The Dartmoor Union Inn is an attractive character village inn with origins reputedly dating back to the 16th Century. The Dartmoor Union Inn has been the subject of a comprehensive renovation and refurbishment in recent years and consequently the business is presented and furnished to a high standard throughout whilst retaining character features such as stripped flooring, exposed stonework and an open fireplace. This deceptively spacious inn briefly comprises:- character Main Bar Area (32+), attractive Dining Area (32+), well equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen, spacious 3 Bedroom Self-Contained Owners Apartment with Sitting Room, Kitchen Breakfast Room and Family Bathroom. Externally, a separate building houses the Pool/Games Room and Beer Cellar. The property benefits from Customer Car Parking (13) and there is an al fresco Patio Trade Garden with seating for around 12 customers. The Dartmoor Union Inn is a highly regarded and well presented free of tie country village inn and a viewing is strongly recommended in order to fully appreciate all aspects of the property and business.
The South Hams in South Devon is an area of exceptional beauty and contrast with river estuaries, rolling hills, thatched cottages and spectacular coastlines, with the lovely old towns of Dartmouth, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Modbury. The area enjoys one of the mildest climates in the whole of Britain. With 60 miles of spectacular coastline, beaches and rural landscapes that have hardly changed for centuries, the South Hams is a unique area worthy of its national status as a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Holbeton is a charming and picturesque South Hams village which is extremely desirable with a strong sense of community and a range of thriving village clubs and associations. Holbeton is surrounded by glorious countryside and walks down to the River Erme and the beautiful and unspoilt Mothecombe Beach, is less than 10 minutes drive away. Dartmoor National Park and the golf clubs at Bigbury and Elfordleigh are also within easy reach. The nearby villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are a yachting haven. The A38 provides quick access to the M5 and Cornwall and is easily accessible approximately 6 miles away. The historic and vibrant city of Plymouth is just under 11 miles away. The area is an extremely popular destination attracting visitors year round and population numbers swell considerably during the busy summer months.
Entrance doors to the front and from the rear car park and trade garden into main trade areas. Main Bar Area an attractive character room tastefully furnished and decorated with part stripped wood and part slate flooring, feature open fireplace, wall mounted menu boards, range of free standing wooden tables, chairs, comfy sofas, armchairs and bar stools comfortably seating 32 customers plus ample customer standing room. Substantial timber fronted and topped Bar Servery fitted with associated back bar fittings and display shelving with Altro flooring, 4 double glass fronted bottle fridges, stainless steel sink unit, glasswasher and ice machine. Dining Room again an attractive trade area, open plan from the main bar with continuation in style and theme, with stripped wood flooring, French doors leading out to trade garden and a range of free standing tables and chairs comfortably seating 32 customers. Commercial Catering Kitchen with tiled flooring, predominantly stainless steel clad walls, fully equipped to an extremely high standard with a comprehensive range of commercial catering equipment to include:- 6-burner range, extractor system with stainless steel canopy over, Bullseye hotplate range, twin floor standing deep fat fryer, double pizza oven, single table top deep fat fryer, extensive stainless steel wall shelving. Stainless steel workbenches with shelving below, stainless steel sink unit, 4-door under counter commercial fridge unit, microwave oven, 3-door under counter commercial fridge unit with saladette over, upright fridge, upright freezer, stainless steel deep bowl sink unit, stainless steel hand basin, serving gantry with warming lamps and commercial dishwasher. Door to rear. Ladies, Gents & Disabled WCs. A separate building on the opposite side of the driveway currently houses a Pool/Games Room with carpeted flooring, pool table area and darts oche area. Beer Cellar temperature controlled with racked shelving.
Situated on the first floor and completely self-contained with its own independent access is the spacious family sized owners apartment which is well presented throughout and briefly comprises:- Sitting Room a generously proportioned room with bay windows to the front and disused feature fireplace. Kitchen/Breakfast Room fitted with a range of base and wall mounted kitchen units with complementary worksurfaces, 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit and built in electric hob and oven. Bedroom 1 a good size double bedroom with aspect to the front. Bedroom 2 a good size double bedroom with aspect to the rear. Bedroom 3 a single bedroom. Office/Store Room. Boiler Room. Family Bathroom with shower over bath.
Please note: The fittings, equipment and services listed have not been tested by the agents, although we are informed that all items are in working order.
A shared driveway leads from the front of the pub to a Customer Car Park with space for approximately 13 vehicles at the rear. Adjacent to the rear of the pub is a Patio Trade Garden and al fresco seating area with seating for 12 customers.
The Dartmoor Union Inn is a popular free of tie South Hams inn and destination freehouse which is presented to a high standard throughout. With a good reputation for real ales, fine wines and quality freshly prepared food, The Dartmoor Union Inn enjoys a popular local following and has a strong year round regular trade, not only from Holbeton, but also from the surrounding villages and towns, as well as enjoying a major boost from tourists visiting the area during the peak summer months. The business is run completely under management with a full complement of staff being employed. The business has its own website which provides further background on the business and the business has been awarded a 5 Star Food Hygiene rating. This is a well regarded business which offers tremendous potential to develop all aspects of the trade still further, particularly for hands-on operators. The Dartmoor Union Inn represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a well regarded free of tie country village inn and restaurant with family sized owners accommodation in a sought after part of the south west. The Dartmoor Union Inn is undoubtedly a very special place in which to live and work and a viewing is essential in order to fully appreciate all that the business and property has to offer.
Trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.
The Dartmoor Union Inn trades from midday until 2:30pm and from 5:00pm until 11:00pm Monday to Friday and from midday until 11:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
The business is run under full management and our clients have no involvement in the day to day running of the business. Consequently, there is a full complement of 4 full-time staff including a full-time manager, a full-time chef with 1 part-time member of staff also being employed. There are undoubted savings that can be made to the wage bill by hands-on operators. Full details upon request.
Our clients advise that there is potential to develop all aspects of the trade still further and to build on the solid trade levels being achieved and particularly by focused hands-on owner operators maximising the available income streams. There are also opportunities to increase the current trading hours and introduce all day opening and by serving food all day, particularly in the busy summer months.
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All mains services, with the exception of mains gas, are connected to the subject property, lpg is used for cooking and oil is used for hot water and heating.
Price & tenure
£39,950 for the valuable free of tie leasehold interest as a going concern business and full trade inventory. Wet and dry stocks to be additional at valuation. Vacant possession upon completion.
We are advised that The Dartmoor Union Inn is held on a free of tie lease from a private landlord for 5 years from April 2017 and we are advised that this is fully renewable in 5 yearly increments at the end of each term. The lease is full repairing and insuring with a current passing rent of £23,000 per annum. Full details of the lease can be made available to interested parties on request.
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