Regional focus on...the south-west

By Stuart Stone contact

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The rise in staycationing in 2018 is set to provide a boost for the south west
The rise in staycationing in 2018 is set to provide a boost for the south west

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Our regional focus on the south-west takes a look at the best pubs available in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire

Population (and density): ​5,289,000 (580 people per square mile)

Largest towns and cities: ​Bristol, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Poole, Swindon, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Exeter, Bath, Salisbury, Taunton, Weymouth

What the experts say: ​"The region is highly desirable for clients waiting to purchase sites. Many of them are seeking to leave their corporate jobs in commerce, banking or the City, and take a lifestyle business in this beautiful area.

"The region is highly desirable for clients waiting to purchase sites. Many of them are seeking to leave their corporate jobs in commerce, banking or the City, and take a lifestyle business in this beautiful area.

"It is one of the largest regions in the country, covering circa 9,200 square miles, an area of immense beauty and diversity. The region includes the affluent counties of Gloucester, City of Bristol, Wiltshire/Somerset, down to Devon and Cornwall. The plethora of tourist attractions include Stonehenge, Roman Baths, Dartmoor, Cotswolds, and arguably the most glorious coastline in the UK.

"We predict that with the devaluation of sterling, the ‘staycation’ domestic holiday situation will further boom in 2018, impacting favourably on the turnovers/finances of many licensed business in this region, possibly increasing values and desirability even further.” - Stephen Taylor – managing director Guy Simmonds

On the market elsewhere

The Board Inn, Whitby, North Yorkshire

The Board Inn

Price - £104,950

Tenure – Leasehold

Annual turnover – Last year circa £740,000 (incl.Vat)

Wet:dry split – 55:45

Rent - £60,000

Landlord – Private

Agent – Guy Simmonds 01332 865112

The Board Inn is ideally located at the foot of the 199 steps which lead to Whitby Abbey. The bar and restaurant have fantastic views across Whitby Harbour towards the North Sea. Due to its prominent location the business benefits from a good level of passing trade.

The property is offered in good condition and benefits from a through bar/lounge area (circa 60) located on the ground floor. The Restaurant (circa 46) is located on the lower ground floor.

The Swan, Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire

Swan

Price - £450,000

Tenure – Freehold

Agent – Fleurets 020 7280 4700

This attractive two-storey thatched pub, a Grade-II listed building, is located in a prominent roadside location in the village of Grendon Underwood – eight miles east of Bicester and 10 miles west of Aylesbury. The detached property houses a ground-floor bar area including casual seating and an area for pool and darts. The property also features a dining area which can cater for approximately 40 covers. Additionally the Swan boasts an enclosed rear patio, landscaped garden and has the potential for five en-suite letting bedrooms.

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