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SOLD for first time in 22 years, Northmore Arms, Wonson, Nr Okehampton

SOLD for first time in 22 years, Northmore Arms, Wonson, Nr Okehampton - 2nd June 2010

Rural freehold and 2 bedroomed holiday cottage bought for preservation.

Such is the unique traditional character of The Northmore Arms at Wonson, Nr Throwleigh, Okehampton, Devon, that the new owner has bought the property to preserve it as it is and retain it as a traditional country freehouse.

Sold by licensed property specialists Stonesmith of Exeter on behalf of Mo Miles, who has been at the pub for 22 years, the new owner is known only as Curly who knew the pub well as he has regularly visited the area and the pub whilst game shooting.

The new owner wants to keep the pub exactly as it is and ensuring the uniqueness of the Northmore Arms. Whilst there will be some minor changes to the catering side of the business, he is not looking to make the Northmore Arms into a gastro pub. The new owner will also be introducing some entertainment and themed evenings.

Dating back to 1620, the property retains a very traditional atmosphere and has many original features including open fireplaces, exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings and comprises a main bar with 30 covers, a kitchen area and 3 bedroom owner’s accommodation. Externally there is the separate self-contained holiday cottage along with trade gardens, with views over Dartmoor, and a small paddock.

The Northmore Arms is situated in the rural hamlet of Wonson on the north eastern edge of Dartmoor National Park, 6 miles from the market town of Okehampton.

A freehold business, Stonesmith sold The Northmore Arms off a guide price of £400,000.

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Thanks for all your hard work and persistence in seeing the sale through to completion

Brian Oury - for The Swan Inn, Merriott