An Excellently Presented 30-Bedroom En-suite Hotel

Torquay, Devon

Howden Court Hotel23 Croft RoadTorquayDevonTQ2 5UDView Map

An excellently presented 30-bedroom all en-suite hotel for sale, located in the heart of the busy coastal resort of Torquay, Devon. This stunning Victorian building benefits from a large car park at the front, substantial gardens, many beautiful reception rooms for guests and is a short level walk to the beach, town centre and harbour promenade. Having undergone a refurbishment programme throughout, the condition is very good internally as well as externally. The business is turn-key owner-operated, with an impressive turnover and subsequent profits for trading only for 9/10 months per year. The owners’ two-storey, 4-bedroom accommodation is spacious. A full handover will be provided to ensure a smooth transition and continued success.


The site entrance is on Croft Road in the heart of Torquay and benefits from near-level access to the seafront promenade. The location is ideal for accessing all main road links, with both the bus and train terminals within walking distance. The local amenities, town centre and seafront are only a few hundred metres away, making this location unique. Torquay is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations, with good all-year-round trade. It is only a short distance from the marine town of Dartmouth and equidistant to the cities of Plymouth and the cathedral city of Exeter, which has an international airport and M5 motorway.


The owners have been operating Howden Court with their family for nearly 20 years, constantly improving the condition and level of income. They focus on group bookings and coach parties, being one of the few hotels in the area to do so. They are fully booked for 2024 and are getting very busy for 2025. They have a nimble brigade of full and part-time staff, which makes light work for the owners. They enjoy a fantastic TripAdvisor ranking (certificate of excellence), repeat custom and do not pay any commission whatsoever. A full handover/training will be offered and there is no onward chain. Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.


Through large double doors to:


3.21 x 2.77m

A great space with a large wall-mounted mirror and double doors to:


10.32m x 4.76m, 3.82m x 2.10m

A large welcoming area with a bespoke reception desk, ornate chandeliers, turning staircase to upper floors and doors to:


7.25m x 6.32m

An open-plan large room with an ornate fireplace, an array of comfortable sofa groups and coffee tables, ornate chandeliers, wall lighting and large windows overlooking the gardens, providing this room with much natural daylight.


10.74m x 9.91m

Another large room with an array of bench and individual comfortable seating for approx. 55/60 persons, together with a dance floor, many windows overlooking the garden, with glazed doors to the terrace & gardens also. At the far end is a well-equipped bar and doors to:


With a WC and hand wash basin.


With a WC, urinal, and hand wash basin.


13.26m x 5.36m

This room can be accessed either from the lounge/bar or from the reception/hallway. There are 21 tables and comfortable chairs, the ability to seat everybody at the same time and with easy access from the kitchen. To one side are an array of windows overlooking the side garden, with two ornate chandeliers and wall lighting.


There are two areas of the kitchen, benefiting from all the latest equipment and gadgets to make light work of any cuisine. The condition of the kitchen is great and because of its size and the benefit from much natural daylight, it’s a dream for any enthusiastic chef to work within.


5.41m x 3.51m


5.38m x 5.19m

Doors to:


With doors leading off to:


With WC and hand wash basin.


2.81m x 1.47m

This room has an array of refrigeration and freezer units.

UTILITY ROOM (irregular shape)

5.50m x 2.64m

This area benefits from 2 x washing machines, 1 x tumble dryer and refrigeration units.


A large room with 2 x newly installed wall-mounted boilers for central heating and hot water. Next door to this is a smaller room with 2 x large water cylinders providing all the hot water for everybody to shower/bath without the risk of running out of hot water.


All rooms have been recently refurbished and individually decorated to a very high standard. They all feature contemporary bedside tables, chests of drawers and wardrobe facilities. All rooms have quality-installed en-suite facilities and benefit from a comfortable seating area, flat-screen smart TVs, information on local amenities, free fibre optic Wi-Fi, a hairdryer and a hospitality tray. There are 7 x Super King beds which can be used as double or twin and many benefit from wet rooms. Room types are as follows:


1 x Double Bedroom

1 x Twin Bedroom

2 x Single Bedrooms


3 x Double Bedrooms

1 x Twin Bedroom

1 x Single Bedroom


6 x Double Bedrooms

2 x Twin Bedrooms

3 x Single Bedrooms


8 x Double Bedrooms

1 x Twin Bedroom

1 x Single Bedroom


It does not get much better than this, with a 3 x double bedroom accommodation wing, over two floors, benefiting from a large open plan lounge and dining area, substantial kitchen with ample space for table & chairs and a family bathroom. It has storage rooms; two of the bedrooms have en-suites and the master room also benefits from a large walk-in dressing room. On the ground floor, the owners have their own garden terrace which leads out from their lounge with sliding patio doors.

THE TURRET (top of the house, additional owners’ accommodation)

Located at the top of the building is a turret with stunning views over Torbay and out to sea. This is very large with 1 x double bedroom with en-suite facilities, currently occupied by family.



Through large white pillars into a large, tarmacked car park with designated coach parking too. Gate to:


The gardens are extensive but are easily managed because of the beautiful landscaping. Comprising of several terraces with tables & chairs, an open space lawn area and pretty planting. At the far end, there is another section which was previously used for bowls but is not used now and would be ideal for raised planting beds/poly tunnel or could be perfect for installing a swimming pool. At the bottom of the garden is a gate leading out to a private near level walkway to the seafront, harbour and town centre.




The property benefits from the following: electricity, gas, water supply, sewage, broadband and telephone are all connected. None of these services have been tested by the agents Ware Commercial.


Please make inquiries on the local valuation website (VOA) at www.voa.gov.uk




All viewings are to be conducted strictly by appointment via the agents Ware Commercial. Contact: Tel.: 01803 328880 or 01392 462266 Email: [email protected] Via website: www.warecommercial.com


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