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S Martin (Feb 2013)
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Freehold Price: £529,950 Under Offer
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Business Description
An excellent opportunity to purchase a fully fitted and trading Guest House comprising six letting rooms and good sized self-contained owners accommodation. The large detached property, which occupies a prominent corner plot, is presented in excellent decorative order throughout.

The six guest bedrooms comprise five double/twin rooms and one single. Three of the rooms have en-suite shower rooms whilst the remainder have shared use of a shower room, a separate WC, and a further, (four piece), bathroom. All of the guest rooms benefit from central heating, ceiling fans, televisions, hairdryers, & hospitality facilities.

The owners’ accommodation can be accessed via the guest house internally, or externally via a private entrance to the rear of the property. The accommodation comprises a good sized lounge/dining room, kitchen with separate utility room, three bedrooms, and bathroom with WC. Externally the property benefits from attractive and mature gardens and off road parking for 5 cars.


Worthing is a thriving seaside town, the largest town in West Sussex, having a population of around 105,000. It is situated at the foot of the South Downs, 10 miles (16km) west of Brighton and 18 miles (29km) east of the county town of Chichester.
The Town has a large service industry, and major employers include GlaxoSmithKline, HM Revenue & Customs, and Southern Water. Worthing offers comprehensive shopping facilities, a good choice of restaurants and eateries, many high-quality leisure facilities including water sports, golf courses, three theatres and one of Britain's oldest cinemas.
Nearby attractions include the South Downs National Park, Arundel with its Wetland Centre and castle, Goodwood and Fontwell racecourses and in the vicinity are south-coast seaside towns including historic Portsmouth.


This large detached property occupies a prominent corner position, and is conveniently situated to appeal to both business and leisure visitors. It is approximately half a mile from the Town Centre and within walking distance to the mainline railway station which offers services to London Victoria, Gatwick Airport, Brighton, and the West. Local bus services are close by, and good vehicular access to the surrounding areas is provided by the A24 and the nearby A27 and A259 trunk roads.

The property comprises a large detached building split over ground and first floors. The accommodation, with approximate room sizes, comprises:



(12’5” x 10’8” – 135 sq ft)
Round window, 2 chairs and desk, stairs to first floor.

Walk-in cupboard with storage shelves, water softening unit, and housing under-stairs cupboard with electricity consumer units and storage.

Door to kitchen and owners’ accommodation.

(11’ x 13’10” – 144 sq ft)
A light and spacious room providing covers for approximately 12 people. Large south facing bay window, dresser, fridge.

GUEST BEDROOM SIX- Double / Family Room
(13’8” x 14’5” – 200 sq ft)
Double aspect room with large, west-facing bay window, double bed, (space for further single bed /s), 2 bedside shelf units, built-in wardrobe/ shelves with lockable storage cupboard over, dressing table, chest of drawers, en-suite with electric shower. This room is suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Staircase leading to landing, with large built-in airing cupboard.

GUEST ROOM ONE- Double/Family Room
(13’10” x 14’5” – 190 sq ft)
Double aspect, (south & west), with large bay window, double and single bed, (with additional single bed under), dressing table /desk with chair, double wardrobe, 2 bedside drawer units, lockable storage cupboard, wall lights, en-suite with electric shower.

(10’10” x 8’8” – 89 sq ft)
South-facing, with chest of drawers, double wardrobe, bedside table, vanity unit, mirror with light, and TV.

GUEST ROOM THREE- Twin / Super-king Room
(11’ x 13’10” – 144 sq ft)

With large south-facing bay window, dressing table, double wardrobe, bedside table, wall lights, en-suite with electric shower. Lockable storage cupboard over door.


Tiled walls with shower cubicle with mains shower.


Tiled walls, bath with mains shower over, wash basin, WC, and airing / linen storage cupboard.

(9’3” x 9’2” – 86 sq ft)
South-facing with double wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside unit, vanity unit with mirrored corner cupboard over, and TV.

(12’10” x 8’3” – 100 sq ft)
Double aspect (south and east) with chest of drawers, double wardrobe, bedside table, vanity unit, mirror with light, and TV


All on the ground floor and accessed via the kitchen, and via a door at the rear of the property.

(13’8 x 8’8” – 121 sq ft)
The galley kitchen has roll top work surfaces with a large array of cupboards and drawers under, wall units, a range-style gas cooker with double oven, a stainless-steel sink and draining board, wall-mounted boiler, microwave, under counter fridge and fridge-freezer. North-facing windows, and glazed doors to:

(9’11”x 6’10” – 55 sq ft)
Roll top work surface with washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher, wall-mounted boiler, microwave. North-facing window, and door to rear yard.
Door to:

(12’10” x18’ – 217 sq ft)
With south-facing bay window, fitted with laminate flooring and in good decorative order. Archway to small hallway with doors to:

(6’10” x 10’2” – 63 sq ft)
Single, south-facing room, currently used as an office.

(6’10” x 13’5” – 82 sq ft)
South-facing room.

(14’1” x 9’4” – 133 sq ft)
Double aspect room, (east and north), with range of fitted wardrobes and cupboards. Door to:

(8’3” x 6’3” – 53 sq ft)

Corner bath with shower over, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail, and wall heater. Door to utility room.


The drive has parking for 5 vehicles. The front garden is enclosed by a brick wall, and is mainly paved, with established shrub and flower borders. The side garden is accessed via a gate and has a gravelled area with a small fish pond, established hedging, a lawn, flower and shrub borders, and a small shed. There is a gate to the rear yard. There are 2 sheds at the east side of the yard, both supplied with electricity, for lighting and power.


We are informed by our clients that the business is currently trading under the VAT level, and there is potential to increase turnover. Full account information will be made available to prospective purchasers after a formal viewing of the property.

The property has traded as a Guest House for over 30 years and has been run successfully by the husband and wife team since 2011, without the need to employ staff. A handover period could be agreed with the new purchasers.

Due to its convenient location the guest house has a good mix of leisure and commercial guests. Many guests are visiting the area, using Worthing as a touring base, or visiting friends and family thus creating a high level of repeat business and good occupancy throughout the year


Sale Price:

£529,950 for the freehold interest, goodwill and all trade fixtures and fittings (full inventory to be agreed).

Legal Fees:

Each side to be responsible for their own costs unless otherwise agreed.


We are advised that the Guest House is currently exempt from Business Rates but would advise interested parties to contact Worthing Borough Council’s rates department for further confirmation, 01903 221061.

The private owners’ accommodation pays approximately £1500 per annum in Council Tax.


A copy of the EPC and accompanying Recommendation Report is available upon request.


Viewing is strictly by appointment.
Tenure: Freehold

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Listed by: Spratt and Son
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