5 bedroom detached house for sale
Property description & features
- Tenure: Freehold
- Superb business opportunity
- Five bedroom period house
- Commercial kitchen
- Six separate letting units with scope for more
- Space for at least 10 camping pitches
- WC and shower block
- Successful take away business
- Business assets and trading fixtures included
The Fox was previously a traditional country pub but following a change in direction from the owners has been repurposed and is now occupied as their principal dwelling. The commercial kitchen has been retained and now provides food for the letting accommodation and as a successful takeaway business on Friday and Saturday nights.
The internal accommodation comprises ground floor entrance hall, living room (former bar and dining areas), office, commercial kitchen and prep rooms and former customer toilets and stores. The first floor provides family kitchen, living room and five bedrooms each with ensuites.
It offers potential to formalise the change of use as a primary residence, scope to increase the food offering as a restaurant, boutique hotel or further letting accommodation or similar, subject to any necessary consents.
The Den & Orchard
The letting accommodation business comprises of a range of spaces and is well positioned to attract those visiting East Somerset and West Wiltshire attractions such as Longleat, Westbury White Horse, Stourhead, Wells Cathedral, Wookey Hole Caves, Bath and more.
The Den is a well presented two-bedroom annexe which benefits its own courtyard. This could be occupied as managers accommodation or possibly suit multi-generational living should it not be used as letting room.
The Old Kitchen is a one-bedroom unit and there are two purpose-built Glamping Pods. These are open plan and can sleep family 4-6.
There is a one-bedroom static caravan which has been in situ since 2005 and was previously occupied as staff accommodation and more latterly has been occupied by the owner’s parents as their primary residence. There is scope for this to either be replaced with something more permanent, STPP, or let out as additional letting space.
Within the camping field there are two timber-built shower and toilet blocks, a games room, shepherds hut and two purpose built timber lodges. The lodges also capable of sleeping a family of 4-6. There is space for at least 10 camping pitches or potential for additional lodges.
Available all year-round with the campsite open from 31st March until 1st October. Bookings are taken directly or via Booking.com or Pitchup.com.
The takeaway and letting accommodation are currently ran as two separate businesses to suit the owner’s lifestyle. There is however huge scope for increased income in both businesses through increasing trading hours, additional letting accommodation, letting of the static caravan, review of the rates charged and more.
Currently run by the Vendors a husband-and-wife team with the assistance of casual staff and a small number of local contractors such as laundry services and maintenance. There will be no staff contracts to hand over under TUPE.
It has a trip advisor rating of 4.5 with 401 reviews with a mix of reviews of the letting accommodation and takeaway. It is ranked number 5 of 60 restaurants in Frome.
Business assets and trading fixtures will be included within the sale together with any attributed goodwill or intellectual rights, where applicable.
Additional business information and financials will be available following a successful viewing at the full discretion of the Vendor.
Local Council: Mendip district Council
Council Tax Band: B
Business Rates: £22,700. The property may need updating with the VOA.
Services: Mains water and electric. Private drainage – we understand that there are 5 septic tanks connected to the respective parts.
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Agents note: The ‘Selwood Garden Community’ development is proposed the opposite side of the A361 bypass to the north, the proposed masterplan and further details are available from the agent.
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