An attractive Grade II listed restaurant in one of England’s prettiest villages is on the market with commercial property specialists Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

Hathaways, West Street, Dunster, is in a fantastic position, close to the entrance of Dunster Castle and fronting the cobbled pavement in this much visited village. It is on the market at a guide price of offers in excess of £450,000.

The property has been run as a restaurant for many years. The current owners have been in occupation for 16 years and are now looking to pursue a new lifestyle and career.

They currently open on selected evenings only. They will be reducing their hours further from November 5 and will only open Friday-Saturday, 7pm-10pm.

Duncan Brown, Commercial Partner with Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “Trading hours for the business are now being operated on evenings only. Considerable potential exists for a purchaser wishing to extend the hours of business, or alternatively the premises could be suitable for other retail/commercial uses subject to any planning permission that may be required.”

The building dates from the 16th Century and boasts a wealth of character features including exposed beams, attractive fireplace and part panelled walls and bespoke kitchen. The exterior was recently redecorated and the property is in good decorative order.

To the rear is a good- sized enclosed garden with yard area and extensive lawn with level patio area and pergola. Unusually for Dunster there is parking for upto three cars.

As well as two separate dining areas with a total of 34 covers there is three-bedroom living accommodation and an additional self-contained apartment with en suite.

The historic village attracts countless tourists each year, while Dunster By Candlelight alone brings in around 10,000 visitors during its two-night run.

It is a desirable location whether you want to combine raising a family with pursuing business interests or are semi-retired but still want the challenge of a commercial enterprise.

For more information and to arrange a viewing please call Duncan Brown on 01823 334455 or David Lethaby at Greenslade Taylor Hunt with Chanin & Thomas on 01643 706666.