Normandy House Ottery St Mary SOLD

Substantial Grade II Listed townhouse, formerly run as a hotel and restaurant

Situated in the heart of the historic East Devon town of Ottery St Mary, Normandy House is a Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse, which formally ran as a restaurant, wine bar and hotel. It has recently been bought by experienced restaurateurs and hoteliers James and Karen Peglar who are moving to Ottery from Gloucestershire with their daughter Robyn, report licensed property specialists Stonesmith of Exeter

James and Karen are in the process of completely refurbishing the property, with a Georgian theme and a view to reopening in April as a restaurant with letting rooms. They plan to open the restaurant first, which will offer bistro style food. Karen will be designing the menu and as chef cooking the meals, ably assisted by daughter Robyn. Once the restaurant is up and running their aim is to open the basement bar and by the summer be fully operational with the addition of three luxury en-suite letting rooms.

Normandy House occupies a prominent position in the town centre and opposite St Mary’s Church, the jewel of Ottery. It is a four storey terraced property, in a Conservation Area, with the benefit of unrestricted parking outside. Ottery is a thriving town with a good range of facilities and amenities.

Predominantly brick built the building provides a basement bar/restaurant with the potential for 20 covers, a ground floor restaurant with 30 up to covers, a small office and a kitchen, first floor letting accommodation with 3 en-suite letting rooms, an office and utility and on the second floor private owners accommodation providing a lounge, kitchen/diner and two en-suite bedrooms.

Outside to the rear of the property there is an enclosed and secluded terrace area which James and Karen plan to upgrade and landscape and make into a relaxing trade area for the summer months.

The freehold property was sold by Stonesmith off a guide price of £250,000 having been previously marketed by local estate agents for over a year.