3/6/2020 | Restaurants

Christie & Co bring to market Michelin recommended country restaurant

Specialist property adviser, Christie & Co is delighted to bring to the market Little Barwick House, a highly acclaimed and award-winning Michelin recommended restaurant located in, near Yeovil in Somerset.


Barwick is a pretty village two miles south of Yeovil set in idyllic Somerset countryside. The area benefits from its proximity to notable towns such as Sherborne, Dorset, Taunton and Wells. It is also within easy reach of Bath, Bristol and Exeter. An excellent example of a period Georgian Dower County house, the property is set over three acres of its own land and sits at the end of a sweeping driveway, with access across formal gardens from the front of the house.

A charming country residence provides the perfect setting for Little Barwick House. The restaurant, a business painstakingly built by our clients over the past 20 years encompasses high quality cuisine in splendid surroundings, delightful gardens and a comfortable, unpretentious and relaxing atmosphere.
Little Barwick House is one of the premier hospitality businesses in the South West. It has won many accolades including five AA Gold Stars for the accommodation, three AA Rosettes since opening in 2000, Restaurant with Rooms of the year in 2019 Good Hotel Guide and it is also one of the Good Food Guides longest serving listings boasting an impressive 38 years.

After two decades in Somerset our clients, Tim and Emma Ford, have decided to sell the business in order focus on other interests. Tim Ford said, “It is with mixed emotions that Emma and I have come to this momentous decision, but we feel now is the time to implement our exit strategy.”

“We have been so proud to have owned this unique house and honoured to be part of its history as one of its custodians. There have been challenges but mainly tremendous happiness.”

The Fords are looking to pass the reins on to someone who will continue to cherish and appreciate Little Barwick House. Tim added, “In the meantime Little Barwick House will be open as usual and looking forward to welcoming our guests”
Richard Thomas, Business Agent at Christie & Co, is handling the sale and comments, “Rarely do businesses of such quality come to open market with both a superb setting combined with an excellent trading history and reputation. The market has started well in 2020 and we anticipate high demand for such a high-quality business and property.”

Christie & Co are offering the freehold interest in Little Barwick House at a guide price of £1,650,000.

For further information on this press release, contact:
Fiona Fieldhouse, Head of Corporate Communications
P: 020 7227 0793 or E: fiona.fieldhouse@christie.com

Contact the Agent:
Richard Thomas, Business Agent
P: 07701 315 067
E: Richard.Thomas@christie.com
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