TOURING CARAVAN PARK IN PRIME SOUTH WEST

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TOURING CARAVAN PARK IN PRIME SOUTH WEST
TOURING CARAVAN PARK IN PRIME SOUTH WEST LOCATION
minnows touring park, holbrook lane, sampford peverell, tiverton, devon, ex16 7en
MINNOWS TOURING PARK,
HOLBROOK LANE, SAMPFORD
PEVERELL, TIVERTON, DEVON,
EX16 7EN
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Planning permission for 59 touring caravans
12 month site licence period
Storage facilities for 30 touring caravans
Twin unit residential park home
On site facilities to include toilet block, laundry, reception/
office and children’s play area
Adjoining the Grand Western Canal and within close
proximity of the M5 motorway
Caravan Club Affiliated Site, AA 5 Pennant, Alan Rogers
selected and MMM/Caravan Magazine ‘Premier Park’
Circa 5.5 acres
Location and Situation
Minnows Touring Park is ideally situated for tourists visiting the area,
for those wishing to explore Devon and as a stop off point en route to
other parts of the West Country.
This popular and respected holiday park is located just off the A361
dual carriageway that leads from Junction 27 of the M5 to the North
Devon coast and is midway between Exeter and Taunton. The
Cathedral city of Exeter, the East Devon Jurassic Coast and the resorts
of South and North Devon are all within easy reach while in Mid Devon
Exmoor and the beautiful Exe Valley are right on the doorstep.
Local attractions include the Grand Western Canal with its horse drawn
barge, Tiverton Castle and Tiverton Museum, the Devon Railway
Centre at Bickleigh Mill, the National Trust houses and gardens at
Knightshayes Court and Killerton, Diggerland, Crealy Adventure Park,
Land Rover Experience and Cold Harbour Mill working wool museum.
The northern boundary of the park adjoins the Grand Western Canal,
a Green Flag Countryside Park, which runs for approximately 11 miles
from Tiverton in the west to the Somerset border in the east. There is
a gateway leading directly from the holiday park onto the towpath from
where visitors can walk or cycle in either direction.The towpath is also
part of the Sustrans National Cycle Route known as The West Country
Way from Bristol to Padstow. A landing stage provides launching for
canoes and larger craft can be launched from the nearby slipway.
Boating and fishing permits are available from the park reception.
The historic village of Sampford Peverell is a short stroll along the
towpath with local amenities including a 13th Century church, 2 pubs,
post office, shops and a 9 hole golf course and driving range. Buses
run hourly from the village and Tiverton Parkway mainline railway
station is just 20 minutes walk.
Entrance and Reception
The park is approached through entry and exit security barriers. The
reception office is sited by the main entrance being a timber log cabin
which has been divided into two parts providing a reception office and
manager’s office. Adjacent to the reception is the tourist information
centre.
The Park Home 20’ x 40’
The residential twin unit is located to the north east of the touring park
and is adjacent to the canal.
The accommodation briefly comprises:
Entrance hall, lounge, kitchen/diner 3 bedrooms with 1 en-suite, a
family bathroom and a conservatory and benefits from double glazing
and oil fired central heating.
Entrance and Reception
Whilst planning permission was granted for the park home to be
occupied by the park owner or warden, in recent years it has been
used as a holiday let.
Outline planning permission has been granted for a new residential
dwelling to be built on the site of the current park home and for the
park home to be relocated elsewhere on the site.
The Caravan Park
The caravan park is laid out across three adjoining areas and has
permission for a total of 59 touring caravans or motor homes. The
three areas are as follows:
Main Site: This area has been laid out to accommodate 32 hardstanding pitches, warden’s pitch and a picnic area. This area can
remain open for 11 months of the year from 1st March to 31st January.
The Middle: This area has been laid out to accommodate 13 hardstanding pitches and can be operated throughout the year on a 12
months basis.
The Meadow: This area has been laid out to accommodate 14
hard-standing pitches which can be used for 12 months of the year.
There is a planning restriction such that no caravan of motor caravan
can remain on site in this area for a period exceeding 28 nights in any
consecutive period of 13 weeks.
Within this area is a good quality children’s play area with timber play
equipment. Adjoining The Meadow is an area of approximately 1 acre
that has been planted out with trees.
Amenities
Heated toilet block with men’s and women’s toilets and showers, baby
changing facilities, separate disabled toilet and shower, laundry, washup area and chemical disposal unit, boiler room and switch room.
The Park Home
The Middle
Toilet Block
The Meadow
There are additional facilities housed in a separate timber building
located on The Meadow, comprising wash-up area with 2 stainless
steel sink units and chemical disposal point.
The park has been within the same ownership for over 17 years and is
now offered for sale for retirement reasons. It has a 5 Pennant grading
by the AA, is a 2015 Premier Park and Alan Rogers selected.
Work Area
Adjacent to the park home there is a garage for the ride on mower
and ground care equipment, adjoining workshop and store room, and
bunded diesel store and pump.
Pitch Fees
The 2015 pitch fees for a touring caravan or motor-home and 2 adults
range from £15.50 to £22.00 per night. Additional nightly charges are
made for extra adults (£4.80 to £6.50), children (£1.35 to £2.25) and
fully serviced pitch (£3.50). Non caravan club members also pay a
supplement of £5 per night. These charges include VAT.
Caravan Storage Compound
This is provided within a secluded compound area in the south eastern
corner of the site. It is of hardcore surface with earth banks/fencing,
ditches and steel gates for security together with flood-lighting and
CCTV which is connected to a HDD digital recorder with remote alarm
and 24 hour broadband and CCTV monitoring. This area has planning
permission for 30 touring caravans.
Services
The property is connected to mains electricity and main water.
Drainage is to a private sewerage treatment plant located under the
caravan storage area.
There is a bulk LPG tank serving the toilet block. LPG bottles serve the
park home and there is also an oil tank adjacent to the park home.
Of the 59 hardstanding pitches on site, 15 have fully serviced bases
(water, electric and drainage) and the remaining 44 have 16 amp
electric hook-up points. There is Wi-Fi access from all pitches.
The Business
The park has been run as a ‘Caravan Club Affiliated Site’ for the past
20 years, being privately owned but benefiting from being within the
Caravan Club network which generates a high occupancy level, a long
season. The current owners have only undertaken limited advertising
outside the Caravan Club.
Caravan storage is charged at £444.00 p.a. including VAT which is paid
in advance, or £480.00 if paid in instalments.
The owner’s park home is currently let via Hoseasons (Wyndham
Vacation Rentals) as a holiday unit with the return to the owner up to
£300.00 plus per week after commission depending on season.
These figures are for guidance only and relate to the financial year
which runs from 1st May to 30th April. Further information will be
made available to interested applicants following an inspection of the
property.
Tenure and Basis of Sale
Offers are invited for the freehold interest in the property upon the
following basis:Fixtures, fittings and equipment are included in the sale.
Any deposits for future bookings of events and accommodation will be
apportioned between the vendor and the purchaser upon completion.
In addition to the purchase price, all consumable stock is to be
purchased at valuation upon completion.
It should be noted that the park could be operated on a 12 month
basis although the current owners choose to operate an 8 month
season from the beginning of March to beginning of November.
Therefore there is potential to further develop the business by
remaining open throughout the year and/or wider advertising.
Trading Income
The park produces a steady level of income, with a high percentage of
repeat business. Trading accounts for the business operated over an 8
month season for the last 5 years can be summarised as follows:
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
Turnover
£163,084 £164,877 £170,389 £151,943 £163,499
Expenditure (£61,855) (£65,131) (£67,478) (£61,276) (£66,860)
Net Profit
£101,229 £99,746 £102,911 £90,667 £96,639
Picnic Area
Business Rates
We have made enquiries of the Valuation Office Agency website and
can confirm that the current listing for the property is as follows:Property Address
Minnows Camping and
Caravan Park.
Description
Camping Site
and premises
Rateable Value
£20,250
VAT
Should the sale of the property or any right attached to it is to be
deemed a chargeable supply for the purpose of VAT, such tax shall be
payable by a purchaser in addition to the sale price.
Energy Performance Certificate
Toilet Block – D
Further Information and Viewings
Further information in relation to the property and business in available
to seriously interested parties.
Viewings are to be undertaken strictly by appointment through the
selling agents in order to avoid disruption to the business.
For further information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Savills,
16 Grosvenor Court, Foregate Street, Chester, CH1 1HN
Contact: Robert Gale-Hasleham
+44 (0) 1244 328141
[email protected]
This Plan is based upon the Ordnance Survey Map with the sanction of the
Controller of H.M. Stationery Office. Crown Copyright reserved. (100024244).
This Plan is published for the convenience of Purchasers only. Its accuracy is
not guaranteed and it is expressly excluded from any contract. NOT TO SCALE.
Directions
The postcode of the property is EX16 7EN
From junction 27 of the M5 take the A361 towards Tiverton and Minnows Touring Park is clearly signposted off a slip road being located to the north
of the A361.
Savills Leisure
16 Grosvenor Court, Foregate Street,
Chester, CH1 1HN
[email protected]
01244 328 141
savills.co.uk/leisure
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services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.