A wonderful Victorian 21 x letting bedroom guesthouse for sale in Exeter, Devon.

Exeter , Devon

Telstar Guest House77 St Davids HillExeter DevonEX4 4DWView Map

This wonderful double-fronted Victorian property benefits from a 21-room guesthouse, which is for sale for the first time in many years. It is ideally located in the heart of the highly sought-after Cathedral city of Exeter, Devon. The property is just a minute's walk from the high street, university, and bus/train station. With a large parking area at the rear, owners' accommodation, guest lounge, 2 dining areas, and outdoor space, this property has undergone a rolling refurbishment program and is now presented in a high overall decorative condition. The business is successfully owner-operated, allowing the owners to have a minimal input with a brigade of staff to run the guesthouse.

There is also a key member of staff living on-site, which enables the current owners to live off-site. This property would be an ideal lifestyle business, investment, or could be repurposed with a change of planning permission. Early viewings are highly recommended.

The property is located in the heart of Exeter city centre and is in close proximity to a wide range of restaurants, bars, cinemas, and theatres. It also offers easy access to main road links, including the M5 motorway. Both the bus and train stations, with a 2-hour connection to London, are only a few minutes’ walk away. There are several nearby car parks, schools, a college, Exeter University, and the property itself benefits from its own large car park at the rear. Exeter has an international airport on its outskirts, and the city is surrounded by open countryside.

For over a decade, this guest house has been successfully owner-operated with a well-trained staff that makes the workload manageable for the owners. It operates strictly as a bed and breakfast (B&B) and room-only establishment. The income is substantial, resulting in impressive profits. Exeter has a year-round trade, and due to the guest house’s high standard and competitive pricing, it enjoys a high rate of repeat business and occupancy. Actual trading accounts will be made available upon a successful formal viewing.


Entrance over a lovely front terrace and door to:
1.30m x 1.03m
Featuring original tiled flooring and a part-glazed door leading to:
With stripped back floorboards, a chandelier, a turning staircase, and a door to:
4.19m x 3.58m
A large area used as an office/reception to welcome guests. It also doubles up as storage and connects to:
3.50m x 3.47m
A spacious area comprehensively equipped with all the latest gadgets to make breakfast and general cooking easier.
3.34m x 2.20m
Featuring an array of washing machines, tumble dryers, an upright fridge, ample worktop space, and general storage.
5.63m x 3.94m
A beautifully welcoming space where guests can see upon arrival. It has stripped back wood flooring, a variety of tables and chairs with seating for approximately 18 covers. There is a bay window at the front, making this room bright and airy.

4.36m x 3.14m
An additional room with tables, chairs, and three breakfast bars, ideal for serving breakfast to many people at once. There are also additional tables and chairs for the breakfast service. At the far end, there are patio doors leading out to an internally inspired Italian tiled courtyard.
5.53m x 3.99m
A beautiful and welcoming space for guests, featuring several larger comfortable seating areas, tables and chairs, an original ornate fireplace, and bay windows at the front.
At the rear of the kitchen, there are several storage areas for workshops, linen, and general storage.
Featuring a WC and washbasin.


All rooms have been decorated to a high standard. They are furnished and most of them have good en-suite facilities. The high standards of the rooms are complemented by up-to-date equipment, including LCD Digital Freeview TVs, complimentary beverage facilities, bedside tables, chest of drawers, and wardrobe facilities.

There are 21 rooms spread over three floors. Some rooms share bathroom facilities. The breakdown of the rooms is as follows:

– 1 Twin/Double Room
– 1 Twin Room
– 1 Family Room
– 1 Triple Room

– 1 Double Room
– 2 Family Rooms
– 1 Single Room
– 1 Bathroom with shower, WC, and washbasin
– 1 Cloakroom with WC and washbasin
– Store Cupboard

– 1 Twin/Double Room
– 2 Double Rooms
– 1 Twin Room
– 2 Single Rooms
– 1 Store Cupboard
– 1 Bathroom with shower, WC, and washbasin
– 1 Cloakroom with WC and washbasin

– 1 Twin Room
– 3 Double Rooms
– 1 Family Rooms
– 2 Single Rooms


Currently, since the owners live off-site, the owners’ accommodation is occupied by a key member of staff. The apartment is spread over two floors and comprises a double room, a lounge & diner, a bathroom, a storage room, and a Juliet with stunning views of the open countryside.

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