Leisure/hospitality for sale in Royston, Hertfordshire SG8

£985,000
Leisure/hospitality for sale
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Property features

  • Caravan and camping site, 5 caravans with electric hook ups along with 10 tents
  • Three bedroom detached period property set within c. 3.5 acres/Huge potential to redevelop
  • Registered with various camping and caravanning web sites
  • Retirement sale

Property description

Reference - 47905

Description
This is an excellent lifestyle change opportunity to acquire a caravan and camping site and potential for other businesses is located in semi-rural Cambridgeshire, right on the Hertfordshire border. The park is situated approx 8 miles of Cambridge and is within easy reach of the A10, A505 and the M11, which provides links into London making it an ideal setting to run a successful business from. Train station is a short walk away, ten minutes to Cambridge, forty five minutes to London.
There are also three pubs/ restaurants in walking distance and two coffee houses.

The business was established by the current owners in 2015 and has been in the present ownership for one hundred years and has been mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086.The business had an extensive and loyal customer base and has space for 5 caravan pitches, all with electric hook ups along with space for up to 10 tents for touring.

The opportunity represents an ideal investment for an ambitious, hands on operator who can operate the park and develop the site to maximize the income. In our opinion there is potential to increase the number of pitches, add log cabins or glamping facilities within the grounds subject to the correct permission being obtained.

The caravan and camping site are separated from the main house and private gardens, thus giving a feel of seclusion from the business. The owner’s accommodation is a deceptively spacious, three bedroom, two storey detached property, which sits within mature gardens making it ideal for those seeking tranquility yet within easy reach of the road and rail network locally.

In our opinion, this is an ideal business opportunity for any family looking for a ‘lifestyle’ change business within easy reach of London, who can build upon the reputation that is being gained under the current ownership.

Building External
Three/ four bedroomed chalet bundalow is a Scandia Hus which was built approx 2002. Two storey detached with 3/4 bedrooms and set within c.3.5 acres of land with mature trees and shrubs and overlooks a fine lake which could be used for fishing once stocked. There is abundant parking space and comprises three and a half acres of land, bordered on two sides by the River Shep. Wonderful animal and bird life are drawn to the water including deer, kingfisher and heron to name a few, an area near the house provides for growing vegetables if needed. Near the main parking area has office/shop with toilet/shower can be used as a different business such as selling camping/caravanning equipment

Building Internal Ground Floor
Main front door leading to reception hall, wood effect floor, spiral staircase to first floor and doors to:
Office with dual aspect and wood effect floor.
Lounge / TV room with feature fireplace, dual aspect and wood effect floor.
Utility room with plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, door to garden.
Kitchen / Diner with large rear aspect picture window overlooking the private garden and lake, door to garden. Wood effect floor, range of base and eye level wall mounted units with roll edge work tops, built in oven and hob and integral dish washer.

Inner hallway with wood effect flooring and doors to:
Separate WC
Master bedroom with front aspect, dressing room with wardorbes, ensuite with wc and large walk in shower vanity unit.
Ground floor second bedroom, with ensuite with wash hand basin with vanity unit under, panel enclosed bath, shower cubicle and non slip floor.
Space saver staircase to first floor which gives access to:
Large loft room which is eaved and currently used as a bedroom. Two loft light windows and additional window overlooking the lake.

Building External Private Garden
The property and business are split into a private area and campsite. Secluded patio area with decking overlooking the fine lake. Wooden pergola with grape vines provides an undercover seating area. The private gardens are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs which provide a peaceful surrounding.

To the rear of the property which backs on to the main road is a plot of unused land which could be further developed to extend the property subject to any planning permission being required. Also to the rear of the main property is two fish ponds.

Pitches
The business accommodate 5 caravans with electric hook ups along with 10 tents within the business grounds which is secluded from the private accommodation.

We have been advised that the local council have indicated to the current owners that they would view positively an application to increase these numbers.

In our opinion, the business could be completely redeveloped and expanded by a new owner who has the vision to maximize the income generated.

Campsite
When the business opened in 2005 a toilet and shower block was built within the main camp site area. To the rear of the site is a substantial, single storey detached building which has been constructed to ‘first fix’ stage and is waterproofed with electrics installed. The camping business has reopened after covid lockdown.

Subject to planning consent the building could be used for a range of purposes, such as a dwelling, lodge home, games room or retail outlet for those using the camping facilities.

Tenure
We are advised that the property is freehold. We have been unable to check this information and advise prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.

Overage Clause
An overage clause will be required in respect of the possible future residential development of the site on terms to be agreed between both parties.

Summary
A superb opportunity to acquire a lifestyle change business and family home set within a semi rural location although within easy access to the M11 and London.

A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the family accommodation, mature gardens and overall Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire location.

History
During the last hundred years it has been a working corn mill, a dairy business, watercress beds, chicken farm, horticultural unit, trout farm with smoker, hatchery and fishery and a huge retail and wholesale cylinder gas sales business.
It now has a small camping and caravanning park, with shower and toilet block in an area that is ripe to expand as Cambridge is a huge draw.

Duxford War museum is just four miles away, its a huge draw from people all over the world and it could fill the camp area many times over, especially on event days, there are National Trust and English Heritage properties nearby, plus a four hundred acre heathland five miles away. Walks are open up and down river, there is an rspb reserve up river.

Residential Accommodation
Main front door leading to reception hall, wood effect floor, spiral staircase to first floor and doors to:
Office with dual aspect and wood effect floor.
Lounge / TV room with feature fireplace, dual aspect and wood effect floor.
Utility room with plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, door to garden.
Kitchen / Diner with large rear aspect picture window overlooking the private garden and lake, door to garden. Wood effect floor, range of base and eye level wall mounted units with roll edge work tops, built in oven and hob and integral dish washer.

Inner hallway with wood effect flooring and doors to:
Separate WC
Master bedroom with front aspect, dressing room with wardorbes, ensuite with wc and large walk in shower vanity unit.
Ground floor second bedroom, with ensuite with wash hand basin with vanity unit under, panel enclosed bath, shower cubicle and non slip floor.
Space saver staircase to first floor which gives access to:
Large loft room which is eaved and currently used as a bedroom. Two loft light windows and additional window overlooking the lake.

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