Badgers Hall | Emma Morby

Apr 25, 2022

This month I would like to showcase how a listed building can be used as a very successful commercial asset, with strong returns on investment. Not only that, but these beautiful buildings are located in the heart of a town or city.

Badgers Hall is one of the original central high street properties in Chipping Campden with important historical connections. The property has been lovingly restored to create a tea room and guest house (commercial business).

Previously known as Morrey's Stores, the Grade II* listed historic building dates back to the mid-15th century and is built of honey-coloured Cotswold stone. It has two distinctive gables and mullioned windows with drip boards. It was first listed on 25 August 1960, and then the listing was amended in June 1983. It was originally used as a coach house, and it is believed that part of the building became a shop in the 1970s, hence being previously known as Morrey’s Stores.

The property has a wealth of period features and charm, with door arches and stone fireplaces dating back to Tudor times. Original exposed beams and stonework are also visible throughout the property. The accommodation has been modernised and partly converted into a commercial capacity over the years, with gas central heating and a well-equipped professional kitchen. Badgers Hall also offers external courtyard space, which is ideal for sitting out in the summer sunshine.

The property comes with a ready-made successful business in the form of the tea rooms and boasts five bedrooms, each complete with a bathroom, dining room, drawing room and store.

Chipping Campden is one of the most historic of all the Cotswold market towns and has an abundance of historic or protected buildings. It lies in a fold of the Cotswold Hills in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town is well-known for its traditional Cotswold architecture, much of it dating back to the Middle Ages.

There is also a good train connection with the mainline station to London from Moreton-in-Marsh, which is just eight miles away.

This historic building demonstrates how you can use listed buildings to your advantage and bring them back to life as a commercial asset.

With a guide price of £1,150,000, this shows firsthand how valuable historic property can be, both commercially and residentially, should you wish to turn it back into a family home (STPP).