London Road, Calne, Wiltshire

London Road

  • 15 Bedrooms

15 bedroom commercial for sale

  • Reference Number 29880721
  • Agent Strakers Auctions
  • Agent Number 01249 765200

Guide price £550,000

About this property

Substantial Grade II listed former coaching inn on a prominent corner position at the junction of the A4 and A3102. The premises are constructed on basement, ground, first and second floors with rendered elevations, constructed around a central courtyard with an adjacent car park. Internally the premises offer comprehensive letting accommodation with 15 en suite letting rooms, private accommodation, a restaurant providing up to circa 40 covers and large bar with separate pool table room. The property received planning consent in March 2020 for conversion to eight dwellings and retaining the pub.

Calne is positioned to the south of Chippenham, west of Marlborough and north of Devizes and represents an old market town of Wiltshire.

During the late 1990s and early 2000s Calne was considered one of the fastest expanding towns in the south-west of England, with a population at circa 16,000 in 2012 (Wikipedia). The Lansdown Park housing development has also substantially increased the population.

The area's accessibility enables Calne to be an excellent place to stay whilst visiting perhaps Marlborough, Salisbury Plain, Bath and the surrounding villages.

The White Hart Hotel is located on the A4 on the edge of the town centre but within easy walking distance of all town centre facilities.

Planning & Development
The property received full planning and listed building consent in March 2020 under application references 19/09033/FUL and 19/09227/LBC. The consent provides for partial conversion of the hotel to residential use to provide a total of eight dwellings, retaining and refurbishing the existing pub. Full details are available on the local authority planning portal or via Strakers.

The proposed accommodation includes a Public House with bar, dining areas, kitchens toilet facilities (these will occupy the existing public house areas) with a 2 Bedroom Apartment over. The remainder of the main building will provide 2x4 Bedroom Houses, 3 Bedroom House, 2 Bedroom House and a 2 Bedroom Apartment. These will all be located around a central courtyard.

The first barn on the right of the entrance will become a 1 Bedroom Ground Floor Apartment, The adjoining barn becomes a stunning 2 Bedroom Barn Conversion and the corner barn becomes another 1 Bedroom Apartment.

There is allocated parking and further garaging/storage.

We are informed that the premises benefit from all mains services.

Accommodation (as existing)
Ground Floor -
Main pillared entrance provides direct access to the bar, which links to the hotel reception. The hotel reception can also be accessed directly from the car park.

RECEPTION with reception desk, fireplace with log burner, link to main bar.

MAIN BAR with large feature bar servery, wood and part tiled floors, window seats, beams. POOL TABLE ROOM accessed up a few steps from the main bar.

RESTAURANT with bar servery, 2 fireplaces, feature bay window and wood floor. Could easily cater for 40+ covers.

TRADE KITCHEN with 6 burner oven, extractor system, grill, tiled walls and wash-up area.

Ladies 2 WCs, wash hand basin Gents WC, 2 pods, wash hand basin

Comprehensive basement areas/STORAGE ROOMS. Additional temperature controlled basement BEER STORE accessed from behind the bar.

First Floor -
Former NIGHTCLUB with DJ stand, curved bar servery, bench, seating, partly mirrored walls, wood floor.

LETTING ROOMS in total there are 15 en suite letting rooms over ground, first and second floors. These are divided into:

Ground Floor -
4 DOUBLE en suites

First Floor -
5 x DOUBLE en suites 1 x TRIPLE en suite
1x SINGLE en suite 2 x TWIN en suites

Second Floor -
2x DOUBLE en suites

Second Floor -
PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION - at second floor - DOUBLE BEDROOM, landing/sitting area, BEDROOM linked room, BATHROOM with bath, WC and wash hand basin.

External -
CAR PARK with space for circa 10 cars.


These all offer significant development potential subject to consents. Note, the pub/hotel was previously let at £60,000 per annum and the retail units/garages/store rooms for £14,820 pa.

A premises licence prevails, the main licenseable activities being:-

Sale by retail of alcohol for consumption on and off the premises:
Monday-Thursday:11:00am - 11:00pm Friday -Saturday:11:00am - 1:00am
Sunday:12:00noon - 10:30pm

Live music and playing of recorded music. Monday-Thursday:10:00am - 11:00pm Friday -Saturday:10:00am - 1:00am
Sunday:10:00am - 10:30pm

Private Function Room
Monday Sunday11:00am 11:00pm

Business Rates & Council Tax
The property is in an area administered by Wiltshire Council. The 2017 Rateable Value has been assessed at £9,250. The private accommodation is within Band A for Council Tax purposes. 100% small business rates relief might apply to this property.

Freehold. As well as an outright sale of the freehold, our clients are prepared to consider retaining an interest or structuring a joint investment.

All prices quoted and offers made shall be deemed to be exclusive of VAT and VAT will be added where applicable. In most cases VAT is reclaimable. Prospective purchasers should consult their accountant for professional advice in this respect.

Strictly by appointment only through Strakers Auction Office 01249 765200 or Fleurets West & South Wales Office 01179 238090

Joint Agent
Fleurets - Chris Irving at the Bristol office on 0117 923 8090 or email

These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firms employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property. All measurements and distances are approximate only. Your home is at risk if you do not keep up repayments on a mortgage or other loan secured on it.

Key Features

London Road, Calne, Wiltshire
  • Full Planning for Conversion
  • 15 Ensuite Letting Bedrooms
  • Car Park and Garages
  • Store Rooms
  • Former Shop
  • Private Accommodation
  • Courtyard


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33/34 Market Place Chippenham Wiltshire SN15 3HP


01249 765200