SOLD: The Bush Inn, Morwenstow, Nr Bude

Licensed property specialists, Stonesmith of Exeter, are delighted to have sold the free of tie leasehold interest of this attractive and charming Cornish inn, with its own grounds of approximately an acre. Set in a stunning coastal position in North Cornwall, the inn is a popular destination for walkers and tourists visiting this beautiful stretch of coastline. The business benefits from prominent signage along the A39 Atlantic Highway, and is within 30 minutes of the popular towns of Bude and Bideford.

The Bush Inn is a deceptively spacious property which has a long history of providing hospitality dating back to around 950AD. By the 18th Century it had become a popular haunt for wreckers and smugglers who operated on this treacherous part of the Cornish coast. It is also widely believed that The Bush Inn, the only inn to exist on the wrecker’s coast between Bude and Hartland Point, was the inspiration for the famous novel “Jamaica Inn” as writer Daphne du Maurier was known to have visited the inn whilst living nearby.

The business trades as a traditional destination pub and restaurant, with a healthy mix of food and wet trade, together with impressive accommodation revenue. Renowned for its ambience and warmth, retaining much of the original charm and character throughout, this high quality destination inn and restaurant offers a bar, dining room and separate restaurant, with a fully fitted commercial catering kitchen and four letting bedrooms. Additionally, there is a self-contained one bedroom letting cottage, a one bedroom owners apartment, and separate owners house with three double bedrooms. The grounds including car parking, extend to around one acre with a delightful lawned trade garden seating over 100 customers, additional courtyard seating area, kitchen garden and owners private gardens.

Mike Phillips, Director of Stonesmith, said: “This stunning Cornish Inn attracted significant interest from numerous buyers, and we wish the experienced purchasers every success with their new venture.”

The Bush was sold as a free of tie lease, off a guide price of £115,000. Full property details are available from the website and viewings arranged by calling 01392 201262.