Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and busy guest house business, ideally located close to Worcester city centre in the West Midlands.
The business was originally established in 1979 and has been in our clients’ careful ownership since 1989. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients’ desire for a well-deserved retirement. The business currently operates all year round and generates a turnover in the region of £53,000 per annum, with a good gross profit.
Our clients offer 8 letting rooms on a bed and breakfast only basis, which are a combination of single, twin, double and family rooms, all of which are en-suite, except for one single room that has a shower only. All the letting rooms are immaculately presented with the highest standard of cleanliness. All the rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, LCD colour TVs with DVD players, radio alarm clocks and hairdryers and satellite channels are available, upon request.
The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the very high quality of the accommodation and service offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.
We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by embarking on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the service offered. A new owner could also offer evening dining facilities to guests. The business already has a very informative website in place to promote the accommodation offered, local amenities and attractions within the area.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Wyatt Guest House occupies substantial three storey premises, ideally located within the city of Worcester in the West Midlands. The guest house is situated within a mainly residential area and is surrounded by complimentary businesses. It is situated on one of the main roads into Worcester city centre and is an ideal base for visitors attending Worcester Race Course, which is within walking distance. The main shopping centre is just a ten minute walk away.
Worcester has a number of large employers and short term workers from outside of the area and from abroad, who are often in need of bed and breakfast accommodation, namely Worcester Bosch, Yamazaki, Mazak Corporation and the infamous Lea and Perrins. Worcester is a university city and as a result there are a large number of parents visiting their children, who need overnight and weekend accommodation.
The area is well served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property, making easy commute to the nearby towns of Kidderminster, Stourport, Stourbridge and Evesham. Foregate train station is just a 10 minute walk away, while Shrub Hill is about 30 minutes away. The M5 motorway runs North-South immediately east of the city and the business is close to both junctions 6 and 7. Worcester’s nearest airport is Birmingham, which is accessible by road and rail.
An imposing mid-terrace Victorian villa, situated in a small terrace with other similar businesses, briefly comprising:
Lower ground floor with:
An interesting cellar conversion completed at some considerable cost by the current owners and fully tanked and complying with all planning regulations.
Used as the owners lounge with window to front.
2 x radiators.
Feature fire place.
CCTV control recorder and monitor for 4 x cameras.
Generous sized room with full head height and area for home office.
Dry goods/Freezer Room:
Generous sized useful storage room.
Ample additional floor storage space
Ground floor with:
An impressive entrance porch with beautiful, period style stained glass door and windows.
Tessellated original Victorian floor tiles.
High ceilings with original cornicing to ceiling.
Stairs to first floor.
2 x radiators.
Guest notice board.
Guest registration shelf.
Fire alarm system.
Silver finished chandelier.
Generous sized room with lovely bay window to front creating a light and airy interior.
14 covers currently (potential to add more).
Dado rail and period style cornice to ceiling.
Intricate ceiling rose.
Swags and tails curtains.
Immaculately presented and comprehensively equipped.
Range of base and wall units and breakfast bar.
One and a half bowl stainless steel sink with monobloc tap.
Window to side with roller blind.
Six slot toaster.
Top quality “Rangemaster” range cooker with 5 gas burners.
Griddle and hot plate.
2 ovens and warming drawer and extractor hood above.
Spotlights to ceiling.
Dishwasher and a generous run of worktops.
Monitor for 4 camera CCTV system.
Door to utility room
Range of base and wall units.
Industrial type ‘plumbed in’ hot water urn.
A lovely bright conservatory which receives the sun for most of the day, hexagonal with opening stained glass window lights.
Blinds to ceiling and feature ceiling fan.
Ample room for sofas and comfy armchairs.
2 x radiators.
Door to side.
Monitor point for 4 x CCTV camera system.
Boiler Room with fully serviced “Mexico Super2” boiler and perimeter shelving.
Laundry Room with washing machine and gas fired dryer, eye level cupboards, tiled floor and window to side.
A welcoming room ideal for relaxing at the end of a long day.
Window to side creating a light airy interior.
Door to side.
Laminate wood effect flooring.
Feature ornate ceiling rose.
Good sized double room with two windows to rear, a range of fitted bedroom furniture and a radiator.
En-suite shower room with white suite, WC and bidet, separate shower cubicle with glazed door and vanity unit with inset sink.
Landing Cupboard, which is a useful and generous sized cupboard with perimeter shelving
Generous twin room with 2 radiators and two windows to rear.
Exposed floorboards and feature spotlighting.
This room was previously divided into two separate bedrooms and this arrangement could be easily reinstated if required by a new owner
Recently refitted bathroom with a white three piece suite, the bath being a high quality spa bath with various massaging nozzles.
Velux roof window.
Access to attic space.
Letting rooms, which are all immaculately presented:
Super king/twin on ground floor with window to rear, high ceilings with original Victorian ceiling cornice, wall mounted head board, radiator, three light chandelier, flat screen TV with DVD player and en-suite with white suite and tiled floor.
Super king/twin room with window to side, built in wardrobe and dressing table, flat screen TV and DVD player, radiator, three light chandelier, en-suite shower room with white suite and tiled floor.
Family room with one double bed and one single bed, window to rear, ornate ceiling rose and period style cornice, flat screen TV and DVD player, built in dressing table and fitted wardrobes, radiator, three light chandelier, en-suite shower room with white suite, tiled floor, separate shower cubicle and vanity unit with inset sink.
Super king/twin with ornate ceiling rose and original cornice, three light chandelier, large Bay window to front, radiator, flat screen TV and DVD player, en-suite shower room with white suite, tiled floor and separate shower cubicle.
Single room, window to front, flat screen TV and DVD player, radiator, shower cubicle and hand wash basin.
WC, recently refitted with white sanitary ware, granite effect tiled floor and window to side.
Good sized family room, radiator, window to rear, TV point with flat screen TV and DVD player, en-suite shower room with white sanitary ware, shower cubicle, tiled floor and vanity unit with inset sink.
Generous double, window to front, radiator, wall mounted flat screen TV and DVD player, en-suite shower room with white suite, tiled floor and separate shower cubicle.
Good sized double, window to front, radiator, flat screen TV and DVD player, en-suite shower room with ivory coloured sanitary ware and fully tiled.
The front of the business is immaculately presented and well maintained, it is well signed with steps leading to the front door and a small paved fore garden. The business is well known for its floral displays and has won Best floral display in the Worcester in Bloom competition.
To the rear of the business is a lovely “sun trap” garden, enclosed on all sides by brick walls but with rear pedestrian access to St. Georges Lane South. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with flower beds and part gravelled/part paved seating area with a greenhouse and timber shed.
We are advised Freehold.
The business operates all year round.
The business is owner run and managed.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £53,000 per annum, with a good gross profit.
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