Dinton Hermit

Water Lane, Ford, Bucks, HP17 8XH

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Grade II listed
Property Type Investment
Availability For Sale
Size 3,078 sq ft
Price Price on application
Business Rates Rateable value of £16,500. Rates payable can be affected by transitional arrangements, and we would recommend that interested parties should make further enquiries for clarification.
Energy Performance Rating Upon enquiry

A charming former country inn for sale

Location

Situated in the hamlet of Ford off the A418 (Aylesbury to Oxford road) and within easy striking distance of both Aylesbury and Thame.

Summary

The Dinton Hermit is charming 17th century country inn with an interesting history, set in a lovely rural location. The property has been closed to trade since December 2013 and now presents the opportunity either for re-opening the business, or possibly, a change of use, subject to the grant of planning permission. The property totals approximately 3,078 sq ft within the main building and accommodation block, and stands within a site of approximately 0.89 acres. Planning permission was granted (and implemented) in 2011 for an additional 731 sq ft, being additional ground floor space and an additional bedroom to the main building. The property has 13 Letting Bedrooms overall, Bar and intimate Restaurant areas, large Commercial Kitchen, Storeroom, Cellar and separately accessed one-bedroom Manager's flat.

Legal Title

The title is subject to a covenant relating to part of the site fronting the main road, but excluding the main building, 50% of any uplift in value from planning permission for residential development passes to the covenant holder. The seller is not obliged to accept the highest or any offer.

About the property

A most attractive Grade II listed coaching inn from the late seventeenth century, built of rubblestone under an old tile roof. Later extended, and with a witchert barn, once again cleverly extended into an accommodation block. The property was restored around 2003, and now comprises a charming former inn with bar, restaurant areas, and letting rooms, 13 in total, seven in the main building and 6 in the former barn, now accommodation block. An added benefit is the large grounds and picturesque rural views. The property was comprehensively refurbished in 2003, the hotel obtained AA 1* (75%) status and, whilst now in need of some decoration, there is enormous scope for new owners.

Planning

The property is occupied in a mix of Class A3, A4, C3 and C1 uses. The property is not located in a Conservation Area, nor is it AONB or Green Belt.
2011 Extensions and new access from main road. Approved. 2006 New building in front of accommodation building. Refused.
2001 Accommodation building. Approved.
1999 Change of use to residential. Refused.
We consider that there may be scope for change of use, subject to the grant of planning permission, however interested parties should make their own enquiries in this respect. The Local Authority is Aylesbury Vale District Council.

Services

Mains water, drainage and electricity. Bulk LPG for heating and stoves