The property has been developed by the present owners who are now looking to retire after purchasing the property in 1979. The business runs as a successful and established Tea Rooms and Craft Centre set within Exmoor National Park and has built up high levels of repeat business due to its location and trade.
The business is not VAT registered. The opening hours are currently 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday and 11am 5pm on Sunday. The business currently closes from mid-January to mid-February.
The property has been featured on television with ITV Country Ways and featured in two of Marcia Willets novels. The property has won This England s Finest Tea Rooms Award in 2013 due to its level of service and character building.
There is potential to expand the business by introducing evening meals as a bistro and the field is currently under-utilised and would ideally suit organic farming. Currently the Tea Rooms bake all their own cakes and provide homemade light lunches along with a Sunday lunch at £8.95, using local produce including Styles Ice Cream and Miles Tea both from Minehead.
The barn shop is a detached traditional stone barn which has potential to be converted into further accommodation for the Tea Rooms, a farm shop to compliment the organic farming, antique centre or to convert it into a holiday letting cottage subject to gaining the relevant planning consents.
There are higher levels of demand for guest accommodation in the area which is something that a new owner may consider.
There is potential subject to planning to use the paddock for camping/yurts to provide extra income to the property.
The business is promoted via word of mouth locally and they have established a website which is under-utilised at this time to promote the business.
Accessed by an arch glazed entrance with stable door leading into the gift shop with a heavy beam over which then leads through into the Tea Rooms with wooden floor,
heavy beamed ceiling, stone pillar, wooden servery with cake display and electronic till.
The Barn Shop
8.29m x 4.63m (27 1 x 15 ) Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses. Skylight. Picture window to side overlooking the road. Windows to side and rear. Glazed double pedestrian door. Spotlights. Wooden flooring. Raised area to rear. Exposed painted stone walls. Wooden sales counter with electronic till.
Detached two storey cottage on the opposite side of the lane to Pulhams Mill Craft Centre & Tea Rooms which would make ideal owners accommodation with parking for 2 vehicles and a rear garden with river frontage.
Riverside Cottage retains many original features including painted stone walls and a wood burning stove within the sitting room.
Green Oak Barn
Across the road from the property is Green Oak Barn 14.76m x 5.86m (48 5 x 19 2).
(Green Oak Barn has planning permission for a bespoke furniture workshop but has potential subject to gaining the relevant planning consent to be used as guest accommodation for Pulhams Mill, classroom for cookery lessons, as a restaurant or as a large holiday letting cottage subject to gaining the relevant planning consents from Exmoor National Park and West Somerset District Council).
The ground floor of the building is used as a wood workshop with double doors leading onto the road with fluorescent lighting and also has a lean to store.
At first floor the property has been converted into a classroom as the property was run as a wood working school with courses.
The room is all open plan with exposed roof trusses, wooden floor and windows to both sides plus skylight. In one area there is a tea and coffee making facility with a basin unit with stainless steel sink. The first floor room is accessed via a wooden staircase.
At the top of the site is a south facing paddock of approximately 0.96 acres which is currently not utilised but has potential for organic farming or a vegetable patch and polytunnels with the produce being used in the farm shop. There is a timber agricultural barn 10.72m x 3.70m (35 1 x 12.1).
(The top field has potential to be used for camping/yurts subject to gaining the relevant planning consents from the National Park and the local authority).