The Grapes Hotel, Market Square, Longnor, Buxton, Derbyshire
• Elegant three storey Georgian Hotel available free of brewery tie
• Located in the picturesque village of Longnor
• Premises front on to the Market Place in the village centre
• Property includes managers accommodation and four letting rooms
• 6 miles south of Buxton in the Peak District National Park
The Grapes Hotel is located in Longnor in the Peak District National Park approximately 6 miles south of Buxton. It
is an area which is very popular with tourists and walkers alike. From Buxton follow the A515 Ashborne Road south
east and turn right at Brierlow Bar on to the B5053 and head south towards Cheadle and Leek until you enter the
village of Longnor. Turn left in to the centre of the village and the property can be found on the left handside
overlooking the Market Square.
Access to the building is via a set of stone steps and two sets of double doors in the vestibule area. The ground
floor accommodation is set out as a traditional public house with a decorative wooden bar to the left of the room. All
of the pumps, coolers and cellar equipment remain in situ. The floor is part flagged / part carpeted and there is a
working open fireplace to the right. To the rear of the property, there are gents toilets and staircases leading to the
cellar and upper floors.
On the first floor, the ladies toilet can be found at the top of the stairs, just outside of the private accommodation
which may be locked out of use. Passing through the secure door, there is a commercial kitchen which has
previously been used to prepare bar food, a managers double bedroom with en suite bathroom and a good sized
lounge /office. Stairs lead off the landing up to the second floor.
On the top floor, there are currently four letting rooms each of which is en suite. There is scope to re-model this
area and to reduce the number of letting rooms to three each of which would accommodate double beds and en
In the cellar there is a barrel drop from the Market Place in to the stillage area which was in full working order as
recently as September 2009. There are a further three cellar rooms.
At the front of the south facing Grapes Hotel there is a small forecourt area which has previously been used as a
seating area. The Market Place car park is used by the general public for parking but it does not form part of the
The property has long been used as a hotel after it was converted from a merchants house in the 19th century.
The tenant will be responsible for payment of business rates and Council Tax to Staffordshire Moorlands District
Council. The rateable value of the property is understood to be £4150 and the rates payable for the full tax year
2010/2011 are £1689.05. As the rateable value is below £6000 it may qualify for small business relief of up to 50%.
Interested parties should make their own enquiries about business rates and small business relief with
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. The Manager’ accommodation on the first floor of the Grapes is
separately assessed as residential accommodation and has been placed in band A.
£19,750 p.a. payable quarterly in advance. VAT will not be payable on the rental.