The St Malo Guest House is located in a prime trading position and has just completed a 12-month refurbishment project. Approximately 200m from the seafront and just a short walk from the famous Plymouth Hoe promenade. Plymouths bustling city centre is within easy walking distance as is the historic water's edge Barbican area, the property is also within direct reach of the Cross Channel Ferry Terminal a 2-minute drive away at Millbay and within easy walking distance of Plymouth University. Consequently, the business enjoys a consistent year-round trade from both commercial and tourists alike.
Plymouth, with a population of over 250,000 is the largest city in the West Country and is growing! New developments and redevelopment of older areas are set to make Plymouth Britains Landmark waterfront City. Already largely rebuild since World War II it is now a thriving industrial and commercial centre and now boasts an internationally renowned University and Teaching Hospital with students and visitors from around the globe. It is also one of the Royal Navy's principal base and warship repair dockyards. The city has excellent educational, recreational and entertainment facilities and access to the rest of the country is gained by road via the A38/M5 motorway and by rail. Europe is also accessible by the car/passenger ferry which is operated from its terminal at Millbay Docks.
The impressive property is mid terrace and believed to have been built mainly of stone with rendered and painted elevations under a pitched slate roof. The property has been extremely well maintained over the years whilst still retaining many original features. An internal viewing appointment is highly recommended as the property's exterior appearance belies its true size having a combination of three floors including split-level owners accommodation with private staircase.
Current owner is reluctantly selling after 20 years due to ill health.
ENTRANCE PORCH With further internal door leading through to:-
MAIN ENTRANCE HALL With stairs to upper floors and further access to:-
DINING ROOM Delightful dining area with a bay window to the front aspect, built in cupboards, dresser and tables and chairs providing covers for 18 people.
LETTING BEDROOM 7:- A double fully en-suite room with quality carpet, decor and with a micro kitchen comprising work surface with kettle, toaster, microwave and under counter fridge and a flat-screen TV. UPVC window to rear aspect.
Stairs from the entrance hall take you to a half landing where a separate newly refurbished w.c. is located. A further short flight of stairs takes you to the first floor where Bedrooms 1 and 2 are located.
LETTING BEDROOM 1:- A newly refurbished double fully en-suite room with quality fittings, carpet, decor and 32" flat screen TV, also with micro kitchen. Comprising work surface with kettle, toaster, microwave and under counter fridge. UPVC window to rear aspect.
LETTING BEDROOM 2:- A large newly refurbished fully en-suite family room, with quality fittings, carpet, decor and 32" flat screen TV. Comprising 1 double and 3 single beds and a micro kitchen. This room spans the full front elevation of the property and is enhanced by a large bay UPVC window overlooking tennis courts.
Stairs from the first floor take you directly to Bedroom 3.
LETTING BEDROOM 3:- A single fully en-suite room with a double bed (this room also sells as a small double as the room is smaller than the other double rooms) Situated at the rear of the property with a micro kitchen, flat screen TV and a large UPVC window making it a light but cosy room.
Stairs to the second floor provide access to Bedrooms 4 and 5.
LETTING BEDROOM 4:- A newly refurbished fully en-suite double room with quality fittings, carpets, decor and 32" flat screen TV, with micro kitchen and UPVC window with views to the rear of the property.
LETTING BEDROOM 5:- A newly refurbished fully en-suite family room, with quality fittings, carpet, decor and flat screen 32" TV. Comprising 1 double and 2 single beds. This room also spans the full front elevation of the house and has 2 UPVC windows overlooking the tennis courts and with views on up to the Hoe.
Accessed from the large second-floor landing the staircase continues up to the roof terrace that is approximately 30' in length and has stunning views over Plymouth Sound to Drake's Island and Mount Edgcumbe, The roof garden is currently used privately by the vendor for eating, entertaining and relaxing, however, this could be used by guests in an expansion of service within the business.
Spacious owner's accommodation is configured over the ground, first and second floors of this impressive property.
Accessed via the ground floor entrance hallway you enter (through your own 'front door') the lounge of ample dimensions giving plenty of essential private living space, this leads onto the rear hallway with UPVC door to the large, light rear courtyard garden and door into the Kitchen. The good sized, newly re-tiled kitchen is equipped with two 4 burner twin oven gas cookers, large refrigerator and separate large freezer, dishwasher, two microwave ovens, two kettles and three double toasters. A double stainless steel sink is set into quality worktops that run around three sides of the room giving plenty of workspace. The kitchen is fitted out with white floor and wall cupboards.
A private staircase takes you from the rear hallway to a first-floor landing which houses ample storage for linen and towels and floor to ceiling cupboards for storage, off which is the again newly refurbished (with high-quality fittings and flooring) bathroom. The bathroom with large UVPC obscured window contains a bath, wash basin, w.c. and large walk-in shower.
On the opposite side of the landing is the owner's bedroom, This is a double room that is also newly refurbished with good quality carpet and decor. With dual aspect UPVC windows giving both excellent views and light levels.
On the second floor is the owner's second bedroom, a good sized light double room with dual aspect UPVC double glazing giving lovely sea views.
A courtyard garden is accessed from the ground floor owner's accommodation. It houses a good sized solid brick built shed and access to the laundry room, originally part of this good sized room was the outside w.c. but now houses the large capacity washing machine and tumble dryer and ample shelving for storage. The courtyard also offers a good outside drying space with two 30' (approx) high-level washing lines and is a lovely spot for a quiet cuppa!
We understand that all main services are available to the property.
TRADE is that of a SUPERIOR COASTAL GUEST HOUSE which enjoys an enviable trading position in the highly sought after letting area of Plymouth Hoe. the business has been in the PRESENT HANDS since 1998 and is only now OFFERED FOR SALE due to the vendor's age and desire to retire and relocate.
The business is CURRENTLY RUN entirely be the vendor herself. We understand that the business trades all year round (except for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year) and benefits from both commercial and holiday trade although at present guests can only stay with a prior booking which typically originates from an online diary system through Eviivo Frontdesk and the website www.st-maloguesthouse.com (She takes no 'passing trade or one night bookings'), leaving vast potential to increase turnover.
The business enjoys a considerable level of repeat business due to an excellent reputation and has many good 5* REVIEWS on TRIP ADVISOR and EVIIVO FRONTDESK, however, there are plenty of opportunities to expand the trade and increase turnover. The business ALREADY offers the normal EXCELLENT GROSS PROFIT MARGINS and trading figures will be made available to serious prospective buyers once they have actually inspected the premises.
We understand that STOCK to be taken over at valuation upon completion should be nominal.
BUSINESS RATES For information on the rates applicable to these premises, please visit the Valuation Office (www.voa.gov.uk).
PRICE: FREEHOLD £445,000
Unless otherwise stated all rental figures and asking prices quoted in the above details are exclusive of any Value Added Tax that might be applicable.
ALL VIEWINGS MUST BE ARRANGED BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT. Telephone now on PLYMOUTH (01752) 262961 when we will be pleased to make an appointment for you.
Is accommodation included?:
Spacious, completely private 2 double bedroomed owners accommodation over three floors at the rear of the property. Comprising Lounge and kitchen with private staircase to Bedroom one and Bathroom with bathtub, washbasin, w.c. and large walk-in shower. Stairs up to landing and Bedroom two.
Support and Training:
The vendor is happy to give any advice that you may require and to show how to run the online diary.
Situated overlooking tennis courts and 200m from the Hoe promenade the St. Malo offers comfortable accommodation in an ideal location. The St. Malo is only a 5 minute walk away from Plymouth Pavilions or a 10-minute walk to the Theatre Royal.
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