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Tors Road, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35

Hotel for sale

Hotel, Catering, Holiday Lets, Other Business

Key Features

  • Popular riverside guest house, tea garden and an architecturally designed 3 bedroom private house
  • Blue plaque residence for Captain Jack Crocombe’s world famous overland lifeboat rescue.
  • Within walking distance of the harbour, sea and all local amenities.
  • Guest house with 9 bedrooms including a staff bedroom
  • With log store, integral garage and parking outside for 3-4 vehicles.
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Property Description

In arguably one of the best trading locations in Lynmouth, The Captains House is within easy walking distance of the harbour and sea, overlooks the East Lyn River and is nearby a large public car park for ease of access.
This property is therefore ideally placed for the tourist trade and is close to all village amenities.

Genuine retirement sale of this popular award winning guest house and tea garden, operated by a husband and wife team for the last 28 years.
The Captains House has a good reputation and the property has been awarded a five star hygiene award by the local authority.
It provides a comfortable home and income and the opportunity to live in a historic building within the centre of Lynmouth.
There is huge potential to run this guest house with a variety of different options from running the tea garden, to letting the cottage as a holiday let and living in part of the guest house.

A blue plaque residence, famous for its association with Captain Jack Crocombe the real life character who completed the world famous land launch in 1899 of the lifeboat the 'Louisa' up and over the moors and the highest cliffs in England for 14 miles by road to Porlock Weir.
Here they saved the lives of the crew of The Forrest Hall Ship which had gone rudderless in a dangerous storm.
This property was commissioned by Sea Captain Jack as his family home in 1882.
The property is now a popular guest house and tea garden and some years ago the barn was converted to provide an individually designed 3 bed private house for the operator of the guest house.
The main residence has 9 letting bedrooms together with a staff bedroom and to the ground floor there is a dining room, private kitchen diner and kitchen as well as a utility room and store.
The private house stands detached and has a separate doorway leading to a through kitchen and spacious private lounge with its own balcony overlooking the river. At the far end of the lounge is a private bedroom.
A staircase from the lounge gives access to the 2nd floor providing 2 further bedrooms (one en-suite) and bathroom. There is an integral garage and log store and parking within the garage and immediately outside for 3-4 vehicles.

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