Michelin-starred restaurant The Checkers, in the Welsh border town of Montgomery, is on the market with Colliers International.
Run by chef-proprietor Stéphane Borie, his partner Sarah and her sister Kathryn, the Grade II listed coaching inn turned gourmet haven is a popular destination restaurant, and has built an enviable reputation for fine French cuisine.
The fully-refurbished premises is on the market at £575,000 for the freehold, and includes five letting rooms - with an extant planning consent for another – which have contributed to net annual sales of £498,000.
Ed Jefferson from Colliers International’s Hotels team said the restaurant is ideally situated in the heart of a busy tourist town in Powys.
“Overlooking the market place, The Checkers is an eye-catching building which underwent a complete refurbishment in 2011,” he said.
“Our clients acquired the property as a run-down public house and have totally refurbished the fabric of the building including complete re-wiring and plumbing.
“Immaculately furnished and beautifully maintained, The Checkers has held a Michelin Star since 2011 thanks to the efforts of Michel Roux-trained chef Stéphane - who has written a book on his business ventures called ‘The Frenchman and the Farmer’s Daughters’.”
The main restaurant area at The Checkers is split into two rooms, providing for up to 32 covers in a sumptuous dining environment. There are several exposed beams and a large log burner boosts the comfortable atmosphere.
The restaurant leads into the bar area which has ample space for around 12 guests, with French windows opening onto the patio.
The five individually designed double suites, presented to an extremely high standard, are on the first floor, and there is a large attic space which has full planning permission for conversion to an additional room if required.
Ed Jefferson added that Montgomery was an attractive and eclectic town with a characterful mix of styles and a castle attracting good numbers of visitors throughout the year.
“It also makes an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of the world, with Snowdonia, the Welsh Marches and Shropshire within a comfortable drive,” he said.