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David Binder (Nov 2017)
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Freehold Price: £475,000 Price Reduced Turnover: £33,000
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market The Mulberry House.

The business was founded by the current owners in May 2007 and they have run it successfully but are now selling only due to their wish to take a well-earned retirement.

The business offers two double rooms for bed and breakfast accommodation.

The sale includes a website and the business is highly visible on the internet featuring in amongst others websites such as: trip advisor, Expedia,, trivago, ebookers etc.

The business enjoys fantastic reviews and has many regularly returning customers.

Scope to improve

Update the existing website
Maximise the use of social media
Consider offering evening meals
Convert garage into additional letting room

Increase prices on room rates

Gloucester is a City and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire, Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border on the River Severn, between the Cotswolds to the east and the Forest of Dean to the south west.  Economically, the city is dominated by the service industries and has a strong financial and business sector.

Set back from the street on a quiet leafy Heathville Road, The Mulberry House provides an eclectic combination of cosy retreat and friendly home away from home, all within a ten minute walk from Gloucester city centre.

The business is nicely presented and fastidiously maintained with clear visible signage and parking for four or five cars in the front parking area along with free on street parking.

Gloucester is served by the M5 Motorway which runs to the east of the city, Junction 12 serves South Gloucester and Quedgley.  Junction 11a serves central Gloucester and Junction 11 serves north Gloucester. The A38 runs north-south through Gloucester connecting the city with Tewkesbury and Bristol.  The A40 runs west to east, connecting Gloucester with Cheltenham to the east and the Forest of Dean and Monmouth to the west. The A46 and A4173 links Gloucester and Stroud and the A417 links Gloucester with Cirencester in the south east and Ledbury in the north west. Gloucester has a number of cycle paths.

Gloucester railway station has frequent trains to London Paddington, Reading, Bristol, Cardiff Central, Nottingham and Birmingham. Buses are run by Stagecoach West operating from its depot on London Road.  For longer slower journeys National Express operate a number of services including the 444 to London and the 222 to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

The business occupies an attractive modern, brick built detached property in an upmarket and sought after area of Gloucester.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

Half glazed door and glazed side panel creating a light airy interior, dado rail, doors to lounge, dining room and cloakroom, stairs to first floor with useful cupboard beneath.


With hand wash basin and obscure window to front.


Generous size and inviting, windows to front, radiator, wall lights, feature brick built fireplace with timber mantle and stone hearth, coal effect gas-fire, built in bespoke shelving. Arch to;

Owners Dining Room

Nice room with feature exposed brick wall with display alcove, doors to conservatory.


Generous bespoke mahogany effect conservatory with dwarf brick walls, tile effect floor and double doors leading to garden.

Guest Dining Room

A lovely bright room, spacious enough to house a number of tables and chairs, American Oak flooring installed at some considerable cost, feature exposed brickwork wall with shelving alcove and door to kitchen.


Beautifully presented, refitted kitchen with a range of base and wall units (some of which are glazed and illuminated) timber effect worktop, tiled splash backs, stainless steel five burner gas hob, stainless steel and glass extractor, stainless steel built-under fan oven, 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink, window to rear, wood effect vinyl flooring, door to :

Utility Room

With perimeter shelving and space for upright fridge freezer, door to:


Double garage with up and over doors, power and light, two washing machines and two dryers. Freestanding and perimeter shelving.

First Floor


A galleried landing with dado rail and window to side, feature timber balustrades to stairs, this landing has the potential to be used as a home office if required.

Letting Room 1 The Cotswold

A homely suite, named after the businesses close proximity to this area of outstanding natural beauty.   This bedroom has a king sized bed, flat screen digital TV, fitted wardrobes and drawer units/ dressing table, window to front, ensuite with full bath, separate shower cubicle, fully tiled walls.

Letting Room 2 The Severn Room

Good sized double, flat screen digital TV, window to front, ensuite shower room, fully tiled with shower cubicle low level WC and wash basin.


Generous double with walk-in wardrobe, ensuite with double shower cubicle, toilet and wash basin.


Good sized twin room


Single room

Family Bathroom

Fully fitted with bath, closed coupled toilet and wash basin.


To the rear of the property is a lovely secure garden enclosed by Victorian style brick walling.  Mostly laid to lawn with established herbaceous borders, a Mulberry tree and other specimen fruit trees, a patio area to the rear of the conservatory, a vegetable patch.  There is a further patio area which is a real “Sun trap” with bespoke paving, a gravelled area, raised beds and established planting. This area could be used for guests and is ideal for barbecues and al fresco dining in the warmer months.

We are advised Freehold

There are no business rates currently payable.

24/7 given the type of business.

The business is managed by the husband and wife owners with help from casuals if required.

The business generated a turnover of approximately £33,000 in the last financial year.


Well established business with an enviable reputation , great reviews and many regular customers
Ideal owner managed or husband and wife business
Lovely owner’s accommodation
Includes website and lots of visibility on internet
Little competition locally
Current owners happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success of the business. 

Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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