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DELIGHTFUL AND POPULAR GRADE II* LISTED INN LOCATED IN THE AFFLUENT PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF BRASSINGTON ON THE EDGE OF THE DERBYSHIRE PEAK DISTRICT NEAR CARSINGTON WATER

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  • Stunning Derbyshire village only a stone’s throw from Carsington Water and the Derbyshire Peak District National Park surrounded by beautiful scenery, holiday lets, camp sites and tourist attractions.
  • Main Bar (circa 26+ plus standing) with exposed wooden beams, a converted stove range cooker with log fire, quarry tiled floor and 4 cask ales on offer.
  • Bottom Dining Room (circa 24 covers) with exposed wooden beams, parquet floor & wood panelled walls.
  • Old Kitchen (circa 14) with exposed wooden beams and further converted stove range cooker & log fire.
  • Spacious rear grassed garden areas (circa 2 x 54+) with rolling countryside views and 2 x marquees : Gravelled rest area to front (circa 8) ; Petanque Piste ; Patron’s car park with overflow.
  • Fully equipped commercial catering kitchen.
  • 3-bedroom owners’ accommodation.
  • Advised turnover circa £343,754 (incl. VAT) for year ending 31st March 2020. Since re-opening post pandemic sales are currently advised as being circa £7,000-£8,000 (inc VAT) per week back matching declared turnover for March 2019 (circa £446,000 inc VAT).
  • Trade split: 50% Wet sales : 50% Food sales.
  • Good local trade.
  • Well respected local brewery lease with off invoice and target related discounts.
AN UNMISSABLE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS IN A STUNNING DESIRABLE PICTURESQUE VILLAGE LOCATION

ASKING PRICE £49,995 LEASEHOLD TO INCLUDE FIXTURES & FITTINGS, GOODWILL, EXCLUDING S.A.V.

Location

This highly delightful 17th inn is located in the affluent sought-after Derbyshire Dales village of Brassington only a short stroll from Carsington water. The village itself has 30+ holiday lets, a primary school and a church. Nearby points of interest include the tourist magnet of the Derbyshire Peak District and Chatsworth House while Alton Towers theme Park and the market town of Wirksworth are also close by. The Peak District is a world of contrasting natural beauty, with moors, dales, rivers, springs and caverns and at its heart it is known and loved by millions for its breath-taking views, relaxation, inspiration and adventure. This business attracts an excellent level of repeat trade from the many holidaymakers’ walkers and ramblers that frequent this popular region all year round. Surrounded by such stunning scenery and beauty make this a highly enviable place to live and work. The nearby road networks include the A6, A515 and a series of other ‘A’ roads providing easy access around the area.

THE PROPERTY

The simply stunning Grade II* listed property is bursting with character and rustic charm throughout and dates back to 1616. The property is of stone construction and sits under a pitched, tiled apex roof. Entrances to the front and rear provide access to all the trading areas. These consist of:

Main Bar (circa 26+ plus standing) is a delightful room bursting with warmth and character with loose wooden tables and chairs complimented by window seating and wooden bench pews. Exposed stonework and wooden beams to the ceiling look down on an attractive quarry tiled floor and to one end of the room is a fabulous kitchen cooker/stove range that has been converted to accommodate an open log fire. There is a bar server of wood construction with 4 cask ales on offer and to the rear windows are views of the al fresco gardens and the rolling countryside beyond. This leads through to:

Bottom Dining Room (circa 24 covers) is bursting with character having loose assorted tables, chairs and wooden bench pews sat amidst full wood panelled walls on an attractive parquet floor. Exposed ceiling beams, a roaring log burner set in an exposed brick fireplace and views of the rolling countryside make this a fabulous place to sit, dine and relax.

Old Kitchen (circa 14) is exactly as titled however now has loose tables, chairs and wooden bench pews all sitting on a quarry tiled floor. Exposed wooden ceiling beams and a further kitchen cooker/stove range converted to hold an open log fire is set off against the local artists painting available for sale on the surrounding walls.

Ladies and Gents W.C.’s.

There is a fully equipped commercial catering Kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and surfaces (appliances not tested). A wash up, prep and dessert area leads off. There is also a Ground Floor Cellar with python, remote and pumps etc.

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION

The owner’s accommodation also has delightful views of the surrounding countryside and is situated on the 1st floor. This briefly comprises of: 3 double bedrooms, lounge, bathroom and office space.

EXTERNAL

To the rear of the property are 2 spacious enclosed grassed al fresco garden areas (circa 2 x circa54+) with wooden picnic benches and stunning countryside views. These areas are also used to accommodate marquees (2 x included in the sale) enabling wedding receptions and parties to be held with a fabulous surrounding setting. To the front of the property is a small, gravelled area with wooden garden furniture (circa 8) that is a welcome sight for ramblers and walkers visiting the village. To the side of the property is the patron’s car park with spaces for circa 20 cars (plus overflow), stone built outbuildings and a highly popular petanque piste.

TRADING HOURS

We are advised that the business trades with the benefit of the Premises Licence (not seen) which permits the sale of alcohol during the hours of:

Mon- Sun 11am to midnight

Current opening hours are:

Monday 5pm to 11pm

Tuesday Closed

Weds - Fri 12noon/3pm, 5pm/11pm

Sat – Sun 12noon to 11pm

NB. Important. Prospective purchasers wishing to continue to operate the public house should ensure that they gain the APLH Qualification in readiness for their intended operation of the Public House.

GENERAL REMARKS

The business is offered for sale as a lease assignment with approximately 4 years remaining of the highly respected Marston’s brewery full repairing and insuring, renewable agreement. We are advised that the inn is fully tied on all products however attracts healthy off invoice and target related discounts. We are informed that the attractive rent is currently circa £32,000 per annum to be reviewed in 2025. We are also advised that at the end of the term, the Lease (not seen by Guy Simmonds) should be renewable with no further premium – subject to the provision of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954. We are advised that the inn benefits from an oil-fired heating system for the owners accommodation, Calor gas for the kitchen and log burners/open fires for the trading areas. (no services seen or tested). Business rates payable are advised as currently being circa £NIL per annum.

THE BUSINESS

March 2016 and have since established a popular and thriving offer playing host to a loyal, repeat and desirable clientele mixed with holidaymakers and tourists who frequent the area all year round. The business is currently operated by our vendor clients themselves assisted by circa 8 part time/casual members of staff. Sitting at the heart of the local community offering weekly dominoes, a monthly quiz, live entertainment, functions and weddings on the lawn make this a highly attractive lifestyle. The business also plays host to a boules team and all village events. Our vendor clients are now looking to sell the business on in order to be able to take life at a more leisurely pace. We are advised that accounts declare takings of circa £343,754 inclusive of VAT for year ending 31st March 2020. This was achieved on a trade split of 50% Wet and 50% Food sales. Since re-opening post pandemic we are advised weekly sales are in the region of circa £7,000 - £8,000 (inc VAT) putting turnover back where it was pre pandemic in 2019. New owners could continue to operate the business using the same successful formula or they may wish to take the business to the next level. In our opinion this could be achieved by extending the opening hours, marketing further functions and parties on the lawn, converting the outbuildings to letting (STPP) or the introduction of pods/cabins (STPP). This could be supported by further ideas from the business plan. In our opinion, this business would suit a front of house/chef couple who have experience of working in a similar environment.

Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.

This business was viewed by Richard Fletcher who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07865 348375.

Viewing appointments can be made by emailing Guy Simmonds at sales@guysimmonds.co.uk or by contacting Richard Fletcher on 07865 348375.

All personal viewings undertaken must adhere to the evolving Covid-19 Government guidelines.

Details prepared November 2021

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