Detached Village Tea Rooms in the heart of Exmoor with 4 bedroom owners accommodation, garden and private customer car park. Commercial EPC band E.
The tea room is situated in the centre of the thriving community of Exford in the heart of Exmoor National Park, which also has a village stores with Post Office, a village school, a traditional pub, a hotel and a well-used village hall. The beautiful villages of Withypool and Winsford are close by and offer further amenities and activities.
The delightful town of Dulverton is just 7 miles to the south and Minehead is 12 miles to the north and provides excellent schooling. Taunton, which is 29 miles to the east, provides more retail opportunities as well as the railway with fast trains to Paddington and junction 25 of the M5. Exeter airport is within an hour by car and Bristol Airport within an hour and a half.DESCRIPTION
The property occupies a prominent location in the heart of this picturesque village, with frontage onto the main village road capturing all of the through traffic. It currently operates a 50 cover tea room with a tea garden area as well. The owners accommodation consists of a 4 bedroom dwelling. It also benefits from a private car park on the opposite side of the road, which is ideal for visiting coaches. The Tea Rooms are ready for immediate business.ACCOMMODATION
The ground floor offers a central entrance hall with lockable door through to the owners private quarters with a lounge with brick fireplace and wood effect flooring. Leading off from the lounge is a good-sized office or private dining room. The commercial kitchen is comprehensively equipped to include stainless steel preparation tables, sink unit, shelving, commercial catering equipment and utensils and has direct access to the tearoom. Off the kitchen is a preparation area/boiler room with storage shelving and an outside door to the rear patio. From the central hall the tea room lounge with its brick fireplace, leads through to the main dining room with windows overlooking the village green and tables and chairs for 50 covers. A serving counter has a cash till, tea and coffee machines, food display cabinet, stripped timber floorboards and a door to the outside. There are ladies and gents toilets to provide for these numbers.
Upstairs there are four double bedrooms. The largest has a modern en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle over. The second bedroom has an en suite shower room and there are two further double bedrooms, a central large shower room and an additional separate WC. All facilities have been modernised and decorated.THE BUSINESS
The business operates for 9 months of the year, opening 7 days a week at the height of the season between 9.30am and 5pm. The business is believed to have been established as a tearoom since 1953. The turnover is in the region of £40,000-£45,000 p.a. Offering a simple menu. The property has an alcohol license which permits service up to midnight. There is further potential to develop an income from potential evening restaurant trade. Exford is a popular centre for walkers and riders and visiting tourists.OUTSIDE
At the back of the property is a walled courtyard overlooking the village green which is also used as a Tea Garden area seating up to 20 covers. To the front of the building is a pavement and directly opposite is the private customer car park with ample parking, suitable to take a coach if required. The neighbouring property has designated spaces within the car park.SERVICES
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Broadband availableLOCAL AUTHORITY
Planning - Exmoor National Park, Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HL Tel: 01398 323665
Administrative - West Somerset Council, West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 4QA Tel: 01643 703704VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with the agents please. Stags Dulverton Office 01398 323174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.DIRECTIONS
From Dulverton take the A3223 road signposted to Exford, continuing across Winsford, turn right at Chibbet Post signposted Exford. After approximately ¾ mile turn right. Go over the river bridge and Exford Bridge Tea Rooms will be found on the left hand side.RATES
Business Rates:Tea Rooms Exempt
Council Tax:Residential Band B
Car Park:Annual Rated