Magnificent country house hotel with 10 serviced offices, situated in a tranquil location in the Midford valley with countryside surroundings and stunning views.
Waterhouse currently accommodates a small country house hotel and 10 serviced offices. The original portion of Waterhouse dates from the 18th Century and is an attractive country house. An extension was added in the 1980's and provides the bedrooms for the hotel element of the site. A number of attractive original features have been retained throughout. To the rear of the property is a terrace overlooking the lawned gardens.
There is a small building in the grounds, known as Matron's Cottage, which while currently in some state of disrepair, would be suitable for a range of alternative uses subject to planning permission.
Whilst the property lends itself to a number of potential commercial uses, Waterhouse could convert to a superb country house estate subject to the necessary consents. There is further scope for alternative residential development (again subject to consents).
Monkton Combe is a historic village, identified in the Domesday Book. Waterhouse was originally a substantial stone country house built in the late Eighteenth Century. The house was extended when a modern wing was added in 1983. The house remained in private ownership until 1947 when the residential home was founded by the Rev Percy Warrington. In September 2008 the Warrington Homes Charitable Trust took the decision to close the residential home and sell Waterhouse, as it was no longer required for their purposes. The current owners are only the fourth in the property's history, and after their purchase in 2009 they lovingly restored the property by reinstating many of its original features including cornicing, wooden floors, fireplaces, shutters and oak staircases. The grounds have also been beautifully landscaped.
The ground floor of Waterhouse provides amenities for the hotel including the following:
- Bar and restaurant with 22 covers
- Lounge with seating for 10
- Conservatory, accommodating 30 theatre style
- The Manor Room, accommodating 50 theatre style
- The Roberts Room, accommodating 10 theatre style
Accommodation is provided in 13 en suite bedrooms arranged within the wing which was added in the 1980's. A lift, accessed from reception, provides step free access to all floors.
Staff accommodation is provided in 2 staff bedrooms and 1 staff studio flat.
Back of house areas include commercial kitchens, store rooms and laundry.
Within the original building over the first and second floors are a range of offices. There are 5 per floor in total with kitchen facilities and public toilets available at each level.
To the front of the building is the hotel and office car parking, accessed via a private drive from the A36. Within the grounds is the aforementioned Matron's Cottage. There are also a range of stores and outbuildings. To the rear are lawns and meadow areas. In total the site extends to 3.22 acres.
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