Stunning Boutique Guest House in Torquay

Torquay, Devon

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Ascot House Hotel7 Tor Church RoadTorquayDevonTQ2 5URView Map

A striking Victorian Villa boutique hotel with 5 suites, set in a convenient location within a short stroll to the town centre, the harbour, beach and Riviera Conference Centre. This beautiful guesthouse is presented to a 5-star standard and enjoys high repeat custom. With ample parking and flexible owners’ accommodation, the business is highly profitable, comparable to businesses twice its size. Our clients benefit from an enviable lifestyle and are able to travel the world during the winter months. However, we the agents feel there is tremendous scope to expand the business further. This retirement sale presents a unique opportunity to acquire this elegant and successful business. Early viewings are highly recommended.


Ascot House Hotel is situated on Tor Church Road which is an ideal location only minutes’ walk to the Riviera Conference Centre, Torquay harbour, sea front and town centre. It is conveniently situated both for the local bus and railway station and is ideally located to access all main arterial roads, reaching cities like Plymouth and the cathedral city of Exeter with its International airport nearby.


Successfully owner operated without the need for staff, this quality accommodation generates an impressive turn over and subsequent net profit. With a high occupancy rate and high repeat custom during the 9/10 months trading period, the business has been awarded “travellers’ Choice” for 2019 and No 1 in tripadvisor Hotels Torquay, which has seen our client’s profits increase yearly since beginning many years ago. A state-of-the-art website, which also generates many direct bookings, has reduced commission rates greatly. Many years ago, a decision was taken to transform all previous eleven bedrooms into luxury Suites, which has proved highly successful. The repeat bookings, room rate and resulting profit, is comparable to a business twice its size but with much less work! Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.


Entrance over a pretty covered porch, ship lanterns, illuminated porch area with a part glazed door to:


2.08m x 1.83m

An ideal area for welcoming guests with coat and boot-stand together with a bookcase, two built-in storage cupboards, tourist pamphlets, umbrella basket, map of the bay, wall art and door to:



This is a tranquil welcoming area to the hotel which has a lovely console table with a desk lamp together with a large mirror, wall art and what must be one of the finest spindle turning staircases leading to the upper floors.




5.69m x 4.46m

A spacious area with four tables and chairs for approx. 14 covers, original slate flag stone flooring, breakfast bar, server-hatch to the kitchen, French patio windows to front making this space bright and airy.


4.61m x 3.20m

Ideally situated just off the dining room which benefits from a server-hatch, and is well furnished with all the necessary catering equipment together with a six ring gas commercial range cooker and double oven, an array of wall and base fitted units, island unit, dish washer, ample storage for the cutlery, crockery and glassware and French patio windows to the front creating much natural daylight for ideal working conditions.


All rooms have recently been refurbished and individually decorated to a very high standard. They all feature stylish furniture and are equipped with impressive en-suite facilities. The room types are as follows: Junior suite double, Gothic suite double, Deluxe suite double Luxury suite double, Sea-view luxury suite. All suites have hospitality tray, hairdryers, flat screen TVs, free Ultrafast Wi-Fi, mobile phone docking station, bedside tables, chest of drawers, wardrobes and are decorated to a very high standard. Two of the Suites enjoy access to the original balcony with cast iron railings.




The largest and most luxurious of the five suites, comprises of three-rooms. With a large bedroom with superking bed and lounge which has a double sofa bed, desk, chair, silent fridge, coffee table and window to front. Both rooms are bright, south facing together with a balcony access through double French patio doors. En-suite with dressing room area, roll-top bath, separate shower, low level WC and wash hand basin.


This was originally called this because of its Bath stone fireplace and walnut furniture. This is a lovely two-room Suite with a king size double bedroom, lounge area with comfortable seating, desk, chair, silent fridge, coffee table and French patio windows to the balcony. En-suite with a bath and shower over, low level WC and wash hand basin.



This three-room Suite which has a large bedroom with a superking bed (zip & link) together with a lounge area with comfortable seating, desk, chair, coffee table. This suite is popular with families because of its flexibility. En-suite with a roll-top bath with separate shower, low level WC and wash hand basin.


A beautifully designed two room suite with a king-sized bed, large lounge area with comfortable seating, desk, chair and coffee table. En-suite with a shower, low level WC and wash hand basin.


A large storage area which benefits from an array of shelving for all linen, cleaning products, vacuum cleaners and general storage.



2.58m x 2.14m (irregular shape)

A lovely room which is currently used by the owners and also benefits from large window to rear making this area very bright.



A stunning three room Suite offers expansive space with views across the entire bay. A double room with a King-sized bed, lounge area with comfortable seating, coffee table. En-suite with a dressing room area which is large and features a bath with shower over, low level WC and wash hand basin.




A large double room with window to side and en-suite with shower, WC, wash hand basin and access to adjacent cloakroom.


3.42m x 2.81m

Currently used as an office but has ample space to be used as a lounge or a bedroom.


2.95m x 255m

This space is situated as a walk-through but only for breakfast time. It’s a good space with office desk, chair, sofa and general storage.


With a low level WC and wash hand basin.


This is a long narrow walkway with space for additional fridge, freezers and general storage together with access directly with its own front door.


4.95m x 1.59m, 10.81m x 0.97m

This L-shaped area is to the side of the property and is benefits from a washing machine, tumble dryer and also used for general storage.


Upon arrival to Ascot House you will be impressed with this striking building and the newly laid drive which has been finished with a smooth non-slip state of the art resin-bond. The parking area provides all guests with a secure parking space within a walled area with wrought iron railings. From the car park is a walkway to the hotel’s front door which also provides a secure space for bicycles.  To the rear is a private terrace area together with a highly private look-out spot with table and chairs. The property also benefits from a rear pedestrian access and the option to rent a separate three car large garage/work shop to the rear is made available at a very modest rent.


www. ascothousetorquay.co.uk


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


Please make your own enquiries on the local Valuation Office Agency, telephone 03000500246 or on the Valuation Website (VOA) at www.voa.gov.uk (our clients enjoy nil business rates)




All viewings are to be conducted strictly by appointment via the agents Ware Commercial


Tel.: 01803 328880,

Email: [email protected]

Via website: www.warecommercial.com

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