Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has brought to market a vacant nursing home, formerly Donness Nursing Home, in the village of Westward Ho! in Bideford, North Devon.
Established in 1980 by its current owners, the now-vacant Donness Nursing Home is registered for 34 service users and comprises 30 bedrooms – 26 single and four shared rooms, 12 of which have en suite facilities – spread out over three floors of a large detached property which boasts beautiful sea views and attractive surrounding grounds.
The property has benefitted from two lots of substantial investment throughout the years – in 1991 it was extended to include an additional 14 bedrooms, and in 2004 it was extended again to include a further 12. With the extensions blending well with the original building, and the bedroom accommodation being in excess of 80 per cent purpose-built, this is a high-quality facility.
The site is located in the beautiful seaside village of Westward Ho! on the North Devon coast. The village has a range of local facilities and is well-known for its coastline and for being the only town in the UK to have an exclamation mark as part of its name.
The availability of this property presents an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking to expand in the area and acquire premises that offer a degree of flexibility. There is the potential to re-open as a care facility or to re-develop into alternative care or other accommodation, subject to the necessary planning permissions.
Simon Harvey, Director – Healthcare at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, comments, “With so much high-quality purpose-built accommodation and the flexibility of site use – it is well suited to be re-opened as an elderly care facility or could be reconfigured to suit a wide variety of other care uses – this care home sale offers a fantastic opportunity for a new or expanding care operator.”
The former Donness Nursing Home site is on the market for an asking price of £950,000 freehold.