15 bedroom Commercial (Sold (STC))

Old Harlow
£1,500,000
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Overview

A magnificent and iconic Grade II Listed hotel with considerable period character, 9,000 square feet in all, that has been comprehensively refurbished up to "first fix", including the creation of eight serviced apartments, in this picturesque village setting. (Property Ref: 1446)

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Overall Description

This iconic 17th Century Grade II Listed building was built in the early1600's by Alexander Stafford on the site of the original Jacobean Chantry House and was extended and converted in later periods to become a luxury country hotel and popular wedding venue, which it remained right up until 2014. The current owners have comprehensively and sympathetically renovated this magnificent building right up to "first fix" meaning new owners are free to fit out the interiors to their own liking. The new layout has spacious restaurant, lounge and bar areas downstairs as well as a substantial portion housing the large kitchen, prep/washing-up room, stores and other staff facilities. Upstairs has been cleverly divided into eight serviced apartments, each with the bathrooms fitted and plumbing in place for the kitchens. Outside there is a large car-park with ample parking and good-sized garden area with mature trees. The Hotel forms part of Chantry Gardens which is a private, gated development of fourteen family houses and twelve luxury apartments set amongst attractive landscaping, part of which is completed with residents moved in and part will be completed in the coming months. The property has great commercial potential suiting a range of uses including boutique hotel or high-end restaurant with serviced apartment business upstairs, but could also have potential for conversion into four or five residential homes (subject, of course, to planning).

Location

The property sits in a Conservation Area at the heart of Churchgate Street Village, a picturesque and desirable location in Old Harlow known for its many medieval properties flanking the main street. The location is very convenient as it is just a short drive from Harlow's main line railway stations, Harlow Mill and Harlow Town, with regular commuter services to London's Liverpool Street, the Olympic site at Stratford, Stansted Airport and Cambridge. The M11 is also around a 5 minute drive away giving easy access to London and the M25, and the A414 heads east to the A10 at Hertford and A1. The potential catchment area for any business would include local well-heeled Hertfordshire and Essex towns and villages including, Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford, Much Hadham, Broxbourne, Epping Green, Chipping Ongar, Hatfield Broad Oak and Chelmsford. There are ambitious plans to build a new "Garden Town" north of Harlow bringing more professional family homeowners, and so potential customers, to the immediate area.

Please note: appliances such as radiators, heaters, boilers, fixtures or utilities (gas, water, electricity, etc.) which may have been mentioned in these details have not been tested and no guarantee can be given that they are suitable or in working order. We cannot guarantee that building regulations or planning permission have been approved and recommend that you make independent enquiries on these matters. All measurements including amounts of land in acres are approximate.