A successful guest house on sought-after Tors Road, Lynmouth, the jewel in the crown of the Exmoor National Park coast. On the sunny side of the village, with lovely views over the East Lyn river.
Accommodation includes: five en-suite guest rooms, three en-suite owners’ rooms, guest lounge, dining room, owners’ lounge, kitchen, utility area, car park, rear courtyard, sunny front terrace and former stables with potential.
Approached from the car park via a wrought-iron side gate onto the terrace or from the road via a wrought-iron gate to the terrace.
Tiled and partly covered terrace with lovely views. Approx 40ft wide with ample space for four or five tables, offering opportunities for secondary income streams such as meals, refreshments, cream teas etc. Double wooden doors open into the entrance porch.
Original part-glazed front door opening into the entrance hall.
with original tiled floor. Doors to guest lounge, dining room, rear hallway (access to owners’ lounge, kitchen etc) and stairs to first floor.
Bay to front with sash windows, laminate floor, radiator, swing door to kitchen, door to entrance hall.
Feature fireplace, sash window to side, Sash windows in bay to the front, fitted carpet.
At the rear. Fitted carpet. Sash windows to the side and casement windows to the rear. Sky TV connection. (Potential for use as a ground-floor bedroom.)
Part-glazed door to rear courtyard and car park. Wash- basin. Doors to owners’ lounge and kitchen.
Range of wall and base cupboard units and peninsular unit, all with work surfaces over. 1½-bowl stainless steel sink unit with matching mixer tap. Casement window to rear. Two fridges. Six-ring gas range cooker with electric ovens below. Dish washer. Radiator. Door to breakfast/dining room. Door to utility area.
Passageway from secondary front door to the utility area at the rear, with commercial washing machine and tumble dryer. Chest freezer. American-style fridge-freezer. Recently-installed oil-fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Separate WC.
(Rooms are numbered from No 2 onwards. No 1 is used as the owners’ lounge on the ground floor.)
Double room. Windows to two sides and en-suite shower room in one corner.
Super-King or Twin room. Windows to front and side. Large en-suite bathroom.
Double room with four-poster bed. Two sash windows to front with river views. Feature fireplace (capped). Large en-suite shower room.
Double room. (Currently used by owners.) Casement window to rear. Large en-suite bathroom.
Large walk-in cupboard housing twin 206-litre hot water tanks and shut-off valves for each room.
Double room. (Currently used by owners.) Casement windows to rear. Separate en-suite shower room.
Double room. Large casement windows to front with views. Large en-suite shower room.
Super-King or Twin room. Casement windows to front. Large en-suite shower room with casement window to front.
Double room. (Currently used by owners.) Casement window to rear. Separate en-suite shower room.
Paved courtyard at the rear with space for clothes drying etc and access to the car park and outbuilding.
With ample space for six cars.
A separate outbuilding, formerly providing stables and storage above. Now used for storage. Potential to develop into further accommodation (subject to planning permission).
Included in the sale
Lorna Doone House is offered ready to trade, currently arranged as five guest bedrooms plus three bedrooms retained for use by the owners’ family. All guest rooms are fully fitted and furnished, including bedroom suites, integrated TV/DVD players, tea & coffee making facilities etc. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms.
Now trading at just under the VAT threshold with a season running from February to November.
Rated by Visit Britain as 4-star Silver Award Guest Accommodation.
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and now inducted into the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame.
Website included. Visit www.lornadoonehouse.co.uk
Lorna Doone House uses the Eviivo Frontdesk on-line booking and reservations system. (Training can be provided.)
Lorna Doone House has a premises licence to serve alcohol to guests. New owners would need a personal licence to continue this aspect of the business.
To ensure a smooth transition, the owners are happy to provide a hand-over period with the new owners to pass-on some of the valuable experience gained over many years in the hospitality trade.