White Swan

Tenure
To Let
Price Variable
Nil Premium
Rent (per annum)
£ 30,000
Description
  • Nil premium letting of characterful rural freehouse and restaurant
  • Excellent decorative order with period features
  • Cosy bar area and restaurant dining area for c. 80 covers
  • Large and well-appointed commercial trade kitchen
  • 3-bedroom private accommodation
  • Landscaped, mature trade gardens
  • Sizeable dedicated car park
Location

Conington is a small, rural village which is around 5 miles south-east of Huntingdon and 9.5 miles north-west of Cambridge. It is easily accessible, being just 1 mile south of the A14 and within easy reach of a wide catchment of surrounding villages.

The White Swan is unopposed in the village and occupies a large plot on the corner of High Street and Conington Road.

Property

The White Swan is a substantial, detached brick-built building under a pitched tiled roof which is predominantly arranged over two storeys. The trade area is presented in excellent order throughout, boasting a wealth of period features.

The main entrance opens into the main bar area, which has a wood-burning stove and a timber panelled bar to the rear, with access to the ground floor cellar behind. To the left is a spacious room with bay window and fireplace, with a further seating area to the right, which in turn leads to WCs. Overall, the bar areas provide c. 50 covers. A separate restaurant dining area has a dual aspect and tables for c. 40 covers. The trade kitchen is sizeable and well-appointed, with commercial extraction, a prep/storage area and external cold room.

On the first floor there is private accommodation comprising 3 bedrooms, a lounge and bathroom.

Externally, the property has a substantial dedicated car park and lawned trade garden with tables and enclosure with children's play equipment. A patio area has tables providing c. 60 covers. To the rear of the restaurant there is a trade patio with tables for a further 26 covers. Gated vehicular access leads to a private area to the side of the pub which includes a large, newly constructed shed.


Measurements

The area of the site is 0.6 acres. The ground floor area (GEA) of the public house extends to 275m² (2,958ft²). Measurements are taken from digital mapping and are approximate.

Planning

We are advised the premises is not Listed nor is it located in a Conservation Area. The relevant local authority is South Cambs District Council.

Tenure

The property is available via a new 3-year, free of tie lease. Rental offers are sought in the region of £30,000 per annum (exc VAT). The Landlord is responsible for all repairs and decoration.

This rare opportunity has become available due to retirement, and is ideally suited to an experienced couple capable of managing all aspects of the business. Applicants must have sufficient capital available to cover 3 months' rent (1 months' rent in advance and £5,000 as a deposit;), legal fees, plus working capital. Proof of funding and a business plan will be sought from experienced operators.

The Business

The White Swan is an established and successful business which has gained an excellent reputation for its range of cask ales and quality, affordable food. We are advised net turnover for YE March 2022 exceeded £590,000, with a trade split of 59/41, in favour of wet sales.

Rates & Charges

Business Rates: £7,534.90 (based on a Rateable Value of £15,100)

Country
England
County
Cambridgeshire
Town
Huntingdon
Address
Elsworth Road, Conington, Cambridge
Post Code
CB23 4LN
Under Offer
No
Reference Number
RF163118
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