Beautiful Guest House in Fabulous Location

Torquay, Devon

£549,500Freehold
Seabreeze39 Babbacombe RoadSeabreezeTorquayDevonTQ1 3LNView Map

Probably one of the best positioned guest houses for sale in Torquay, Devon. A fantastic opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented luxury 5 en-suite letting rooms business, with trading figures equal to most twice the size. Successfully owner operated for many years having undergone a rolling programme of refurbishment, the business is now being presented as a turnkey, without the need of any work. Situated overlooking the Babbacombe Downs with stunning sea and coastal views together with parking to the front and rear of the property. The 2 bedroom en-suite owners’ accommodation is substantial with a lovely lounge/diner, workshop/garage, utility room and internal courtyard which catches the sun nearly all day long.

LOCATION

Torquay has long been one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations and those who live there enjoy a great quality of life. The iconic palm trees, busy harbour, international marina, not forgetting the mild climate, could fool you into thinking you were in the Mediterranean. This all-year-round resort also benefits from top quality shows at the Princess Theatre and a huge choice of festivals and events. The Seabreeze is on the sought after and beautiful Babbacombe Downs, Torquay, which has the highest cliff top promenade in England and on a clear day you can see right across to Portland Bill in Dorset. It’s the perfect place to relax and gaze out to sea.  The location is flat and within easy access of the town centre, seafront and harbour.

BUSINESS

The business trades exceptionally well with high occupancy and high room rates and if needed, it could trade all year round. Because of lifestyle choice, the owners trade 8 months per year, but the already impressive income could be easily improved by opening for longer and with improved marketing. The current income is equal to many similar guest houses that are twice the size, but without the expense or work needed. Actual trading figures will be made available, following successful viewing.

ACCOMMODATION

Entrance over the forecourt, through a part glazed door into a lovely hallway with turning staircase to the upper floors and doors to:

BREAKFAST ROOM

4.48m x 4.07m

A lovely bright and airy room with five tables and chairs for approx. 10 covers, wood effect flooring, 2 chandeliers, Welsh dresser with a breakfast bar and patio door leading out to a courtyard.

KITCHEN

6.01m x 2.46m

A lovely modern fitted kitchen with a range cooker with 5 ring induction hobs, twin ovens, grill and stainless-steel extraction above. The kitchen also benefits from a separate tabletop grill, dishwasher, 2 microwave ovens, toasters, 1 ½ ceramic sink and drainer, American fridge freezer and much more. The kitchen is situated next to the guest breakfast room with 3 windows to the side creating an ideal, bright working environment.

Within the kitchen area is a door to:

STORAGE CUPBOARD

AIRING CUPBOARD

1.94m x 1.14m

This space houses the newly fitted gas central heating boiler and ample shelving for linen.

OFFICE

2.14m x 1.48m, 2.73m x .98m (L-Shaped)

This great room is accessed from the breakfast room and is used both as an office and storage area.

LETTING ACCOMMODATION

All rooms have recently been decorated to a high standard. They all feature furniture and are equipped with good en-suite facilities. The high standards of the rooms are complimented with up-to-date equipment including LCD Digital Free view TV’s, complimentary beverage facilities, quiet fridge, bedside tables, chest of drawers and wardrobes facilities.

GROUND FLOOR

The Riddlecombe Suite

A lovely suite with a double room with super king bed, which could be either twin or double. The lounge comprises of comfortable high back chairs, one being a riser recliner, overlooking Babbacombe Downs and out to sea. The en-suite is a wet room which comprises of a shower, low level WC with twin folding grab rails and wash hand basin. This room is ideal for guests unable to negotiate stairs.

FIRST FLOOR

Oddicombe

A double room with a super King bed which could be either twin or double.  This room is beautifully decorated and enjoys comfortable seating and window and balcony door to the front. The private balcony has its own bistro table with two chairs together with unrivalled views over Babbacombe Downs and out to sea. The en-suite comprises of a shower, low level WC and wash hand basin.

Ellacombe

A double room with a super King bed which could be either twin or double.  This room has a lovely tranquil feel and enjoys comfortable seating and window to the rear. The en-suite comprises of a shower, low level WC and wash hand basin.

SECOND FLOOR

Babbacombe

A double room with a super King bed which could be either twin or double.  This room is beautifully decorated and enjoys comfortable seating and window and balcony door to the front. The private balcony has its own bistro table with two chairs together with unrivalled views over Babbacombe Downs and out to sea. The en-suite comprises of a shower, low level WC and wash hand basin.

Maidencombe

A double room with a super King bed which could be either twin or double.  Room. This room is lovely and tranquil with high ceilings making it a bright and airy room and with comfortable seating and window to the rear. The en-suite comprises of a shower, low level WC and wash hand basin.

OWNERS

The owner’s accommodation can be accessed either via the business to the front or independently via a private entrance to the rear. It is highly private and is away from the business with its own wing and no customers above.

LOUNGE/DINER

4.95m x 3.55m

A lovely large room which has ample space for a large sofa suite, table and chairs and benefits from 2 x Velux and glazed double patio doors to a private inner courtyard.

INNER HALLWAY

CLOAKROOM

With low level WC and wash hand basin.

UTILITY / STOREROOM

3.58m x 3.42m

The room benefits from wall and base fitted units with inset single stainless-steel sink and drainer, plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer, upright fridge and general storage shelving.

WORKSHOP/STORE

3.40m x 1.68m

A fantastic additional space with double glazed doors to the rear car park.

PARKING

To the front of the property is a good-sized car park for 4 vehicles max. and to the rear is an additional parking space for one vehicle.

OUTSIDE

To the side of the property is an inner courtyard which is private to the owners. It enjoys the sun for most of the day and is big enough for sun loungers and table and chairs. Also, there is a rear yard which houses the bins and general storage together with additional access to the rear. The outside of the property benefits from a 4 camera CCTV system.

BUSINESS WEBSITE: www.seabreezebabbacombe.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

Mains gas, electricity, water, 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.