Dorchester, Dorset

  • Offers Over £550,000
Dorchester, Dorset


Property ID: 1000_CS0004


EXCITING LIFESTYLE OPPORTUNITY to purchase this THRIVING FREEHOLD BUSINESS in DORSET with SEVEN HIGHLY RATED SPECIALITY ENSUITE LODGES, STUNNING VIEWS, WITH BED and BREAKFAST option, relaxed restaurant, open air covered veranda , snug bar, owners TWO BED accommodation , in extensive grounds.

This outstanding freehold building is a gift to a buyer looking for HIGH QUALITY SPECIALITY LODGINGS which is in such massive demand in our stunning county of Dorset. It is just outside Dorchester, where there are train routes running to BOURNEMOUTH, SOUTHAMPTON, WINCHESTER and LONDON WATERLOO. Perfectly located for Wimborne, Cerne Abbas, and the stunning Jurassic coastline of Dorset. This location is a walking and cycling paradise and centrally located for a staycation holiday in this beautiful county of Dorset. The business is run at the highest standard, and could be developed to a SPECIALITY GASTRO RESTAURANT or perhaps a WEDDING VENUE, as the LODGES bring many opportunities to diversify if required.

Front of Property
Central steps to the front door

Front of Property
Outside raised seating area with lovely countryside views

Expansive front aspect casual dining room with wood flooring, exposed brick and flint walls, double glazed windows to the front which take advantage of open aspect views. There is a warm, relaxed atmosphere with twin double doors to both sides and steps leading to the kitchen

Olde English Bar – 7.01m x 5.18m (- 23′ x 17′ )
This lovely, snug bar is charming! There is a wonderful seating area comprising of ‘high tables’, bench seating, and seating for dogs! surrounding the focal area of an enclosed stove. The deep, oversized wood bar is fully stocked with a comprehensive range, storage, shelving, attractive wood panelling, quarry style tiled flooring, intimate lighting, radiator, front aspect window overlooking the conservatory.

Relaxed Lounge
Triple, front aspect double glazed windows with outstanding countryside views, 3 radiators, library area, bench seating and relaxed low-level seating, double glazed dual doors to the Veranda, the stairway leads down to kitchen and bar area.

Guest Cloakrooms

Inner Lobby
Rear aspect double glazed window, large double storage cupboard, access to loft, door to:-

Ladies Toilet
Front aspect double glazed window, twin sinks set in an attractive wood dresser, radiator, spotlighting, 2 guest toilets, mainly tiled and with one having a front aspect double glazed window

Disabled Toilet
Low level WC, wash hand basin

Men’s Toilet
Side aspect double glazed frosted glass window, fully tiled walls, radiator, urinals, sink unit.

Veranda – 11.89m x 5.79m (- 39′ x 19′ )
Railed, alfresco dining area with ample seating and glass frontage, outside lighting, wooden decking, outstanding countryside views and perfect area for an entertaining venue.

Rear of Veranda
There is further hardstanding for owners parking which leads to a large water butt and space for bins. This leads through to:-

This is a part open, large cabin, housing freezers, washing machine and stock, with a large functional drying area and lockable cabin to the rear.

Lockable Cabin
Currently housing bikes and a motorbike.

A comprehensive working kitchen with stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps and drainer, range of eye and base level units, shelved storage room, several fridges, Thornhill Eco Range cooker incorporating 5 ovens. This kitchen is a chef’s paradise!

Work Room
Rear aspect room with double glazed windows, stainless steel double drainer, double sink unit, ample work surfaces for preparing food, space for fridge freezers. There is direct access to the owner’s accommodation and rear access via steps to the Service Washroom.

Further Facilities

Cold Room Cellar
With direct access from the bar, and direct access to the front of the property. Ramp for barrels

Outside Storage
With shelving and rear access with a front slope for barrels, outside lighting.

Front Hardstanding
Own car park, the width of the frontage of the property for numerous cars

Own Driveway
To the right-hand side of the property, leading to cabins that provide vehicular access.

Owners attached accommodation

Lounge – 4.88m x 4.27m (- 16′ x 14′ )
With inset fireplace housing stove, through to:-

Kitchen/Dining Area – 4.88m x 2.74m (- 16′ x 9′ )
Fitted with eye and base level units, sink unit with mixer tap, space for dishwasher, extractor, rear aspect double glazed window, space for dining table, front aspect double glazed window, double glazed door to the front patio

Stairway to 1st Floor
With rear aspect double glazed window

Bedroom 1 – 3.96m x 3.96m (- 13′ x 13′ )
Front aspect room with double glazed window, radiator, access to loft.

Dressing Room
With hanging space and inset lighting

Bedroom 2 – 3.66m x 2.74m (- 12′ x 9′ )
Front aspect room with double glazed window providing countryside views, radiator, access to loft

Modern suite comprising of panel enclosed bath with mixer tap shower over, shower screen, vanity wash hand basin, concealed low-level WC, tiled walls, rear aspect double glazed window with frosted glass, deep sill, towel rail, inset lighting

Seven speciality elevated wood cabins
Recently built and all with outstanding countryside views. Each cabin has gas central heating and are serviced by a septic tank. Each cabin comprises of:-

Cabin – 3.05m x 2.44m (- 10′ x 8′ )
Front aspect double glazed windows, radiator, wall lighting, wood-panelled walls.

Ensuite – 2.44m x 1.22m (- 8′ x 4′ )
Modern suite comprising of vanity wash hand basin, low-level WC, front aspect double glazed window, fully enclosed shower, towel rail, wood-panelled walls,

There are extensive, elevated grounds to the rear, providing ample parking, with lots of space surrounding the cabins. There is an enclosed composting area to the rear.

Additional information
The property is serviced by oil heating. There are two new septic tanks. The cabins are serviced by gas central heating.

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Updated on October 19, 2021 at 7:22 pm
  • Property ID: 1000_CS0004
  • Price: Offers Over £550,000


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