LICENSED BISTRO AND FOUR BEDROOM BED AND BREAKFAST in Scarborough for Sale.
A picture postcard location in a semi-rural idyll, away from the bustling coastal resort of Scarborough yet within a short 15-minute drive of it. A perfect location for walkers and cyclists to rest and relax as they plan their routes over the Cleveland Way and coastal headlands between Scarborough and Whitby. A former farmhouse, detached, now converted into a very attractive ground floor bistro with three dining rooms comfortably seating 50 diners, four characterful guest bedrooms (all en-suite), a large south facing garden with decked terrace and a range of useful outbuildings. There is plenty of parking, soon to be extended to the adjacent paddock providing additional hard standing for guests. Serving breakfast and lunch to both the bed and breakfast guests and open to the general public, the bistro and rooms generate a turnover in excess of £350,000 per annum. There is huge scope for new owners to open more evenings for dinner, an opportunity not fully exploited by the current owners of late. This would be a perfect business interest for a husband and wife team, couple or partners who have the catering skills to produce good quality food. Average spend per head has been as high as £40 on bistro nights. Being out of the noise and bustle of Scarborough town, the business attracts a more discerning customer, ones seeking a peaceful, atmospheric, and relaxing setting. Rooms let for between £80 and £120 per night including. breakfast. Ground floor bistro providing three intimate dining rooms perfect for private gatherings and celebrations. Dining rooms spaciously accommodate 18, 16 and 16 guests. The main dining room has access out onto a large, decked terrace and the gardens, both having tables and seating. At the bistro reception is a well-stocked bar and wait station. Ladies and gents WC’s. Well-equipped, galley style, catering kitchen and rear door leading to a range of outbuildings providing ample chilled food storage, dry goods storage and utility areas. It was proposed and indeed has planning approved to re-situate the catering kitchen into the adjoining barn outbuilding, which would provide far more culinary working space, and indeed some works, such as the installation of 3-phase electric, has begun. The adjoining barn is currently utilised as the laundry and pot-wash area. A fenced enclosure surrounds a 20 ft shipping container which has an additional food prep area, equipped with Rational ovens. Across a short yard from the main building is a further outbuilding which, formally known as Daisy Cottage, provided an additional letting studio but is currently used as a food prep kitchen and toilet and shower room for the staff. This can very easily and simply be converted back to provide an additional letting room. Stairs lead to a landing off which there are four letting rooms, each a double with en-suite facilities. The rooms are lovely, well furnished and appointed and come with lots of character and nice views to either garden or courtyard. EPC Band C