Full Moon Rudge

The Full Moon at Rudge — a country inn on the Somerset Wiltshire border with outstanding rural views — has come on the market through Colliers International.

Parts of the building date back to 1690 when it was used as a coaching inn, and flagged floors and settles add to the traditional atmosphere. It now has five en-suite letting rooms and a function room, as well as a spacious two- or three-bedroom flat for the owners.

Situated in the village of Lower Rudge, it is just 20 minutes from Bath and within convenient proximity of Longleat safari park and the nearby towns of Frome, Trowbridge and Westbury. It is also an easy drive away from Bratton Castle, Westwood Manor and Avoncliff Aqueduct.

The Full Moon is being marketed on behalf of administrators at £350,000 for the freehold.

Ed Jefferson, from Colliers International, said: “The business is presently being run with a management company in place, which has kept things ticking over, but the property is ready for the next chapter in its history.

“It has a loyal clientele, a large function room and has previously achieved good levels of sales, suggesting it would do well in the hands of ambitious new owners looking to develop a destination pub.

“Pubs with rooms don’t come up for sale that often in this part of the world, and there is considerable scope for owner-operators to develop the business and become part of the community in this highly desirable area.”

Full Moon Rudge