Walter De Cantelupe Inn, Main Road, Kempsey, Worcester, WR5 3NA

Freehold public house in Worcester

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Lot 100 Commercial Vacant
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Auction details:

Wednesday 31st March 2021 @ 08:30AM

An Attractive Freehold Public House in a Desirable Village Location, suitable for a continuation of its existing use or conversion to a residential dwelling subject to any appropriate planning permission

Property Description

The property comprises an attractive detached two storey public house of brick construction with pitched tiled and slate roofs, standing within a generous sized plot. The accommodation comprises a split bar and lounge area with a feature fireplace and central servery, stores, utility, catering kitchen, bedroom, bathroom with shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin, office, ladies and gents WC's. On the first floor and having a separate entrance are three guest rooms all of which are double and with ensuite shower rooms. There is a fourth room which is currently used as storage but would easily convert to an additional guest bedroom. Outside there is a good sized beer garden and car parking.


The property occupies a prominent position fronting Main Road (A38) near its junction with Post Office Lane in the heart of the desirable village of Kempsey.
Kempsey Village is located in the Malvern Hills District, and is bounded by the River Severn on the West whilst the A38 runs through the village and it lies approximately 4 miles south of Worcester city centre, and benefits from excellent access to the Midlands motorway network via junction 7 of the M5 motorway which is approximately 2 miles distant.

Energy Performance Rating

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Freehold – Vacant possession upon completion.

Value Added Tax

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Auctioneers Note

The property offers a rare opportunity to acquire a characterful village pub which has potential to extend. The current owner has previously obtained planning permission for a large extension to the rear (now lapsed) to provide additional guest rooms and owners accommodation.
The property is also considered suitable for a change of use to a private residential dwelling with scope to extend subject to obtaining any appropriate planning permission.

Auctioneer's Note

Please note offers may be considered prior to the Auction Sale.

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