The Stapleton Arms - UNDER OFFER

The Stapleton Arms - UNDER OFFER - 21st June 2016

Extremely Well Presented & Well Regarded Character Dorset Village Inn

Located in a much sought after Dorset village and extending to ¾ acre, this business is being offered on both a freehold and leasehold basis through licensed property specialists, Stonesmith of Exeter.

The Stapleton Arms is a substantial and highly impressive 18th Century Grade II Listed character village Inn set in grounds which extend to over ¾ acre and which has been the subject of fastidious renovation and refurbishment to exacting standards by our clients during their 10 years of ownership. Consequently, the business is presented and furnished to an exceptionally high standard throughout and offers 4 high quality “Boutique” style En-Suite Letting Bedrooms, an attractive Main Bar and Dining Area with approximately 50+ covers, a Separate Restaurant for 32+ customers, exceptionally well equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen with associated ancillary facilities, and a spacious and well presented 3 Double Bedroom Self-Contained Owners Accommodation with Sitting Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Family Bathroom and Shower Room.

Externally, the grounds extend to over ¾ acre and incorporate a large Car Park Area for around 50 vehicles, Single Garage, an attractive Patio Terrace to the front (16+), an Enclosed Lawned Trade Garden to the rear offering al fresco seating for around 40 customers and a Separate Paddock Field.

The Stapleton Arms is an extremely successful and well regarded business with an exceptional reputation which benefits from excellent levels of regular, year round repeat trade, not only from the local village, but also from the surrounding villages and towns. The high quality letting bedrooms also provide a steady year round income and help boost the turnover throughout the year. The business benefits from a high level of goodwill with impressive levels of repeat custom and with plenty of things to do in the local area, the pub attracts a steady stream of custom. The business is well regarded for its high quality freshly prepared food using the finest available local produce, set within an attractive character property and The Stapleton Arms has received numerous awards and accolades as well as being featured in the Good Pub Guide, The Good Beer Guide (previously Regional CAMRA Pub of the Year), and the Michelin Guide. The business has its own website www.thestapletonarms,com which is in turn linked to a number of high profile accommodation booking websites. Having been owned by our clients for 10 years, the business is now run completely under management with no involvement from our clients. The sale of The Stapleton Arms represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a well regarded country village inn and restaurant with high quality letting accommodation and family sized owners’ accommodation and being undoubtedly a very special place to live and work, a formal viewing is essential in order to appreciate all that this business and property has to offer.

Stonesmith are offering The Stapleton Arms for sale on both a freehold basis off an asking price of £695,000 together with the FREE OF TIE leasehold interest off an asking price of £49,950. Full details are available to view on our website and viewings can be arranged by calling 01392 201262

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Both Mike and Joan have been fantastic – it would have been very difficult to complete the purchase without them. I’d like to thank them for all of their help and everything they’ve done for us.

Simon James - New Owner - The Mason's Arms, Williton, Somerset