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22nd February, 2016

For sale: top 10 investment homes

For sale: top 10 investment homes

Are you looking for an investment property? A place to call home that could create an extra income? Here is a selection of hotels, cosy pubs, and country estates for every budget.

1. Five-star hotel, ZAR 32,500,000

Take over the running of a renowned South African five star boutique hotel. Majestically positioned on the water’s edge of the Knysna Lagoon, a landmark site of prime real-estate in Knysna. With almost 150m of water’s edge, private jetty and panoramic views across to the Knysna Heads, this Hotel has earned its place amongst the leading independent Hotels of Southern Africa.

2. Run the village pub, £385,000, Harlton, Cambridge

The Hare & Hounds is a traditional Grade II Listed pub in the beautiful, peaceful village of Harlton. As the landlady of seven years, Susan has transformed the Hare & Hounds into a popular, cosy pub where regulars and passers-by enjoy a drink or meal after a long country walk or cycle ride. As well as redecorating the interior and exterior, Susan had the property re-thatched in 2010, completely renovated the property exterior in 2014 and extended the garden and seating area for pub goers in the summer months. The garden overlooks the rolling countryside which is the perfect way to relax at the end of a busy day or stroll with the family.

3. Run a self-catering lodge, ZAR30,000,000, South Africa

Elephant Walk is the perfect "stop over" on route to Mozambique, or as a destination, and caters for the discerning tourist as well as the business traveller. An eclectic scattering of small intimate self-catering chalets and cabins epitomise this established family owned retreat. The various units comprise of amongst others log cabins, raised on stilts, to optimise the outstanding view of the Crocodile River and Kruger National Park.

4. Successful holiday complex, Pembrokeshire, £975,000

Middle Broadmoor Farm is very successful holiday let complex and special camping site. As well as In addition to the Farmhouse there are three cottages, there are also three Mongolian Yurts, which are popular with people wanting a bit of 'Glamping'. The vendors were one of the first camping grounds in Pembrokeshire to introduce Yurts to considerable success. Situated in a magnificent part of Pembrokeshire, guests will love the wonderful sea views and peaceful surrounding countryside.

5. Dance school and equestrian centre, £3,800,000, Cambridge

There are numerous commercial interests included within the estate including three terrace cottages which are all currently rented out on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy basis. There are various warehouses and workshops benefiting from an office within and mezzanine flooring providing additional storage space.Stabling for five horses and a covered "turn out area" with further rear access directly out onto the large paddock.

The main centre piece for the estate is the fully licenced and fully operational dancing studio which has been specifically designed for the leisure industry with spring suspended flooring, bar area, central heating and air conditioning. The property currently holds a food and drink licence which covers the whole property to cater up to a maximum of 5000 people 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The whole complex has been hired to facilitate weddings and parties.

6. National Park cottage, £375,000, Exmoor

This beautiful country cottage is hidden away in the Exmoor National Park just outside the popular and easily accessible village of Brayford, this very attractive and traditional detached period cottage enjoys a truly idyllic setting with just one near neighbour and approximately half an acre comprising an area of woodland and a stream bordered lawned garden. It might make the perfect holiday cottage.

7. Dry and wet trade pub, £795,000, Royston

For those contemplating a change in career or maybe those already in the brewery trade, look no further. This well-established public house is being offered for sale with no brewery ties. Situated amongst the rolling hills and fields in this picturesque village in the heart of Hertfordshire, approximately 7 miles from Royston and 13 miles from Saffron Walden. The catchment area for regular trade from surrounding, affluent villages is ideal for any landlord wishing to make a name for themselves as a quality drinking establishment and restaurant.

8. Planning permission, £749,500, East Sussex

A charming Grade II listed detached house of 18th-century origins, on a circa 1.6-acre plot with paddock, stables, lovely mature cottage garden and an outbuilding with planning consent to convert into a detached one bedroom annexe. There is a wealth of period features, including exposed beams, an Inglenook fireplace and a Beehive fireplace but the property benefits from oil central heating and modern kitchen.

9. Own a farm, South Africa, ZAR7,500,000

Build your dream home and take advantage of approximately 14km of trails ideal for horseriding, walking and mountain biking within the Two Rivers Farm boundaries. Soil quality also offers good agricultural prospects for conventional farming.

10. Run a B&B, Elmswell, £799,000

Grade II listed fine period village home offering scope for many uses. The current owners have used the property as a high-quality B & B - This could be expanded further into the outbuildings subject to the usual planning consents. The property is also a registered small holding and this activity could be increased as well. The three watered paddocks which surround Mulberry Farm can be utilised as an equestrian unit.

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