Sheffield Road, Holmfirth£695,000
3 bed House - detached, Holmfirth
An excellent opportunity to purchase this substantial unique detached property set in grounds of just over 5 acres, currently accommodating a restaurant, cocktail bar and boutique tearoom which is presented to a very high standard with superb recently renovated specious living accommodation above. The property enjoys beautiful rural setting, with a south facing aspect, stunning views and the convenience of easy access from its main road position.
About The Spiced Pear
The original building is believed to be approximately 200 years old and appears to have formerly been 3 cottages. A substantial single story extension was added to the rear within the last 40 years. In more recent years the property has been extensively overhauled with a more contemporary look and gained a reputation as a venue for a quality dining experience.
Our clients currently operate the business on a lower key basis as a boutique tearoom and special occasion venue with limited opening hours (11-5pm) for just 5 days a week. In addition, they have a wedding licence and have regular bookings for other functions. Vintage style weddings are particularly popular at the moment.
We are informed that the existing business has turned over approximately £375,000 net in the last year with a business model based around our clients chosen opening hours and working towards retirement. With more extensive marketing, opening hours, diversified menu and services, there is the potential to generate much greater revenues. Some purchasers may even consider a completely different usage or conversion back to a fully residential property (subject to the necessary consents being obtained).
The ground floor of the property is entered by the public through a central reception hall with bar area with two separate dining room areas which can be hired out for private functions. In addition to this there is a well equipped kitchen, customer toilets, storage areas and a staff office. The public areas are all presented in a distinctive style which combines contemporary with traditional including exposed stonework and a number of column style central heating radiators. Beneath the property there are extensive cellars providing generous storage.
About The Spiced Pear
The upper floor of the property is accessed via an external staircase and is used by the present owners as their living accommodation. This has recently been renovated to an excellent contemporary standard with newly installed kitchen and bathrooms, oak flooring and and exposed beams throughout its spacious 3 double bedroom accommodation.
It has uPVC double glazing throughout with an LPG fired central heating system. Foul drainage is to a septic tank located in the field opposite the property and the property is connected to mains water. A CCTV security system is in place and there are audio speakers set into the ceilings of all the public areas.
Externally, we are informed that the grounds amount to approximately 5 acres. The property is approached via its own drive which leads to a large car parking area to the side and rear. Outside dining / seating areas are to be found to the side of the building on the path approach to the entrance doors.
Behind the building there is a sloping field and to the opposite side of the road there is a further paddock of land which has been used as a market garden in the past.
The property is located on the A616 Sheffield Road, approximately 3.5 miles from the popular town of Holmfirth and is easily accessible for clientele from South and West Yorkshire.
Furniture and Effects
Most of the furniture and effects within the property will be made available to the successful purchaser by separate negotiation if required.
Approx 3668 Sqft / 340 Sqm (Appro x 12034'2 Sqft
Entrance / Reception
The restaurant is entered through an open porch with double doors to the side leading into a small lobby area, then the reception. The reception features oak flooring running through to the bar area and provides seating areas and a cosy corner snug area. This a welcoming space where visitors are entertained by the grand piano (by separate negotiation). Steps lead down to the lower dining area.
Bars / Display Kitchen
There are two adjoining bar areas which in turn serve the reception and upper dining room areas. These have granite bar tops and stainless steel prep areas with sinks. They lead through to a further prep / display kitchen area which can be viewed from and is used as a pass to the upper dining areas.
Upper Dining Room
The larger of the 2 dining spaces (60 70 covers), having windows to the side and rear with glazed double doors opening to the side patio area. Folding doors allow this area to be closed off for private functions.
There are 3 interconnecting store areas located behind the bar and accessed via double swing doors. A door from one leads to the private side patio area.
The managers office is tucked away behind the display kitchen and features windows to the side and rear.
Lower Dining / Tea Room
Featuring a number of windows and doors to the front, which enjoy the spectacular rural views parquet and tiled floor and a feature contemporary fireplace. This space is used to accommodate wedding ceremonies as well as providing a dining space (40 covers). A swing door leads to the kitchens.
Accessed via a wash up area which has its own stainless steel sink and dishwasher. The kitchen features windows and a door to the front elevation and is fitted out with a range of cookers, hobs, grills, griddles and a large walk in cold store. Steps lead down to the cellars and a lobby area leads out to the rear of the building.
Ladies and Gents WC
Separate ladies and gents WCs are located off the reception area. Both are finished to a good contemporary standard with modern fittings and tiling, heated towel rails and hand driers.
Approx 700 Sqft / 65 sqm (Appro x 2296'7 Sqft /21
Cellars / Storage
The basement of the property features a series of cellar rooms which are used for storage, additional prep areas, secure storage and a beer cellar with air conditioned cooling.
Approx 1597 sqft / 148sqm (Appro x 5239'6 sqft /4
The upper floor of the property has recently been renovated and redesigned to an excellent standard and provides a comfortable yet contemporary living area.
The living accommodation is accessed via an external steel staircase which leads to the uPVC side entrance door. The long hallway features oak flooring and exposed beams to the ceiling.
Fitted with a range of quality modern base units with solid oak work surface and matching island unit. It has an inset ceramic sink with mixer tap, oven, integrated dishwasher and fridge, oak flooring, exposed roof truss to the high angled ceiling, mullioned window and glazed double doors enjoying the views to the side and 2 column radiators.
Located down three solid oak steps from the kitchen. Again featuring an exposed roof truss to the high angled ceiling, windows to the front and picture window to the side enjoying the views and 2 column radiators. A door leads to bedroom 3.
Once again fitted with modern base units with laminated work surfaces, ceramic 1 bowl sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for automatic washing machine, window to the rear, oak flooring and column radiator.
The master bedroom suite is particularly impressive and features mullioned windows to the front enjoying the views, exposed roof truss to the high angled ceiling, oak flooring and column radiator.
A central wall divides the bedroom space from the en-suite area, which has a walk in shower, low flush wc and wall mounted washbasin. It is finished with contemporary tiling, oak flooring, spotlights and an extractor with further mullioned windows enjoying the views to the front.
With quality contemporary three-piece suite in white comprising low flush wc wall mounted washbasin and bath with shower, oak flooring column radiator and exposed beam to the high angled ceiling.
A generous double bedroom with windows to the rear, partly exposed roof truss and 2 column radiators
Another double bedroom that features mullioned windows to the front enjoying the views, inset spotlights and exposed beam to the high angled ceiling and column radiator.
The property is accessed via a tarmac driveway from Sheffield Road, with a grass area to the left planted with some young pear trees, leading to a large tarmac car park with space for 45 vehicles extending to the rear of the building. A secluded pathway to the side leads down to the restaurant entrance doors passing an outside seating area and a water fed stone trough / well. There is a further paved seating area at the side of the building and a decked seating area to the front. To the other side of the building (none public facing) there is a further paved sitting area and steps down to a former garage which is now used as a store and has frontage to the main road.
To the side and rear of the building there is a further sloping paddock of land, which we are informed extends to approximately 1.48 acres, classed as a wildlife corridor with an area of outstanding natural beauty located above. Across the road there is another sloping enclosure of land approximately 2.8 acres, which was used as a market garden and is terraced with raised beds, wooden potting shed, orchard, polytunnels, chicken run and an area of hard standing with an overhead electricity supply. This has largely been unused in more recent years but was previously an organic market style garden providing produce for the restaurant. This piece of land also contains a small woodland area with a stream meandering through the lower aspect of the land.
Strictly by appointment with Wm Sykes & Son. Appointments will be available on Mondays and Tuesdays or on evenings after the business is closed.
From Holmfirth head to New Mill on the A635 Station Road / New Mill Road. At the junction in the centre of New Mill bear right and continue onto Sheffield Road (A616), follow this road for approximately 2 miles through Jackson Bridge and out into the countryside. The property will be found on the left. Alternatively from Sheffield / M1 follow the A616 to the Flouch roundabout and continue straight ahead, staying on the A616 passing through Crowedge and Victoria, the property will be found on the right hand side.
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