The Freemasons Arms and Nosters Cottage, Nosterfield, Bedale, North Yorkshire

Asking Price £795,000
For Sale

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The main entrance doorway leads straight into a welcoming bar area with seating for around 18 and further standing room for more customers. The restaurant area is separated by a chimney breast with wood fuelled stove and seats a total of 37 customers. Ancillary areas include a beer cellar, fully equipped commercial grade catering kitchen, storage areas as well as customer toilets.


Fixtures and fittings are included with the exception of items that are personal to our client.


There is outside seating to the front of the pub providing for around 40 customers. This area has recently been redeveloped and improved, with the introduction of an Indian Stone patio. The car park is across the main road and there is ample parking elsewhere in the village.


At first floor level, accessed via an internal staircase behind the bar, is recently refurbished and very well presented, two bedroom owner's accommodation, with open plan lounge/kitchen area and shower room.


Opposite the pub and adjacent to the car park is an area of land, currently occupied by sheds used for storage, which has a planning application in with the local authority for the construction of two self-contained holiday accommodation units with associated parking. The development plot is to be included in the price of the pub at £795,000. Hambleton Council Planning Ref. No: 21/01427/FUL - Pub cottages

Our clients estimate that once complete the cottages will generate a combined rental income of £31,200 per annum (as of 2021).


Adjoining the pub is the charming and luxurious, Nosters Cottage. Comprising two bedrooms and sleeping four guests, with lounge/dining area and kitchen, the cottage is decorated to an impeccable standard and is fully equipped for a home from home experience.

Nosters Cottage is currently let on an assured shorthold tenancy generating £750 pcm rental income but this arrangement can be terminated with two months' notice. Calculations done by a well respected Holiday Cottage agent suggested the cottage is capable of rental income of £15,600 per annum when rented out on a short-break basis.


The Freemasons Arms presents a fantastic opportunity to acquire an established business with an excellent reputation.

The business is currently management run with the owner having no hands on involvement and very little involvement from an administrative perspective. The Freemasons would suit an operator looking to replicate our client's model but realistically an owner-operator living on site would be best positioned to drive the business forward, maximise its potential and afford themselves the benefits of living on site.


The Rateable Value as per the April 2017 list is £12,950. Confirmation of rates payable should be sought from the Local Authority.


Turnover for year ended 31st December 2019 was £259,659 with the trade split being 57% food and 43% beverage sales.

Turnover for year ended 31st December 2018 was £278,535, with the trade split being 59% food and 41% beverage sales.

2020 figures are obviously significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and are not an accurate representation of business performance and potential.

Gross turnover for the period Jul 21 - June 22 is c. £396,000 . Sensible forecasts once fully reopened for a 12 month period, suggest a gross turnover of c. £446,000.


Currently let on an assured shorthold basis at a rent of £750 pcm (*which can be terminated at two months' notice and therefore can be offered with vacant possission) but capable of £15,600 per annum (based on 2021 figures), if let on a short term holiday-let basis. The existing tenant moved into the property in 2020.

A delightful 2 bedroom character cottage. Located next door to the Freemasons Arms Pub the cottage comprising: Open plan Living Dining Kitchen, two double bedrooms and Shower Room. Outside there is a small private decked riased terrace.



External Stairs lead upto a raised terrace area where a secure Timber door gives access into the First Floor of the Cottage.
Window to the Front. A range of base and wall units with coordinating work surface over. Integrated Appliances: Fridge Freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Electric oven and hob with extractor over. Island with bar stools. Feature beams. LVT Oak effect flooring. Radiator.
Window to the Front. Electric wall-mounted fire. Feature beams. Radiator.

Stairs lead down to the Ground Floor Bedrooms.


Built-in storage cupboard.


The cottage offers 2 good-sized double bedrooms, both benefitting from windows to the Front, feature beams and radiators.


Fully tiled wet room with walk-in shower with glass screen. wash hand basin and W.C Extractor fan. Chrome Towel Rail.


In accordance with The Estate Agents Act 1979, prospective purchasers please note that the vendor is a relative of an employee of Joplings Estate Agents.


Mains Water
Oil fired central heating


RIPON: Monday - Thursday 9.00 a.m - 5.30 p.m
Friday 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday 9.00 a.m - 1.00 p.m
Sunday Closed


Joplings is a long established independent practice of Chartered Surveyors, Residential and Commercial Sales & Letting Agents, Building Surveyors and Valuers with offices in both Ripon & Thirsk.

  • Immaculately presented food led village pub
  • 2 Bedroom Owner's Accommodation
  • Forecasted T/O y/e c£446,000 gross
  • Plus an additional 2 Bedroom Cottage EPC C
  • Application for Planning for 2 Holiday Cottages Opposite
  • Grade 2 Listed
  • EPC for The Freemasons Arms TBC
  • Nosters Cottage - EPC Rating C
Floorplan for The Freemasons Arms and Nosters Cottage, Nosterfield, Bedale, North Yorkshire
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