Lot 72


The Avondale Hotel, 4 & 5 Avondale Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1RJ
The Avondale Hotel, 4 & 5 Avondale Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 1RJ
Sold £575,000

This Edwardian detached building is arranged as a guest house with en-suite facilities over three floors. It has the flexibility to continue trading as a guest house and has Planning Permission for an 18-bedroom House in Multiple Occupation as well as consent to convert to six flats (four, two-bedroom and two one-bedroom).

The current owners have been trading since 2005 with 14 letting bedrooms, however there is potential for up to 18 letting bedrooms available.

The property is situated a few minutes walk from Seaford's town centre with its comprehensive local shopping facilities and mainline railway station.

It is located just off the main A259 coastal link road with Brighton just under 20 miles to the west and Eastbourne just under 10 miles to the east. There are excellent road links to all surrounding areas via the A27 and A22.


Planning Permission has been granted by Lewes District Council under ref: LW/17/0929, dated 30th October 2017, for change of use from hotel (use Class C1) to an 18-bedroom House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) sui generis with a maximum of 30 residents.

Planning Consent has also been granted, under ref: LW/18/0614, dated 25th July 2018, for change of use from hotel (C1) to six self-contained flats (C3).

A copy of the Planning Consents and proposed plans will be available to download from the Local Planning Authority website, the Clive Emson website or inspection at the AuctioneerÂ’s office.

Ground Floor

Reception area, guest lounge, guest dining room, staff bedroom (en-suite), office, two stores, two utility rooms and pantry.

First Floor

Two single rooms, double room, shared bathroom, two separate toilets, three double en-suite rooms and two further rooms.

Second Floor

Five double en-suite rooms, two single bedrooms, further double bedroom and shared public bathroom.


Landscaped gardens with patio to front, rear garden with seating area with large storage shed.

Freehold with Vacant Possession


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