A Fantastic Spacious 8 Bedroom, Victorian Guest House

Torquay, Devon

£645,000 Freehold
Ashwood Grange18 Newton RoadTorquayDevonTQ2 5BZView Map

A fantastic spacious Victorian guest house for sale with 8 bedrooms, 2/3-bedroom owners' accommodation, all located in the sought-after town of Torquay, Devon. Benefiting from a beautiful guest lounge with a door leading to a guest balcony/terrace which overlooks the property's gardens. Well-appointed bedrooms, large car park for all guests and ideally located within walking distance of Torquay harbour, town centre and beachfront. This successful business is owner-operated on a husband-and-wife basis without the need for any staff and enjoys high repeat custom. This is an opportunity not to be missed. A full handover/training will be provided to ensure the continued success of the business and forward bookings for 2024 are very good.

Torquay is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations, with good all-year-round trade. It is only a short distance from Dartmouth and an equal distance to the cities of Plymouth and Exeter – with its international airport, mainline train station and M5 motorway. Situated off Newton Road, Ashwood Grange Guest House is located just a short walking distance to the picturesque Marina and Harbour of Torquay and a level walk along the esplanade with lovely views over Torbay to Paignton and Brixham. Also within a short walk is the main shopping precinct, Princess Theatre and the Riviera Convention Centre.

The guest house has been owner-operated for many years and has earned itself a fine reputation from clients resulting in high repeat custom and subsequent profits. This business prides itself on enviable TripAdvisor and Booking.com reviews which have contributed to the success which the business now enjoys. This easily operated business opens for approx. 8/9 months per year due to lifestyle choice and we the agents feel there is tremendous opportunity to expand on this already impressive turnover by simply opening for longer, taking advantage of the extensive client database, online presence and renewing the website to encourage even more direct bookings. The 2024 season is looking to become another profitable year. Full trading figures will be made available following a successful formal viewing.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

Entrance via a large front door to

VESTIBULE

2.18m x2.12m

With original tiled floor, tourist mounted wall maps, ceiling lighting and an archway to

HALLWAY / RECEPTION

A spacious L-shaped reception with cabinets with a tourist pamphlet display over, console table with guest signing in book, turning staircase to upper floors and doors to

LOUNGE

6.47m x 4.42m

A large, beautiful space with many original Victorian features. Benefiting from several comfortable sofas, a coffee table, an ornate fireplace with a hearth and an inset gas fire and a large bay window to the front with a side door leading out to a balcony/terrace overlooking the gardens.

DINING ROOM

6.08m x 4.38m

Ideally located close to the kitchen and benefits from 7 tables and chairs for approx. 20 covers, a breakfast bar, an ornate fireplace and surround, a chandelier and a large window to the front, making this space light and airy.

KITCHEN AREA 1

3.86m x 2.98m

This is the cooking area with all the equipment and gadgets to make light work of any cooking and benefits from an array of wall and base fitted units to store all the crockery, cutlery and glassware. With a large window to the side making this environment a pleasure to work within.

AREA 2

2.97m x 1.76m

This area is more for the wash up and prep of teas, coffees, toast and general cleaning up of all the kitchen equipment.

OFFICE / BEDROOM

3 5.18m x 4.16m

A great large space which is currently used as an office with a window to the front but could easily be repurposed as an additional third bedroom.

LETTING ACCOMMODATION

All rooms have been refurbished and individually decorated and all feature furnishings, en-suite facilities, comfortable seating areas, flat-screen smart TVs, information on local amenities, Wi-Fi access and hospitality trays.

RECEPTION FLOOR

BEDROOM 1

A family room with a double & single bed, window to the side, an en-suite with a shower cubicle, low-level WC and washbasin.

FIRST FLOOR

BEDROOM 2

A room with a double bed, a window to the front, an en-suite featuring a shower cubicle, low-level WC and washbasin.

BEDROOM 3

A room with a double bed, a window to the front and side, an en-suite featuring a shower cubicle, low-level WC and washbasin.

BEDROOM 4

A room with a double bed, a window to the rear overlooking the garden, an en-suite featuring a shower cubicle, low-level WC and washbasin.

BEDROOM 5

A room with a double bed, a window to the rear overlooking the garden, an en-suite featuring a shower cubicle, low-level WC and washbasin.

BEDROOM 6

A room with a double bed, a window to the rear overlooking the garden, an en-suite featuring a shower cubicle, low-level WC and washbasin.

BEDROOM 7

A room with a double bed and interconnecting room which could accommodate additional single beds or be used as a lounge. The bedroom and interconnecting room benefit from windows to the rear overlooking the gardens, the main bedroom has an en-suite featuring a shower cubicle, low-level WC and washbasin.

BEDROOM 8

A room with a double bed, a bay window to the front, an en-suite featuring a shower cubicle, low-level WC and washbasin.

OWNERS’ ACCOMMODATION

The owners’ accommodation extends over two floors (reception and ground) and while it’s currently two bedrooms but could easily incorporate the oversized office, making the owners’ accommodation three bedrooms in total.

INNER HALLWAY

RECEPTION ADMIN AREA

This is located within the hallway and benefits from a desk, chair which houses all the keys and login/admin paperwork for the guests.

RECEPTION FLOOR

5.14m x 4.18m

A lovely spacious room which can interconnect to the guest dining room to make a very large reception room to which would then have windows to the front and rear of the property.

BATHROOM

A good-sized bathroom with a full-length bath, WC and washbasin.

Stairs to

GROUND FLOOR

HALLWAY

A spacious area with a door to

STORE

This is a walk-in closet which is used for general clothing and general storage.

BEDROOM 1

5.62m x 4.06m

A large double room with a window overlooking the garden.

BEDROOM 2

5.46m x 3.89m

A great large double room with steps and a glazed door to

SUN TERRACE

2.76m x 2.51m

This fully enclosed sun lounge is a smaller area off the master bedroom and benefits from a door to a bathroom with a shower, WC and wash hand basin.

The sun lounge benefits from a patio door leading out to the garden with a large private terrace spanning the full width of the property. At the rear of the property is a substantial large, enclosed garden which has direct access from owners’ accommodation or via the side staircase which interlink the car park.

OUTSIDE

The property borders the front pavement with pedestrian and vehicle access to the side to a large, tarmacked area and guest outside seating area with bench seating and a table.

CAR PARK

To the side, which is tarmacked, is a large car park for all the guests and owners together with a single garage.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS

Trade fixtures and fittings, except for the vendors’ private inventory, will be included in this freehold sale. A full inventory will be made available prior to the exchange of contracts.

SERVICES

Mains electricity, water, and drainage are all connected; however, no testing of these services has been conducted by the Agents Ware Commercial.

BUSINESS RATES

Please make your inquiries 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 are to be by appointment through Ware Commercial Tel: 01803 328880 or 01392 462266 Email: [email protected]  Website: www.warecommercial.com

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