The Old Bake House is an attractive Grade II listed former restaurant situated in the heart of Castle Cary, the property offers flexible and spacious accommodation and boasts superb owners accommodation which includes three double bedrooms, private courtyard garden, single garage and off street parking.
Once a popular and well established Thai Restaurant which served a mixture of both Thai and traditional British cuisine, the husband and wife team successfully operated the business until they chose to retire in Autumn 2021. The property provides the purchaser with a fantastic opportunity to build a wonderful lifestyle business in the heart of the popular market town.
The ground floor accommodation is light with two large bay windows facing directly onto the High Street, the versatile space can seat up to 40 covers. To the rear of the property there is a useful serving counter along with a good sized immaculately presented, well-equipped commercial kitchen, adjoining preparation kitchen and office. There is a charming courtyard garden which provides a further 14 covers weather permitting.
To the first floor there is spacious and light accommodation which has been tastefully decorated and well maintained. This can be accessed internally from the spiral staircase or via the rear of the property externally which leads you through the garden directly into the conservatory. From here you enter the kitchen/dining room which is fitted with a range of matching wall and base units finished with a marble work surface over, integrated oven, hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
The sitting room is delightful space to relax after a long day with A-frame beams, skylight and feature wall-mounted electric fire.
There are three light and well proportioned bedrooms, two of which have built-in wardrobes as well as family bathroom.
Outside and to the rear of the property is a tiered garden which has been beautifully decorated with various colourful plants, flowers and shrubs.
Accessed from the rear of the restaurant via French doors is a delightful courtyard garden which provides space for an additional 14 covers during the spring and summer months. From here there is access to a most useful outdoor storage area which runs underneath the neighbouring property. From the courtyard stone steps lead up to a further paved courtyard where you will find useful greenhouse/ potting shed. From here. a pathway leads to single parking space and garage which benefits from power and light. This entrance is accessed form Ansford Road.
Situated just one mile from The historic and thriving High Street and Town Centre of Castle Cary which provides an array of individual shops, boutiques, cafe's and art galleries . The Market House which remains the focal point of the town dates back to 1855 and hosts a weekly farmers market. Other local amenities include schooling for all ages, a library, church, a Post Office, pubs, restaurants, greengrocers, butchers and filling station. The Town is surrounded by rolling countryside, and is extremely well placed for communications to the nearby towns including Bruton, Sherbourne, Wincanton and Shepton Mallet. The A303 can be joined just to the south at Wincanton which provides good access to London and the Home Counties via the M3 and M25. Castle Cary has a main line railway station on its outskirts, connecting with London Paddington (about 1 and a half hours). It also connects with the cultural centre of Bath. Templecombe has a mainline railway station connecting with Waterloo. Castle Cary is well placed to access many of the areas best known independent schools, including Millfield, Kings Bruton, Hazelgrove, Port Regis and Sherborne.
Council: South Somerset
Council Tax Band: C Domestic (100% Relief Business)
Mains: Gas central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.
Agents Notes: The conservatory was added 20 years ago and during this time windows and doors where replaced. The boiler was updated in 2003