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The Chequered Skipper
Oundle East Northants

Leading National Licensed Property agents Guy Simmonds have recently sold this business located in the highly affluent picture-postcard East Northants village of Ashton surrounded by thatched properties and other affluent villages and the estate owned conservation village is an area of natural beauty and a walker’s paradise all year-round.


This Grade II listed inn is of stone-built construction sitting under a pitched, thatched roof. Entrances to the front of the property provide access to the open plan trading area consisting of: Open Plan Dining areas (c70 covers) with areas of flagstone and solid oak flooring, exposed wooden ceiling beams and a stone built fireplace are complimented by a bar server with a Yorkshire stone bar top offering 3 cask ales. Self-Contained Function and Conference Centre (c72 covers) is a multi-use room with private access, a welcoming reception area a wooden bar server and areas of exposed stone. The function/conference room is fully air conditioned with a solid oak floor. Exposed wooden ceiling beams/exposed roof rafters are visible and doors to the rear lead out onto a lit private slabbed patio area. A staircase leads up to a slabbed rooftop garden area.

Fully equipped commercial catering kitchen, walk in fridge and further storage areas. Below ground floor Beer Cellar. The owner’s accommodation has 3 bedrooms.

To the side is an enclosed grassed beer garden (circa 30+). To the front is a flagstone patio area (circa 32+) sitting under 2 large garden umbrellas and amongst wandering peacocks! The patron’s car park has spaces for circa 30 cars.

Richard Fletcher from Guy Simmonds stated that “This was a very exciting opportunity for the new owner to purchase this simply stunning, thriving and popular business set on a private ‘thatched’ conservation estate in East Northants. This new business venture has got the purchaser very excited and was sold to Kay Hague off an asking price of £165,000. Kay will be running the business along with family members and loved the property so much she has already purchased one of the houses within the estate. She can’t wait to get started and is looking forward to continuing offering the same service and standards that the previous owner offered. She looks forward to welcoming customers old and new”

Asking Price: £165,000
Tenure: Private ‘Free of tie’ lease
Turnover: £745,200 (Inc VAT).
Trade Split: 57% Food : 43% Wet
Property Rent: £50,000 per annum
Landlord: Private freeholder
Agent: Guy Simmonds 01332 865112

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