The Square, Axbridge, BS26


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A hugely exciting and rare opportunity to acquire this mixed use, award winning Grade ll Listed 15th Century Tea Shop and Gift Shop and attached four/five bedroom house situated in the very heart of the medieval town of Axbridge with courtyard garden, flexible layout and offering the right buyer a beautiful home and wonderful business opportunity.

We are delighted to offer this rare and exciting opportunity to purchase a home and business, all under one roof. The Almshouse is a Grade ll Listed 15th century, award winning Tea Shop and Gift Shop situated in the heart of the medieval town of Axbridge and offering an exclusive, unopposed and popular market square position.

The living accommodation comprises an entrance hall, kitchen with utility off and sitting room to the ground floor, with four/five bedrooms, WC and family bathroom to the first floor and a useful loft room and large attic storage. The home is the perfect addition to the business and provides welcoming and warm living quarters with a wealth of character including exposed beams, flagstone flooring and sash windows. The sitting room is of particular note with its beautiful inglenook fireplace and with plenty of room for a dining table too, it makes for the ideal entertaining space. All the bedrooms are of good proportions with the smallest lending itself to becoming a home study. The master bedroom has the advantage of its own wash hand basin and WC and also a balcony that overlooks the courtyard garden.


The Tea Shop and Gift Shop are currently open four days a week, Wed-Sat 10am-4pm, however the business does have permission to open Mon-Sat 9am-11pm and Sun 10.30am-4pm. It also has the added benefit to offer a takeaway service Mon-Sun 9am-9pm. This will excite anyone who is looking for the opportunity to create a unique and stylish setting in the hospitality industry. Its prominence within Axbridge is great for passing trade and is also a tourist hot-spot.

In brief The Tea Shop comprises of downstairs seating areas with a serving area and gift display area. There is further seating to the first floor, which is accessed via an internal spiral staircase or external stone steps from the courtyard. There is also the option of utilising some of the living accommodation into further seating, should one need/wish. There is ample space for numerous tables and seating areas within the restaurant and with the first floor benefiting from a remarkable, exposed timber vaulted ceiling, there are few better places to enjoy a spot of food and drink. The Almshouse Tea Shop has an excellent and established reputation and has recently been nominated as a finalist in the Café/Tearoom of The Year Award in the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards. The Tea Shop previously won Gold in these awards in 2018/2019 and Bronze in The South West Tourism Awards for the same category.

The property is to be found in the very centre of the Saxon Town of Axbridge. This popular Somerset Town has medieval origins with some beautiful period buildings in the central Town Square. Local facilities include a post office, general stores, primary school with pre-school and church, whilst in nearby Cheddar there is a Middle School and also Kings of Wessex Academy. The whole area has many tourist attractions including Cheddar Gorge and Axbridge is particularly well placed for quick road access via the A38 to Bristol Airport and the main city beyond. Wells is approximately a 20 minute drive, famous for its beautiful Cathedral and the Bishops Palace and there are also good road communications via the M5 motorway, Junction 22. For those looking at further income streams, the enormous development at Hinkley Point, near Bridgwater, is also considered to be within driving distance.

There is a pretty walled courtyard garden with access to The Tea Shop on both levels and from the ground floor there is access to a store room and customer WC. A further store, currently used as a hobby room, can also be accessed from this level by the impressive stone steps. The courtyard provides a completely private setting for alfresco dining, entertaining and enjoying through the warmer months.

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