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Investment opportunity in a prime location on Shanklin seafront.

For sale: £975,000.00|Hotel, Leisure


FOR SALE£975,000.00
ADDRESSThe Waterfront Inn, Norfolk House, 19 Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BN
TYPEHotel, Leisure
TENUREInvestment Opportunity
POSTED ON21st August 2020


Situated on Shanklin's award winning seafront with spectacular sea views is this well-kept bar, restaurant and hotel. Shanklin is located to the East of the island with a population of circa 9,000 (census 2011).

The town boasts one of the busiest esplanades on the island supported by many restaurants, bars and leisure facilities. There is no shortage of entertainment for the children, with newly invested recreational facilities such as the recent investment into the new pitch and put and existing indoor play areas.

The main town of Shanklin itself offers great retail shopping, pharmacies, cafes, churches and is on a main bus route with easy links to other island hotspots such as Ryde, Newport, Sandown and Ventnor.

The Waterfront Inn trades all year and is licensed until 3am. During the peak season food is offered all day whilst lunch and dinner service is provided during the rest of the year.

There are 80 inside covers in the bar and dining room while the extensive sun terrace can seat approximately 120, with 30 of these being under the canopy. The top terrace can be enclosed and heated to facilitate all year round use and comfort.
Entrance from the Esplanade via steps through the sun terrace, glazed doors lead into the bar/ restaurant area. Ladies and Gents WC's to the rear.

Leading off from the bar is the kitchen with a range of commercial equipment.

There are eight first floor guest rooms, seven doubles and a twin room, all with en suites. The front three rooms benefit from amazing panoramic sea views, with a further room also enjoying sea views. All rooms have flat screen TV's and hospitality trays.

Owner’s accommodation includes one bedroom, en suite, a sitting room, an office and a conservatory.

To the rear of the property there is a private parking area used by the owners and their staff (parking for approx. five cars), a storage and utility area with staff facilities and access to the beer cellar.

The business has a very high turnover and net profit. Turnover has steadily increased year after year.
The property is let on a 15 year lease from January 2018, at a stepped rent as follows:

Year 1 £65,000pa
Year 2 £66,500pa
Year 3 £68,000pa
Year 4 £69,000pa
Year 5 £70,000pa

Current rent payable is £68,000 pa. With this lease are 2 personal guarantors and a rent deposit of 6 months.


Location: The Waterfront Inn, Norfolk House, 19 Esplanade, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 6BN

Shanklin (0.5 miles)

Lake (1.2 miles)

Sandown (2.0 miles)

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