IT DOESN’T COME MUCH BETTER THAN THIS

Torquay, Devon

£445,000 Freehold
Westbrook Guest House15 Scarborough RoadTorquayDevonTQ2 5UJView Map

A beautifully presented 6 x ensuite letting room Victorian guest house, situated in a highly desirable quiet street but within the very heart of the all-year-round busy town of Torquay, Devon. Successfully owner operated for many years, the property has undergone a complete refurbishment programme and is now presented in an excellent condition. The business benefits from 4 star plus rating and offers contemporary / comfortable accommodation, private car park, seating terrace to the front, owners spacious 2 x bedroom s/c apartment, high repeat custom and due to lifestyle choice, only trades 6/7 months per year. Situated within a minutes’ walk to the harbour, beach and town centre, early viewings are highly recommended.

LOCATION

The Westbrook Guest House is situated in the very heart of the perennially busy seaside resort of Torquay, Devon and occupies a commanding position on Scarborough Road, which is a short walk from the sea front, harbour and town centre. The Riviera Conference Centre and train/bus stations are nearby linking Torquay to the rest of the UK. Torquay is conveniently located along the Jurassic coast and only a short drive to places like Dartmoor National park, Dartmouth and to the Cathedral city of Exeter with its International airport and M5 motorway linking all parts of the UK.

BUSINESS

The business has been successfully operated for many years by a husband-and-wife team without the need of staff. Because of large sums of inward investment, the property is beautifully presented inside and out, which reflects in the demand, fantastic customer reviews and income. Because of retirement, our clients have restricted the trading period to 6/7 months per year but the turn-over could easily increase by opening for longer or simply  utilising social media platforms. The property has a liquor licence which enables our clients to provide wine, beers or champagne on special occasions for the guests. Full hand -over / training will be provided to ensure a smooth transition and continued success.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

Entrance over a pristine presented front terrace through a large door to

Vestibule

1.88m x 1.32m

A welcoming lovely reception hallway with a consul table for signing-in book, admin, stationary etc. With contemporary lighting above and doors to

DINING AREA

4.79m x 4.80m

A spacious dining area with wood effect flooring throughout, 7 x tables, chairs, an elaborate breakfast bar with fridges and a built-in storage cupboard and an additional fridge / freezer and shelving for dry stores. There are 3 x large windows to the front of the property making this room bright and airy.

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 large LCD Digital Free view TV’s, hairdryer, USB charger points, complimentary beverage facilities, many have comfortable seating, bedside tables, chest of drawers and wardrobe facilities. The overall standard cannot be fully appreciated until viewing this guest house.

RECEPTION FLOOR

ROOM 1
A family room with a double and single bed. The en-suite comprises of a double walk-in shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has a window to the rear of the property.

ROOM 2

A double room with a double bed. The en-suite comprises of a corner shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has a window to the rear of the property.

1st FLOOR ½ Landing

ROOM 3

A twin bed with two single beds. The en-suite comprises of a shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has a window to the rear of the property.

1st FLOOR

ROOM 4

A double room with a double bed. The en-suite comprises of a corner shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has a window to the front of the property.

ROOM 5

A double room with a double bed. The en-suite comprises of a corner shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has two windows to the front of the property.

ROOM 6

A double room with a double bed. The en-suite comprises of a shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. The bedroom has a window to the rear of the property.

LINEN CUPBOARD

A built-in storage cupboard for linen and general storage.

OWNERS’ ACCOMMODATION

The owners’ accommodation is on the ground floor and again beautifully presented with access either from the rear of the property or via the business reception hallway.

LOUNGE / DINING ROOM

5.15m x 4.53

A large room which can easily accommodate a sofa suite, desk and table and chairs. To one side is a contemporary wood burner which provides cosy heat and atmosphere during the winter months. With a large window to the rear which makes this room bright and airy.

KITCHEN

3.90m x 2.13

A recently fitted modern kitchen with a 5 ring gas cooker hob and extraction system above, 2 x electric fan ovens, stainless steel sink and drainer, coffee machine, dish washer, large American fridge / freezer , wall mounted grill, an array of wall and base fitted units with ample storage for cutlery, crockery and glassware, ample worktop space and much more. With tiled flooring throughout and window to front of the property, this ideal kitchen layout makes the morning breakfast preparation easy.

STORE 1

3.35m x 1.57m

A large built-in store which houses much of the owners private items and is also used as a utility room with a washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge/freezer.

BEDROOM 1

4.15m x 3.70

A large room with freestanding wardrobes, double bed and window to rear of property.

BATHROOM

A modern fitted bathroom with a full-length bath and shower above, WC and wash hand basin.

BEDROOM 2

3.62m x 1.88m

Another good-sized bedroom with ample space for a double bed.

STORE 2

A storage facility under the staircase which is substantial and fully enclosed.

To the rear of this apartment is door leading out to a smaller courtyard and car park to the rear of the property.

OUTSIDE

COURTYARD STORE

A brick-built store housing the commercial gas boiler, fridge / freezer  and general storage. Up a few steps is another built in covered wood-store for all the seasoned timber for the wood-burner.

TERRACE

To the front is a delightful terrace for the guests, with several palm trees along with tables, chairs and parasols during the hot summer months. Also, the pathway has been laid with a modern resin screed which makes a great first impression on visiting guests.

PARKING

A private enclosed car park for 4 vehicles. Also, immediately opposite the property and surrounding roads is plenty of unrestricted parking for the guests.

BUSINESS WEBSITE

www.westbrookguesthouse.co.uk

LIQUOR LICENCE

The premises have a liquor licence which enables the owners to sell wine, spirits, beers etc to guests only, they might request this on arrival for a special occasion or simply which to enjoy a drink whilst sitting outside on the south facing terrace.

CERTIFICATION

All the relevant gas, electricity and fire & safety certificates are up to date.

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.