Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada
4 Star "Canada Select" Rated Accommodation - Member "TIANB" and "BB Canada"
"Birthplace of the Sussex Murals"
Names: Phil & Deborah Sellars
Property Address: 977 Main Street, Sussex, NB E4E 2M7
Phone: 1-506-433-6978 Fax: 1-506-433-6973
Always wanted a change of lifestyle...? Here is your opportunity to operate your own business
and live in a place you can actually afford to live!!
One of Sussex's most prominent Victorian era properties is now on the market. Offered as a completely furnished, turnkey business with separate owners quarters housed in the same envelope, this magnificent registered1884 Heritage property (www.historicplaces.ca) has been painstakingly and immaculately maintained and upgraded. Jonah Place retains all of the grace, charm and elegance that is typical of its 19th Century beginnings. Meticulously executed renovations continue to allow all modern conveniences within, while maintaining the outward appearance of a grand old girl steeped in historical values.
This gracious home is located on prime property of just under 2 acres, in a quiet location on Main Street nestled within mature trees on a large corner lot. The property features many fine flower and plant beds that lend a glorious array of colours to the property throughout Spring, Summer and Fall. The seclusion of the location provides plenty of privacy for guests, yet ensures good commercial visibility from the main road, allowing guests and visitors easy access. Ample parking is provided on the property for a minimum of eight vehicles and there are areas for safe keeping of various types of motorized vehicles, bicycles and ski equipment in the attached enclosed garage.
There are a total of five (5) guest rooms within the 3700 sq. ft. main house consisting of one twin room, two queen rooms and two King suites. The queens and kings have ensuite baths and the twin a separate private bath with sitting room. All are complete with every modern convenience including HD premium cable TV, DVD or VHS players, WiFi, toiletries, linens and modern bath fixtures that also fit the tradition of the century + home. Separate living quarters for the owners comprising of a living room, original butlers pantry, modern kitchen with all new stainless appliances (2010) including fridge, stove, over the stove microwave and large stainless prep table, bath with shower and a separate upstairs bedroom with lots of storage. Connected to the house is a 1500 sq. ft. summer kitchen on two levels that has been used for storage and a gift shop, as well as a large double garage with new premium "Garaga Carriage House" door.
The original coach house which presently comprises another 3500 sq. ft. of storage, also carries a lifetime written zoning provision from the local planning commission to allow for conversion of the interior of this structure to accommodate an additional seven rooms, thereby bringing the total amount of rental suites to twelve. Just let your imagination run wild with other ideas for that particular space. Perhaps a Tea Room or Artist's Atelier?
Directly off the kitchen, covered in producing grape vines as seen below is the ample sized 14 x 20' owner's deck where one can unwind after a day's work in the tranquil setting viewing the rear gardens. This is a perfect spot to grill that New York steak to perfection while breathing in the clean country air, after daily chores are complete.
The Town of Sussex, aptly named and registered as the "Mural Capital of Atlantic Canada" and "Gateway to the Atlantic Experience" is a showplace for many events throughout the year including "Atlantic Canada's Largest Flea Market" (up to 1100 vendors represented) including an antique auto show, the annual "Atlantic Balloon Fiesta" (hot air balloons), "Regional and Canadian Agility Dog Trials", antique car events, horse and agricultural events and the list goes on from there. In other words plenty of activity to keep the Inn running at capacity year round. There is a very popular ski hill 10 minutes from the Inn with 5 major chair lifts and 30 trails, allowing opportunity to expand the already growing business in ski packages designed by Jonah Place. For those aficionados of golf there is a top notch 18 hole course 5 minutes away and golf packages are another draw for visiting clients existing and new from all over Canada, US and the World.
Sussex is perfectly situated within the Grand Triangle of Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton with many major points of interest a short drive from just 30 -65 minutes away. Close to the ocean one can wander on day trips to the site of the world's highest tides (Hopewell Rocks), a working pioneer village (King's Landing), home of the giant lobster (Shediac), sea caves (St. Martins) and much more. Voted "One of the Best Places to Live in Canada" in Chatelaine magazine and "one of Canada's Best Outdoor Towns", Sussex is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of big city life and start living "The Life" as the owner of a viable, growing profitable four star operation. The town offers a growing economy and boasts a large college and Potash Corporation's flagship operation in the East.
Live in grand style while making an income at home. This business has grown consistently over the last four years of operation with increases each year in both revenue and guest traffic. Continue this well run turnkey business with existing and future opportunities.
For more details please contact either of the partners in confidence using the information provided above. Financials, additional information and photos can be provided on request to serious inquiries only. Note: "Vendors would consider taking back a limited amount first mortgage for a well qualified buyer."