Attractive pub with historic bishop’s name near Worcester in Bond Wolfe Auction’s next sale
A rural village pub named after the 13th century bishop of Worcester is one of the eye-catching lots available at the next Bond Wolfe Auctions online auction at the end of this month.
The Walter De Cantelupe Inn, on the Main Road in Kempsey, four miles south of Worcester and with views of the Malvern Hills, comes with a guide price* of £350,000+.
The freehold public house, which has high ratings for its food and bed-and-breakfast rooms, will appear in the livestreamed auction on Wednesday 31 March.
Ian Tudor, managing director of Bond Wolfe Auctions, said: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a characterful village pub in a desirable village location, with the potential to extend.
“The current owner has previously obtained planning permission for a large extension to the rear to provide additional guest rooms and owner’s accommodation.
“Although that has now lapsed, the plans could be revived, subject to new planning permission.
“Alternatively, the property is also considered suitable for a change of use to a private residential dwelling with scope to extend, again subject to planning permission.”
The Walter De Cantelupe Inn is an attractive, detached two-storey property and stands within a generous sized plot with a beer garden and car parking.
The current accommodation includes a split bar and lounge area with a feature fireplace and central servery on the ground floor, along with toilets, stores, a utility room, catering kitchen, office and bedroom with adjacent bathroom.
There is a separate entrance to the first floor which has three double guest rooms, all with en suite shower rooms, and a fourth room currently used for storage but which would easily convert to an additional bedroom.
Mr Tudor added: “The property has a prominent position on the A38 Main Road near its junction with Post Office Lane in the heart of the desirable village of Kempsey.
“This settlement is bounded by the River Severn on the West whilst the A38 runs through the village, with excellent access to the Midlands motorway network via junction 7 of the M5 motorway just two miles away.”
The pub is just one of 226 lots appearing in the next Bond Wolfe Auction’s online auction which starts at 8.30am on Wednesday 31 March.
The auction will be livestreamed via Bond Wolfe Auctions’ website with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet only.