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 Mrs Kathryn Ferris


Minehead, Somerset


20 bedrooms | 20 bathrooms | 3 reception rooms
  • 16th Century 3 Star Hotel/Coaching Inn - The Centre Piece Of The Village Of Exford
  • 20 En-Suite Bedrooms With Quality Fittings
  • Characterful Lounge Bar
  • Spacious Restaurant
  • Feature Bar
  • Residents Lounge
  • Well Equipped Kitchen
  • Upgraded W/C Facilities
  • Cellarage & Storage
  • 8 Bedroom Detached Lodge Alongside The River Exe (Could Provide Further Accommodation For Staff Or As The Main Residence)
  • Modern 4 Bedroom Proprietors Cottage

"Serving Exmoor by hoof, by foot, by wheel since 1592"

Without question one of the leading Hotels and Country Inns in the very heart of Exmoor, the property comes to the market after 34 years successful trading by the owners/proprietors. It is a distinctive period property of great character being three storeyed with a Virginia creeper clad front elevation.

In 2004 a major extension at the rear was added to provide a splendid Conference Room on the First Floor, new Kitchen on the Ground Floor and further Bedrooms added to bring it to 20 En-Suite Rooms, all of which are beautifully appointed. The Ground Floor includes a Main Bar of character with wood burning stove and exposed beams, the "Tom Faggus" Bar and Gallery and splendid Three Roomed Restaurant with two feature bay windows, covers for 60 and built-in Carvery, resident's Lounge again with woodburner, upgraded w/c facilities and large Commercial Kitchen and Ground Floor Bedrooms together with wine and beer cellars.

In addition, included in the sale, is the White Horse Lodge - a detached stone building bordered by the River Exe with car parking to the front. This includes 8 letting Bedrooms with two signatory rooms having access to a lovely side Garden bordered by the river. Overlooking the centre piece of the village - the green - the owner's cottage provides up to date and versatile 4 bedroom accommodation. 

Externally, is an extensive beer garden with covers for 70 and ample car parking spaces. 

In summary, a proven well established business with healthy turnover and net profit, trading throughout the year with loyal and dedicated staff.


Comprises well presented, light and airy rooms with an adaptable layout and a lovely outlook to the rear over the village green. Built about 1970 it was originally utilised as a holiday cottage and has been considerably upgraded since by the owners.

Ground Floor


With Oak floor.

Dining Area

5.5m x 2.9m (18' 1" x 9' 6") With patio doors and views over the village green.


3.56m x 2.9m (11' 8" x 9' 6") With integrated units, integrated dishwasher, dresser, fridge/freezer.


5.78m x 3.29m (19' 0" x 10' 10") With Minster style fireplace with woodburner.

Ground Floor Bathroom


3.7m x 3m (12' 2" x 9' 10") Possible Further Reception Room or Bedroom.

Ground Floor Bedroom

4.65m x 3.29m (15' 3" x 10' 10")


With eaves storage.

Bedroom Two

4.64m x 3.83m (15' 3" x 12' 7")

Bedroom Three / Playroom with En-Suite Shower Room

2.39m x 3.48m (7' 10" x 11' 5")

Bedroom Four

5.16m x 3.69m (16' 11" x 12' 1") h


Property Facts

23 Miles from Tiverton Parkway & M5
7 Miles Dulverton
10 Miles Minehead
17 Miles Lynton & Lynmouth
Eclectic Customer Base With Many Repeat Bookings
Trade Sales Split Is 50%. Food & Wet Sales & 50% Accommodation.
Net Turnover of £1,248,301, OP of 72% and an EBITDA of £243,753.
Loyal & Devoted Staff With Average Weekly Spend Of Circa £7,000 Per Week.
Comprehensive Inventory Available.
Interested Parties Will Find The Business Website Well Worth Viewing - https://www.exmoor-whitehorse.co.uk/

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly By Appointment Through John Smale & Co 01271 342 000 or Andrew Levick 07766 831 785.