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Property description & features

  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Character Grade II listed residence
  • Now a successful licenced guest house
  • 7 Bedrooms & 7 bathrooms
  • In a busy resort location
  • Favoured Exmoor village of Lynmouth
  • River and sea glimpses
In the famous Exmoor coastal village of Lynmouth, the property stands proud above Watersmeet Road opposite a public car park and within a short walk of all amenities.
Overlooking the village and river with sea views beyond, this popular holiday resort along with its twin town of Lynton is often referred to as ‘The Little Switzerland’ of England as its surrounded by steep sided wooded river valleys.
Orchard House is situated in Watersmeet Valley with its wonderful walks and is around 50 yards away from the coastal footpath, Tarka Trail, and Two Moors Way and is only a few minutes’ walk from Lynmouth harbour, beach and the village centre.

This character Grade II Listed house offers a delightful home and income opportunity.
There are 7 bedrooms mostly en-suite with the owner using a double bedroom on the second floor of the eastern wing with a private bathroom and dressing room.
The ground floor provides a comfortable guest lounge, cosy bar and light and airy dining room.
In addition at ground floor is the hub of the business a fitted kitchen with aga and preparation area leading to a freezer room and store. There is a basement with a storage area and pedestrian access onto the main road from the basement lobby.
To the front and northern wing is a lawned forecourt garden with terraced gardens beyond.
Orchard House benefits from a small lawned fore garden with mature shrubs which is approached from a short flight of steps from Watersmeet Road.
The property has oil fired central heating and will be offered with a trade inventory, excluding personal items.
In recent years the owners have undertaken redecoration of the rooms as well as fitting new bathroom suites in many of the bedrooms which has rejuvenated the business greatly.
Our clients trade almost all year round and generate an income of around £85,000 per annum.
Details of accounts will be available to seriously interested parties who have inspected the property.

The current owners have been at the property for around 7 years and promote their lifestyle business on their website as "The Friendliest Hotel in Lynmouth” – see the business website here: The property has a licence to serve alcohol in the cosy bar and a good clientele has been built up over the years.
This is a genuine retirement sale. All letting bedrooms are en-suite except one which has a separate private bathroom.
All of the letting bedrooms have sea views or views across to the East Lyn River.



Entrance Porch

Lounge Bar 4.75m x 3.86m
With bar counter, fireplace, inter-communicating door to guest lounge, dining room and inner hallway.

Guest Lounge 6.2m x 4.3m
With double aspect windows and French doors to gardens and multi fuel log burner.

Dining Room 4.14m x 3.6m
With 2 French doors to gardens and views over the village.

Kitchen 4.42m x 4.14m
With windows overlooking the main road, fully fitted laminated wall cupboards, laminated work surfaces, central island and aga.

Preparation Room 4.06m x 2m
With sink unit and walk in larder. Door to outside.

Drying Room/Freezer Room 2.97m x 1.7m


Bedroom 2 5.49m x 3.8m
With window overlooking the road and car park with the river beyond and en-suite bathroom/WC.

Bedroom 6 3.28m x 3.28m
The occupiers of this room use the bathroom/WC at the end of the landing.

Staff Cloakroom
Access to chambermaids room/airing cupboard.


Bedroom 3 4.01m x 2.87m
With views to the road, river and village and en-suite shower room/WC.

Bedroom 4 4.32m x 2.51m
This twin room has village and sea glimpses with its own en-suite shower room/WC.

Bedroom 5 4.5m x 4.3m
This room can sleep 4 and has a four poster bed, has views over the village and en-suite bathroom/WC.


Bedroom 1 4.88m x 3.84m
This room can accommodate 4 people with views over the river, village and sea glimpses. This room has a double glazed window plus an en-suite bathroom/WC.


Bedroom 3.96m x 3.94m
With wash hand basin.

Bathroom 2.67m x 1.7m
With three piece suite and steps down to:

Dressing Room 3.58m x 2.24m
With bespoke fitted wardrobes.

Most rooms are of irregular shape and the measurements within these particulars are average and for guidance only, they must not be relied upon for fitting carpets etc.

We understand our client has opted not to charge VAT. All interested parties should make their own enquiries of HMRC.

Strictly by appointment through the selling agents.

£4,750 UBR, as of April 2019, 51.2p in the £ Our Rateable Value figure has been obtained from the Business Valuation website at the time of the property detail going to print, however, we would advise all applicants make their own enquiries via the Valuation Office or website regarding this figure. Small Business Rate relief (100%) may apply as the Rateable Value is below £12,000.


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