Farms for sale in Watchet

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Mr & Mrs Neville (Sept 2013)
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Price on Application Annual Turnover: £442,000
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Business Description
This is an unusual business that offers visitors an eclectic and interesting experience to include, a well-stocked farm shop, restaurant, giftware and toy shops, exotic animals, children's entertainment, function facilities, historical artefacts and area's for relaxation.

The business is well developed but there are many opportunities to further develop the model to include more family themed activities and overnight accommodation. The site would lend itself to be developed to include Yurts or glamping pods, there is ample land adjacent to the beach which should entice visitors to the site. This part of Somerset is well-known for its self catering family holidays.  

  • Currently 70,000 visitors per annum and a turnover of £442,000 with scope to increase.
  • Attractive detached 7-bedroomed farmhouse, restaurant/tearoom, children’s play areas, farm, craft and toy shops, farm buildings and animal enclosures set in 16 acres.
  • Zoo Licensed farm park with over 30 species of farm and exotic animals.
  • Opportunities to expand business including holiday lets, lodges and bed & breakfast.
  • Surrounded by stunning countryside including the West Somerset coastline, Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills.
  • Coastal property with superb views.
  • Profitable business with huge scope for additional income streams.
  • Ideal extended family business.
Accommodation Details:
Farmhouse: A substantial detached Grade II Listed farmhouse of rendered stone elevations beneath a pitched slate roof. Occupying a delightful coastal position, the house displays many period features typical of its era with well-proportioned rooms, large windows, good ceiling heights and ornate fireplaces. The accommodation, which has a gross internal area of approximately 6,261 sq ft, is arranged over two floors as follows:-
Entrance Porch Rendered with slate roof, a flag stone floor and attractive 15th/16th century oak studded door to... Front Hall With radiator.

Drawing Room With two large windows complete with shutters, woodburner, exposed timber roof beams and a viewing window adjacent to the fireplace reported to enable sight and communication with visiting pilgrims in the courtyard beyond.

Dining Room Fireplace with log burning stove set in a tiled hearth and surround. Rear Hall With cupboard, exposed arched timber doorway of historic interest, door to courtyard and stairs to first floor.

Cloakroom Recently refitted with wash hand basin and WC. Kitchen Recently refitted with a range of Robert Charles units, granite worktops, double Belfast sink, oil fired aga with LPG hob/electric oven module, integrated dishwasher, fitted fridge freezer, stone floor and stairs to tank room.

Office/Store With window.

Scullery With units, sink, plumbing for washing machine and door to outside.

Boot/Utility Room With new units, sink, washing machine, large original inglenook fireplace, door to courtyard and door through to...
Larder With worktops and window.

Courtyard With separate boiler house and side passage to the rear of the property.

Store Shed With window.

Cider Press Room With window, 19th century cider press and apple mill. Workshop With window and door through to... Former Cider Store With two windows.

Rear Passage With door out toward gardens and door to main house – now disused. Store With window and door through to... Former Apple Store Complete with shelving and window.

First Floor   Landing (split level)  

Bedroom I Fitted wardrobe with airing cupboard and... Ensuite Newly fitted shower, WC and wash hand basin suite.

Bedroom II With window.

Bedroom III With fitted wardrobe and wash hand basin. Bathroom Newly fitted with matching white bathroom suite incl. bath with shower above, WC and wash hand basin.

Bedroom IV Dual aspect room with decorative fireplace and window.

Bedroom V Fitted wardrobe, decorative fireplace and window.

Bedroom VI Dual aspect room with decorative fireplace and window.

Bedroom VII With window.  

For room dimensions, please refer to the attached floor plans.

Location Details:
Doniford Farm Park is located in the small hamlet of Doniford approximately 1.5 miles east of the historic harbour town of Watchet, with its new marina. Watchet offers a wide variety of shops and local amenities including a supermarket, while benefitting from a number of new housing developments.   This substantial property and tourist attraction is less than a mile from the A39 which, along with the A358, links Minehead, Watchet and Williton to Bridgwater and Taunton to the east. Nearby attractions include Cleeve Abbey; believed to be one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in England, Washford village station and Doniford Halt on the West Somerset Steam Railway, the Somerset and Devon coastlines and the beautiful surrounding countryside, including Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills, both of which are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  
The property sits on 16 acres and much of the land is adjacent to the beach.

Is this business home based: Yes

Listed by: Business Partnership
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