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Stunning Country Inn Providing 10 Luxurious Letting Bedrooms In Sherborne For Sale

Sherborne, Dorset, UK
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Set in an elegant, Edwardian building, The Kings Arms has an abundance of traditional charm and period features. The property was completely overhauled and refurbished approximately 15 years ago and now provides 10 very stylish, boutique, en-suite Letting Rooms, all beautifully decorated, with luxury fabrics and period furniture. On the ground floor is a welcoming Bar and Restaurant with a cosy Snug which leads through to an impressive Dining/Function Room overlooking the outside Terrace and Beer Garden. The property has an excellent commercial catering Kitchen, together with Ancillary Rooms and 'Back of House' space. The Kings Arms also benefits from a totally separate, self-contained 2 bed Owner’s Cottage situated to the rear of the property with rural views over the valley. The Kings Arms is a very successful business, which has been established for many years and really needs to be seen to be appreciated.

Property Information




The Kings Arms is situated in the heart of Charlton Horethorne, a picture postcard traditional Somerset village, close to the Dorset border (falling within the jurisdiction of the South Somerset District Council). Charlton Hawthorne first appeared in records around 950AD and is now a popular village with approximately 300 dwellings. The village has a thriving local shop, primary school and numerous small businesses, as well as an ever-increasing number of groups and clubs organising a wide range of activities. The village is centred around the Millennium Green, which provides a tranquil oasis for locals and visitors.

There is also a village hall, which has recently been renovated and improved. Charlton Horethorne is situated only 5 miles north east of Sherborne, 5 miles south west of Wincanton and only a stone’s throw from the A303 trunk road, linking the south and south west of England. The village also lies on the Monarch’s Way, long distance footpath. The Kings Arms has an array of attractions nearby including the famous National Trust Gardens at Stourhead, the Jurassic Coast and the Fleet Air Arm Museum amongst many others.

Premises Details:

The accommodation briefly comprises:-

Entrance porch
leading to:-

main bar & snug
A beautiful period room, which has been finished to an exceptional standard. Central timber fronted and marble topped BAR SERVERY with bespoke backbar fittings, ornamental fireplace with wood burner (shared with snug on other side). Seating for circa 20 at rustic wooden tables and chairs. Natural slate flooring.

Side room
Used for dining and finished in the same style. Seating approximately 22 with oak flooring and painted panelling to dado height. Feature bay window.

Situated at the far end of the room; a cosy area furnished with sofas and armchairs, with wood burner and oak flooring. Through to:

Light and airy, wide corridor leading to the atrium area with marble flooring and French doors to outside.


ladies, gents & disabled wc's
through to:-

restaurant/function room
An impressive room with ceiling to floor French doors and glazing to the Terrace elevation. This room is used on a regular basis for dining, functions, conferences, weddings etc and seats up to 80 inside. A dedicated room with rustic timber tables and modern leather studded upholstered dining chairs, coir – matted flooring, painted timber panelled walls, recess spotlighting to ceiling and heavy curtains to the terrace side used in the cold winter months. This room can also be extended by way of a bespoke marquee, which has been specifically designed to link inside and out, providing a total of 120 covers.

Letting rooms
The letting rooms are all situated on the first floor and have been fully refurbished and presented to a particularly high standard. All the rooms are accessed via a main atrium staircase, which splits to each wing with the benefit of a customer lift, with disabled access.

All bedrooms are individually presented and decorated with marble wet rooms, powerful rain showers and luxury Evesiha products. Each room includes an LCD flat screen TV, DVD player, telephone, Wi-Fi and tea making facilities. Two of the rooms can double up as a family room with an interlinking internal door. One of the rooms has a fully disabled and equipped wet room.

Within the original building are 7 rooms arranged as:

Room 1 – topaz

Room 2 – crystal

Room 3 - peridot
(doubles as an interlinking family room with ruby).

Room 4 – ruby

Room 5 – turquoise

Room 6 - onyx

Room 7 - jet
on the other side of the staircase, over the garden wing is:-

Room 8 – amethyst

Room 9 – opal

Room 10 – tungsten

commercial kitchen
Impressive and fully equipped professional catering kitchen, with full extraction and equipped with an array of high-quality inventory including Turbo oven, double pizza oven, Jasper oven etc. Non-slip flooring, espresso and coffee machine and separate preparation point.

The Kings Arms has a stunning terrace and beer garden centred around the property, which creates a beautiful and sheltered al fresco trading area, with a sunny aspect and views down the valley.

Immediately outside the property is the Landscaped terrace with stone flag floors and seating at modern timber and metal outdoor tables and chairs (approximately 74covers). This area is partly sheltered by the veranda fronting the function room, and fully accessible from the 3 sets of French doors. Steps up to:-

Raised beer garden
A level, partially walled garden with planters to the property side and seating for approximately 48 at a number of round timber pub benches. Steps and iron gate up to the field.

Outside kitchen
Newly refurbished in 2021 and fully equipped for outside catering. Various catering equipment, Sink and drainer and uPVC clad walls.

Outside stores
Running down the length of the outside service corridor, including:-

Wine store

walk in fridge

walk in freezer

dry stores

beer cellar
Situated in the basement and temperature-controlled.

Storage room

electric room
Steps with skids for drays.

Owner’s accommodation
A beautiful stone built, rustic cottage which has been totally renovated and refurbished providing a very comfortable home. Alternatively, the property could be used for further letting accommodation or for staff.

Access steps leading up to:-

Private front lawn & patio
Garden shed and separate ‘Wendy house’ cabin.

Large deck
Situated to the rear of the property with uninterrupted views over the valley.

Spacious room with oak flooring.

Fully fitted with modern domestic units, tiled floor and stable door to outside deck.

Utility room
With plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Bespoke fitted cupboards.

Wet room
With wash hand basin, shower, WC and heated towel rail.

Two double bedrooms
With views over the surrounding fields and valley.

Family bathroom
With bath, shower over, WC and wash hand basin.

To the other side of the Kings Arms is the pub CAR PARK with spaces for approximately 25.

General information

The business
The Kings Arms is an exceptionally well presented and successful business operating as a 5 Star Country Inn/Hotel. The owners purchased the property in 2007 and have renovated and refurbished the property to a very high standard throughout. The business is unusual in that it has a particularly impressive, dedicated owner’s cottage.

The business is run by a husband-and-wife team, together with a compliment of full time and part time staff. The Kings Arms operates year-round and has a far-reaching reputation throughout the Dorset and Somerset area and beyond. The business operates all day everyday throughout the year.

All the rooms are presented to a particularly high standard and make up a significant part of the business. The Kings Arms is a particularly popular place to visit for short breaks throughout the year and makes an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area.

The food and beverage side of the business is also very buoyant with a chameleon operation offering service from breakfast through to evening meals, including cream teas during the summer months. The Kings Arms has a wide-ranging menu and great reputation for food with a concentration on fresh dishes prepared with local produce were possible.

The restaurant is particularly popular for functions with capacity for weddings and conferences, as well as smaller private events. The main bar area provides a welcoming atmosphere and serves teas and coffees all day, together with an extensive range of local ales, lagers, spirits and an inviting wine list.

The fabulous outside terrace and beer garden are a real draw for The Kings Arms. The outside space is used for alfresco dining and drinking and also caters for larger function trade, especially with the bespoke marquee extending the capacity of the main function room. The addition of the outside kitchen makes operation easier

Further trading profit and loss accounts will be provided to bona fide interested parties, following a formal viewing through the Sole Selling Agents, Bettesworths.

Rateable value
2017 List: £67,500. Please note this is not Rates Payable. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries with the Local Billing Authority.

To include furnishings and equipment as per an inventory to be supplied, but excluding the owners’ personal effects.

Wet and Dry stock in trade and Bar Glassware will be taken over by the purchaser at valuation on the day of completion.

EPC Awaited

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