Fantastic Victorian Guesthouse

Torquay, Devon

£575,000 Freehold
Barclay Court29 Castle RoadTorquayDevonTQ1 3BBView Map

A lovely 11 en-suite bedroom Victorian guest house ideally situated in the heart of Torquay and only minutes’ walk to the harbour and town centre. With a large car park, private terrace and large gardens, detached workshop building and spacious 2/3 bedroom flexible owner’s accommodation. This highly successful guest house only trades for approximately 8 months a year due to lifestyle choice and is now being placed on the market because of retirement. Early viewings are highly recommended.

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

 

BUSINESS

Barclay Court Guest House has been trading successfully for many years and enjoys a high level of repeat custom and is much liked by visitors and locals alike. Currently trading with 11 letting rooms over a period of 8 months due to lifestyle choice, but there is potential to trade all year round. Also, because of its many bedrooms, we the agents feel there is tremendous potential to create a few self-contained letting units.

We also feel that there is tremendous scope to expand on the already impressive turnover figures, not only by letting over a longer period but by utilising the internet further together with greater focus on advertising. Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Entrance over splayed car park to front, through part glazed door into:

RECEPTION FLOOR

RECEPTION AREA
A spacious welcoming reception area with an ornate console table to register guests, base storage unit with tourist pamphlets above. Two lovely ceiling hung lanterns and turning staircase to upper floors. Doors to

 

DINING ROOM

6.04m x 4.43m & 3.94m x 3.41m

A large space comprising of two areas with 11 tables and with covers for approximately 22, together with wood effect flooring throughout, breakfast bar station and large panoramic windows overlooking the gardens and door offering direct access.

 

KITCHEN

6.02m x 384m

Comprehensively equipped and with an array of both wall and base fitted units, with inset twin 1 ½ stainless steel sink and drainer, 6 ring gas cooker and oven with stainless steel extractor over and very large island unit with space for bar chairs. Comprehensive lighting, 2 sky lights and vinyl flooring throughout

Archway leading into:

 

UTLITY AREA
3.6m x 1.73m

Housing an array of fridge / freezers, large amounts of dry storage  and door leading out to the front car park.

 

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, bedside tables, chest of drawers and wardrobes facilities.

 

GROUND FLOOR

BEDROOM 1

A single room with window and door overlooking the gardens and direct access to the private terrace. The bathroom facilities comprise of shower, WC and wash hand basin.

 

BEDROOM 2

A double room with a Super King bed, This room also has a small single off the main room. There are two windows and door overlooking the gardens and direct access to a private terrace. The bathroom facilities comprise of shower, WC and wash hand basin.

 

BEDROOM 4

A double room with window and door overlooking the gardens and direct access to the private terrace. The bathroom facilities comprise of shower, WC and wash hand basin.

 

CLOAKROOM

With WC and wash hand basin.

1st FLOOR ½ LANDING

BEDROOM 5

A Double room with a King-sized bed with a window to the front.  The bathroom facilities comprise of a double shower, corner bath, WC and wash hand basin.

 

STORAGE CUPBOARD

With shelving and general stores for vacuum cleaner, cleaning products and linen.

 

1st FLOOR

 

BEDROOM 6

A family room with a double and single bed. With windows to side and front of the property.  The bathroom facilities comprise of shower, WC and wash hand basin.

 

STORES

A built-in storage cupboard for general storage.

 

BEDROOM 7

A single room with a single bed and windows to side of the property.  The bathroom facilities comprise of shower, WC and wash hand basin.

 

BEDROOM 8

A family room with a double bed  and a window overlooking the gardens to the rear. The en-suite facilities comprise of  a shower, wash hand basin and WC. There is also, an interconnecting door to a room with a single bed and additional en-suite facilities comprising of a WC and wash hand basin.

 

BEDROOM 10

A single room with a standard single bed and a window overlooking the gardens to the rear. The bathroom facilities comprise of shower, WC and wash hand basin.

 

BEDROOM 11

A double room with a standard double bed and with window overlooking the gardens to the rear. The bathroom facilities comprise of shower, WC and wash hand basin.

 

BEDROOM 12

A twin room with two single beds and with window overlooking the gardens to the rear. The bathroom facilities comprise of shower, WC and wash hand basin.

 

BEDROOM 14

A family room with a standard double bed  and a window overlooking the gardens to the rear. The bathroom is a separate room with facilities comprising of bath with shower overhead, WC and wash hand basin. Also, an additional room with bunk beds and window to the side of the property.

 

OWNER’S ACCOMMODATION

2nd FLOOR

BEDROOM 1

A large double room with a window to the rear of the property. The bathroom facilities comprise of bath and separate shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin.

 

RECEPTION FLOOR

 

LOUNGE

6.04m x 4.17m

A lovely large room with space for a large sofa suite, table and chairs and benefits from an ornate fireplace and window to the side of the property.

 

DINING ROOM / BEDROOM 2

4.95m x 3.10m

This good-sized room is currently used as an office but would ideally suit an additional bedroom and has a window to the side of the property.

 

GAMES ROOM / BEDROOM 3

6.82m x 5.11m

Situated on lower ground floor and benefits from a cloak room with WC and hand wash basin.

In the far corner is a door which leads directly into the garden.

 

OUTSIDE
The car park is large with parking for approx. 6  vehicles and the gardens are substantial and private with the customers having their own enclosed large terrace.

 

OUTBUILDING

To one side of the car park is a detached building which currently is being used as a workshop, utility, and for general storage. But because of its size, this could be easily converted to self-contained accommodation, subject to the normal planning permissions.

 

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 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

 

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.