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Lifestyle Business, Country House Bed And Breakfast For Sale

Rye, East Sussex, UK
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Historic Tudor buildings on the edge of the historic town of Winchelsea, set in countryside, close to beaches and tourist town of Rye.

Tudor buildings set in own grounds with car park.
Would be suitable as:
* a large family home with a small B&B business.
* or a larger guesthouse.
* contains 7 guest rooms, dining room, kitchen, lounge with bar.
* could operate sub VAT threshold.

Option to rent or buy another building on the same site for managers accommodation or extra rooms and income.

Potential of tea room using existing alcohol license.

All year trading or seasonal, you choose! Rye attracts Londoners all year round and we have strong summer trade from Europe.

Life style business.

More information available upon request, please contact seller below for further details.

Property Information



Living Accommodation:

One or two rooms could be used on upper floor as small self contained bedroom and office, or we offering for rent (or purchase) another building with two bedrooms, two receptions, kitchen and utility rooms.


Rural setting, close to tourist town of Rye.

Near to M20, Dover Channel Port, Channel Tunnel, Gatwick Airport and hour and a half from South London.

Premises Details:

A Grade II listed 15th Century building set in landscaped gardens with mature trees. Own drive and car park. Surrounded by National Trust organic farm.

Large Tudor house has 7 bedrooms with dining room, lounge and kitchen.

Has been run as guesthouse business since 1922 and has excellent reviews and long established business profile. Excellent business contacts such as Alastair Sawdays and European Travel Agents.

Planning Consent:

Full planing consent for use a guesthouse with alcohol license.
Full planning consent granted October 2018 for property.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

All year round potential for Tearoom. Has successfully operated as Tearoom in the past.

Competition / Market:

Rye and the surrounding area is a thriving successful tourist destination drawing from South East, London and Europe.

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Trading hours:

7 days a week. Closed January and weekdays in November/December/early February.
Main season runs from Easter to mid-September.

Managed and run by 2 owners with part time staff.
Years established:
since 1922 and 11 years with present owners

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