A beautifully presented 7-bedroom guest house

Dorchester, Dorset

£725,000Freehold
Baytree Guest House4 Athelstan RoadDorchesterDorsetDT1 1NRView Map

A beautifully presented spacious 7-bedroom guest house. This successfully owner operated business is within walking distance of the town centre and local amenities. Benefitting from owners 1 / 2-bedroom accommodation, guest lounge, dining room, high spec modern kitchen, large gardens, off-road private and ample unrestricted parking nearby. This is an opportunity not to be missed and early viewings are recommended.

The guesthouse is ideally located in all year-round busy market town of Dorchester, Dorset, which was the home of Thomas Hardy. It has a vibrant town centre with many independent shops, an al-fresco dining café culture, 8 museums, a plethora of restaurants and an active local community. The lovely countryside is literally on its doorstep and sandy beaches are only a 15min. drive away. The town benefits from great arterial motor links to all parts of the West country, extensive bus network and a mainline railway station linking all parts of the UK.

This easily operated 7 bedroomed guesthouse with an additional 2 x two-bedroom lodges has been operated by a husband and wife team for many years but lately they are deliberately restricting trade because of their lifestyle choice and other commercial interests. The establishment benefits from low overheads and no business rates. We the agents believe it would benefit from improved marketing of the lodges and for the guesthouse rooms, whilst presented well, to undertake modest improvements which would dramatically increase the daily room tariff and subsequent profits. The business income allows for our clients to travel extensively around the world and the sale will allow for retirement. This sale comes with a full hand-over and training if required. Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

Entrance over a car park through an elaborate covered porch and a large door to

RECEPTION / LOBBY

2.67m x 1.90m

With a turning staircase to upper floors and doors to

KITCHEN

3.91m x 2.72m

A lovely open space which is extremely well equipped and modern, furnished with a large island unit, bar chairs and ample storage facilities for all the crockery, cutlery and glassware.

DINING ROOM / LOUNGE

8.50m x 4.57

A stunning open plan dining room / lounge which was constructed recently and is used both as a breakfast area for the customers and private lounge space. The room benefits from a very large round table and chairs for the guests, a vaulted ceiling and one whole side has glass sliding patio doors overlooking the owner’s private garden.

OFFICE

3.48m x 2.13m

LETTING ACCOMMODATION

The letting accommodation is both on 1st and 2nd floors with three rooms on each. All rooms have recently been refurbished and individually decorated to a good standard. They all feature quality bedside tables, chest of drawers and wardrobe facilities. The rooms which have en-suite facilities are lovely and the rooms benefit from comfortable seating, flat screen free view TV, Free Wi-Fi and hospitality tray.

1st FLOOR

BEDROOM 1

A twin room with two standard single beds. The bathroom facilities are not en-suite, but there is a bathroom along the corridor which comprises of a shower, WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has a window to the rear of the property.

BEDROOM 2

A double room with standard double bed. The en-suite comprises of a shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has a window to front of the property.

BEDROOM 3

A double room with standard double bed. The en-suite comprises of a bath with shower over, low level WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has a window to the side rear of the property.

BEDROOM 4

A double room with standard double bed. The en-suite comprises of a shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has a window to the front of the property.

2nd FLOOR ½ LANDING

BEDROOM 5

A single room with standard single bed. The bathroom facilities are not en-suite but there is a private bathroom along the corridor which comprises of a bath with shower over, low level WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has a window to the front of the property.

2nd FLOOR

BEDROOM 6

A single room with standard single bed. . The en-suite comprises of a bath with shower over, low level WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has a window to rear of the property.

BEDROOM 7

A double room with standard double bed. The en-suite comprises of a bath with shower over, low level WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has a window to front of the property

LODGES

In the rear garden through an interconnecting gate (separate title) are three lodges with their own side entrances, separate electricity, water and sewage. They are as follows:

LODGE 1

A beautifully presented two-bedroom self-contained lodge with a kitchenette, lounge, bathroom and 2 double bedrooms. These modern lodges were recently built at great cost and are highly insulated.

LODGE 2

A beautifully presented two-bedroom self-contained lodge with a kitchenette, lounge, bathroom and 2 double bedrooms. These modern lodges were recently built at great cost and are highly insulated.

LODGE 3

The owners have transformed this lodge into a private gym, with the latest equipment. With large, glazed sliding doors overlooking a lovely open garden to the front.

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION

The owner’s accommodation is flexible and could be easily either one or two bedrooms.

BEDROOM

5.82m x 3.23m

A very large bright and airy room due to large patio doors leading out onto the garden.

BATHROOM

With a shower, WC and wash hand basin.

DRESSING ROOM

3.78m x 3.15

LOUNGE

4.95m x 4.88m

A lovely spacious room with ample space for a large sofa suite with large bay windows to the front of the property.

DINING ROOM

3.89m x 3.10m

This room is ideally situated just off the kitchen and is used solely for the owners.

OUTSIDE

PARKING

To the front of the property is a car park for three vehicles and plenty of unrestricted parking immediately opposite.

GARDEN

At the rear is a large garden, surrounded by mature shrubs and several palm trees. At the far end of this highly private space is a BBQ area which can easily accommodate large garden furniture and sofa sets.

Gate to

Rear Garden

This where the three lodges are located and includes a large garden to the front of one of the lodges. There is a nice separate access to the side, which leads onto the road.

BUSINESS WEBSITE

www.banddorchester.co.uk

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

All trade fixtures and fittings except for 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.

SERVICES

Main’s electricity, water, gas, superfast broadband and drainage are all connected. No testing of these services has been undertaken by the agents, Ware Commercial.

BUSINESS RATES

Please make enquiries on the local valuation website (VOA) at www.voa.gov.uk (currently the property is fully exempt from business rates because of small business rates relief)

TENURE

Freehold

VIEWINGS.

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

TEL. 01803 328880 or 01392 462266 Email. [email protected]   www.warecommercial.com

Misrepresentation Act

Misrepresentation Act 1967. The Particulars are not considered a formal offer, they are for information only and give a general idea of the property. They are not to be taken as forming any part of a resulting contract nor be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Whilst every care is taken in their preparation, no liability can be accepted for their accuracy. Intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.