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Impressive and Extremely Well presented 9 Ensuite Bedroomed Guest House

Ilfracombe, Devon, England

  • Freehold Price: £580,000
Seller Reference: PAX0680023263
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Seller Reference: PAX0680023263
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Business Description
This semi-detached Victorian Property was built in 1885.
The Dorchester Guest House is presented in first class order and is a well established and well regarded Guest house. The property has been comprehensively refurbished by the current owners in the last 9 years and occupies a prominent trading position on the main route into Ilfracombe. The high standards have ensured excellent reviews and strong levels of repeat business and word of mouth recommendations. Through personal choice we have chosen to trade the business as a licensed guest house and do not offer evening meals. The Dorchester benefits from a strong website presence and has it's own website This in turn is linked to a number of well known online accommodation booking sites. There are excellent levels of repeat trade and it's high-profile trading position means there is always a good amount of passing trade. Consequently the business benefits from strong levels of forward bookings. The business is run by us as a husband and wife partnership.
We have chosen to limit the trade of the business to below the vat threshold. We trade the business for 31 weeks of the year, however there is little doubt that the business could trade in excess of the vat threshold. Full accounting information for this profitable business can be made available to interested parties following a successful viewing.
A full inventory of fixtures, fittings and equipment is available.
This is an award winning guest house that has received a Certificate of Excellence in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and a 4*Star Silver Award and Breakfast Award. These prestigious awards place The Dorchester in the top performing 10% of all businesses on Trip Advisor.
All letting rooms are well decorated, tastefully furnished and cleaned to a very high standard. Each room is equipped with TV, DVD player, clock radio and hospitality trays. Letting rooms also have fridges which are stocked with fresh milk, soft drinks, wines and beers. There is also an Honesty Bar in the Guest Lounge as the property is licensed to sell alcohol.

The property briefly comprises:

Conservatory with an original tiled floor leading to:

Entrance Hall with an original tiled floor with access to:

Guest Lounge
14' 4" x 18' ( 4.37m x 5.49m)
Bay window, Fireplace, 2 Radiators, Honesty Bar, ornate plaster rose and cornice.

Dining Room
20' x 15' 3" ( 6.1m x 4.65m)
Seating comfortably for 16 with Radiator, Bay window, ornate plaster rose and cornice.

Private Owners Lounge
15' 4" x 9' 8" (4.67m x 2.95m)
With built in Central Heating Boiler, Radiator., ornate cornice.

Rear Central Lobby with stairs to Basement Flat.

Preparation Room / Office.
10' 3" x 10' 8" (3.12m x 3.25m)
Laminated work surfaces ideal for using as a work space. Alcove with upright Fridge/Freezer.

Main Kitchen
Comprehensively equipped with a range of laminated work surfaces with cupboards and drawers under, wall cupboards, sink units etc.

Laundry Room

Private cloak room

Stock Room

Rear Hallway with door to outside.

Staircase to Mezzanine Floor.
2 Store Cupboards. Door to Garden

Bedroom 1( Kingsize Room)
17' 2" x 14' 10" (5.23m x 4.52m)
3 Radiators, Ensuite Shower room/ wc

First Floor Main Landing

Bedroom 2 ( Double)
10' 8" x 8' (3.25m x 2.44m)
Radiator, Ensuite Shower Room/ wc
Built in wardrobe

Bedroom 3 (Double)
14'9" x 11'8" (4.5m x 3.56m)
Radiator, Ensuite Shower Room/ wc
Built in wardrobe

Bedroom 4 (Premier Double or Twin)
14'11" x 16' (4.55m x 4.88m)
Radiator, Super king Zip and Link Bed, Ensuite Shower Room/wc
Built in Wardrobe

Bedroom 5 (Superior Double or Twin)
15'x15'1" plus Bay Window (4.57m x 4.6m)
Radiator, Ensuite Shower Room/wc
Super King Zip and Link Bed, Built in Wardrobe

Stairs to Second Floor Half Landing

Bedroom 6 (Premier Double Room/Family Suite)
14'10"x15'4" (4.52m x 4.67m)
Second bedroom to family suite 11'4"x8' (3.45m x 2.44m)
2 Single 3' beds, Radiator
Ensuite Shower Room/wc

Stairs to Second Floor Main Landing.

Bedroom 7 (Deluxe Double/Twin)
19'x11'6" (5.8m x 3.5m)
Radiators, Superking Zip and Link Bed, Large Ensuite Shower Room/wc

Bedroom 8 (Double)
10'11"x 10'8" (3.3m x 3.25m)
Radiator, Double Bed, Ensuite Shower/wc.

Owners Bedroom
16'x15'5" (5.03m x 4.7m)
Fitted Wardrobes, Radiator, Ensuite Shower Room/wc.

Self Contained Garden Apartment
Own front door into Kitchen / Lounge
14'7"x14' (4.45 x 4.27m)
Feature Fireplace
Through door to
Ensuite Shower Room/wc
Through door passed shower room to
14'6"x14'3" (4.42m x 4.34m)

With this Apartment there are options of it being used as extra Owners accommodation, Letting potential or as a Holiday Let.
Potential Income in the region of £550.00 per month. We have been achieving £75.00 per night on a Holiday Let basis.

The property has a forecourt car park directly off the main road.
Steps lead up from this through the front garden to the front door and side access to the rear garden where there is a rainwater harvesting system.
Also access to self contained flat from front garden.
Within the easily managed rear garden there is a timber shed, green house and vegetable plots.

All Main services connected to the property.
All electrics have been tested and certificated.
EPC Rating C
Central heating and boiler serviced and maintained by British Gas.

Price and Tenure
£580,000.00 for the valuable freehold interest as a going concern and full trade inventory. Stock (if any) to be additional at valuation. Vacant possession upon completion. All business trade, fixture and fittings will be included in the sale excluding those items of a personal nature.

Strictly by appointment.
Telephone 01271 865472
email info :

Trading hours:
We choose to trade for 8 months of the year only.
Is accommodation included?:
Number of bedrooms:
Location Details:
The Dorchester is a semi-detached Victorian guest house built in 1885. The much improved 8 ensuite letting rooms with forecourt parking is well located in a prime tourist trading location.
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