Price : SOLD
Bedrooms : 2
> An established and popular Restaurant situated close to the centre of the island
> Comfortable Bar and inviting façade: Seating for 50 inside and 50 outside
> A good reputation for outdoor catering, weddings, anniversaries and charity events
> Trade Kitchen: Storeroom: 3 Bed Rooms: 2 Bathrooms
> Offered with all continuing trade, goodwill, stock, furniture & equipment
> Easily managed; suitable for a chef-owner-operator or off-premises owner
> Available for a variety of other commercial uses or private home if preferred
Situated 200 yards from La Collenette, the busy crossroads at the top of the harbour hill this an ideal and central location for this successful Restaurant, easily accessible to all visitors to the island whether visiting for the day or staying at one of the many hotels, guest houses, self-catering establishments or camp-sites.
Sark is located about nine miles east of Guernsey and twenty three miles north of Jersey with access only permissible by boat with regular ferries to Guernsey and Jersey where there are international airports. Flight time to Gatwick is about thirty minutes by jet.
Sark is spectacular in both its scenery and its simplicity; its tranquil beauty is unmarred by cars or tarmac roads and yet enhanced by excellent modern facilities and telecommunications for residents and visitors alike. The only independent feudal state remaining in Europe, Sark is self-governing through ‘Chief Pleas’ and is presided over by the Seigneur. Transport on Sark is restricted to the horse and carriage, the bicycle and ‘shanks pony’. Tractors are, however, allowed by licence for general farm work, carting of goods from the harbour, and personal transport by arrangement. Everyday shopping facilities are available on Sark together with a selection of excellent hotels, restaurants, and public houses.
Sark does not levy any income tax, property gains tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax or value-added-tax on its residents. Other, local taxes are very moderate.
Completely reconstructed to a high standard in 1990 on the site of an original cottage, this open market property has been developed from a café into a modern a la carte restaurant with a great deal of success. The current owner has carefully established an island-wide trade during both winter and summer months based on a high standard of good food and a relaxing atmosphere. As one of the few ‘stand-alone’ restaurants on the island visiting diners are attracted from all of the other establishments especially self-catering holiday premise and camp-sites, not forgetting the locals who enjoy dining out at any time of the year.
The 3 Bed Rooms could be let year-round to local workers to bring additional income although all or any of them could be used as owners and/or staff accommodation if preferred.
The use of the property is not restricted to catering; it would be an ideal showroom or gallery and could be converted to a private home if so wished.
The property is in a good condition throughout and all furnishings and equipment included in the purchase price are of a high standard and in good working order.
A covered canopy approached through a 3’ granite wall with flower bed inserts leads to a half-glazed door, which in turn leads to…
With small north and south facing windows, a terracotta tiled floor, a small radiator, coat hanging hooks, a pine pew, high-level cupboard housing the electric meters, overhead light, ornamental bureau and a pine door with Georgian style glazing bars leading into…
With stained pine stairs leading to the first floor, a terracotta tiled floor, storage shelves for music system etc, under stair storage cupboard, overhead light, old oars hung on the wall as decoration, bi-folding pine doors leading to the Bar, a door leading to the WC’s, a swing-door to the Kitchen and direct access through to…
44’2” x 17’2”. A light and sunny room with two open-plan sections; the first having 2 east facing sash windows, plus a working granite open fireplace and the second having a conservatory style roof with high level north and south facing windows, west facing windows and double French doors leading to the raised garden area. The whole area works well as one dining room but could be divided in the winter months to create a smaller cosy dining area with an open fire if preferred. There are recessed display areas, high-level shelves and space for dressers and other decorative furniture pieces. The Restaurant currently has tables and seating for 50 covers and easily caters for 80 – 90 guests buffet style. The Restaurant has overhead and wall lights, power points and a tiled floor.
15’9” x 15’8”. Approached from the Reception Area through wide bi-folding doors, with 2 east and one north facing sash window(s), a terracotta tiled floor, wall and overhead lights. The bar itself has a solid worktop made from a section of varnished Sark elm with coffee machine over a pine base, ice maker, stainless steel sink, glass washer, glass and wine storage areas, beer cooler, fridge, pumps and a door leading to the Store. The seating area of the Bar has 3 large sofas, tables and additional chairs.
Approached from the Reception Area, with a small lobby housing the washbasin and 2 doors leading to individual gents and ladies toilets.
20’ x 18’2”. A full working trade kitchen, with 2 wide west facing windows, a full range of equipment including: solid top oven, 6 burner range & oven, 2 commercial microwaves, commercial salamander grill, indusrial dish washer, 2 chast freezers, 3 commercial fridges, stainless steel worktops and splashbacks, stainless steel plateracks, racks and shelving for pots, pans & equipment, serving flats and trays, Zanussi stainless steel deep-fat fryer, mincer, food processor and mixer, wine and beer cooler, hotplates, fan unit and dishwasher, full range of utensils & equipment, overhead fluorescent lights and a door leading to…
24’2” x 10’8”. With skylights and a west facing window and door (leading to a screened storage yard for bins etc.), wine racks, overhead fluorescent lights, power points and a door leading to the Bar area.
Approached from the pine stairs with 2 Velux windows over leading from the Reception Area to a carpeted Landing area that has doors leading to…
Bed Room 1:
15’5” x 13’8”. With east and west facing dormer windows, storage cupboard, 2 radiators, overhead light.
Airing Cupboard Walk-in, with slatted shelving for linen and towels and the hot-water tank.
With a south-facing dormer window, bathroom suite comprising basin, bath and WC, mirror, shaving light, heated towel rail and overhead light.
20’4” x 10’10” (max) L-shaped. With east and north facing dormer windows
Approached via external steel stairs leading from the storage yard is:
Bed Room 3:
19’8” x 15’2”. With a south facing dormer window, and a door leading to…
With a north facing dormer window, a bathroom suite comprising basin, bath and WC, towel rail, mirror, overhead lights and shaving light.
The property has small paved areas at the front and a larger lawned garden at the rear with seating for 50 covers, surrounded by post and rail.
1. Sark attracts approximately 50,000 visitors to the island during the spring and summer months.
2. The island has 5 hotels (total capacity 193 residents plus staff), 10 Guest Houses (total capacity 84 residents), 2 licensed campsites (total capacity 100 campers) and 16 self-catering cottages (total capacity 149 residents) that are all thriving during the spring and summer months.
3. Sark has approximately 600 permanent residents, the majority of whom dine out on a regular basis.
4. Generally Stumbles Restaurant, Hotels, restaurants and a number of Guest Houses and the majority of the shops will stay open during the quieter winter months to cater for the smaller number of winter visitors.
5. The Island presently has shops offering everyday groceries, newspapers and magazines, a post office and hardware store, an estate agents, health foods, furniture, clothing, jewellery, hand-blown glass, pottery, local paintings, hairdressing, 3 cafes and a bicycle hire shop.
6. As the islands economy relies greatly on tourism it is encouraged as much as possible.
7. Regular boats from Guernsey Jersey and France, bring visitors to the island.
Mains electricity, UV filtered water, LPG gas for cooking, metered oil for central heating and hot water at 60p per litre
A charge of 3p per gallon is levied on all incoming water that covers the cost of all outgoing water and sewerage disposal.
Available by agreement.
Strictly by appointment only through Sark Estate Agents as the Vendors Sole Agent.
Expiring 2020. A lease extension can be negotiated if required.
Structural maintenance is the responsibility of the Landlord, internal and general maintenance is the responsibility of the leaseholder.
£19,500 per annum, with annual Guernsey RPI increases
Price on application to serious parties, to include all fixtures, fittings, equipment, furniture, goodwill and existing trade. (A full inventory is available on request)
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