Britain's best tea rooms frequented by Michelin star chef Michael Caines is on the market.
Britain’s best tea room, which featured on the BBC’s Great British Menu and Escape to the Country, has been put on the market for almost £1m.
High profile chefs Michael Caines has visited the property, which was voted ‘best tea room’ by Devon Life magazine seven years in a row.
The couple say it is time to move on, having been there for 25 years. They have no idea what they will do next.
Estate agency Saleboards, who put the property on the market, described it as “a Grade II, three-storey, five-bayed, red brick house built in 1776, in the beautiful and very highly regarded town of Topsham.”
It is currently being used as a 10-bedroom guesthouse, with the agent adding: “This beautiful piece of Georgian architecture is multi-functional and would suit anyone searching for a fine and spacious property in the Topsham area.”
The property has well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings and Georgian windows. Period features include ornate plasterwork cornicing and archways, and period fireplaces.
And in the grounds of the property, there is a walled flower garden where guests to the tea room can sit outside during the summer. The garden boasts a magnolia grandiflora tree, a silver birch, a laburnum, a bay tree and a wisteria, as well as a lawn area and flower borders.
For those in the team room market with a smaller budget, a mock style property in the grounds of Longton cemetary is currently on the market for £180,000.
As well as the tea room, the Grade II detached property offers family accommodation with three bedrooms.