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Freehold available for characterful, Grade II Listed public house c. 4 miles from Chelmsford

Chelmsford, Essex, England

  • Freehold Price: £399,999  Price Reduced arrow_drop_down
Seller Reference: ROXWELLCQ
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Seller Reference: ROXWELLCQ
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Business Description
• Freehold available with the benefit of vacant possession
• Characterful, Listed building dating back to c. 17th century
• Excellent unopposed village position c. 4 miles from Chelmsford
• Bar area with feature fireplaces catering for c. 40 covers
• Well-presented 3 double bedroom private accommodation
• Trade garden, car park and extensive stores

Property
The Chequers dates back to the 17th century and is predominantly a two-storey timber-framed and plastered building under a pantiled roof.

The characterful, traditional ground floor trade space is open-plan and features exposed beams, an attractive inglenook fireplace with solid fuel-burning stove, further open fireplace and a traditional wooden bar servery. The whole space caters for around 40 covers. Male and female WC’s are accessed to the rear via a hallway which, in turn, leads to the rear service yard where the ground floor cellar is located.

The back of house on the ground floor comprises a private living/dining room and well-appointed domestic kitchen with stone worktops and pantry. Stairs lead to the first floor, which includes three double bedrooms, a sizeable 3pc bathroom and loft storage space.

Outside, there is dedicated parking to the front for c. 5 vehicles and a trade courtyard with picnic tables for c. 16 covers. A wealth of storage is provided by an L-shaped garage and further brick store. A pleasant trade garden is located to the southeast of the site and is predominantly lawned, with a part covered patio area and shrub borders.

Measurements
The area of the site is 620m² (0.15 acres) and the gross external area (GEA) of the public house extends to 263m² (2,830ft²). Measurements are taken from digital mapping and are approximate.

Planning
We are advised the premises is Grade II and located within a Conservation Area. The relevant local authority is Chelmsford City Council https://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/

Fixtures & Fittings
All trade fixtures & fittings are included in the sale, save for a few personal items which will be pointed out upon viewing. The vendor will warrant not to remove any items they own. Stock will be bought in addition, at valuation, on completion.

The Business
The Chequers offers a turnkey proposition and significant potential in the hands of ambitious new owners/operators. Trade is currently derived from wet sales only, affording the opportunity to introduce a food offering and extend opening hours.

Rates & Charges
Council Tax: £1,375 per annum (Band B)
We understand the business is eligible for 100% rate relief (based on a Rateable Value of £6,300)
Tenure:
Freehold
Location Details:
Roxwell is a village in the Chelmsford District of Essex with a population of c. 1,044. It is located around 4 miles west of Chelmsford city centre and is a short distance to the south of the A1060. Facilities in the village include a primary school, parish church, village store and post office. The Chequers occupies a site opposite the village store and a stone’s throw from St Michael and All Angels parish church.
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