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15th Century Former Coach House Situated in Idyllic Suffolk Village

Sudbury, Suffolk, England

  • Leasehold Price: £25,000
  • Under Offer
Seller Reference: BOXFORDF
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Business Description
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Seller Reference: BOXFORDF
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Business Description
• Character 15th Century Former Coaching House
• Village Centre Location
• Extensive Trade Areas
• Large Function Room with Bar
• Potential to Covert Existing Stable Block (STPP)
• Large 3 Bedroom Private Accommodation

The Fleece is a Grade II listed building sited prominently in the centre of Boxford and comprises a principal 16th Century range fronting the high street (Broad Street) with rear extensions and outbuildings of the 16th - 19th Century on the east and west side forming a U-shaped open courtyard, accessed through a carriageway with an oversailing first floor.

The trade areas consist of a main bar and lounge bar facilitated by a split bar servery. Both areas boast a large inglenook fireplace with wood burner in situ. Wooden and quarry tiled flooring throughout complimented by traditional oak paneling and exposed wooden beams, providing a very authentic pub atmosphere. Private dining/restaurant area (Taproom) to the rear, which could be used for private dinners and functions, with large (disused) inglenook fireplace. Rear entrance to patio with access to ladies and gentlemen's WC.

Large fully equipped commercial kitchen with separate prep and dry store area.

The first floor comprises 3 double bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom and can be accessed from the downstairs trade areas or externally.

External features include a large courtyard area adjacent to main building and old stable block, which could be considered as further function space or possible letting accommodation. There is a disused garden area to the very back of the site. The cellar is currently located in the near stable block. A further unit is located to one side of the archway and is currently leased to a local business.

We are advised that the property is Grade II listed and situated within the Boxford Conservation Area

Fixtures & Fittings
All existing trade fixtures and fittings will be made available to an incoming tenant to purchase at an agreed price.

The Business
The business is currently closed with no previous trading accounts available.

Rates & Charges
The Government has introduced a business rates holiday for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England for the 2020-2021 tax year (18 March 2020). Rateable Value (2017): £9,500.
Location Details:
The Fleece is located in the heart of Boxford, a large village of approximately 1200 people in south Suffolk. Situated six miles east of Sudbury and five miles west of Hadleigh. An archetypal Suffolk village, there are some 516 homes in the community many dating back hundreds of years with beautiful timber frames and colour washes. The village has two popular pubs (including The Fleece), a coffee shop, a butchers, a garage, a grocery store and a post office/store (Britain's oldest shop!).
Leasehold Term:
A new 'free of tie' FRI lease is available with terms to be agreed at a commencing rent of £25,000 per annum excluding VAT. Incentives and rent free will be available. Freehold offers will be considered in excess of £499,995 excluding VAT.
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