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Holiday complex for sale in North Whilborough, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12

Guide price £1,400,000

  • Holiday Complex
  • Freehold

The Business
Long Barn Holiday Cottages is run as a premier holiday cottage complex within South Devon and currently the present owners do not live on site. The business had a gross turnover (inc VAT) of £163,800 in the 2017/18 season.

Three of the cottages have residential use (Hameldown Cotttage, Long Barn & Huccaby Cottage) and can be occupied as owner’s accommodation.

Hameldown cottage which is currently let out has 4 bedrooms, 2 en-suites, a family bathroom and a gross turnover (inc VAT) of £32,500 and could be occupied as owners’ accommodation. Alternatively, there is the possibility of occupying Long Barn, but this has the highest turnover of the properties at approximately £73,570 in the 2017/18 season.

The business has high levels of repeat trade which is approximately a third due to the quality of the accommodation and they do not use an agent to promote their business but have their own website. They are VAT registered.

The sale is due to retirement and the current owners have owned the property since 2009. Trading information can be provided to bona fide purchasers.

The Cottages

All of the cottages are to a high standard and are rated as 4* Gold by VisitEngland.

They have been converted from traditional stone barns with features such as vaulted ceilings with exposed roof trusses and provide high quality holiday letting accommodation.

Each kitchen is equipped with a range of modern wall and base cupboards, electric cooker, fridge/freezer and a microwave oven. The cottages have flat screen TVs and DVD players. The cottages are served by gas central heating and each have their own garden area with seating.

Hameldown Cottage
Two storey cottage providing an entrance hall, sitting room with wood burning stove and French doors leading onto a patio area and gardens. Dining room.

Kitchen/breakfast room and downstairs cloakroom. At first floor there are 2 bedrooms (one en-suite shower room and one en-suite bathroom). 2 additional bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside the garden is laid mainly to lawn which is enclosed to increase the degree of privacy. (Sleeps 8 + 2 cots).

Long Barn
The largest of the holiday cottages as a two storey stone barn with a private garden and patio area to front.

The property provides a hall, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room., large sitting/dining room with oak flooring, wood burning stove and double doors leading out onto the gardens.

Cloakroom. Study. Second sitting room with an additional wood burning stove. At first floor master bedroom with en-suite shower room.

2 further bedrooms (one en-suite shower room and one en-suite bathroom) plus another 3 bedrooms and 2 family bathrooms. (Sleeps 13 + 2/3 cots).

Huccaby Cottage
Two storey stone cottage providing a sitting room with wood burning stove and French doors leading out on to the gardens. Kitchen/dining room.

At first floor there is a bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and exposed roof trusses with an en-suite bathroom and 2 further bedrooms with a family bathroom. Outside there is a west facing walled garden laid to lawn. (Sleeps 6 + 2 cots).

Honeybag Cottage
The smallest cottage on site. Two storey stone built cottage providing on ground floor a kitchen, cloakroom and sitting/dining room with wood burning stove.

At first floor there is a bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Outside there is a private courtyard with countryside views. (The property is used frequently as an annexe accommodation to Long Barn).

Leisure Facilities

Indoor swimming pool complex with a pool of 10m x 5m with newly fitted gents & ladies changing rooms with WC & shower facilities.

Adjoining the indoor swimming pool complex within the same building is an indoor play barn with pool table, table tennis and toddlers play equipment which is extremely popular with guests.

There are stairs leading to an office/store room currently used for storage with limited eave height.

There is a gravelled car park next to the cottages and an additional gravel car park next to the indoor swimming pool complex for guests.

At the top of the site is a mature orchard currently used as a playing field for ball games with a children’s play area including swings, slide and seating for guests as well as a climbing frame and trampoline.

There is a paddock which has panoramic views down the valley which is currently not used but has the potential to be used for equestrian purposes, animal enclosures or used for agricultural purposes (vegetable patch). In all set in approximately 3.7 acres.

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