A Stunning, detached 5-Star Boutique Guest House

Torquay, Devon

£745,000 Freehold
Carlton Court18 Cleveland RoadTorquayDevonTQ2 5BEView Map

‘The BEST Of Both Worlds’
A rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful 5-star detached boutique guest house, which benefits from six high-quality bedrooms. The owners’ spacious self-contained 1/2-bedroom accommodation on the ground floor, has both a private entrance and access from the business. The property also features a large, enclosed car park and stunning, large private gardens. This easily operated business is a turnkey opportunity for someone to enjoy a lovely lifestyle along with an impressive income. Early viewings are highly recommended.


The area of Torre is one of Torquay’s oldest parts, with a mix of residential and commercial quarters throughout. This sought-after area is set among leafy surroundings and benefits from tranquillity, yet the main beach, harbour and local restaurants are just a short, level walk away through the pleasant gardens of Torre Abbey. Torquay is probably the most popular seaside holiday destination in the UK at present and has excellent road links to the M5 motorway, connecting all parts of the UK. Nearby, there is an international airport offering flights to European and worldwide destinations, not forgetting Dartmoor National Park, Dartmouth and the cathedral city of Exeter with its world-renowned university. Within a reasonable drive are also places such as the Eden Project and Cornwall.


The current owners have recently undertaken an extensive refurbishment program, completed to exceptionally high standards. Due to their nurturing of the business, Carlton Court enjoys repeat custom and good TripAdvisor feedback. We, the agents, feel the trading accounts could be easily increased by trading for longer due to high demand all year round. Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.




5.78m x 2.17m

With bespoke reception desk with workstation for computer terminal, printer, PDQ machine and general filing, comfortable seating and windows to three sides.


Spacious and imposing with high ceilings, decorative coving and two chandeliers. Staircase leading to the first floor.


3.73m x 2.59m

An array of wall and base fitted units and an extensive range of equipment as follows: inset 4-ring gas hob with extraction canopy above, electric oven, grill, toaster, 1½ stainless steel sink and drainer, a range of fridges and freezers, non-slip flooring and large windows to the rear.


2.42m x 1.45m

Fully shelved throughout for linen and general dry stores.


This beautiful dining area consists of two sections, one incorporating a bespoke bar and the other benefiting from large windows overlooking the enclosed mature gardens to the rear.

Area 1

5.42m x 4.19m

This dining area consists of three tables and chairs for six covers, floor-to-ceiling windows giving this spacious room a bright and airy ambiance. At the far end is a newly installed bespoke bar with an ornate back surround.

Area 2

6.77m x 1.81m

This dining area consists of a further three tables and chairs for six covers, with panoramic views over mature gardens and a door to the side of the property.


All letting rooms are en-suite and have flat-screen TVs, safes, hair dryers, robes, complimentary beverage facilities, Wi-Fi hotspot, chest of drawers and wardrobe facilities.


A deluxe room with a super king-size bed, charming and comfortable features and a separate bath, shower and large bay windows overlooking the garden.


A double room with a king-size bed, en-suite featuring a wet room, WC and wash hand basin. Also, with two flat-screen televisions, lounge area and window to the side.

Stairs to half landing


A delightful superior room with a king-size bed, en-suite comprising shower, WC and wash hand basin, and a window to the side.

Stairs to first floor


A delightful superior room with a king-size bed, en-suite comprising shower, WC, wash hand basin and a lounge area with TV, comfortable seating and windows to the front and side.


A beautifully presented large room with a king-size bed, en-suite comprising shower, WC, wash-hand basin and large bay windows overlooking the beautiful gardens.


A light and spacious room with a super king-size bed, en-suite comprising bath with shower over, WC, wash-hand basin and window overlooking the gardens.



Self-contained luxury 1/2-bedroom ground floor garden accommodation, accessible either independently from the car park/garden or from a staircase in the reception hall.


5.67m x 3.91m

A spacious area with a sofa suite, table & chairs and large flat-screen TV.

Walk-In Wardrobe

3.13m x 3.11m


Contains boiler with two immersion storage tanks.


3.57m x 3.24m

Double room with window to the side. En-suite bathroom.

DINING ROOM / BEDROOM 2 (currently used as a dining room)

3.61m x 3.02m

This area has been opened to form a split-level area interconnected to the lounge/diner but would make a spacious stand-alone bedroom with both windows and glazed door to the garden.


6.66m x 3.47m

Comprehensively fitted with a range of base and wall units, 6-ring gas cooker, grill, fridge/freezer, oven and extractor hood.


3.35m x 1.69m

With a single drainer sink and space for a dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer. Door leading out into the rear garden area.


To the front of the property, there is parking for seven cars in designated parking spaces. To the rear, there is a beautiful private garden with mature shrubbery, palm trees and all kinds of exotic planting, giving you a sense of tranquillity due to its landscaping and privacy.


There is a garage attached to the side of the property currently used for storage, but previously held planning permission (which has currently lapsed) for conversion to separate private owners’ accommodation.


Trade fixtures, fittings, equipment, land, buildings, apart from the 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 has been undertaken by the agents, Ware Commercial.




Please make your inquiries with the local authority for an up-to-date rates assessment. Visit the VOA website at www.voa.co.uk  (currently, the property is fully exempt from business rates because of small business rates relief).


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

Tel. 01803 328880 or 01392 462266

Email: [email protected]  www.warecommercial.com

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