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Character Devon Tea Room And Lovely Home For Sale

Ilfracombe, Devon, UK
Asking Price:
Sales Revenue:
£50K - £100K
Cash Flow:
Available on request

This olde worlde licensed character tea room comes complete with a beautifully presented 2 bedroom home. It is conveniently situated on the High Street enjoying all year round trade from visitors and locals alike.
Ilfracombe being North Devon's premier Victorian seaside town, where the beautiful Devon countryside meets the sea, is close to some of the UK's best beaches, breathtaking rolling hills and countryside, picturesque villages and country pubs.

A rare opportunity to purchase the freehold of this well established popular tea room which has traded for around 80 years and has been in the loving hands of the current owners for the last 6 years; it is now on the market due to the owners wishing to retire with the added benefit of no forward chain.

The business is run to suit the current owner's lifestyle and thus presents a great opportunity for the new owners to continue in their footsteps if they wish. However, there is huge potential to increase turnover and profits by introducing longer opening hours, evening trade or opening Sundays and Mondays. In addition to this, as a result of the owners investment in the updating and re equipping of the kitchen, it would easily lend itself to many other styles of menu.

10:00am - 4:00pm Tuesday to Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Benefits from own up-to-date website

Consistently high ratings on Trip Advisor
Excellent Google reviews
Taste of the West Gold Award
South West Tourism Bronze Award
Ditch Townsend Cream Tea rating (1st in North Devon)
Best 50 Cream Teas
Best cafe window display Award (Ilfracombe Victorian week)
Ilfracombe in Bloom Award


Tea Room (6.1m x 5.2m)
Being one of the oldest buildings on the High Street, this double fronted tea room oozes character and charm and is complimented by outside hanging baskets and window boxes (with automatic watering system) and themed window displays either side of the stable style door. Inside there is a beamed ceiling, carefully chosen lighting which compliments the quaint styling, hand made oak counter with storage under, easy maintenance and hard wearing oak style vinyl floor, electric cash register, hot water boiler, cold drinks fridge, 2 fire places (one used as a display area), ornamental bread oven, customer/staff toilet, with seating for up to 24 covers. The premises has been subject to a high quality program of updating and improvement with no expense being spared.

Commercial Kitchen (4m x 8m)
To the rear of the tea room is a large well fitted commercial kitchen complete with a selection of stainless steel tables/work surfaces all with storage under as well as varied stainless steel higher level shelving and a stainless steel double drainer/double sink unit.
The equipment includes a Maidaid dishwasher/steriliser, Rational 5 senses oven, Blue Seal baking oven, proover/hot hold unit and large mixer, Lincat Salamander grill, induction hob, waffle maker, toasty grill, milk shake mixer, microwave, toaster, soup urn, Foster upright fridge and freezer and ice cream freezer, as well as an ample quantity of Churchill Stonecast anti chip crockery plus a selection of glass and china ware.

From the kitchen a door leads to a useful storage room (3.3m x 2.7m) with large chest freezer and shelved storage area.

First Floor
The private spacious accommodation is accessed via a door to the rear of the counter area. A small flight of stairs leads to an oak floored landing with access to the large lounge/office, kitchen and pretty roof terrace.

Lounge (4m x 6m)
Accessed through double french doors a large flexible lounge/dining area/office that encompasses the whole width of the building being part carpet and part oak flooring. In addition, to the rear of the lounge is a walk in under-stair cupboard.

Kitchen (2.9m x 3.9m)
From the landing the recently fitted kitchen can be accessed via a glazed door with an adjoining toilet/walk in shelved storage cupboard. Double glazed patio doors lead onto the attractive roof garden complete with outside electric socket, automatic watering system with views towards the beautiful Torrs.

Second Floor
Accessed by a short staircase, at the top of which there is a built-in storage cupboard.
The landing leads to:
Bedroom 1 (4m x 3m)
Bedroom 2 (3.2 x 3m) with access to attic

Bathroom (1.5m x 3m)
The bathroom benefits from a recently fitted white 3 piece bathroom suite with shower over p shaped bath and vanity unit, stylish floor to ceiling tiling, illuminated magnifying mirror and wall mounted cupboard. There is also a large storage cupboard at one end.

Gas fired central heating throughout.
Emergency lighting, fire alarm and CCTV.
Carpets/flooring included in sale.
Private accommodation double glazed throughout

EPC Rating C
Business rates 0

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Trading hours:

10:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday to Saturday

Husband and Wife team with occasional part time staff as required.
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Support & training:

As needed if required.

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