Licensed cafe for sale in Boscastle

The Old Manor House, The Bridge, Boscastle, Cornwall, PL35 0HE | Ref: 75092_LAU240156
For sale
£375,000 Guide Price
This property is marketed by:
Kivells Ltd


  • Landmark licenced café / restaurant,
  • Included fish and chip shop and tea garden
  • Located within the heart of Boscastle Harbour
  • Prime location with high footfall
  • Immediately available for business
  • Grade II listed

For sale by Public Auction on Wednesday 15th May 2024 at Lifton Strawberry Fields at 7pm (UNLESS SOLD PRIOR).

Landmark licenced café / restaurant | Included fish and chip shop and tea garden | Located within the heart of Boscastle Harbour | prime location with high footfall | Immediately available for business | Grade II listed.

Located centrally in the heart of Boscastle Harbour opposite the main carpark, with high footfall throughout the year. Boscastle itself is steeped in history and flanked by National Trust cliff scenery, making it one of the areas most visited destinations. From Tintagel to Bossiney, Trebarwith to Strangles and Crackinton Haven there is rock pooling, sandy beaches, dramatic coastal walking / kayaking or surfing available.   Boscastle has a strong local community in addition to its year-round tourist influx and this is support with a range of other daily facilities. These include doctors surgery, primary school and public houses, together with a range of independent shops and tourist information centre.   

For sale by Public Auction on Wednesday 15th May 2024 at Lifton Strawberry Fields at 7pm (UNLESS SOLD PRIOR).

The Old Manor House Restaurant, takeaway and tea garden is a landmark Grade II listed property in the heart of the bustling tourist honeypot of Boscastle Harbour.

Internally the property briefly comprises of the following:- On the ground floor there is one seating area to the right hand side, a display and serving area to the left hand side, commercial kitchen, food prep area, walk in larder, storage area and customer W.C. 

There is covered access into “Sharon’s Place” a popular Fish and Chip Shop takeaway which comprises of a fully equipped takeaway servery with storage area on the first floor.

In the on the first floor of the manor house there are owners accommodation which comprises of kitchen, sitting room, four bedrooms (one ensuite) and a family bathroom. Externally the property offers a tea garden area which is laid to lawn along with patio areas with picnic benches. The upstairs accommodation also benefits from a private enclosed rear garden with further storage and further decking area. 

This once thriving business due to ill-health has been made available for sale by auction, creating a huge opportunity for the next owners to commence trading immediately for this coming summer season.

An opportunity not to be missed. 

Access via an original timber door into:-

Doors leading to all ground floor rooms and stairs rising to first floor / owners accommodation. 

CAFÉ / RESTURANT 5.79m x 4.86m
Sash window to the front elevation. Exposed stone feature fireplace. Wood panelling and wood effect flooring. Wall lighting and radiator. Covers for 20 with existing layout but has previously been twice this. 

CAFÉ 4.72m x 4.56m
Sash window to the front elevation. Three roll top glass display counters and worktop with storage below. Hand wash basin, pendant lights, radiator and wood effect flooring. 

Stainless Steel units with stainless steel splash back. Six ring gas cooker with five vent system over. Walk in chiller, dishwasher, microwave ovens and stainless-steel work benches. 

Storage area along with access to ‘ The cottage – take away’ area. 

Accessed from the hallway. Low level W.C, towel rail, vanity unit with inset sink and storage under.

Stairs rise to first floor:

Doors leading to all rooms. Access to loft hatch and radiator. Carpeted throughout.

Window to the side elevation. Range of base and eye level units with worksurface over. Stainless sink with mixer taps and drainer. Electric oven with four ring hob. Space and plumbing for washing machine.

Dual sash windows. Feature fireplace, built in cupboard and radiator. Carpeted throughout.

Window to the front elevation. Space for bedroom furniture, radiator and carpeted throughout.

Window to the front elevation. Space for bedroom furniture, radiator and carpeted throughout.

Window to the side elevation. Radiator and carpeted.

Window to the rear elevation. Corner bath with separate shower cubicle. Low level W.C, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps. Radiator and vinyl flooring.

Window to the rear elevation. Airing cupboard, radiator and carpeted throughout. Door into:-
Corner shower cubicle with electric shower over. Low level W.C and pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps. Vinyl Flooring and ceiling light.

Detached grade II listed cottage which has been fully equipped for takeaway service. This includes Service counter, drinks fridge, 4 drawer fish fridge, 3 pan fryer, Bain Marie, sink with hot & Cold water. An electric griddle and a large double rack stone bake pizza oven and a state of the art prep/ salad fridge with under counter fridge storage. Outside of the rear door is a 28lb potato rumbler and electric chipper.

To the front of the property there is a level paved area that has railings to the roadside, with access into the restaurant, take away hatch along with the licenced tea garden area. There are a range of benches with seating for 70+ sat on paved patio areas and lawn surround. Above this area is a private enclosed terraced garden area laid to lawn along with raised decking area. There is also a further large walk in chiller in the garden within a timber storage unit.

Please refer to the auction pack with regards to items included in the sale. Other items will be available subject to separate negotiation.

Mains water and drainage. Three phase electricity, bulk gas tank and oil central heating. 

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We are advised the business is registered for VAT but the sale of the building will not have VAT to pay in addition.

For more information go to https:// shows that the rateable value from 1st April 2023 is £18,500. To find out how much business rates will be payable there is a business rates estimator service via the website.

Full On and Off Sales License for Manor House and outside Trade Garden areas (License No 4528).

Please note the property is sold with vacant possession and the business will cease trading on the fall of the gavel on the evening of the auction and is not sold as a going concern. Minor works are also being investigated on the chimney breast which may not be finalised prior to the auction, with quotes for the work available on request.

Strictly by appointment only. Please ring 01566 777 777 to view this property and check availability before incurring travel time/costs. FULL DETAILS OF ALL OUR PROPERTIES ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE

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Lifton Strawberry Fields, Lifton, Devon PL16 0DE on Wednesday 15th May at 7pm.

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Cornwall Council 

The property is offered for sale, subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the Property and Charges Register of the registered title together with all public or private rights of way, wayleaves, easements and other rights of way, which cross the property.

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