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The Old Inn, Hawkchurch, Axminster, East Devon, SOLD

The Old Inn, Hawkchurch, Axminster, East Devon, SOLD - 21st October 2014

Delightful 16th Century coaching inn, in the sought after East Devon village of Hawkchurch, and just 5 miles from the World Heritage site at Lyme Regis.

Trading as a traditional and friendly village inn, with a good reputation for real ales and good food, The Old Inn at Hawkchurch, Nr Axminster has recently been sold by licensed property specialists Stonesmith of Exeter.

The new owners are Paul and Jean Wills, who were looking for a new and interesting challenge and having visited the area for the past 35 years, they knew The Old Inn well.

The Old Inn is a successful business and character inn which Paul and Jean want to build upon. They are not planning any major changes at present but have brightened up the trade garden with patio furnishings and plants, and in the future plan to upgrade and refresh the trade areas and accommodation. Though, all of this work will be sympathetically done, retaining the character and features of the property.

Paul and Jean have so far kept the same menu but will be looking to add their own signature specials and possibly introduce a regular themed food evening.

Having taken over the business with 4 skittles teams, 2 darts teams and a monthly quiz night, they also have the local football team using the pub as a clubhouse. As it is the only pub in the village, it is therefore seen very much as the hub of village life.

The property is set in the centre of Hawkchurch, a sought after East Devon village surrounded by picturesque countryside and just 5 miles from the sea and the UNESCO Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coast.

An attractive country inn with lots of charm and character, it briefly provides a bar and dining room for 32 plus, a skittle alley/function room/dining overspill for 30, a well equipped catering kitchen, 3 en-suite letting rooms, a separate 2 bedroom bungalow and spacious 4 bedroom owners accommodation.

Outside there is an attractive walled trade garden with 30 plus seats and a rear car park with approx 20 spaces.

Mike Phillips, Director of Stonesmith who handled the sale comments “This is a great example of a privately owned freehold village inn selling to a private buyer and is further evidence that the market continues to improve.”

A freehold business, Stonesmith sold The Old Inn off a guide price of £525,000. Details on properties for sale and sold can be found on our website www.stonesmith.co.uk and free for sale valuations are available by calling 01392 201262.

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