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Vissett Cottage, Barnsley Road, Hemsworth, Pontefract, WF9 4PQ

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  • Vacant Public House, Restaurant & Hotel
  • Prominent roadside location
  • FREE OF TIE Lease
  • Public Bar, Restaurant, Function Room, 6 ensuite Letting bedrooms
  • 3 further letting bedrooms with shared facilities
  • EPC Band E

Business & Property Description

The Vissett Cottage Public House, Restaurant and Hotel enjoys a prominent roadside location just off the A1 on Barnsley Road at Hemsworth. Hemsworth lies on the edge of Wakefield and is within easy access of York and Leeds. The town has a population of over 13,000 and due to the Vissett Cottage having such a prominent roadside location the business has potential to attract custom as a destination venue. The owner of the property operated the site very successfully for many years before leasing it out. The previous tenant left at the end of their lease term.


Vissett Cottage offers the potential for an enthusiastic operator to build up a reputation for food, quality drinks and accommodation. The inclusion of a function area with a good-sized car park provides potential as a function venue. The outside areas allow for additional trading space.


The property is brick built under a pitched roof with tile covering. The commercial kitchen is to the rear of the property and car park to the front. Vissett Cottage offers an operator the opportunity to build up a business that would initially include income from wet sales, food and accommodation and have the potential to develop an enviable function trade.



Ground floor:

The MAIN ENTRANCE is located to the centre of the property and opens into a central lobby giving access to the PUBLIC BAR and RESTAURANT. The PUBLIC BAR is open plan with the LOUNGE and provides a large trading area. The trade areas do not have fixture and fittings allowing the potential tenant to put their mark on the property as they develop their business. The BAR SERVERY is centrally located to the rear wall of the PUBLIC BAR and has good sight lines to all trading areas. The RESTAURANT has the potential for seating over 100 diners and provides the option for functions. A further FUNCTION ROOM is located next to the RESTAURANT. This is a multi-use room and can be used as a breakfast room for hotel guests and as a self-contained function room.

TOILET FACILITIES are located off the Trade Area.

The COMMERCIAL KITCHEN is located to the rear of the BAR SERVERY providing easy access to all trade areas.

First floor:

Three letting bedrooms with shared facilities

Guest Accommodation:

6 en-suite self-contained letting bedrooms are located on the ground floor adjacent to the main building.



The large plot that Vissett Cottage sits on provides the potential to create an outdoor trading area. At present a large car park is to the front of the property, with secure access to the Letting bedrooms and access to the first floor at the rear of the main building.        


The Business

The current owner operated Vissett Cottage for many years prior to retirement and then leased the business out to a tenant who has recently left the property at the end of the term of their lease. Our client the previous operator can discuss the potential of the business with a prospective tenant following a formal viewing of the property.  


Additional Information

The property has mains water, drainage, gas and electricity.

We are advised that the rateable value of the property is £7,500 per annum. Under current legislation this valuation falls within the threshold for full business rates relief. No business rates will therefore be payable. It is the responsibility of any prospective tenant for this property to confirm the actual rates payable on the property with the local authority prior to completing heads of terms.

The property has an energy performance certificate with a band E rating.

EPC certificate reference number: 9480-3085-0850-0100-8725


Tenure & Price

The Business and property are offered on nil premium. Offers are requested from interested parties for a lease of a term and rent to be negotiated. The rental value of the lease that has just expired was £20,000 per annum


Viewing Details

Viewing is strictly by appointment only. Viewings can be arranged by calling MJD HUGHES Ltd on 01904 215241 or emailing

Property Documents

  • Vissett Cottage Sales particulars 25.April.19
  • EPC 9480-3085-0850-0100-8725 (1)


  • City: Pontefract
  • State/county: West Yorkshire
  • Country: United Kingdom


Updated on September 26, 2019 at 1:35 pm

  • Property ID: MH81029
  • Price: Nil Premium
  • Property Type: Business Opportunity, Hotel, Public House, Restaurant
  • Property Status: Free of tie lease, Leasehold, New Listing

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