Flexible 2.02 acres of prime cheshire residential development opportunity in affluent popular village of worleston close to historic nantwich

> “unlisted” freehold free house (0.82 acre) with 2 paddocks (0.72 & 0.51 acre)

> “english country tavern “with through lounge and bar

> mature gardens and parking (60)

> owners 3 bed roomed acomm

> potential to “level” pub and create 32 new homes stpp’s

> retain pub and create 20 new homes stpp’s

A unique and rare opportunity offered at £1,500,000 to include fixtures and fittings good will + s.a.v.

Location (cw5 6dn)

The village of worleston lies 3 miles north east of the historic market town of nantwich on the b5074 just off the middlewich by-pass a500 with the property commanding a frontage on the main road through the village with the well established local village shop opposite. The locale is extremely popular with families and the civic parish has a population of circa 450 within 100 households. The village school of st oswalds, c or e for the 4-11 age group has 37 pupils with a bus service for older students to nantwich. Other properties of interest are rookery hall built in 1816 as a mansion for local nobility, now a world renowned hotel and the cheshire agricultural college at reasheath, also just on the horizon the manufacturing centre of bentley motor cars. Junction 16 of the m6 is 12 miles away by way of the a500 and main line station at nantwich (3 miles) and crewe (3.7 miles).

Property discription

The public house comprises of a substantial two storey building of cheshire brick under dual pitched and hipped tile covered roofs. The walls have been pebble-dashed and painted white. At the ground floor there is a large open plan public bar and lounge with a smaller games room off. To the rear of the ground floor are the ladies and gents toilets, main commercial kitchen and various stores.

Owners accommodation

To the 1st floor there is a 3 bedroomed owners flat with lounge, bathroom and kitchen. A further managers flat is located above the kitchen area and has interconnecting access plus external metal stairway.


A mature garden lies to the side of the pub and there are various brick built outbuildings.. Parking is available for 60 vehicles. The 2 paddocks (0.72 & 0.51 acres) flank the north and south of the main public house (0.82 acres).

Premises licenses

The premises license is in place.


We are instructed to offer the property as total freehold.


We are advised that the business has mains electric, water, sewage and gas connected to the site.

The business – planning permissions

We are suggesting several different options to a new owner of the pub business and site. If so required the public house could be retained and has a turnover of circa £235,000, this could be leased out by the new owner, operated or sold on and ga-select could assist in this, then the two paddocks and possibly part of the car parking could be developed as residential use stpp’s with housing of 8 + 12 on them. Alternatively the total site levelled and circa 32 residential homes could be constructed. Pp’s were applied for in 2003 (outline) for residential dwellings and the application refused on the following grounds…. 1) insufficient details of house types and elevations to enable an informed decision to be made on siting the dwellings in terms of their affect on street scene and amenities enjoyed by adjoining properties. 2) insufficient detail of drainage system. The premises are not listed nor do they lie within a conservation area.

This is an absolutely unique opportunity which comes to market rarely especially in this most favoured area of the country – don’t let it pass all you developers by

Property information

Property: Freehold
Cash flow:
Available on request
Available on request
Seller financial available: N/A
Work from home: N/A
Franchise: No
Date: Thu 20 Jan 2011

Listing Expired!

Category: Bars and Taverns
Location: England > Cheshire > Nantwich
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