Situated amongst Charnwood Forests most expensive residential properties and therefore offering considerable potential to convert to a substantial family home adjacent to Bradgate Park in two acres of grounds and offering over 6,500 sqft (planning consent previously granted). Read more
Situated amongst Charnwood Forests most expensive residential properties and therefore offering considerable potential to convert to a substantial family home adjacent to Bradgate Park in two acres of grounds and offering over 6,500 sqft (planning consent previously granted). Currently an award winning and high profitable established restaurant business with a fine reputation and an established wedding business. With 125 covers and luxuriously fitted throughout, the property also offers a unique 'lifestyle' business opportunity as it also includes a superb first floor living quarters with three reception rooms, five bedrooms, two bathrooms and shower room.
The Property The Grey Lady is a historic property which has been run as a family restaurant for over three decades by two generations of the same family. Over the years, the property has received considerable investment to remodel, extend and refurbish and has an enviable countrywide reputation for quality food and service with a commensurately impressive turnover and profitability. Only being offered due to retirement, the property offers a discerning purchaser the opportunity to acquire one of Charnwood Forest's prime properties situated opposite Bradgate Park and Old John in the heart of the Forest. The location is unsurpassed as a wedding venue with the romance of the location and stunning views. The property currently offers three large restaurant areas and 125 covers together with a separate function room. With over 6,500 sqft of accommodation and a superb five bedroom first floor living quarters, the property also lends itself to possible alternative used including residential conversation (subject to any necessary consents/approvals). However, it is expected that with the substantial income and profitability of the existing business, the property will remain a restaurant. The property therefore represents a lifestyle opportunity for those wishing to live in a wonderful Charnwood Forest location overlooking the National Forest.
Agents Note This sale is being handled by James Warne at Bentons 01664 563892. Viewing by appointment through the agents.
Entrance Vestibule/Conservatory17'1" x 15'7" (5.2m x 4.75m). With double doors and double glazed picture windows to the front, internal doors leading through to:
The Restaurant44'3" (13.5m) x 40' (12.2m) overall. Most attractively laid out with a range of intimate booths and more open-plan seating. The main restaurant is split level with a professional bar, attractively decorated with windows to the front and also three sets of double doors opening to the rear onto the patios and gardens. Off:
New Cellar/Store18'3" x 9' (5.56m x 2.74m). Being air conditioned and providing excellent storage for the bar area.
New Overspill Second Restaurant37'5" x 20'3" (11.4m x 6.17m). With oak flooring, full length attractive wine display cabinet, air conditioning, emergency exit and picture windows to three sides with feature booth and conventional seating. Off:
Inner Hall Leading to:
Remodelled Gents Being recently tiled in limestone with Villeroy and Boch automatic urinals, sink, jet dryer, feature mirror, underfloor heating with separate WC off.
Ladies Being fully tiled with limestone/travertine, two sinks, two separate WC's, Villeroy and Boch fittings.
Disabled WC A good sized disabled WC with changing mat and emergency pull cord.
Private Function Room16'9" x 18'8" (5.1m x 5.7m). Access via bespoke double doors from the main reception room, being an intimate room with oak flooring, radiators and windows overlooking the side gardens. This room is ideal for private dining or for chef's table or potential cocktail bar.
Commercial Kitchen31'6" x 17'1" (9.6m x 5.2m). Being professionally fitted with an extensive range of stainless steel preparation work surfacing, three large sinks, professional cookers by Blue Seal, professional fridge units, dishwasher and stainless steel shelving. A full inventory of the kitchen equipment will be available on request.
Adjacent Preparation Room14'5" x 8'2" (4.4m x 2.5m). With double sink unit, further stainless steel professional preparation tables etc. available and off, two professional refrigeration units, the larger being 2m square.
A third refrigeration unit is located externally within a covered area to the rear.
Boiler Room With oil fired central heating boiler and timer switches.
Adjacent Utility Room Plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer and gardeners WC.
The Living Quarters An external staircase leads to a leaded double glazed front door leading into:-
Split Level Hall Oak wood stripped flooring, stained glass leaded light depicting Old John, coved cornicing and off:-
Drawing Room22'8" x 18'8" (6.9m x 5.7m). Leaded double doors opening onto balcony affording spectacular views over Bradgate Park.
Laundry Room26'7" x 4'3" (8.1m x 1.3m). Plumbing for washing machine.
Bedroom One12'6" x 10'6" (3.8m x 3.2m). Radiator, dado rail, coved cornicing and off is a walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails and spotlights.
Refitted En-suite Bathroom Fitted with a high quality four piece which suite by Villeroy and Boch comprising a double ended bath panel in marble, vanity unit with double cupboards under, large corner shower with dual shower fitting and low level WC, full height marble tiling to all walls, matching flooring, chrome towel/radiator, shaver point, LED spotlights, alcoves, double glazed window with shutters and a recessed flush fronted TV.
Remodelled Open-plan Living/Dining Kitchen23'7" x 21'5" (7.19m x 6.53m). The kitchen section has been refitted with a brand new range of attractive contrasting grey fronted units with extensive ranges of Quartz work surfacing and comprising a one and a half bowl sink with Quooker mixer tap inset within ranges of work surfacing and matching central island, full range of base cupboards, eye level units and integrated appliance including a Neff fan assisted electric oven, Neff integrated microwave with heater drawer underneath, all in stainless steel, central island incorporates a five ring hob with extractor hood over, integrated wine fridge, LG American style fridge/freezer. Attractive tiled splashbacks, LED spotlights, multipaned door and windows to rear, attractive ceramic tiled flooring, the kitchen area opening through to a large living/dining area with contemporary style double radiators, two sets of sealed double glazed French doors opening onto the roof garden with matching windows overlooking open countryside, further LED spotlighting, matching ceramic tiled flooring, brushed stainless steel sockets and light switches and a dresser unit with glass fronted display cupboards and matching work surfacing.
Sitting Room One17'1" x 11'2" (5.2m x 3.4m). Fireplace recess with electric fire and built-in airing cupboard.
Bedroom Two14'9" x 12'2" (4.5m x 3.7m). Built-in range of bedroom furniture comprising three double hanging wardrobes, two single wardrobes and three chests of drawers. Alcove for double bed.
Study/Bedroom Five9'6" x 5'11" (2.9m x 1.8m). Leaded stained glass full height window depicting Old John to front.
Bathroom With a white piece suite with chrome period style fittings comprising bath with shower over bath, low level WC and wash hand basin. Colour washed pine panelling, combined towel rail and radiator, ceramic tiled flooring, domed ceiling and spotlights.
Lobby The lobby is off the living dining kitchen and leads through to provide access to bedrooms three and four and the bathroom.
Bedroom Three11'10" x 12'6" (3.6m x 3.8m). With wood strip flooring, multi-paned windows to side and window to rear overlooking Charnwood Forest, access to roof space.
Bedroom Four15'3" x 8'9" (4.65m x 2.67m). With radiator, wood strip flooring, two double glazed windows overlooking the roof garden, mirror fronted double hanging wardrobe.
Bathroom 2 With a white coloured three piece suite with period style fittings comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Half height tiling to all walls.
Private Root Garden Extending over the restaurant with access from the dining room is a most attractive roof garden made to decking with ornamental plants and from which the property enjoys spectacular elevated views to the rear.
Outside The property is situated within extensive gardens and grounds. Two accesses lead in via wrought iron gates to a drive flanked by ornamental lamp standards which leads in turn to two large car parking areas.
Brick Built Double Garage18'1" x 17'5" (5.51m x 5.3m). With remote control up and over door, side access and two windows.
Chalet Style Office16'9" x 11'10" (5.1m x 3.6m). This professional heated office building will comfortably accommodate four full time staff with electric heating, telephone points and windows.
Gardens The front gardens are most attractively landscaped with a number of mature trees, ornamental deep and well stocked borders with a variety of shrubs, display of topiary and plants.
To the side of the property is a useful area with store and timber built garden shed. On the south side of the property is a further large lawned garden with a backdrop of mature trees, a children's play area, chicken coop, shed and circular arbour of wrought iron providing an attractive sitting out area.
The raised rear gardens area lawned with a number of ornamental shrubs and plants and in addition is a full width block paved sun terrace and side patio area enjoying afternoon and evening sun with loggia and matching pergola with climbing plants leading to a flight of steps leading down to a lower lawned area which backs onto woodland and open countryside beyond.
There are three patios with outdoor seating for 50 people.
A particular feature of the property is its spectacular Charnwood Forest location with magnificent elevated views to the rear and views also to the front towards Bradgate Park.
Fixtures and Fittings Within the living accommodation, all quality fitted carpets and curtains are included.
Within the restaurant, all commercial fixtures and fittings such as tables, chairs and kitchen equipment and stock are specifically excluded from the sale and are available by negotiation. A full inventory will provided upon requested.
Services Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Drainage is connected to the mains drain via a private pumping station. Central heating is provided by a oiled fired central heating system.