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Guest house for sale

Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent


Guest house for sale

Whitstable Road, Canterbury, Kent



Property features

  • Fantastic successful B & B
  • Beautiful renovated Victorian building with period features
  • Superb central location and ample parking
  • Close to Canterbury city centre, easy access to A2, close to the university and colleges
  • Great business with a good reputation
  • Consistent year on year sales and high occupancy rates
  • EPC energy rating C (79)

Property description

A fantastic opportunity has come available to run a successful bed and breakfast in Canterbury. This property is a beautifully presented late Victorian villa which has been run as a successful guest house for over 3 years. It benefits from being on the Whitstable Road less than a mile from the city centre and the historic Cathedral. Superbly presented, the property has been completely renovated within the last four years and features six en-suite bedrooms with TV. Each room has been individually decorated to provide an attractive and unique ambience but includes some period features to give character and a sense of history. The guest accommodation is set over two floors and includes two superior doubles, one standard double, two twin bedded rooms and a well-proportioned two-room family suite that can sleep up to five people and a baby. There is also a very attractive dining room on the ground floor with space for 16 guests. There is in addition a superb separate three-bedroom owners' apartment and parking for 4 cars. This property has quickly gained and consistently maintained an excellent reputation and is considered one of the best value guest houses in Canterbury. The business is currently run by a husband and wife team and is an excellent opportunity to run a lifestyle business, or to install a manager and operate remotely. From the moment you walk up to the panelled outer front door, with its original stained glass windows that continue onto the inner door, you can feel the warm and friendly atmosphere. This prevails once you are across the threshold and is enhanced by the lovely features that flow throughout the property including elegant fireplaces, original Victorian flooring, high skirting boards and tall ceilings, picture rails and the original sash windows that have been renovated and double glazed. Except for the attractive dining room, with its original pine flooring and bay window that is used as the guests' breakfast room, the whole of the ground floor has been fascinatingly redesigned to be a discreetly ‘hidden' three-bedroom apartment for the owners. It includes a spacious, light and airy lounge/dining room with an attractive fireplace and incorporates an extension with glazed doors to the garden.

What the Owner says:
“We wanted to start our own business from home and when we first saw this property we realised its potential as a bed and breakfast. It needed a total upgrade and we really enjoyed the challenge of renovating, refurbishing and extending the house so that it suited our needs; this included having a three-bedroom apartment for ourselves. It is rare to find such generously proportioned owners' accommodation, suitable for those with children or who want a large self-contained space for themselves. We have worked very hard to develop the bed and breakfast business and gain the reputation we now have for great service and value for money and we hope another owner will want to follow in our footsteps. Equally, the property may be suitable for residential conversion or further commercial development, subject to planning consent. Turnover is currently £115,000 pa on a 42 week trading year. We are happy to share further business information upon viewing."

Room sizes:
  • Breakfast Room: 16'7 into bay x 15'11 (5.06m x 4.85m)
  • Sitting Area: 15'11 x 15'9 (4.85m x 4.80m)
  • Dining Area: 15'9 x 8'6 (4.80m x 2.59m)
  • Bathroom: 8'6 x 7'7 (2.59m x 2.31m)
  • Bedroom 8: 11'9 x 9'6 (3.58m x 2.90m)
  • Bedroom 9: 9'8 x 8'6 (2.95m x 2.59m)
  • Bedroom 10: 10'2 x 8'1 (3.10m x 2.47m)
  • Kitchen: 14'7 x 12'0 (4.45m x 3.66m)
  • Hallway
  • Bedroom 1: 16'0 x 12'2 into bay (4.88m x 3.71m)
  • Dressing Area: 8'1 x 4'9 (2.47m x 1.45m)
  • En Suite: 7'2 x 4'8 (2.19m x 1.42m)
  • Bedroom 2: 13'11 (4.24m) narrowing to 10'11 (3.33m) x 12'11 (3.94m)
  • En Suite: 7'8 x 6'7 (2.34m x 2.01m)
  • Bedroom 3: 16'0 x 10'4 (4.88m x 3.15m)
  • Dressing Area: 8'11 x 6'3 (2.72m x 1.91m)
  • En Suite: 7'3 x 4'7 (2.21m x 1.40m)
  • Office/Study: 11'10 x 9'6 (3.61m x 2.90m)
  • Study: 8'11 x 6'3 (2.72m x 1.91m)
  • Bedroom 4: 9'9 x 8'9 (2.97m x 2.67m)
  • Landing
  • Bedroom 5: 15'7 x 15'3 (4.75m x 4.65m) narrowing to 8'8 x 10'2 (2.64m x 3.10m)
  • En Suite: 4'11 x 3'1 (1.50m x 0.94m)
  • Bedroom 6: 15'5 x 14'10 (4.70m x 4.52m) narrowing to 9'1 x 10'2 (2.77m x 3.10m)
  • En Suite: 5'4 x 5'0 (1.63m x 1.53m)
  • Bedroom 7: 12'11 x 11'6 (3.94m x 3.51m)
  • Bathroom: 8'6 x 8'5 (2.59m x 2.57m)
  • Rear Garden
  • Driveway

The information provided about this property does not constitute or form part of an offer or contract, nor may be it be regarded as representations. All interested parties must verify accuracy and your solicitor must verify tenure/lease information, fixtures & fittings and, where the property has been extended/converted, planning/building regulation consents. All dimensions are approximate and quoted for guidance only as are floor plans which are not to scale and their accuracy cannot be confirmed. Reference to appliances and/or services does not imply that they are necessarily in working order or fit for the purpose.

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