Location: 1710 College St
Newberry, SC 29108
Business Established: December 1, 1994
Affiliation: South Carolina Bed & Breakfast Association (SCBBA), Newberry County Chamber of Commerce, Newberry Downtown Merchants Association
Area Description: Newberry is four miles from I-26, between Columbia, and Greenville-Spartanburg, SC. Newberry has charming streets lined with lovely homes and historic downtown. There is a bustling shopping area with Super Wal-Mart, Lowe’s, fast food franchises, automobile dealerships, and pharmacies. Newberry is home to Newberry College, with lectures, athletics, recitals.
- Historic Newberry Opera House
- Fine Dining and Shopping
- New Public Library (2009)
- Newberry Community Players
- Friendly Churches
- Excellent Health Care
- Dreher Island State Park
- Newberry County Industrial Park
Columbia, Fort Jackson and (CAE), are less than an hour away. Be in Spartanburg or Greenville in an hour, including (GSP). Newberry enjoys a temperate climate; pleasant seasons of spring and autuIN , a heat-wave during July and August (that’s why air-conditioning was invented!) and a few weeks of chill and dreary winter. See Newberry in Sweitzer and Fields’ The 50 Best Small Southern Towns.
Site Description: Barklin House sits on slightly less than a half-acre lot. The front yard is deep and boasts two large dogwoods and a massive willow oak. The traditional shrubbery compliments the house, which has heart-pine floors through-out, most window glass original, original hardware, high ceilings (11 foot down, 10 foot up) and two original ceiling fixtures, ten fireplaces with original tile.
The rear is a casual garden of various period shrubs, vintage perennials, collectible small trees, an herb garden, raised flower beds and a large productive pecan tree. Arbors, paths and brick borders enhance the setting.
The driveway leads to a 22 by 28 foot wooden garage, built 1998 to emulate the historic style of the main house. The interior is finished, has a separate workshop/tool room, and is heated and air-conditioned. French doors open on a 10\’ wide deck running the length of the structure and overlooking the rear garden.
Structure: Classic Queen Anne, 3667 sq-ft, turret, asymmetrical design. Stucco exterior, architectural shingles, inviting wrap-around porch. Built circa 1895, significant renovations early 1900’s. Listed-National Register of Historic Places.
Interior: Stunning central hall, 10 fireplaces
First floor: central hallway, parlor, dining room.
Owner’s Suite: (library/den, bedroom, bath). Cozy sun-room connects kitchen, dining room and laundry-pantry.
Second floor: two guest-rooms w/private baths, suite (bedroom, sitting room, full bath), spacious hall, stairway to unfinished attic.
- Electrical – 200 amp service installed 1993
- Plumbing – virtually all replaced since 1993
- Roof – 50 year shingles – 2005
- 75 gallon gas water heater – 2009
- 40 gallon gas water heater – 2001
- 2 gas-fired zoned HVAC units. Upstairs 1993; downstairs – 2008.
- Garage/studio electric heat-pump – 1999.
- Trim, porch, garage painted 2009: central hall painted 2009
- Gas dryer
- 10 burner/2 oven commercial range
- Utilities $550 monthly.
- Property tax pro-rated: residential: 4%, commercial: 6%.
Offering: Tastefully restored Barklin House is offered as a turnkey operation at $499,000. Sale will include real property, listed B&:B furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), and business assets:
- guest database
- business name
- telephone and toll-free numbers
- registered domain name
- current website
- professional reputation and goodwill
In operation 15 years, we are members of the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce and Newberry Downtown Merchants Association. We support the Newberry Opera House and our relationship with Newberry College is long-standing. We enjoy repeat business from both sources.
Guest-room journals reflect the high level of guest satisfaction and reviews on TripAdvisor.com and BedandBreakfast.com enhance our reputation. Membership in the South Carolina Bed and Breakfast Association assures visitors of safety and comfort. Our location, just 4 miles from I-26, is of great value. We appear on GPS system queries.
We will continue to reside in Newberry and remain available to facilitate in the transition.
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