West Charleton is an affluent, attractive village situated on the A379 trunk road that runs between the vibrant market town of Kingsbridge (2.5 miles) and Torcross (5 miles) on the south Devon coast adjacent to Slapton Ley and Wildlife Centre. The City of Plymouth is some 20 miles to the west and the A38 trunk road joining the M5 motorway at Exeter is 12 miles north. The village lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which covers some 130 square miles and is popular with walkers and tourists.
A substantial, detached, roadside pub with rendered walls under a slate roof offering two spacious trade areas, well equipped commercial kitchen and three en suite letting rooms. The Inn also has a good sized car park and outside trade space in addition to a two bedroomed owners flat. The Ashburton Arms is an ideal opportunity for new owners to build on this already successful business situated in one of Devon’s premier locations.
The Property Briefly Comprises:-
Double Glazed Doors To
Large Entrance Hall
With windows to the side and rear, carpeted, central heating radiator, dart board and oche and attractive leaded French doors to
Leaded double glazed windows to the front and side, carpeted, seating for approximately 20 at attractive timber topped tables with upholstered high backed chairs, 5 bar stools, central heating radiators. Open fireplace with stone hearth and surround. Attractive heavy timber topped bar servery with non slip flooring, 4 hand pulls for real ales, beer fonts, soft drinks dispenser, shelves under the bar for glass storage, electronic till, double glass fronted bottle fridge, mirrored back bar with shelves for bottle storage and optics. Single stainless steel sink. From the main bar, archway through to
Leaded double glazed window to the front, carpeted, central heating radiator, feature fireplace with stone hearth and surround and seating for 16 at timber topped tables with upholstered high backed chairs.
Well equipped kitchen with windows and door to the rear. Non slip flooring, stainless steel extraction system, 6 ring Falcon range with ovens under, Falcon eye level gas grill, Lincat double deep fat fryer, Lotus combi oven, 3 microwaves, Buffalo contact grill, specialist oven for ‘Hot Stones’ and stainless steel preparation tables. Two large upright fridges, lec upright freezer, plate warming cupboard, double deep stainless steel sink and drainer and commercial dishwasher. Door from the rear of the bar to
Further Preparation/Storage Area
With windows to the rear, upright glass fronted wine fridge, Apollo ice making machine, coffee machine, 3 under counter fridges, post mix machine and shelves for storage. Door to
Housing oil fired boiler.
Temperature controlled, with stillages for real ales, wine rack and shelf for bottle storage. Ring main and python.
Window to the rear, single cubicle with close couple WC, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, tiled splashback and partly tiled walls. Carpeted.
Window to the rear, trough style urinal, single cubicle with close couple WC and wash hand basin with tiled splashback.
Stairs To First Floor Landing
Double glazed window to the front. Carpeted. Doors to
Double glazed window and door to the rear. Plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, carpeted and central heating radiator.
This rear door provides separate access for customers using the letting rooms, enabling them to access the rooms without having to go through the pub.
Letting Room 1
Leaded double glazed window to the rear. Good sized double room, carpeted, central heating radiator, flat screen television and door to
En Suite Shower Room 1
Double glazed window to the rear, tiled shower cubicle with electric shower over, close couple WC and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback.
Letting Room 2
Large family room with double and single beds, leaded double glazed window to the front, carpeted, central heating radiator, coved ceiling, flat screen television and river peeps. Built in wardrobe and door to
En Suite Shower Room 2
With tiled shower cubicle with electric shower over, wash hand basin, close couple WC and tiled walls.
Letting Room 3
Double room, leaded double glazed window to the rear, carpeted, central heating radiator, flat screen television and sliding door to:-
En Suite Shower Room 3
With tiled shower cubicle and electric shower over, close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled walls.
With internal hallway with doors to
Leaded double glazed window to front, double glazed window to the side, giving access to small Juliet balcony. Carpeted, central heating radiators, coved ceiling and built in cupboards.
Two leaded double glazed windows to the front, large double room, carpeted and central heating radiator.
Double room, double glazed window to the rear, carpeted and central heating radiator.
Leaded double glazed window to the rear, suite comprising panelled bath with tiled surround and shower fitting over, large tiled shower cubicle with electric shower over, close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled walls and central heating radiator with heated towel rail.
To the left hand side of the property there is a paved trade area with seating for approximately 14 at traditional pub bench seats. A driveway leads to the rear of the pub where there is a tarmac car park with parking for approximately 10 cars. Timber staircase to first floor rear door for access for letting room guests. Detached double garage with twin doors.
2017 List: £4,900 Council Tax A. For information, we advise you to contact the Local Authority, South Hams District Council.
The Ashburton Arms is a traditional village inn with a strong local following boosted by the many visitors to the area in the warmer summer months. Currently run by the owner with a small team of part time staff. The pub is open from 12.00pm until 3.00pm Monday to Saturday and 12.00pm until 4.00pm on Sundays and from 6.00pm until 11.00pm every evening.
There is plenty of potential to extend the trading hours and open all day at weekends however it has been our clients choice not to pursue this avenue. The Ashburton Arms is a food led destination house with a trade split of 60/40 in favour of food. There is an extensive menu at the Inn, with the emphasis being on fresh, local produce where possible.
Turnover for year end February 2011 was £176,000 ex VAT. Further trading figures will be made available to bona fide interested parties following a formal viewing arranged through the Sole Selling Agents, Bettesworths on .
The sale of the Ashburton Arms provides a unique opportunity to purchase one of the few remaining unspoilt freehouses in the South Hams area, and would suit a couple with strong catering and pub experience.
The Ashburton Arms is being offered on a 3 or 5 year tenancy at a guide rental of £20,000 per annum on a Free of Tie basis. The tenant will be responsible for internal decoration and repair only, with the Landlord being responsible for the external repair. The tenant will be expected to purchase the trade inventory at £20,000 which will be purchased back at the end of the tenancy. A 3 month rental deposit will be required together with personal and trade references and a business plan.
We have been informed that the property is connected to mains water, electricity and mains drainage. Lpg is used for commercial cooking and the central heating is oil fired.
Large Entrance Hall
With windows to the side and rear, carpeted, central heating radiator, dart board and oche and attractive leaded French doors to:-
To include furnishings and equipment as per an inventory to be supplied, but excluding the owners personal effects.
Wet and Dry stock in trade and Bar Glassware will be taken over by the purchaser at valuation on the day of completion
EPC Rating D