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Profitable Catering Business with Contemporary Home

Dunster, Somerset, England

  • Freehold Price: £499,950
Seller Reference: COM190097
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Seller Reference: COM190097
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Business Description
The property is a Grade II listed former Methodist Chapel dating back to around 1878 and having since been converted to a delightful family home and income.

The property has many architectural features of merit, being constructed of dressed and coarse red sandstone and having a steep gabled natural slate roof and ornate Dutch gable to the front.

At the ground floor are the original wall mounted Bible quotes of the 10 commandments and there are moulded architraves to the ground floor windows.

The property is extremely large and the ground floor being a formal chapel, is taken up entirely now by the restaurant/tea room on one side and a gift shop on the other. To the rear access is gained to the car port where there is a customer cloakroom as well as storage cupboards.

Having been modernised in recent years and now offered in excellent decorative order, the private quarters are approached from the side of the property having their own separate doorway giving access to an entrance hall, beyond this is the preparation room and commercial kitchen for the tea room.

These two rooms have been refurbished and installed with modern equipment by the current owners.

The hallway stairs give access to the first floor where there is a spacious open plan private kitchen with a black finish bespoke work tops and cabinets.

This then opens out to the large dining room area and beyond that a marvellous lounge area with a vaulted ceiling which has an apex of 14ft from floor to ceiling.

As you walk into the room you are attracted to the far wall where there is a circular decorated stained glass window with a verse from the Bible and 8 busts of Victorian figures.

Off the main lounge are 2 private bedrooms and an under stairs area which would be ideal as a library.

Off the dining room is a private bathroom/WC with shower and access is also gained to the outside space onto a private balcony overlooking the village with the cottages and village Church beyond.

To the second floor there is a large open plan bedroom with its own en-suite shower room/WC.

This room could easily be converted to provide 2 or 3 bedrooms if required, providing useful 4 or 5 bedroom accommodation (subject to any planning consents).

The current owners have undertaken a careful modernisation of the quarters including a new heating system (Gas fired), a newly bespoke fitted domestic and commercial kitchens, a rooftop patio (having removed the former conservatory), new floor coverings, as well as decorating throughout.

Seating 46 customers comfortably this business also incorporates retail gift sales as well as the sale of 60 varieties of Gin!

Operated by the two resident proprietors this business opens throughout the year and in peak times up to 6 part time staff are employed.

The shop takes around £45,000 per annum and the restaurant around £95,000 per annum. Full details of accounts will be made available to those interested parties who have inspected the premises subject to clients’ agreement.

We understand that the chapel was converted around 1971 and originally operated as a pottery kiln before this date. In the mid 1980's the tea shop was established. The current owners moved to the property in 2015.
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Location Details:
The business is located in the ever popular medieval village of Dunster within Exmoor National Park. The Chapel House tea room fronts on to West Street and faces the main pedestrian thoroughfare and is directly opposite one of the main pedestrian access ways to the famous Dunster Castle.
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