Description – Sitting in grounds of approximately 4.59 acres, the Grade II listed building is believed to date back to the 1840s. The present owners converted the property from hotel to offices in 2011, which now offer over 1232 sqm (GIA), currently generating an income in the region of £100,000 per annum (46% occupancy).
Parkland style grounds are found at the front and side of the property, with a sweeping driveway from the rear providing access to extensive car parking to the side and rear.
The property currently has consent for A2, B1 and D1A uses (now all Class E) but also benefits from planning consents (Refs: 05/15/0001 & 05/15/0002LB) granted in 2015 for a further 1954 sqm (GEA), providing two storey extensions to both sides and the rear of the main house. This planning consent was implemented in 2017 but building work not completed.
Arranged over 3 floors, the main building has tasteful decoration throughout with many historic features retained, including a grand staircase and decorative ceilings and fireplaces. Further 2 storey outbuildings are also used as office space.
Location – The property is situated just off the A38 between Taunton and Wellington, within the county of Somerset. The proximity to Taunton and Wellington provides easy access to the M5 and transportation links both locally and nationally.
The County Town of Taunton, approximately 2 miles from the property, offers a wide range of businesses, schools, supermarkets, shops, pubs and restaurants, along with other community, amenity and recreational facilities.
The property has good communication links, being situated approximately 3.5 miles from the M5 motorway, along with a mainline train station in Taunton offering links to Exeter, Bristol and London Paddington. Bristol and Exeter airports are located approximately 44 miles and 28 miles respectively. In addition, the property benefits from views of the Blackdowns Hills Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty and is easily accessible to both the Quantock Hills and Exmoor National Park.
Directions – From M5 Junction 26, take the A38 towards Wellington, at the roundabout take the fourth exit towards Taunton, remaining on the A38 for approximately 3 miles where you find the property located on your right hand side, opposite Crown Eyecare. Please proceed along the driveway, on arriving in the car park, please report to Sworders office.
Planning – The property benefits from full planning permission for the extensions mentioned above. Neighbouring land (in third party ownership) is currently under development for 2,000 homes and additional land in the area has been allocated for housing development. The property is deemed to have planning potential for a number of alternative uses, subject to gaining the necessary consents, we advise any potential purchaser to make their own enquiries.
Services – The property benefits from mains water and electricity. Fowl drainage is currently serviced by a sewage treatment plant. The property also benefits from fibre broadband.
Tenure and Occupation – The property is sold freehold subject to a range of Landlord and Tenants Act 1954 tenancies, ranging from 1-5 year terms. Approximately 46% of the property is currently let, generating in the region of £100,000 per annum. Further details are available from the Vendor’s Agents.
Rateable Value – Currently £74,900pa.
Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way – of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support drainage, water and electricity supplies and any other rights and obligations, easements and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and any other pipes, whether referred to in the Conditions of Sale or not.
EPC – EPC exempt.
Mineral Rights – Mineral Rights are not included within the sale.
Method of Sale – The property is offered for sale as a whole and by private treaty.
Viewings – Viewings is strictly by prior appointment only with the Vendor’s Agents.
Agents Note – The solar panels are not included in the sale but can be available by separate negotiation.
Dataroom – Please contact the agent for access to the Dataroom.