The Anchorage Guest House is a substantial and deceptively spacious detached guest house set in a prominent trading position, close to town and harbour, on the main road leading into Brixham town centre. The property has undergone a comprehensive programme of improvement by the current owner’s during their 7 years of ownership and consequently The Anchorage is well furnished and presented to a high standard. The Anchorage has been awarded 4 stars by the aa together with a Breakfast Award in recognition of the quality and standards inherent throughout all aspects of the business. The business trades as a modern guest house and offers 7 individually designed Letting Bedrooms; a Residents Breakfast Room; Kitchen and Owner’s Accommodation to include a large Sitting Room and Dining Room, Double Bedroom and Shower Room. In addition, an impressive extension offers further flexible family sized owner’s accommodation with potential as a self-contained holiday let, if so desired and comprises a further 2 Double Bedrooms, spacious Sitting Room/Dining Room, open plan Kitchen, Utility Room and a further room which could be converted to provide a Bathroom. Externally the property boasts private off-road Parking to the front and side comfortably for 10 vehicles, an attractive lawned Garden for guests use and a further Private Owner’s Garden and Patio Area. There is also a useful Store Room.
The Anchorage Guest House occupies an enviable and prominent trading position on New Road, one of the main routes into Brixham and also benefits from being close to the town centre and harbour. The beautiful harbour town of Brixham is home to both a thriving fishing and leisure industry and is host to numerous events and festivals which attract visitors throughout the year. Brixham, together with Torquay and Paignton, form the borough of Torbay, better known as The English Riviera, because of its unique micro climate. Brixham is renowned as one of the country’s principal fishing ports and is an increasingly popular and prestigious resort town, highly regarded by residents and visitors alike, with its impressive marina and harbour areas.
Entrance to front into Entrance Vestibule with entrance door into Reception Hall with parquet floor, stairs to upper floor. Door into Breakfast Room an attractive and well-appointed room furnished to a high standard with a range of free standing solid wood tables and leather high backed chairs comfortably seating up to 14 guests, wood laminate flooring, gas fire with tiled surround, fridge and aspect to front. Kitchen well equipped with an extensive range of base and wall mounted kitchen units and extensive complementary worksurfaces, laminated wood flooring, tiled walls, 5-burner gas cooker with extractor hood. 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit, microwave, hand basin, dishwasher, built in fridge, upright freezer. Utility/Laundry Room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Linen Cupboard.
The business currently offers 7 individually designed letting bedrooms which are furnished and presented to a high standard. Each of the letting bedrooms offers flat screen colour televisions, courtesy trays, free wifi, alarm clock radios, hairdryers and all have private bathroom facilities. The bedrooms are well proportioned and briefly comprise: - Bedroom 1 – a king size double room on the ground floor with attractive bay window to front and an En-Suite Shower Room. Bedroom 2 a single room on the ground floor with aspect to side and an Ensuite Shower Room. Bedroom 3 a twin room on the ground floor with aspect to side and an En-suite Shower Room. Bedroom 4 a double room on the ground floor with attractive bay windows to front and an En-suite Shower Room. Bedroom 5 – a single bedroom on the first floor with aspect to rear and wash hand basin. Private WC and Shower Room for the sole use of Bedroom 5. Bedroom 6 – a double room on the first floor with aspect to rear and an En-suite Shower Room. Bedroom 7 – a double room on the first floor with aspect to side and an En-suite Bathroom with shower over bath.
A real feature of this business is the well-appointed and recently extended owner’s accommodation which provides spacious family sized living accommodation or offers options for two family living, or as a self-contained holiday let. The flexible owner’s accommodation which briefly comprises: - Sitting Room – a spacious room with window to rear, Living Flame coal effect gas fire with feature surround, open plan through into Dining Area with windows to side and door to outside and door to the extension. Owner’s Bedroom – a double bedroom with aspect to rear. Shower Room. A recent extension to the rear of the property has created 2 Double Bedrooms both with built in wardrobes. Spacious open plan Sitting Room/Dining Room with patio doors onto garden, entrance door to front, open plan to Kitchen Area with a range of newly fitted modern base and wall mounted kitchen units, complementory work surfaces built in hob, oven, extraction unit and 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit. Through into Utility Room again with a range of newly fitted modern base and wall mounted units and complementory work surfaces. Store Room with potential to create a Bathroom.
To the front and side of the property is a private off-road Car Park Area comfortably for 10 vehicles. To the opposite side of the property are the Landscaped Gardens which guests are encouraged to use, mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs and guest seating areas. Adjoining this is further Private Owner’s Garden Area with lawn and patio areas. To the side of the property is access to a useful Basement Dry Storage Area.
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.
The Anchorage is a well-established guest house with well-appointed letting bedrooms, which has been the subject of refurbishment by our clients during their 7 years of ownership and which notably includes a substantial extension. The business has been accredited as 4 Star with a Breakfast Award by the aa, and a rating of 9.3 (out of 10) by, reflecting the quality and standards inherent throughout all aspects of the business. These high standards ensure a high level of repeat business and recommendations. Through personal choice, our clients choose to trade on a Bed and Breakfast only basis and the trade levels have been deliberately restricted to below the VAT threshold with the owners taking at least 6 weeks holiday a year. The business also benefits from a 5 Star Food Hygene rating. The current tariff is from £38 to £80 per room per night including high quality breakfast using the finest locally sourced ingredients. The Anchorage Guest House has its own website . The business is run by our clients with no members of staff being employed.
Our clients have deliberately restricted trade levels below the VAT threshold and they consequently operate to suit their lifestyle requirements, trading around 46 weeks of the year, with additional days/weekends off to suit. Full detailed trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment of this profitable lifestyle business.
We believe that the Anchorage Guest House represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a well-run, well regarded and successful business. Given the size and flexibility of the property, there are opportunities for two family living, additional letting rooms or for a self-contained holiday let. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a manageable business in a sought-after area, offering an enviable lifestyle and flexible accommodation. A viewing is essential to fully appreciate all that this well-presented property and home has to offer.
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We are advised that The Anchorage currently benefits from 100% Small Business Rate Relief and no business rates are currently payable.
All mains services are connected.
Price & tenure
£565,000 for the valuable freehold interest as a going concern business and full trade inventory. Vacant possession upon completion.
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