28 Jun 23 by Mike Easton
The White Hart Hotel in Moretonhampstead dates from the 17th century and is offered for sale as a going concern
The Grade II Listed Hotel is for sale with the original Coaching Inn and the additional Mews either together or as two separate lots. The Hotel has been in the same local family ownership for over 11 years and considerable investment has been made in the building and business.
Acting on behalf of Alison McGregor, joint selling agents Vickery Holman and Savills expect plenty of interest given the heritage and strong trading history of the Hotel, which dates back to 1639 and as original Posting Inn for carriages travelling between Exeter and Princetown.
The main Hotel provides for 17 en-suite bedrooms, guest lounge and reception, public bar and restaurant as well an attractive enclosed courtyard to the rear with separate function suite, smaller function/meeting room and office. In addition, there are three staff bedrooms and a two-bedroom manager’s flat. The Mews provides for a further 8 en suite bedrooms and compliments the main Hotel or could serve for independent accommodation use.
Alison McGregor, owner, comments ‘ The White Hart Hotel seeks a new custodian to love and cherish her as much as my late husband and I have done. Following our major investment, the business is ripe for a new owner with fresh energy seeking a new venture within one of the most beautiful areas of the country – The Dartmoor National Park.’
Mike Easton for Vickery Holman adds ‘The White Hart has served the people of Moretonhampstead for centuries and is well known far and wide as an excellent location for discovering all that is good about Dartmoor and the lower Teign Valley. It is a successful business and lots of opportunities exist to increase the three core revenue streams and champion the heritage of the site and location.’
Harriet Fuller for Savills notes ‘Classic coaching inns such as the White Hart Hotel have stood the test of time and will do for many generations to come. We expect a lot of interest from private individuals and small hotel groups alike.’
’The White Hart Hotel is available at a guide price of £900,000 with the Mews available in addition at £275,000. Interested parties are advised to contact the agents directly.