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Torksey Lock, Torksey Lock, Lincoln


  • Riverside Restaurant Premises
  • Extensive Car Park
  • Beamed Dining Room
  • First Floor Living Accommodation
  • Attractive Bar Area
  • 40 Covers Approximately
  • Sale Due to Ill Health



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The Wheelhouse Restaurant with excellent reviews and a first class reputation is offered for sale due entirely to health reasons. Indeed a successful business situated adjacent to the scenic Torksey Lock and riverside area with moorings and leisure facilities forming the nucleus of this popular location.
The restaurant provides 40 covers in a pleasant beamed and cosy environment. There is a good bar area, conservatory and paved patio. The extensive car parking area has a tarmacadam surface in it's entirety and there is good access to the A1133 Newark to Gainsborough main road. 

The first floor accommodation provides a sitting room with views of the river, two bedrooms and a bathroom. 

The restaurant has a really good sized kitchen area and preparation room. 

The property is offered freehold with vacant possession, fixtures and fittings including the stainless steel kitchen appliances, good quality tables and chairs are available to purchase separately at a reasonable price.

Torksey Lock is a popular mooring spot for boaters, local amenities include the Torksey Lock tea room, White Swan public house and of course the Wheelhouse Restaurant. The area has a historic heritgae as Torskey Lock was the scene of much activity with boats and ketchers passing through. Today it is still a working river but now better known as a wonderful place for boating, wildlife and walking. The Elms retirement park is close by, there is a large caravan centre attracting visitors to the area and the beautiful lock is administered by the canal and river trust.

The following accommodation is provided:

Restaurant - 5.31m x 3.43m plus alcove 2.74m x 2.54m (17'5" x 1 - Bow window window a pleasant aspect of the river, panelled dado, beamed ceiling, door, old bakers oven feature and the restaurant area is open plan with the bar. Central heating radiator.

Bar - 6.10m x 4.27m (20' x 14') - With solid oak bar, shelving and provision for a dishwasher. Two radiators, views of the river and moorings. Centre opening doors and main entrance door.

Upvc Conservatory Porch Entrance - With polycarbonate roof.

Corridor & Access To The Toilet Facilities - 

Ladies - With wc, wash basin, a hot water geyser and radiator.

Gents - With low suite wc, pedestal basin and hot water geyser.

Disabled & Baby Changing Room - With low suite wc, basin, hot water geyser and radiator.

Kitchen - 6.91m x 3.71m (22'8" x 12'2") - With stainless steel catering equipment to be valued as fixtures and fittings. Propane gas fired central heating boiler.

Kitchen Further View - 

Preparation Room - 3.05m x 2.24m (10' x 7'4") - Overall measurements including the large walk-in refrigerator. Centre opening upvc d/g doors to the outside.

First Floor - Staircase and galleried landing area.

Sitting Room - 3.63m x 3.51m plus alcove 2.54m x 2.51m (11'11" x - With beamed ceiling, radiator and views of the water.

Bedroom One - 3.66m x 3.35m (12' x 11') - With open views to the south of the property. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 3.35m x 2.67m (11' x 8'9") - With radiator.

Bathroom - 3.40m x 2.57m (11'2" x 8'5") - With bath, pedestal basin and close coupled wc. Built-in storage cupboard.

Outside - There is a block paved patio, tarmacadam car park area.

Riverside View - 

Planning Permission - There is full Planning Permission for a second storey extension to create more bedroom accommodation (3 bedrooms). This can be found on www.lincoln.gov.uk/living-in-lincoln/planning-and-building/planning-applications/. Reference number: 129392.

Services - Mains water, drainage and electricity are all connected to the property. Central heating is a propane gas system with panelled radiators. The property has upvc d/g windows.

Tenure - The property is freehold.

Right Of Way - The property will be sold subject to a right of way to the retained property Sunny View.

Possession - Vacant possession will be given on completion.

Overage Clause - The property will be sold subject to an overage agreement and in the event of residential development taking place in the car park area within the next 15 years the vendors shall be entitled to an overage payment representing 35% of the increase in value of the car park area as a result of development value.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.

Please contact our Newark Office on 01636 611811 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property or require further information.

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