Castle Cary is an attractive bustling market town of glowing golden stone, it is a haven of historic buildings, independent shops and boutiques and picture-perfect surrounding countryside. Dating back to 1855, The Market House remains the focal point of the town, hosting a weekly market as well as regular events. The town is home to many independent businesses including shops and art galleries. Amenities include nursery, primary and secondary schools, health centre, dental practice, library, post office, deli, grocery stores, greengrocery, newsagent, chemist, pubs and tea shops. There are large supermarkets a 15 minute drive away in the towns of Wincanton and Shepton Mallet. The newly opened Newt in Somerset is just a short drive away along with the fashionable town of Bruton home to Hauser & Wirth Somerset a pioneering world-class art gallery. The mainline railway situated on the edge of Castle Cary makes this a great location for commuters (Paddington 90 mins) and the A303 is within easy reach.
Located within the thriving market town of Castle Cary is the opportunity to purchase a well-established owner occupied licensed restaurant premises with superb owners’ accommodation above. Enclosed courtyard gardens leading to a single garage and off-road parking area.
The Old Bakehouse is a Grade II listed building of natural Cary stone front fa硤e under a slate tiled roof retaining many of its character features and charm throughout.
Currently ran as a successful Thai restaurant serving a mix of Thai and traditional British dishes at lunchtime trade as well as a coffee shop menu.
Operated by husband and wife team with assistance of one additional employee (casual basis) and, due to a change in lifestyle, currently operate on reduced daytime hours 9.30-16.00 Tuesday to Saturday. This still provides a fantastic lifestyle business but there is further scope to develop the business and return to additional trading hours.
The accommodation comprises a versatile dining space providing up to 40 covers with serving bar, office a well-equipped and immaculate commercial kitchen with stain-less steel equipment and fitted gas lock burner stove and extraction, good sized preparation kitchen and courtyard dining area.
Business accounts will be available upon request following a viewing and strictly at the discretion of the vendor. Fixtures and fittings will be available by separate negotiation. Business goodwill will be included in the sale.
Living accommodation is in excellent order throughout and has been well decorated and maintained. It is accessed via the rear or via a spiral staircase leading from the ground floor; with oak and glass staircase and balustrading. From here a step-down leads into the sitting room with exposed A frame beams, Velux roof lights and wall mounted electric heater. The good size kitchen/diner has a range of fitted wall and base units with marble worktops over, integrated oven, hob, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher with a stable door leading to the conservatory; which benefits French doors leading to the garden.
There are three double bedrooms to the owners accommodation, two of which have built in wardrobes and a family bathroom.
Drainage, Water, Gas and Electricity
Local Council: South Somerset District Council
Business Rates: £6,500. Small business rate relief may apply.
Council Tax Band: C
By apointment through Cooper and Tanner