19 Guppy Street, Pemberton WA

For Sale



    A fantastic opportunity exists for that special someone to take over the reins of a very successful Accommodation Business, the “Old Picture Theatre Apartments and Cottage”.

    Originally built in 1929 as a movie theatre, the restored heritage building, which opened in 2000, has 4 unique self-contained apartments and a standalone 3 bedroom cottage. The current owners have managed the business for 10 years comfortably. The business is a proven performer with repeat bookings, capable of accommodating up to 24 guests with an average of 2.6 day stays. There are excellent Trip Advisor reviews supported with an AAA 4 star rating and the business being awarded/2016 and 2017 Awards of Excellence on Booking.com and other OTAs... It is regularly rated in the top 10 Getaway Places in Pemberton.

    The accommodation is located in the centre of Pemberton surrounded by the forest in the heart of the Southern Forest area, which is a favourite destination for many travellers. Pemberton has stunning scenery with the famous large karri trees, world acclaimed forest and plenty of outdoor activities including the Bibbulmun Track, the Mundi Biddi mountain bike trail and other walk and mountain bike tracks. Pemberton is also famous for its viticulture and agriculture specialising in avocados, truffles, potatoes, marron and trout and people can indulge in these taste sensations at the local wineries, restaurants and cafes. The wildflowers, orchids and fungi found are also quite unique to the area.

    The Old Picture Theatre provides:

    4 spacious apartments each one different to accommodate a variety of needs of quests. They include a 1 bedroom split level spa apartment, a 2 bedroom apartment with 2 QS beds, a 2 bedroom approved disabled apartment with 1 QS bed and 2 singles in the 2nd bedroom and a 3 bedroom apartment with 2 QS bedrooms – one upstairs – and a single bedroom. Each apartment has a shared bathroom and toilet, lounge area, dining area and kitchen with cooking facilities. They also have a reverse cycle air conditioner, dishwashers and offer free WIFI.

    Each apartment has a private outdoor sitting area.

    The 3 bedroom cottage (Adyar Cottage), adjacent to the Old Picture Theatre, can be the owners’ accommodation or can be let out for short stay accommodation which it is currently. The cottage has 3 2QS bedrooms, a single bedroom and has 2 single sofa beds in the living area so can sleep up to 7. It has a bathroom with a corner bath, an extra toilet off the living area plus a large kitchen and an outdoor area with a barbecue, spa and dining area on the patio. It also has a small garden area.

    * Extra amenities include a shared guest laundry, barbecue and outdoor area and an amenities building which houses a museum of film memorabilia, at the rear of the Old Picture Theatre.

    Improvements made by the current owners include:

    * A 28 solar panel system with the option for further expansion. The existing premises have had Shire planning and building approvals with scope for additional accommodation apartments to be built. The business also has a recently update modern website.

    * The business has a very broad client base, from seniors to young families with children. They include international guests, Australia wide visitors and corporate groups.

    * Services provided currently include accommodation and continental breakfasts upon request.

    * Package includes the furniture, fittings and equipment.

    * There is a garden shed at the rear of the building next to the amenities building.

    * The Old Picture Theatre is a registered Lodging House.

    * Training in the business will be provided – time to be negotiated.

    This really is a wonderful opportunity for a lifestyle change and possible semi-retirement option, which motivated the current owners to come to the area. Pemberton is very central to the west coast of Augusta, Busselton and Margaret River in one direction and the southern coast of Walpole, Denmark and Albany in another.

    If need be the business could easily be run by one person. There is also an opportunity for further growth, essential criteria for anyone seriously looking to buy! The buyer will purchase not only a successful business but a comfortable home too if they wish.

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