Business for Sale in Bardwell, Suffolk - COUNTRY INN & HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION - BARDWELL, SUFFOLK - Freehold: £695,000

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Hotels Businesses: Guest Houses
England: Suffolk
For Sale
10 Bedrooms
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The Six Bells is a traditional English Country Inn set in the glorious Suffolk countryside offering a new owner the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful lifestyle business. The pretty village of Bardwell is situated approx. 9 miles north east of the popular market town of Bury St. Edmunds and provides an ideal setting from which to explore the many delights that the East of England has to offer. Both Cambridge and Norwich cities are within easy reach as are the Suffolk and Norfolk coasts.

The inn itself was used as the setting for several episodes of the famous TV series Dad’s Army. The majority of the series was filmed in the surrounding area and lots of the sites are still instantly recognisable.

Sensibly priced to ensure market appeal this venture is well worth a look for the discerning purchaser who is seeking a lovely home and lifestyle change.


The business presents many opportunities for a new owner. Currently turning over in excess of £200k a year with the high GP one would expect of such a venture there remains scope to grow this further. A working couple could easily increase the bottom line considerably as the vendor employs staff and outside trades.

The main focus of the business is the holiday accommodation which benefits from good repeat custom. The restaurant and bar is open mainly to serve the needs of those staying and there is much potential for this to be expanded upon by promoting it for use by the general public as well.



The main building is Grade II listed and is traditionally decorated to enhance the character and warmth that is in abundance as you enter. The main lounge and bar has comfortable seating and tables set in front of a beautiful open fire where one could easily sit for hours. Further on is the reception desk and an additional room also with relaxed seating.

Through to the bright dining room and conservatory which can accommodate in the region of 40 covers, there are a number of period features as well as the beautiful beams that will provide the topic of many a conversation. Meals are prepared in the large and well fitted commercial kitchen which houses all the essential equipment required to run a successful catering operation.

Upstairs is the sizeable owners accommodation comprising a master en-suite bedroom with a further two double and one single bedrooms. A lounge, kitchen and shower room is also provided. The private areas are complimented by a directly connected first floor outdoor terrace.

Moving outside to the old barn and stables and you will find the 10 no. letting rooms, all of which are independently accessible. These are currently set as 7 doubles, 2 twins and 1 family room and each benefitting from it’s own private shower room. The rooms are well appointed with flat screen TV’s and look out over the Suffolk countryside.

The courtyard in front of the letting rooms offers a nice area to sit and ponder whilst the main garden provides additional seating to make the most of the views on offer. Finally, there is a large garden shed and ample car parking to serve the business.

We are advised that there is mains electric, water and gas connected (the kitchen is supplied by bottled gas) and a private septic tank for drainage. The business also benefits from solar panels which provide an annual income from the feed in tariff of approx. £800 as well as reduced electricity costs.

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