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This charming Bed and Breakfast with an adjoining independent home for the owners, is known as The Clockmaker’s House. Located in the heart of the cherished market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. It is less than 100meters walk to the castle grounds or to Market Street where you will find a host of boutique businesses, independent shops, restaurants, an indoor market and many other local amenities.
This well-presented and characterful property, incorporated over three floors of living space, includes a quaint entrance and stairway for the guests and a separate entrance and stairway for the owners in the outstanding adjoining home. This detachment is essential for separating the business from the owner’s personal residence. Full of character and quirkiness this is a great opportunity for someone who desires to reside in the centre of a delightful market town in the National Forest.
Great lifestyle prospects as this business provides the opportunity for a couple, where one is pursuing a career, allowing the other to run the B&B, just like the current proprietors. Alternatively, there is potential to grow the business into a full-time B&B enterprise. There is capacity to increase the current turnover, including through the increase of room occupancy rates. The current owners are now looking to fully retire, having run the B&B for the past 11 years. The business was run over those years to provide them with a good way of life, enabling them to take periods of time away, spending time with family, friends and holidaying.
The Bed and Breakfast Accommodation benefits from 3 stylish double bedrooms, although this could be 4 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, linen room and a split level 24ft Guests Reception room with twin fireplace, bow window and a 17th century entrance way. Spread over 3 floors, there is a primary entrance hall for the guests, with separate stairs, including the original mahogany handrail, leading to all the guest accommodation. From this hallway is a connecting door to the owner’s home.
The Owner’s Accommodation is exceptional and spread over 2 floors. The home benefits from its own private entrance leading to a hall, independent stairway, utility, cloakroom with WC and doors leading to a double garage and workshop. The superb and spacious Charnwood fitted, and integrated kitchen includes an open plan dining area and is the heart of the home. There are 2 further spacious reception rooms, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside is a driveway with room for parking three vehicles and a double garage with roof garden terrace above.
Business trade can be increased significantly. Due to lifestyle choices, the current owner does not operate the B&B during most weekends or in their own holiday periods throughout each year. Currently, they primarily provide accommodation to weekday guests, many of whom are repeat business clients. There is a great opportunity for the new owners to increase turnover should they chose to run it as a full time B&B. Although furniture fixtures and fittings are by negotiation, this is a business that is fully equipped if required and ready to walk into and trade from day one. Trading figures can be provided by the owner upon request.
Location: A chance to live in a beautiful and substantial home and take over the existing business operating in a historic conservation area in the centre of the popular market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. Situated in the National Forest, Ashby also benefits from good transport links including access to East Midlands Airport. Junction 13 of the A42, connects to the M1 and M42 Motorway network and is only 1 mile away. North West Leicestershire is home to many national and multinational organisations and is also popular with business and tourist travelers, being nestled between Derby, Leicester and Nottingham.
An Energy Performance Certificate has been commissioned and will be available on receipt
The owners are retiring
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