18th Century Hotel for Sale

Tiverton, Devon

The Merriemeade HotelLower TownThe Merriemeade HotelTivertonDevonEX16 7BJView Map

A large 18th century detached property which has until recently traded successfully as a hotel. Benefitting from three well-presented levels plus a cellar. On the ground floor there is a reception, bar and several function rooms which would ideally suit a wedding venue, hotel, conference centre or simply a residential apartment conversion. To the rear are substantial gardens with beautiful countryside views and to the side, an enclosed large carpark for over 35 vehicles. On the upper floors are many letting bedrooms, with owner’s spacious apartment on the top floor. All this conveniently located close to the M5 motorway and being equal distance to both Bristol and the Cathedral city of Exeter. Purchase subject to planning / change of usage


This property is in the heart of the picturesque village of Sampford Peverell, Devon. Occupying a large plot with outstanding views over the countryside and walking distance to all local amenities. The village benefits from good primary schools and secondary / college nearby. The property is conveniently situated to take advantage of all main arterial road links, M5 junction 27 and a mainline train station for an easy commute to London. From this location you are also equal distance between the sandy beaches of North and South Devon.


The property has traded successfully as ‘The Merriemeade Hotel for many decades until recently and only now due to our client’s imminent retirement, is this opportunity being placed on to the open market. No historical trading figures are available due to the property being let to tenants for several years.


The current usage is as a Hotel (C1) which changed from a private residence in 1960. However, we the agents can see tremendous scope to develop this site as a multiple residential site due to the property’s enormous size (4 x floors), large carpark which benefits from a splayed safe access to the main road and the extensive gardens to the rear.

Local Planning Authority

Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, EX16 6PP. Tel: 01884 255255


Impressive wide steps up to the front terrace with large wooden door in to:


with doors leading to:


9.00m x 4.65m

A double length room with a bespoke bar with ten pumps, post mix together with under counter sink and drainer, double and single under counter drinks display fridge, glass washer and ample space for general storage. On the back wall is a full array of optics and general drinks display. In the bar area are an array of tables and chairs for approx. 30 covers and a large window with working shutters to front.  On either side of the bar are doors leading to:


With an individual cubicle, urinal, and separate hand wash facility.


With two cubicles and separate hand wash facility.


12.03m x 5.55m

A beautiful large space with wood flooring and window to side and two windows and double doors to front overlooking the gardens and countryside. Within this space is a bar counter which extends from the main bar area and a high-capacity wood burner.


6.05m x 5.33m

Situated just off the main function room is this additional space with windows to side and door to


4.40m x 1.53m

Door to Garden


4.61m x 4.11m

A lovely room with an array of tables and chairs for approx. 24 covers which benefits from a large window with working shutters to front.


4.19m x 2.69m

Ideally situated in the middle of the property.


5.68m x 4.77m

A large room which has been comprehensively equipped, a window to the side and door to:


4.44m x 2.73m

With an array of freezer and refrigeration units.


5.81m x 3.67m

This room is used for general kitchen storage and connects both the kitchen and function room 2. Also ideally situated to receive deliveries from the side of the property.


6.95m x 4.63m

With a python beer cooling system, post mix system and ample space for general storage. Door to side to receive deliveries.


Turning staircase to upper floors



Double room with window overlooking garden and en-suite with shower, wash hand basin and low-level WC


Double room with window overlooking garden and en-suite with shower, wash hand basin and low-level WC


Double room with window to front and en-suite with shower, wash hand basin and low-level WC


Single room with window to front and en-suite with shower, wash hand basin and low-level WC


Double room with window to front and en-suite with shower, wash hand basin and low-level WC


1.63m x 1.39


A smaller room with a kitchenette.

Turning staircase to:



A lovely private space at the top of the house which consists of a large double bedroom, lounge and a large bathroom with a bath, low level WC and wash hand basin.


The flexible owner’s accommodation is accessed from the side of the property and comprises of two bedrooms which both benefit from having en-suite facilities comprising of bath, low level WC and wash hand basin. Also, there is a separate kitchen and a lovely large lounge area.


The property benefits from an oversized enclosed carpark which could accommodate maybe 35/40 vehicles and with easy access to both the hotel and gardens.


To the side of the car park is a substantial outbuilding which currently is used for general storage of garden equipment. Because of its size, it could have a multitude of uses.


The south facing gardens are extensive which would easily accommodate a large marquee for over 150 persons and yet provide ample space for garden parties and general recreational activities. The garden also benefits from lovely open countryside views.


Trade fixtures, fittings, equipment, land and buildings, with exception of vendor’s private inventory, will be included in this freehold sale. A full Inventory will be provided prior to exchange of contracts


Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are all connected. However, no testing of these services have been undertaken by the Agents Ware Commercial


Please make your own enquiries on the local Valuation Website (VOA) at Valuation Office Agency




All viewings and enquiries to be made through the agents Ware Commercial

Tel: 01803 328880

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.warecommercial.com

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