroom with aspect to the rear. Family Bathroom with modern white suite and shower over bath.

External details
The Muddiford Inn is set within grounds of around 2 acres occupying a prominent landmark roadside trading position. The substantial plot incorporates a Large Customer Car Park to the front of the property with space for 40+ vehicles and Various Useful Wooden Sheds. Directly to the front of the property is an enclosed Patio Trade Terrace with Smoking Shelter providing alfresco seating for 30+ customers. To the rear of the property is an extensive brookside Garden which is predominately laid to lawn with Beer Garden providing alfresco seating for 50+ customers, Children's Play Area, Poly Tunnel and purpose equipped Outdoor Bar. The extensive gardens also incorporate Owner's Private Garden Area's and are a real feature of this property.

The business
The Muddiford Inn is a traditional country village pub and restaurant which serves the local village community, as well as the surrounding villages and towns and attracts tourists and passing trade year round. An extremely popular and well-regarded business, the pub has been completely refurbished by our clients during their 5 years of ownership and today boasts an excellent reputation, with impressive levels of year-round repeat trade. Well presented throughout, the pub has received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor as well as a 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating. The business is also featured in The Good Pub Guide. The Muddiford Inn also benefits from one pool team and three skittles teams, with a demountable skittle alley placed in the main bar. It also has a popular venue for parties and as a venue and meeting place for various clubs and societies. The location close to Barnstaple and the North Devon D

Property Information

Property:

Leasehold

Leasehold Type:
New
Lease Terms:

The business is being offered by way of a new 10 year free of tie, full repairing and insuring lease, at a rent of £28,000 plus VAT per annum. Full detailed terms to be agreed and further information available upon request.

Location:

The Muddiford Inn is situated in the heart of the popular village of Muddiford, astride the B3230 Barnstaple to Ilfracombe road. There is easy access to the regional centre of Barnstaple, about 4 miles away, which offers an excellent range of amenities and leisure pursuits and the inn is also within easy reach of the North Devon District Hospital, around 5 minutes’ drive, from which trade is derived. To the north is the beautiful Exmoor National Park, which is renowned for its undulating moorland scenery, dissected by rivers and streams, running down through deep wooded valleys, to the spectacular north Devon coastline. The stunning north Devon coastline is also easily accessible, with the world renowned surfing and sandy beaches at Croyde and Woolacombe, both within 10 miles. Consequently, the area is popular with tourists and day trippers, visiting the area throughout the year. At Barnstaple there is access to the A361, North Devon link road which connects to, in a further 45 minutes or so, junction 27 of the M5 motorway where Tiverton Parkway also offers a mainline rail link to London Paddington in just over two hours.

Premises Details:

The Muddiford Inn is a well-regarded free of tie character detached village inn with origins reputedly dating back to the 16th century. This attractive and deceptively spacious quality country inn is set in around 2 acres and has been sympathetically refurbished by our clients in the last 5 years, whilst retaining the original charm and character with features such as heavily beamed ceilings and an oak fireplace with woodburner. The property occupies a substantial site and benefits from a self-advertising and prominent landmark trading position. This well-appointed freehouse briefly comprises: - character Main Bar Area (14+), Character Lounge Bar (10+), Character Restaurant (46+), Commercial Catering Kitchen with Ancillary Facilities, extensive Family Sized 5 Double Bedroom (1 Ensuite) Owner’s Accommodation with large Sitting Room, Office/Bedroom 6, Kitchen, 2 Bathrooms, additional disused Kitchen and a Staff Changing Room. The size and the layout of the private accommodation makes it suitable for two families or it could be reconfigured to create letting accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. Externally, the pub benefits from a large Customer Car Park with space for 40+ vehicles, a Patio Trade Terrace providing alfresco seating for 30+ customers, extensive brookside Gardens to the rear are mainly laid to lawn with a further alfresco Beer Garden Area seating 50 customers, a Children’s Play Area, purpose build Outside Bar, various useful Outbuildings and Owner’s Private Garden Area’s. An internal inspection is recommended in order to fully appreciate all that this deceptively spacious quality village freehouse has to offer.

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