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NEW INSTRUCTION: The Bickford Arms, Holsworthy, Devon

NEW INSTRUCTION: The Bickford Arms, Holsworthy, Devon - 24th February 2017

CHARACTER DESTINATION INN IN SOUGHT AFTER TRADING POSITION

Stonesmith of Exeter have recently been appointed as agents for the sale of The Bickford Arms, a substantial and highly impressive landmark destination inn with grounds extending to over an acre.

Situated in the rural hamlet of Brandis Corner, The Bickford Arms occupies a prominent landmark trading position adjacent to the A3072, midway between the towns of Hatherleigh (5 miles) and Holsworthy (5 miles).

The Bickford Arms has been the subject of fastidious renovation and refurbishment to exacting standards following a fire in 2003, and a substantial extension in 2015 which added additional letting bedrooms on the first floor and increased the size of the restaurant and function suite. Consequently, the business is presented and furnished to an exceptionally high standard throughout and offers 11 high quality en-suite letting bedrooms, an attractive locals bar (24+), further Main Bar & Dining Area (52+), a Separate Restaurant/Function Room with its own private Bar Servery (70+), and an exceptionally well equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen with associated ancillary facilities. There is also a spacious and extremely well presented 2 bedroom self-contained owners accommodation with open plan Sitting Room, Kitchen/Dining Room and Shower Room. Externally, the grounds extend to over an acre and incorporate a large Car Park Area for 46+ vehicles, Single Garage and adjoining Workshop/Store Room, attractive Patio Terrace to the rear (24), Further Al Fresco Seating to the side and front (24), and a Separate Area of Woodland.

The inn is a successful and well regarded business with an excellent reputation, benefitting from strong levels of year round trade from the immediate area and surrounding villages and towns. The high quality letting bedrooms provide a steady year round income and help boost turnover throughout the year, being popular with shoot parties during the winter months, and tourists and business travellers year round. The Bickford Arms hosts two pool teams and has a popular Sunday carvery. It also benefits from impressive levels of repeat custom and with plenty of activities in the area and its prominent and visible trading position ensures a steady stream of custom. The business has its own website www.bickfordarms.co.uk which provides additional information on the business.

The sale of The Bickford Arms represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a well regarded country inn and restaurant with high quality letting accommodation and impressive owners accommodation.

The freehold business is on the market for 695,000. Full property details are available from the website www.stonesmith.co.uk and viewings arranged by calling 01392 201262.

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