The Old Forge Chapel provides an exceptional opportunity to purchase a profitable, premier, four-bedroom luxury bed and breakfast business which is busy all year round. It includes a private owners accommodation in a separate three-bedroom Cottage. Seven bedrooms in all.
A unique feature of this bed and breakfast is that all four guest suites are separate from the main Cottage, so there is never anyone sleeping in the owner’s accommodation. You have complete privacy. All guest suites benefit from having their own front door entrances, with key safe boxes, allowing guests to let themselves in if you are unable to be there, or if guests are going to arrive after check-in-times. The only access the guests ever have into the Cottage, is into the breakfast room for breakfast.
It is only four miles from the popular, year-round historic city of Chichester, two miles from the stylish Aldwick beach, close to the ever-popular blue flag Witterings beach and Goodwood House with its many annual internationally renowned events.
Two of the luxury guest suites, one double and one very popular twin room, are in the annexe at the rear of the Cottage. Our two, premier, luxury King suites are in the fully renovated 17th Century Chapel, both having their own private separate garden areas for guests. All the guest accommodation have their own private off-road parking space.
It all sits within the immaculate two thirds of an acre beautiful gardens which have unspoilt, uninterrupted 360-degree farmland views. The nearest property is 400 metres away, ensuring a perfect secluded getaway for both national and international guests.
The entire property has been carefully restored over the past two years including full interior and exterior painting, rewiring and new windows in the main cottage & annexe. The Chapel has solar panels which heat the water, so during the summer months there are virtually no utility bills.
Currently, The Old Forge Chapel business has the highest performing room of any other B and B in the Chichester area for Bookings.com, as well as the highest rating and most reviews of any other accommodation in the Chichester area. They have also said about our reviews “Your reviews are incredible – will you share your secret to help others?”
We have the highest rating on Trivago for the Chichester area, which also drives bookings from the Expedia group of companies. It has its own stylish website which drives many direct bookings, hence no commission. There is also plenty of opportunity to benefit from more no commission sales as the property has passing traffic, especially in the summer months.
There are already over 200 bookings for the 2019 season with a value of over £20,000 and we are happy to help the new owners with a smooth transition if they need any assistance.
Please visit our website at www.theoldchapelforge.co.uk
There are also architects plans (now expired) which were approved, to extend the Chapel, which is not listed.
Freehold: Offers in the region of £875,000 to include all bookings for 2019 which currently stand around £20,000, fixtures, fittings, goodwill, website etc. Obviously, we are happy to provide full support and training to you to ensure a seamless transfer of current bookings we have already taken this year.
Our minimum booking requirement stay of two nights keeps the number of room changeovers to a minimum, with some guests staying for up to six nights. This reduces the cost of laundry and with less rooms to make up, the business is easy to run with only a couple. We also have room only rates to minimise breakfast servings without reducing the profit of the room.
Our current rating on Bookings.com is 9.6 with 412 reviews, which is the highest review score per published reviews on the whole South Coast.
We are closed for many weeks in the year for our private holidays, nevertheless, the turnover this year is anticipated at around £75,000 to £80,000. We are happy to take reasonable offers on the Freehold price.
Should you prefer to keep the five bedroom main residence, solely as your private accommodation, and only use the separate Chapel to create business revenue, then this will generate around £45,000 annually. It could also be run as room only, which means there are no breakfasts to do, which only leaves the changing of the rooms. We are usually finished by noon each day.
There are full accounts which have been drawn up by our accountant for the trading year ending March 2018 should you wish to look at them during further negotiations.
If you would like to contact us directly for a telephone conversation so we can talk about how things run, including our online bookings system etc, and to get a better insight into the lifestyle achievable around running your own business, then please call either Teresa 07749 143761 or David on 0770 999 3031.
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Is accommodation included?:
Owners accommodation in the main Cottage consists:Sitting room 18 x 12Breakfast room 18 x 14Kitchen 17 x 16Utility room 6 x 6 Bedroom 1 12 x 11Bedroom 2 12 x 10Bedroom 9 x 8Guest bedrooms in CottageCottage Double roomBedroom 1 16 x 12 Ensuite Bathroom 10 x 7Cottage Twin roomBedroom 13 x 10Ensuite Bathroom 9 x 7Guest bedrooms in ChapelChapel Garden Suite 17 x 10Ensuite Bathroom 8 x 6Chapel Lodge Suite 17 x 10Ensuite Bathroom 8 x 6
Support and Training:
Full support and training will be given by the current owners to ensure a seamless transfer of business for the bookings that have already been taken for the rest of the year, which currently stand at over 330 nights.
This idyllic 17th Century Chapel and Cottage with its fascinating history, located in the beautiful West Sussex countryside and surrounded by fabulous open views of the South Downs
Is this business home based: