Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established bed & breakfast and holiday cottage business in Whitchurch, Herefordshire. The business was established in 2003 and has been in our clients' careful ownership since 2009. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients' wish to emigrate. The business is open all year round and generates a turnover in the region of £60,000 with a gross profit of approximately 75%. The turnover is generated by the letting of three en-suite guest rooms and two holiday cottages.
This prestigious, well established business has been owned and very successfully run by the current owners for the past five years. The popular bed & breakfast and cottages have been awarded AA four star awards and is a 2013 Trip Advisor winner, as well as being an AA finalist in 2013. All three guest bedrooms in the main house are fully en-suite, centrally heated, tea/coffee making facilities and decorated to a very high standard. The two holiday cottages are set within the grounds of Norton House and have been lovingly converted from old farm buildings, both of which also have private gardens.
We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by embarking on a small marketing campaign to advertise the business and the excellent service provided. The business already has two excellent websites to promote the business, the bed & breakfast is at www.norton-house.com and the holiday cottages are at www.norton-cottages.com, both websites provide excellent information about the business and also offer online booking facilities. We feel this is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving and profitable business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
TENUREWe are advised Freehold.
HOURSThe business is open all year round.
STAFFThe business is owner run and managed.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business generates a turnover in the region of £60,000 with a gross profit of approximately 75%.
Norton House Bed & Breakfast and Holiday Cottages are ideally located within the village of Whitchurch in Herefordshire. The AA four star gold bed & breakfast and self contained cottages have excellent access to the picturesque countryside of both Herefordshire and Wales. The beautiful market towns of both Ross-On-Wye and Monmouth are within easy travelling distance. Norton House is located within the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just a few minutes' walk away from the River Wye and boasts views over Great Doward and Little Doward.
The area is very popular with tourists providing many types of outdoor activities such as hill walking, horse riding, canoeing and cycling, making the bed & breakfast and holiday cottages an ideal base for tourists and visitors. Amenities within close proximity of Whitchurch include a village shop, a Post Office, primary school and a dentist. Ross-On-Wye and Monmouth offer a wonderful range of shops, businesses and amenities, such as hospitals, schools, restaurants and supermarkets.
The village is well served by the public transport system with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The area is also well served by the A-road system, with the property being close to the A40, which links to the vast A-road and motorway networks. Monmouth is approximately 4 miles away and Ross-On-Wye is 6½ miles away.
Double fronted, Grade 11 listed detached property, briefly comprising:
Bed & Breakfast:
Ground floor with:
Reception hallway with stone flooring.
Guest lounge area with carpeted flooring, dual aspect sash windows, exposed beams and feature stone fireplace with log burner.
Dining room with wooden flooring, exposed beams, chandelier and Inglenook fireplace with log burner.
Guest information room with carpeted flooring, exposed beams and table with information leaflets.
Sun room with stone flooring, large feature doorway/window and patio door to front garden.
2 x staircases to first floor.
Lower ground floor with:
Cellar/dry store area.
First floor with:
Double bedroom with wooden shutters on windows, window seat, sash windows, exposed beams and e-suite with bath, shower, WC and wash hand basin.
4-poster bedroom with sash windows, window seat and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Twin room with built-in wardrobes and en-suite with bath, WC and wash hand basin.
Double bedroom with vaulted ceiling.
Kitchen with fitted units, AGA and central island.
Lounge area with wooden flooring.
Second floor (owners' level) with:
2 x double bedrooms.
Large bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, skylight, exposed beams and en-suite with bath, WC and wash hand basin.
Apple Store Cottage with:
Open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area with wooden flooring.
Bedroom with wooden flooring and exposed beams.
Bathroom with shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Cider Loft Cottage with:
Open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area with wooden flooring, vaulted ceiling and exposed beams.
Bathroom with bath, shower WC and wash hand basin.
Good size car park.
Front and rear gardens laid to lawn.
Laundry room/utility room/WC.
The garden areas extend to approximately ¾ acre.
Both cottages have their own garden/external areas.