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Country Lodge B&B FHGC Business for Sale Otago Region

Large Country Lodge which offers luxury 4.5 star-rated accommodation, easy style fine dining and functions. Gorgeous property with separate owners accommodation set in magnificant grounds.

Business Description

Country Lodge B&B FHGC Business for Sale Otago Region

The sale of this Country Lodge offers a lot of real estate, business goodwill and chattels for the money. The replacement cost would be several millions!

Located on approximately 10 acre farmlet/lifestyle property with a small flock of sheep, the lodge was originally built as a grand family home in 1908 which now provides luxury 4.5 star-rated accommodation, easy style fine dining and functions. The Country Lodge downstairs features the spectacular Banquet Room with a European bohemian lead crystal chandelier and is used for special occasion dining for up to 14 people. The Tiffany Room is set up as a formal lounge and can also be used as a further dining room for up to 20 people. The Morning Room is used as a Breakfast room for guests and additional dining for up to 6 people. The Bar Room is used for pre dinner drinks and a guest Library, the premises also have their own Liquor Licence. There is also a guest toilet, a shower room featuring a stunning Chinese bath tub, a sauna and a boot room with double doors leading out to the Marquee. Upstairs there are five large character guest suites, each with stunning views. Each suite is tastefully decorated, with tall ceilings, original fireplaces and large windows typical of the late Victorian period. Currently two guest suites have ensuites but there is plumbing already in place to easily add ensuites to 2 suites in the future. The Chippendale Four Poster Suite - This suite features a king size four poster bed, a beautiful roll top bath with ensuite bathroom and perfect for honeymooners. The Returning Suite – was a star of the feature film ‘The Returning’, features a king size bed and ensuite bathroom. The Victorian Suite - featuring a brass Victorian-style queen size bed plus a single bed and shared bathroom. The Edwardian Suite - features an Edwardian theme with a genuine English Edwardian bed and shared bathroom. The Maids Suite - features a queens size bed and shared bathroom.

Restaurant: ​The restaurant is currently open on Friday & Saturday both to the guests and locals offering an la carte, set menus and banquets. The aim is to provide exceptional, home-cooked food using only the finest quality seasonal ingredients, with fresh vegetables and herbs from our own gardens and support the best of local and Southland produce.

Functions & Events: The Country Lodge caters for private functions, events and weddings. There is a large marquee which goes up in September and comes down in May which can cater for up to 40 for sit-down meals indoors and 200+ people for functions held in the marquee and within the grounds. The lodge also offers high teas, pizzas on Sunday’s, hosts the Lions Club monthly meeting with up to 40 guests attending, Murder Mystery themed nights and the property was also used by Disney when filming Pete's Dragon.

The Gardens: There are beautifully maintained and manicured grounds to play croquet​ and petanque, vegetable gardens, apple, pear and walnut trees.

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Other Facilities: The downstairs kitchen features 12 hobs, a coal range with a wetback and gas heating for most of the hot water. There is a separate scullery back prep kitchen for the function area and a guest toilet for the function room. There is also 3 bay garaging which could lend itself to a microbrewery or spirit distillery or other tourism activity in the future.

Owners Accommodation: The owners live in a seperate building which is a beautifully appointed studio with log fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, laundry and garaging.

Brokers comment: This is a lot of real estate, business goodwill and chattels for the money. The owners are retiring after operating it since 2004. The owners currently close it over winter each year but there is plenty of local business for a new owner to trade it 12 months of the year.

Replacement cost of the buildings would be several million dollars!

Please contact me to discuss this sale or request more information.

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