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£675,000

The Hand Hotel, Church Street, Chirk, Wrexham LL14 5EY

  • An attractive former coaching inn on the London to Holyhead mail coach route

The property is situated on the B5070 at its junction with Station Avenue, in the middle of Chirk. The location is a prominent one and overlooks playing fields on the opposite side of the B5070. There are attractive local shops running along the B5070 in a southerly direction and the railway station is close by.



Chirk is positioned on the old mail coach route along the A5 from London to Holyhead and was traditionally a coaching stop. The location is known for its proximity to Llangollen on the tourist trail, its railway station is on the Chester to Shrewsbury line.



The Hand Hotel is prominently positioned on the B5070 which runs through the town, in an area which comprises a mix of commercial and residential uses and amenity space. The immediate vicinity offers a pleasing outlook towards playing fields, and down the B5070 which provides attractive architecture.



Description

The property comprises a Grade II listed former coaching inn dating from 1610, serving the Shrewsbury to Betws-y-Coed section of the London to Holyhead coaching route. The property has retained much of its original character and charm and now provides a 16 bedroom hotel with a number of facilities. These include a reception/ lounge area, two bars, a brasserie restaurant, a café, a Regency function room and a second large function suite. In addition there is an area which could serve as a gym/ beauty centre.



The bedrooms are arranged over two floors and could be increased to approximately 23 rooms, offering scope for reconfiguration and growth. There is an additional flat and retail premises which are both rented out.



Internally and externally the property retains many period features. The extent of the accommodation is unusual and offers scope for diversification and growth dependant on requirements.



The hotel is licenced to hold weddings and currently has good demand in this area throughout the year.



The Business

The existing business offers a good lifestyle for an owner occupier, as well as a business model which can be developed to suit an investor's requirements. Accounts and further information are available from the agent upon request.



The main entrance to the front of the property leads into a reception area and lounge, with a log fire. From here there is access to the period function room and to the bar/ resturant, as well as to the larger function suite to the rear of the property. From here a staircase rises to the frst and second floors.



The Regency function room can seat 70 covers, the brasserie restuarant 30-40 covers and the coffee shop can seat 20 covers. The hotel currently offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.



The first floor is accessed from a staircase from the main reception area and comprises nine double bedrooms, one family room and one twin room each with its own en-suite bathroom.

There is also one large room and bathroom on this level which is let periodically to groups.



In addition there is a separate first floor area accessed from the second bar area. This comprises three large rooms which could be converted to create more letting bedrooms.



On the second floor there are two double bedrooms, one twin and two single bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, together with an additional flat.



The property also incorporates the neighbouring beautician's, which is subject to a lease at a rent of £200 per calendar month. More details are available from the agent upon request. There is also a separate flat in the building which is let out.



The grounds offer a good sized beer garden and a tarmacadam forecourt area to the rear of the property.



A schedule of the ground floor accommodation is included in the marketing details.







The freehold of the property is offered for sale with vacant possession.

All fixtures, fittings and equipment used in the operation of the business are to be included within the sale.The purchasers should rely on their own enquiries to the charging authority. We have made non-verbal enquiries and can confirm the following:



Hotel Rateable Value 2016/17 £29,000

Rates Payable 2016/17 £14,413



Hand Hotel Shop Rateable Value 2016/17 £1,975

Rates Payable 2016/17 £955.90

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