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Beautifully house & garden, immaculately maintained, in an ideal location, with a loyal client base and enviable reputation makes this B&B essential viewing for the discerning buyer.
The owners of this relaxing boutique Bed and Breakfast, in the heart of historic Wiltshire, are now looking to retire after many successful years in business and provide the opportunity for someone new to benefit from the well-established client base.
This four-star gold B&B will provide the new owners with both a beautiful house to live in, in a rural location but close to amenities and an award-winning business.
With the ability to easily turn this into an Airbnb let or just enjoy as a superb family home, it gives you the choice to develop as you want.
It provides a great lifestyle option for either one person running the B&B, whilst the other pursues a separate career, or the opportunity to grow the business further, both with the capacity to increase room occupancy, by allowing 1 night stays, and lifting room occupancy rates, to improve turnover.
This beautifully presented and maintained property comprises of four en-suite letting rooms with a guest lounge and breakfast room. There is plenty of storage space plus two large boarded attics. What really separates this property from your run-of-the-mill B&B are three southwest-facing balconies overlooking the countryside for the guest rooms. The owner's accommodation is securely separate, ensuring privacy by separating business from personal use with an extremely large lounge, study, en-suite bedroom, utility room, and huge kitchen/diner.
Outside is equally impressive with parking at the front for 5 guest vehicles and separate parking to the side for the owners, for up to four cars with both a double depth garage and carport. The attractive front garden is complemented by a huge landscaped, easily maintained rear garden.
The large rear garden has the benefit of being south-facing soaking up the sun and is separated between guests and owners. In addition, there is a separate screened drying area, small orchard (sloes, apples, pears, plums, damsons, red current, white currents, strawberries, etc!), vegetable patch, two paddocks (6 compost heaps) with a three-stable block with power, lighting and water.
There are lots of little extra touches both inside and outside including USB charging points in the bedrooms, extra electric sockets, electric car charging point, outside lighting and power points, counter-weighted washing lines, and three outside water taps.
Not only does this provide an enviable place to live but the location is ideal for both owners and guests. The medieval market town of Devizes is a mile, so walking distance away. Here you can find a host of businesses, independent shops, restaurants, indoor and outdoor markets and many other amenities including a sports centre, swimming pool, cinema, theatre, etc.
For guests, the area provides a wealth of attractions with four of England’s most visited attractions (Stonehenge, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Stourhead and Longleat Safari Park) within easy reach. Not only does the property sit within the golden triangle of three UNESCO World Heritage sites (Stonehenge, Avebury Standing Stones and Bath) but there are over a dozen National Trust properties nearby, pretty Cotswold villages and 100 attractions that can be visited in under an hour’s drive.
However, you don’t have to go that far even, as there are attractions within walking distance with the Cain Hill Locks, a “Wonder of the Waterway” and a scheduled ancient monument, the awarding-winning Wiltshire Museum and the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust Museum and a working Victorian (Wadsworth) brewery that runs tours and tastings all close by.
Likewise, the area is spoilt for great places to eat and again close by, within walking distance, are three good pubs that sell food, including an award-winning pub with 2 AA rosettes and an Egon Ronay Star and an award-winning ice cream parlour and cafe.
There are excellent transport links making the area easy to reach from both London and Birmingham whilst Bristol is just an hour’s drive. However, whilst many of the guests come from around the UK there are also visitors from many other parts of the world, particularly Australia, USA, Germany, France and Holland. During the quieter months, the business benefits from the many firms and organisations on the busy industrial estates in the town.
There is a new, attractive and informative website, which you can inherit, which is mobile-friendly and fully responsive, with an online booking facility that has increased direct reservations with the remainder either being repeat bookings, currently around 30%+ or Booking.com.
The owners have been in the hospitality trade for over 13 years, winning awards annually. During recent years the business has been run to provide them with a lovely way of life, allowing them to spend time with their family and friends and enabling them to take holidays when they want. Whilst they are now looking to retire, along with their rescue donkeys, they are happy to provide support and help to the new owners.
This warm and welcoming property receives excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and is highly rated on Booking.com so provides an exciting opportunity for someone looking for a lifestyle change and to break from the chains of corporate life!
Warmed by oil central heating and enhanced by double glazing this is an impressive family home that also offers the opportunity to run a successful business or ideal potential as a smallholding or those who enjoy the good life.
An overage clause was placed on the title by previous owners in 2007 and this just remains for a further sixteen years. If the land is developed within this time the previous owners of the land are entitled to 50% of the profit of uplift in value caused by the new development. This covenant does not apply to outbuildings or extensions we understand but mainstream lenders currently are reluctant to grant a significant mortgage in relation to this type of covenant. . If you require a mortgage for the purchase, we suggest you check this with your lender or broker prior to arranging to view.
Viewings by appointment only and for those who are in a financial position to purchase.
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Private Owners Accommodation
Ground floor area accessed via its own independent door from the side.
Entrance via a double glazed UPVC door into:-
Utility room with a range of shelving. Base units with roll top work surfaces with inset stainless steel single drainer sink unit. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Gledhill modern pressurized hot water cylinder. Ceramic tiled floor. Mistral oil-fired boiler. Door into kitchen and door into:-
Cloakroom with a white suite of low-level WC and corner wall mounted wash hand basin. Extractor fan.
Kitchen with a range of wall and base cupboards with roll top work surfaces with double Belfast sink unit with shower tap. Plumbing for dishwasher. UPVC double glazed windows to rear and side overlooking the extensive gardens. Leisure range cooker with gas hob and matching cooker extractor hood. Ceramic tiled floor. Spotlights. Central island with cupboard below. Fridge & freezer. Plumbing for American-style fridge freezer.
Sitting room with UPVC double glazed sash windows to front and UPVC double glazed window to side. Door into good sized study or could be used
as a second downstairs bedroom.
Bedroom 1 an extension built in 2018 with UPVC double glazed French doors leading out onto gardens. Spotlights. Glazed decorative frosted sliding door into:-
En-suite bathroom new in 2018 with a modern white suite of close coupled WC, panelled bath with chrome shower attachment. Wash hand basin in modern vanity unit with cupboards below. Chrome heated towel rail radiator. Double glass and chrome shower cubicle. Spotlights. Frosted UPVC double glazed window to side.
Bedroom 2/study with UPVC double glazed sash window to front. Lockable door into the guest hallway. Door leading into the sitting room. Door into kitchen.
A chance to live in a beautiful and substantial home and take over a successful business in a prime rural location just outside the medieval, market town of Devizes. Located adjacent to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with over 100 attractions for guests it also benefits from good transport links.
Entrance porch with UPVC double glazed doors to front. UPVC double glazed windows to side. Glazed wooden stained glass door into:-
Hall with stairs to first floor accommodation with polished balustrade. Door into bedroom 2/study and door into:-
Guest sitting room/breakfast room with UPVC double glazed sash windows to front and UPVC double glazed windows to side overlooking the paddock. Sitting room area with feature wall mounted electric fire.
Dining area currently with a range of tables and chairs for 8 covers and breakfast bar servery.
UPVC double glazed door to outside leading onto the patio area and gardens. Dining area laid to lino.
Landing with built-in cupboards. Access to two useful storage areas in the roof voids, one full height with two gable end windows, fully boarded with power and light. OS Map of the area showing local tourist attractions.
Large linen store which could be used as a further bedroom or turned into an ensuite for Tranquility with their bathroom made into a dressing area.
Double room with UPVC double glazed sash window to front. Glazed door leading out onto a balcony with iron railings with ample room for seating and a table with panoramic countryside views. En-suite shower room new in 2018 with a white suite of close coupled WC, wash hand basin in a modern vanity unit with cupboard below. Tiled to ceiling. Non-slip floor. Walk in double glass and chrome shower cubicle with chrome drencher shower. UPVC double glazed sash window to front. Spotlights. Chrome heated towel rail radiator.
Double room with UPVC French double glazed doors leading out onto the balcony with iron railings, room for table & chairs looking out onto panoramic views. En-suite shower room with a white suite of close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and corner curved glass and chrome shower cubicle. UPVC double glazed frosted window to rear. Towel rail radiator.
Family room with UPVC double glazed sash window to front. Cove ceiling. Sliding door into a single room with UPVC double glazed sash window to front. En-suite shower room with a white suite of close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and curved corner glass and chrome shower cubicle. Frosted UPVC sash window to front and UPVC double glazed window to side. Heated towel rail radiator.
Double room with a UPVC double glazed window to side. UPVC glazed door leading out onto balcony with iron railings, lots of room for a table & chairs overlooking the panoramic countryside views. En-suite shower room with a white suite of close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and corner curved glass with chrome shower cubicle. Heated towel rail radiator frosted UPVC double glazed window to side. Cove ceiling.
Set in a large plot of around 1 acre with stables, a large garage and carport there is potential to expand with the appropriate consent and approvals. Likewise, potential to increase income by accepting one night stays and increasing room occupancy rates.
In recent years five other guest houses have ceased trading due to retirement, reducing the competition whilst demand is likely to increase with the recent launch of the Great West Way initiative.
24/7 11 months of the year
If you are new to running a B&B then it may feel daunting, where do you start? However, have no fears we will provide you with free support and help.
Between us, we have over 20 years in the hospitality business as well as a Masters in Business Administration.
We will show you all all the tricks and shortcuts, provide you with inside knowledge and the systems and secrets of the trade so that you hit the ground running.
No need to learn by your mistakes when you can learn from our experience!
Finance may be available up to £300k subject to T&C
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