Mile End, Coleford

£950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
** GLAMPING BUSINESS **

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A GLAMPING BUSINESS BASED IN THE FOREST OF DEAN. THE PROPERTY IS A PERFECT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY AND IS STILL PROVEN TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL.

THE DOME GARDEN

THE DOME GARDEN is a small site in the middle of the Forest of Dean. Originally a house with a 1 acre garden, it currently runs as a small Eco friendly holiday glamping village. The property suits one who is looking for a lifestlye change and wants to run their own business whilst living in the countryside.

THE BUILDINGS

The main building, or Lodge , houses owners or accommodation of 2 bedrooms with separate en-suites and 3 rentable bed & breakfast rooms. There is a well equipped and organised kitchen opening out onto a large dining and living space along with a further living space off to one side.

There is a large external wood-fired pizza oven which is used by the staff to cook pizzas for the guests twice a week during the glamping season which runs from the end of March to the end of October each year. Guests are served in the café or outside one large timber deck under a pvc awning. There are no deep fat fryers in the kitchen.

Outside there is a rustic old hunting lodge called The Refuge which has been converted into characterful and cosy accommodation containing a small kitchen a double bedroom with ensuite and a living space with a small mezzanine.

The B& B operates throughout the year with a short break over Christmas.

Also outside there are four outhouses, all lockable and used as various stores.

One of them is split in two. One half is a small linen store which contains a washing machine, dryer, a large fridge and a large freezer full of restaurant food. It also houses around 120 sets of bed linen. In the other half is a boiler room containing all the controls and manifolds for the heating system.

There is a buried 20 container full of tools and building supplies and all the kitchen equipment supplies used by the guests in their forest kitchens. Lastly there is a small gardeners shed with lawnmower, strimmer and sundry gardening equipment.

THE GARDEN

Outside in the garden there are 11 domes used as short term holiday accommodation - normally for three or four nights but never more than seven.

8 of the domes are temporary geodesic structures with steel frames, insulating liners and PVC covers. These are between 4 and 7 metres in diameter and one has two stories connected by a small spiral staircase. All higher level spaces are netted off with yachting quality mesh panels. The remaining three domes are more permanent structures with a concrete shell construction and are approximately 5 m in diameter.

Each dome is equipped with it s own individual en-suite containing a WC and a shower or bath. Water for these facilities is heated by means of a small wood-burning boiler within each en-suite.

Each dome also has a small kitchen shelter. These contain wood-fired, brick-built cooking stoves and small organic food safes, as well as water hoses for cooking and washing, or for use as fire hoses in the event of emergencies.

Inside the domes there are wood-burning stoves to keep people warm and outside in the centre of the garden, recessed into the ground but in view of the main kitchen, there is a stone firepit to make small camp fires. The wood for the various stoves and fires is pre-packaged, compressed wood briquettes. There is a full induction for all guests on arrival about how to use all of the equipment on site and staff are in attendance 24 hours a day, with short absences to go shopping or run errands, in order to help, guide and instruct as necessary. Instructions are also sent by email when they confirm bookings.

Flues are cleaned and inspected once each season in all fire appliances. We are occasionally inspected by a member of the Gloucestershire fire department who make small recommendations all of which have been implemented.

There are some elements of low level play equipment in the garden including 3 short zip wires, a short rope bridge and a set of tyres and posts that make up a small climbing frame. There are other low level timber puzzle games in sets throughout the site. There are no drops of over 600m anywhere on the site except the zip wires which have seat heights of between 3 - 5ft in the air at different points along their length.

There is a perimeter fence which completely encloses the site and there are no standing bodies of water anywhere on the site.

The Dome Garden has been running as a holiday village since its conversion from a private property ten years ago and has been catering for up to 1500 guests a year

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Steve Gooch - Coleford

1 High Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8HA

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