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Ilfracombe , Devon

£800,000

18 bedrooms | 14 bathrooms | 5 reception rooms
  • IMPOSING DETACHED HOTEL
  • 12 ENSUITE BEDROOMS
  • SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION
  • PERIOD FEATURES
  • SUPERB VIEWS
  • CLOSE TO COASTAL FOOTPATH
  • IDEAL FOR A FAMILY BUSINESS
  • CLOSE TO AMENITIES AND FAMOUS TUNNELS BEACHES
  • SIX BEDROOM ATTACHED HOUSE
  • GARAGE

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a superb detached 13 bed (13 ensuite) Hotel, situated in a desirable location, with attached six-bedroom house. The attached house which was built in the 1980’s, would provide owners accommodation, or an investment property offering separate access and excellent rental potential. It also benefits from a garage and additional parking. Due to the size and flexibility of the main Hotel, it may also suit dual or multi-family occupation, along with other options such as Fostering, or a variety of other business ventures. There is also huge potential for the property to be converted into luxury apartments, subject to the necessary planning permissions and regulations being in place. The Hotel was built in the Victorian era and still retains some of the original period features. There are high ceilings, bay windows, mosaic flooring and a stunning feature staircase. The accommodation is arranged over 3 floors with a range of mezzanines and family accommodation suites. The Hotel ceased trading recently but already has the necessary regulations and website in place, so would offer an exciting and smooth opportunity for someone new to enter the Hotel industry. The current vendors have continued to maintain and improve the property, including a new retaining wall and re-wiring of the top two floors, approximately six years ago. The Hotel itself offers three reception rooms, a bar, commercial kitchen, laundry and storage room and 13 ensuite bedrooms. Due to its elevated position, it takes advantage of some wonderful open views over Ilfracombe Town and towards the sea.

Ilfracombe offers many attractions including the award-winning Ilfracombe Aquarium, the unique Tunnels Beaches, fascinating Ilfracombe Museum, Larkstone Leisure Park, Hele Corn Mill and Chambercombe Manor, one of Britain's most haunted houses. If its entertainment you are looking for, you will find numerous events and festivals throughout the year, many based on the quayside at the historic harbour and at the prestigious Landmark Theatre on the seafront. There are many fine and award winning beaches, from secluded coves to the wide stretches of golden sand with crashing surf. For a unique beach experience visit 'The Tunnels' in Ilfracombe, holders of a blue flag and seaside award or Hele Bay to the east of the town also award winners, for good bathing and rock pool exploring. You will find plenty to do in and around Ilfracombe with a terrific range of activities available to suit all tastes including walking, clay pigeon shooting, fishing, horse riding, cycling, surfing, sub-aqua diving or simply exploring. Ilfracombe holds lots of fantastic and glorious restaurants and cafes. It is even home to a Michelin Starred establishment only less than 50 yards away from the property!

Entrance Porch

Main Entrance

With ornate mosaic Victorian flooring and original hotel reception area.

Main Hotel Lounge

5.48m x 4.74m (18' 0" x 15' 7")

Main Family Room

4.67m x 3.84m (15' 4" x 12' 7") to front aspect and patios doors to outside.

Main Hotel - Dining Room

6.78m x 4.85m (22' 3" x 15' 11") with bay window

Main Hotel -Bar Lounge

3.18m x 2.62m (10' 5" x 8' 7") Main Hotel Lounge with Bar area.

Hotel - Kitchen

5.14m x 4.83m (16' 10" x 15' 10")

Main Hotel - Laundry Room

3.18m x 2.62m (10' 5" x 8' 7") Main laundry room with access to both storage rooms

Main Hotel Rear Storage Room

5.91m x 2.57m (19' 5" x 8' 5") Housing the central heating boiler.

Main Hotel - Stairs to Half Landing

With a separate cloakroom and Linen cupboard.

First Floor

First Floor Landing Hallway Off to Storage Cupboard

Storage Cupboard 5.65m x 2.95m (18' 6" x 9' 8")

Hotel - Bedroom 1

3.97m x 3.02m (13' 0" x 9' 11") with ensuite

Hotel - Bedroom 2

5.40m x 2.93m (17' 9" x 9' 7") Single bedroom with ensuite

Hotel - Bedroom 3

4.69m x 2.56m (15' 5" x 8' 5") Twin bedroom with additional room 2.54m x 2.71m (8' 4" x 8' 11") . This is a family room with ensuite

Hotel - Bedroom 4

4.78m x 2.71m (15' 8" x 8' 11") 1st Floor - Double bedroom with ensuite

Hotel - Bedroom 5

4.69m x 3.87m (15' 5" x 12' 8") This is a family room with ensuite

Hotel - Bedroom 6

3.96m x 2.81m (13' 0" x 9' 3") 1st Floor - Double bedroom with ensuite

Hotel - Bedroom 12

6.13m x 3.74m (20' 1" x 12' 3") Second Floor - Twin with ensuite shower room

Second Floor

Main Hotel - 2nd Floor Landing with Hallway to Bedroom Storage

Bedroom Storage 5.75m x 2.45m (18' 10" x 8' 0")

Bedroom 13

6.12m x 3.57m (20' 1" x 11' 9") with ensuite

Hotel - Bedroom 7

4.03m x 3.01m (13' 3" x 9' 11") with ensuite shower room

Hotel - Bedroom 8

4.75m x 2.28m (15' 7" x 7' 6") Second Floor - Double bedroom with lobby and ensuite

Hotel - Bedroom 9

3.14m x 2.27m (10' 4" x 7' 5") Second Floor - Twin bedroom with further bedroom 3.58m x 2.27m (11' 9" x 7' 5") - ensuite shower room

Hotel - Bedroom 10

3.99m x 2.99m (13' 1" x 9' 10") With ensuite bathroom

Hotel - Bedroom 11

4.01m x 3.67m (13' 2" x 12' 0") Second Floor - Double bedroom with ensuite shower room

Attached House

Lounge
Kitchen/Diner 6.76m x 3.63m (22' 2" x 11' 11")
Main bathroom
Landing 5.93m x 3.45m (19' 5" x 11' 4") With change of levels and access to garage / workshop
1st Floor
Bedroom One (ensuite) 3.63m x 2.46m (11' 11" x 8' 1")
Bedroom Two 4.74m x 2.84m (15' 7" x 9' 4")
2nd Floor
Shower Room
Bedroom Three 3.38m x 2.64m (11' 1" x 8' 8")
Bedroom Four 2.92m x 2.39m (9' 7" x 7' 10")
Bedroom Five 3.78m x 3.68m (12' 5" x 12' 1")
Bedroom Six 3.68m x 2.91m (12' 1" x 9' 7")
Cloakroom

Outside

The property is set in an elevated position with a private driveway, leading to an extensive off road parking area for residents or guests. Access can also be gained via Torrs Walk Avenue, this works well as the access to the Main Hotel and attached house can remain separate if desired. There is also a pathway that runs from the entrance level down to Torrs Park Road and the vendors have recently invested in a new retaining wall. There are mature trees and borders that add a great deal of privacy and seclusion to the Hotel. Just off the Torrs Walk Avenue is a pedestrian pathway leading through Torrs Nature Reserve and the coast beyond.