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Extremely Well Presented Free Of Tie Village Freehouse For Lease

Bishops Caundle, Dorset
Asking Price:
£64,950
Sales Revenue:
Available on request
Cash Flow:
Available on request

The property
The White Hart is a well presented Grade II Listed character village freehouse with origins reputedly dating back around 450 years. This detached character property occupies a substantial site in the centre of the village and benefits from a landmark trading position adjacent to the A3030. The pub has been completely decorated externally and the owner's accommodation has also been refurbished to a high standard. This well appointed Free of Tie village inn retains many attractive character features and briefly comprises:- character Main Bar Area (40+), character Restaurant (40+), Skittle Alley/Function Room (100+), Commercial Catering Kitchen with ancillary facilities, family sized 3 Double Bedrooms Owners Accommodation with Sitting Room and Bathroom. Externally the property benefits from a substantial Customer Car Park with space for 36 vehicles, and an impressive lawned Trade Garden with panoramic views across the surrounding countryside, incorporating Patio and Decked Areas (80+). Private Owners Garden, and a detached Stone Outbuilding used for storage with potential, subject to the necessary consents, to provide letting bedrooms or staff/owner's accommodation. An internal inspection is strongly recommended in order to fully appreciate all that this deceptively spacious and superior village inn has to offer.

Situation
The White Hart is situated in the centre of the well regarded and picturesque village of Bishops Caundle. The village contains many fine period properties and is situated on an elevated ridge overlooking Blackmoor Vale countryside. The White Hart stands beside the A3030 in the centre of the village approximately 5 miles from the abbey town of Sherborne with its historic architecture, boutique and national high street shops, sports centre and 2 supermarkets. Education facilities are excellent with the well-regarded Gryphon Secondary School and the renowned private Sherborne School of Lewiston close by. There is also access to the A30 trunk road and a mainline railway station. The A3030 is a busy road which links Sherborne with the coast at Poole, with other nearby towns being Sturminster Newton (6 miles) and Blandford Forum (15 miles).

Internal details
Entrance doors to the front and side leading from the main car park into Main Bar Area an attractive character room with part lino, part flagstone and part carpeted flooring, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, part wood panelled walls, feature part exposed stone walls, feature fireplace with inset woodburning stove, wall mounted menu boards, darts oche, range of free standing tables, upholstered wooden chairs, feature curved stone recess with inset settle, tub chairs, window seating and upholstered bench seating for 40 customers plus adequate standing room. Substantial timber fronted and polished timber topped Bar Servery with Altro flooring, range of optics and display shelving, double glass fronted bottle fridge, EPOS cash register with printer link through to kitchen, glass upright wine fridge, twin bowl stainless steel sink unit and glasswasher.

Open plan through into Restaurant again an attractive character room with carpeted flooring, heavily beamed ceilings, part wood panelled walls, part exposed stone walls, range of free-standing wooden tables, upholstered chairs and comfy sofas comfortably seating 40 customers, dessert display fridge, doors to rear leading to trade garden. Side Entrance Hall with Ladies & Gents WCs. Commercial Catering Kitchen with Altro flooring, part tiled and part stainless steel lined walls and fitted with a comprehensive range of commercial catering equipment to include:- 6-burner gas range, Rational combi oven, extractor system with stainless steel canopy over and gas interlock system, walk-in cold room, range of stainless steel workbenches with shelving below, chargrill, twin floorstanding deep fat fryer, microwave oven, warming cabinet with twin bain-marie and serving gantry with warming lamps over, two 3-door under counter commercial fridges, twin deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, stainless steel wall shelving, stainless steel racked shelving and stainless steel hand basin. Beer Cellar newly fitted temperature controlled on the ground floor with shelving.

Purpose built Skittle Alley/Function Room a versatile multi-purpose room with carpeted flooring, purpose built skittle alley and ball return, Bar Servery and comfortably accommodating 100+ customers.

Please note: The fittings, equipment and services listed have not been tested by the agents, although we are informed that all items are in working order.

Private accommodation
The family sized owner's accommodation has been completely refurbished and comprises a ground floor Sitting Room. Bedroom 1 a good sized double room on the first floor with aspect to front and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 a double room on the first floor with aspect to front. Bedroom 3 a double room on the first floor with aspect to front. First floor Bathroom with white suite and shower over bath.

External details
Prominent landmark main road trading position and a substantial plot which incorporates a tarmac Customer Car Park to the side of the property with space for approximately 36 vehicles. To the rear of the pub is an extensive lawned Trade Garden with panoramic views over the Blackmoor Vale and surrounding Dorset countryside, further Decked Trade Area and adjacent Patio Area with picnic bench seating for around 80 customers. Kitchen Garden Area. To the other side of the pub is a private enclosed Owners Garden mainly laid to lawn. A substantial stone Outbuilding has been renovated and is currently used for storage and garaging and also incorporates Staff Changing Room & Shower Room and subject to the necessary planning permission and consents, be used as letting accommodation or additional staff/owners accommodation. Substantial wooden Freezer Store Shed.

The business
The White Hart is well presented throughout and trades as a quality village freehouse and restaurant located in a popular and sought-after Dorset village. The White Hart is a popular and well-regarded business with an excellent reputation which benefits from impressive levels of regular year-round repeat trade, not only from the village, but also from the surrounding villages and towns. The landmark trading position also ensures that there is a regular passing trade from those using the busy Dorset cross country road. The pub is featured in the Good Pub Guide and has received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, a Cask Marque 5-star cellar award, as well as a 5 Star Food Hygiene rating. The pub benefits from 2 skittle teams, 2 darts team, and is a popular with skittle parties and as a venue and meeting place for various local clubs and societies. This is an extremely well-presented business which benefits from impressive year-round trade which continue to grow. The sale of The White Hart represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a well-regarded country village inn with family sized owner's accommodation and is undoubtedly a very special place to live and work and a formal viewing is essential in order to fully appreciate all that this high quality business and property has to offer.

Trading information
Trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.

Opening hours
Current opening hours are Monday to Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm and 11:00am - 4:00pm on Sunday. Closed all day on Wednesday and Sunday evenings.

Current staffing
The business is run by our client, with the assistance of 1 full-time and 2 part-time members of staff.

Potential
Our client advises that there is tremendous potential to develop all aspects of the trade still further and for future growth in trade levels and maximising the available income streams. Without doubt there are opportunities to increase the current trading hours and introduce all day opening and an all day food service, particularly

Property Information

Property:

Leasehold

Leasehold Type:
Existing
Lease Terms:

The business is held on a 15 year Free of tie lease which commenced in 2013 with a current rent of £25,000 per annum, and rent reviews every 5 years. The lease is full repairing and insuring, with a Schedule of Condition attached to this. Full details available upon request.

Leasehold Rent:

£25,000 per annum

Living Accommodation:

The family sized owner’s accommodation has been completely refurbished and comprises a ground floor Sitting Room. Bedroom 1 a good sized double room on the first floor with aspect to front and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 a double room on the first floor with aspect to front. Bedroom 3 a double room on the first floor with aspect to front. First floor Bathroom with white suite and shower over bath.

Location:

The White Hart is situated in the centre of the well regarded and picturesque village of Bishops Caundle. The village contains many fine period properties and is situated on an elevated ridge overlooking Blackmoor Vale countryside. The White Hart stands beside the A3030 in the centre of the village approximately 5 miles from the abbey town of Sherborne with its historic architecture, boutique and national high street shops, sports centre and 2 supermarkets. Education facilities are excellent with the well-regarded Gryphon Secondary School and the renowned private Sherborne School of Lewiston close by. There is also access to the A30 trunk road and a mainline railway station. The A3030 is a busy road which links Sherborne with the coast at Poole, with other nearby towns being Sturminster Newton (6 miles) and Blandford Forum (15 miles).

Premises Details:

The White Hart is a well presented Grade II Listed character village freehouse with origins reputedly dating back around 450 years. This detached character property occupies a substantial site in the centre of the village and benefits from a landmark trading position adjacent to the A3030. The pub has been completely decorated externally and the owner’s accommodation has also been refurbished to a high standard. This well appointed Free of Tie village inn retains many attractive character features and briefly comprises:- character Main Bar Area (40+), character Restaurant (40+), Skittle Alley/Function Room (100+), Commercial Catering Kitchen with ancillary facilities, family sized 3 Double Bedrooms Owners Accommodation with Sitting Room and Bathroom. Externally the property benefits from a substantial Customer Car Park with space for 36 vehicles, and an impressive lawned Trade Garden with panoramic views across the surrounding countryside, incorporating Patio and Decked Areas (80+). Private Owners Garden, and a detached Stone Outbuilding used for storage with potential, subject to the necessary consents, to provide letting bedrooms or staff/owner’s accommodation. An internal inspection is strongly recommended in order to fully appreciate all that this deceptively spacious and superior village inn has to offer.

Business Operation

Trading hours:

Current opening hours are Monday to Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pm and 11:00am – 4:00pm on Sunday. Closed all day on Wednesday and Sunday evenings.

Employees:
Business is run by our client with the assistance of 1 full time and 2 full time

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