Hilton Smythe are delighted to welcome to the market, Green Gables Guest House, a well-established and profitable concern, only reluctantly offered for sale as our client wishes to retire.
Green Gables was established as a Guest House in 1975, and has been under the careful control of clients since 2004. Currently the business is being run very much at a pace to suit the needs of our client, thus the potential for development of the business is a very achievable prospect.
As a result of the long trading history, the Guest House enjoys regular repeat custom and furthermore has achieved and retained a 3 Star AA rating as well as being highly regarded on travel review websites, one example being trip advisor. Further, Green Gables is also featured on many other travel websites, including interactive booking from the 3rd party websites.
Green Gables offers clients all the expected services and facilities within a Guest House including food service, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities, colour TV's and a licensed bar for guest usage. The guest house has recently had double glazing installed to the front and back in compliance with The Lake District National Park Association guidelines and further benefits from new guttering and down pipes and the front of the property has been freshly painted.
As previously mentioned, there is great scope to expand the business, as currently it is being run very much at a pace to suit the owners, for example the business would sit ideally on a variety of the up and coming group discount websites such as groupon. This way the business would offer discount on special breaks but would ensure room occupancy outside the season and hopefully secure some valuable repeat custom.
Green Gables Guest House occupies a prominent location in the town of Windermere, in the South Lakeland District of the County of Cumbria.
Windermere is located in the Southern region of the Lake District National Park, approximately half a mile from Lake Windermere, neighbouring Ambleside to the North and Bowness-on-Windermere to the South. Windermere has been a tourist hotspot since the arrival of the railway line in 1847, famed for its breathtaking ribbon lake and surrounding area of natural beauty, it firmly remains a favourite of holidaymakers, British and International, throughout the year. In addition to the lake itself, Windermere offers a plethora of invigorating tourist attractions, famed for their popularity; the mountain goat experience, a good selection of traditional pubs, restaurants and bistros, and the magical world of Beatrix Potter are to name only a few.
Windermere benefits from excellent transport links to the UK via the aforementioned railway station which is located a short walk from Green Gables, in addition, the town of Windermere lies approximately 16 miles from the M6 motorway and is a firm favourite of UK tour / coach operators.
Green Gables has the added benefit of being located less than a minute walking distance from the town centre of Windermere, in addition to being located directly adjacent to a large public car park, the benefits of which are two-fold; parking for customers is easily accessible and convenient, secondly, the cark park is usually the first port of call for visitors who travel by car, as this is one of the main car parks in Windermere.
The building has been extremely well maintained throughout, with careful attention being paid to the overall look and feel of the Guest House.
The three storey, stone built, mid terrace briefly comprises:
Attractive entrance vestibule with welcoming reception area, leading to a good sized guest lounge with fully licensed bar, recently refurbished modern dining room suitable for 17 diners, well-appointed modern kitchen - fully equipped with a utility room housing a commercial washing machine / tumble dryer. To the rear of the utility room is an en-suite Granny Flat.
To the ground floor is a single guest room with en-suite
To the first floor there are two large family rooms, one with en-suite facilities, the other with its own private bathroom and one double room with en-suite shower room.
To the second floor there are two large double rooms one with a private bathroom the other with en-suite facilities and one large family room with a separate bathroom.
To the front of the property there is an attractive garden with well-maintained plants and greenery. To the rear of the property there is a good sized courtyard leading to the coach house.
The attractive detached coach house building at the rear of the property is currently used as owner’s accommodation, comprising of lounge, kitchen, family bathroom, two double bedrooms and two single bedrooms.
A potential new owner may wish to convert the current coach house building and incorporate this as being part of the guest house, thus increasing the number of rooms available. Such an expansion would be relatively straightforward to accomplish and would almost certainly increase revenue, as for the vast majority of the summer months, Green Gables operates at 100% occupancy.
The business trades all year round.
The business is currently owner managed and run.
The business reports a steady but healthy turnover of £80,000 per annum.
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