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This delightful inn is situated on the shore of Hatchmere Lake on the outskirts of the lovely rural village of Norley. This is an idyllic and affluent location in Delamere Forest in the heart of the beautiful unspoilt county of Cheshire, providing a superb lifestyle yet within easy reach of the old Roman City of Chester and many adjacent desirable villages with a high disposable income. Delamere Forest attracts a huge number of visitors annually with its fantastic countryside, summer concerts and award-winning outdoor adventure activity centre Go-Ape! It is a destination for pony trekkers, cyclists, fishing enthusiasts, walkers and holiday makers (there is a caravan site close-by and other holiday parks in the area). There are a superb range of local attractions including Anderton Boat Lift, Oulton Park Racing Track, Little Budworth Country Park, Cotebrook Shirehorse Centre, Blakemere Craft Centre, several golf clubs and Beeston Castle. The inn is located on the B5152 between Delamere and Frodsham.
This destination inn is a two-storey building of rendered brick construction under a pitched tiled roof occupying a prominent roadside location. The property is immaculate throughout providing a superb environment for discerning customers to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and good standard of cuisine. The trading areas are furnished to a high standard with excellent quality fixtures and fittings. We are advised that parts of the building date back to the 17th Century. The trading areas provide a welcoming and warm atmosphere.  The Bar/Lounge Area is a cosy room with a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The room features a wood central bar servery, faux leather sofas, loose tables, armchairs, and upholstered perimeter seating. The flooring is part wood and part carpeted. The Upper Dining Area (circa 30 covers) has a wooden floor and is furnished with dark wood tables, chairs and upholstered perimeter furniture. The fairy lights and real fire give it a lovely intimate ambiance. The Lower Dining Area/Sun Room (circa 44 covers) is a beautiful bright and sunny room with French doors that open out into the garden with fantastic views over the lake. Part of it can also be used for private functions. Ladies and Gents W.C.s.  There is a fully equipped Catering Kitchen (appliances not tested) with separate washing-up/preparation area and walk-in fridge. There is a ground floor Cellar.
The owner’s accommodation has been fully refurbished and briefly comprises: two double bedrooms, one single bedroom (currently used as office), kitchen, lounge and a bathroom with large walk-in shower.
To the rear of the building is a covered veranda area with a stone floor and dining area for six. There is an extensive beer garden with seating for circa 70. There is a recently constructed BBQ area. In the evening the garden is lit up with fairy lights throughout the trees and with its lovely setting overlooking the lake making this a most appealing dining experience during the summer time. There is a car park for circa 45 cars.

The Opportunity
The business is offered for sale as a lease assignment with approximately 10 years remaining of the Marston’s 21-year full repairing and insuring, renewable agreement.
Who are we looking for?
All further enquiries should be directed to Helen Russell of Guy Simmonds Agents on 07968 376590 or 01332 865112

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