Stunning Cafe with B&B in Cheriton Bishop

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Stunning Cafe with B&B in Cheriton Bishop

Woodleigh Coach House, Woodleigh Junction, Cheriton Bishop, Devon, EX6 6JL

A stunning former large coach house benefitting from 7 x high quality En-Suite letting bedrooms, 40 + cover café / tea room. With alfresco open outdoor and covered seating, beautiful 1.25 acre grounds with mature shrubbery & trees, large 60 + parking and together with owners spacious 3 bedroom accommodation. Trading owner operated successfully with part time assistance. This profitable business is located on the outskirts of Exeter and is only being placed onto the open market because of imminent retirement plans....


Woodleigh is located just of the A30 and on the outskirts of a thriving village of Cheriton Bishop, being located just outside Exeter and ideally positioned on the main tourist route between Devon and Cornwall. There are also good arterial road links to Crediton, Okehampton and the north and south coasts. As well as lying on the fringe of Dartmoor National Park and within easy reach of the city of Exeter nearby, with its International airport, M5 motorway and 2 x main line rail links to London.




The business has been successfully operated for many years and is much liked by locals and visitors alike. The income is equally split between the letting accommodation and the café but there is tremendous scope to expand into weddings, events and evening service because of the level gardens and location. Actual trading accounts will be made available following a formal successful viewing.






Accessed via a large car park to front and in through an arched door into:

11.68m x 4.57m

Originally the stables now with wooden floors, beamed ceiling, wall mounted menu boards, 12 x table and chairs for approx. 45/50 covers.  Ice cream self serve freezer and sweets and card stands.  There are 5x large arched windows to the front and a half glazed stable door to the side, making this area very bright and airy.

Art by local artists is displayed for sale on the walls of the café.




4.42m x 2.43m

This area serves the café and has been comprehensively equipped with the following equipment:

An array of wall mounted and base fitted units, 2x sinks, 1x wine rack

1x glass fronted soft drinks bottle fridge, 1x double door glass fronted alcohol fridge, 1x under counter milk fridge, 1 x twin tap electric hot water boiler, 1x Ducale two group cappuccino coffee machine, 1 x bean grinder, 1 x filter coffee machine, 1x glass fronted cake display counter, 2 x twin milkshake blenders, 1, digital epos till connected to the kitchen and Altro flooring throughout.



4.76m x 4.54m

With 6 burner Calor gas cooker with two large commercial ovens and large integrated griddle and grill with stainless extractor above, 1 x twin Panini griddle, 4 x commercial microwave ovens, 1 x large upright Foster double door fridge, 1 x large upright Maidaid double door freezer, 1x double 10 litre table top fryer, 1x veg fridge, 1x gluten free freezer, 1x commercial meat slicer, 4x stainless steel prep tables and much more electrical equipment. Archway to;



4.96m x 2.58m

This is ideally positioned just off the kitchen with equipment as follows;

1 x commercial dish washer, wall and base fitted units with inset stainless steel sink and drainer, 2 x spare twin table top fryers, 2 x under counter fridges, ample work top space, large arched window to side overlooking the garden and double part glazed door to rear. Door to Kitchen store room.



4.48 x 3.39

With 3 doors, 1 to the wash up area, 1 to the owner’s accommodation and 1 to the utility area with washing machine and condenser drier, with double doors to rear outside area and door to guest dining room.



The accommodation is located on the building’s west wing, first and second floors. Some of the rooms have outstanding views of the surrounding countryside and Dartmoor.  All rooms have been extensively refocused and refurbished with full en-suite facilities, LCD Freeview TV’s and tea/coffee-making facilities


The letting area is accessed from the side of the property in through double reception doors into reception hallway with Fire panel and electric meter. Door to:



4.68 x 4.65

With 3 x large table and chairs for approx. 13 covers and window to rear. (hotel guests use this or the café s dining room or the outside suntrap patio areas in good weather for breakfast)


Turning staircase from reception area leading to:




Deluxe double with vaulted beamed ceiling, seating area, dresser, built in wardrobe, 2x bed side tables, flat screen TV, hospitality trays and arched window to side with views.

En-suite Mira shower, WC & basin



Standard double room, beamed and sloping ceiling, comfortable seating area, dresser, wardrobe, 2x bedside tables, flat screen TV, hospitality trays, 2x Velux windows.  En-suite French bath with electric shower over, WC & basin.

Built in storage cupboard in corridor.



Standard double, beamed and sloping ceiling, comfortable seating area, chest of drawers, wardrobe, flat screen TV. Hospitality trays. 1 x Velux window. En-suite shower, WC & basin ..



Deluxe double / twin, high ceiling and large arched window to side with views, comfortable seating area, dresser, 2x bedside cabinets, flat screen TV. Hospitality tray, walk in wardrobe. En-suite bath with shower over, WC & basin.



Grand double, high ceiling, 5’ canopy bed, comfortable seating area, wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2x bedside drawers, 2x Futons (children’s beds) 1x bed settee, flat screen TV, hospitality tray, 2x arched windows to side with views, En-suite bath with shower over, WC & basin. This bedroom could be incorporated into owner’s accommodation, or even simply made into a luxury family suite.

Built in storage cupboard on landing.

Turning staircase leading to:



This is a large landing with window to front and rear with large sofa, coffee table and writing desk.  Cupboard housing Calor gas Combi boiler servicing the top floor. Doors leading to:



Deluxe double or family, double & single or three single beds. High ceiling, comfortable seating area, wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2x bedside drawers, coffee table with hospitality tray, dressing mirror, flat screen TV, high porthole window to side, 2x large arched windows to front and rear with views. En-suite shower, WC & basin.



Grand double, high ceiling. 5’ four poster bed, 2x bedside tables, comfortable seating area, chaise longue bed settee (for extra guests), wardrobe, dresser, chest of drawers, dressing mirror, flat screen TV. Hospitality tray. 4 arched windows to front, rear and side with views.  En-suite shower WC & basin.



This area can either be accessed independently from the side of the property or via the business. The space is vast with the following:




10.61m x 4.75m

With high ceilings, wood effect flooring and exceptionally large arched part glazed double doors to side. This was originally the carriage entrance to the building. Door to guest dining room and door to kitchen store room.


Turning staircase leading to:




4.45m x 4.20m

Double room with vaulted ceiling and arched window at floor level to front and high arched window to side. Views.



With corner bath and shower attachment. Stand alone electric shower, WC and wash hand basin.



4.26m x 3.26m

Double room and arched window to front. Views.


Staircase leading to:



4.48m x 2.38m

Double room with vaulted ceiling and arched window to side. Views.  Original door and fire door which interconnect to letting room 5.



Turning staircase from landing to large storage cupboard and door to vestibule leading to 1st floor of guest accommodation.



To the front of the café / tea room is a terrace area with 7 x large picnic style tables and chairs for an additional 60 + seating and an undercover area for an additional 30 covers.



An outside building which houses a Gents, Ladies and Disabled toilets. Garage on the end.




To the rear outside the kitchens are 3 x out-buildings housing;

1x secure bottle store, 1x central heating boiler, mega-flow water heater and general storage. 1x garden shed. 1x free standing chemical and cleaning equipment store. 1 x large double bunded compliant oil tank.



These beautiful gardens extend to approx. 1.25 acre and are maintained to a high standard with mature shrubbery, trees, poly tunnel and would easily accommodate large marquees for weddings, function and general events. Calor gas storage tank. Exterior water taps, and 3x double insulated exterior electric points.



The property is approached via 2 x gated to front into large graveled car park for approx. 60 vehicles in front of the café and further guest parking for approx. 8 vehicles to the side in front of the reception to the guest house.



All trade fixtures and fittings with the exception of our vendor’s private inventory will be included in this sale. A full inventory will be provided prior to exchange of contracts. All stock will be sold at valuation on completion. No testing of these fixtures or any appliance has been undertaken by the agents Ware Commercial.



Calor gas, electricity, water and septic tank drainage are all connected. No testing of these services has been undertaken by the agents Ware Commercial.






Please make enquiries on the local valuation website (VOA) at

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