Friday 7 June 2019

Two large country homes with B&B potential

After my post about homes by the sea, I thought I'd thought I'd step sideways and look at a couple of properties with holiday B&B potential.
Like this, the Old Post Office at Rosehall, in the Scottish Highlands - the name alone has booking appeal.
It needs work, obviously, but the rooms are a good size with lots of original features, and the four bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs have definite B&B/AirBnB scope.

Downstairs that too-big living room offers scope too for creating an accessible bedroom and en-suite.
And at just £150k (offers around) there's a LOT of space for your cash.
Outside is a decent-sized garden surrounded by fields, a handful of neighbours, and forest walks and trails.

On the market through Bell Ingram. Details here and here.
Rather pricier (and rather more southerly) is this Somerset farmhouse with farm buildings, lovely courtyard and land.

Sent to me by regular reader Charles (currently in his own home building hell) it's a property he knows well:
This is a very beautiful building, or would be if the roof were more securely attached to the walls. There's not much of a view, but the location is fantastic - and the corrugated iron barn at the front could easily be flattened...Personally, I feel no-one should be allowed to buy it unless they promise to invite me down when they've finished the restoration process.
The 17th-century farmhouse has five bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs and plenty of scope for adding an en-suite or two, plus those outbuildings have holiday cottage potential. Assuming you're ready for the level of work needed.


Downstairs there are plenty of lovely big rooms and that hallway is a great feature for welcoming guests.

As Charles suggests, knocking down a couple of outbuildings to open up the views would benefit the property, particularly to showcase its two acres of garden, paddocks and woodland.

Poole Farm is in the village of Baltheaton, about 16 miles form Tiverton and within reach of the M5 (map).
On the market through Carter Jonas at £495k. Details and more pictures here and here.
Don't forget to let Charles know is you buy it ; )