Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this high quality guest house business in Brigg, North Lincolnshire. The business was established in 2003 by our client. The business is only now being offered to the market due to our clients` family commitments. The business generates a turnover in the region of £20,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 75%.
Albert House is a popular guest house with a great reputation proven by the good reviews on www.tripadvisor.co.uk. The guest house scored a 4 star rating with the Tourist Information Board and is registered with booking agents. A great website is already in place for the guest house which has information about the accommodation, prices, places of interest and how to find them, www.albert-house.co.uk.
The guest house has 7 bedrooms with each having an individual design and comfortable furnishings that are in keeping with the period of the house. Each of the rooms are equipped with a colour TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and complementary toiletries. The building is grade II listed and has many appealing traditional features such as fire surrounds, furnishings, ceiling roses, and exposed beams in attic rooms.
Breakfast is offered to the guest which includes a full English option incorporating locally produced bacon and black pudding and is complemented with a variety of cereals, toast and freshly brewed coffee, tea and fruit juice. Alternatives are available including the house-special omelettes and dietary and individual requirements are catered for. The business also offers the use of a kitchen 24 hours a day for people who are staying long term.
The turnover could be improved with target marketing and advertising to increase bookings, offering evening meals to guest would also prove very beneficial. The coach house attached to the building requires some refurbishment but offers additional accommodation for the owners or as a further letting room.
Albert House is located in Brigg, North Lincolnshire.
Situated just outside the town centre at only a short walking distance away, the business stands out and draws attention. Brigg train station is located a short 5 minute walk away from the guest house.
Brigg is a small market town in North Lincolnshire, with a population of approximately 7,000. The town's retail area was pedestrianized in the early 1990s, a significant number of buildings in the town centre date back to the late 1700s or early 1800s and are listed, with the old town as a whole designated as a Conservation Area.
The A18 passes east–west through the town, connecting into the national road network, with the A1084 heading south–east to Caistor. The M180 bypasses the town carrying longer distance traffic, including the A15 between Lincoln and Hull. Lincoln is approximately 22 miles away, while Scunthorpe is just 7 miles to the west.
Large grade II listed parade property, originally two houses:
A large cellar which has access stairs at either end of building, the cellar is currently used for storage.
Main Entrance and hallway leading to:
Private Lounge with original features such as a marble surround open fireplace and high ceilings with original ceiling rose and wooden window shutters. The room also has high quality wooden flooring.
The large dining hall has a large central table which seats up to 12 people.
The room has its original ceiling roses and a service dresser unit.
The Kitchen is equipped with a 5x burner double oven, griddle, tall fridge, tall freezer, base and wall units, extraction unit, 1.5 bowl sink unit and microwave.
Additional Lounge (could be converted to ground floor bedroom).
Laundry room with rear exit door.
Staircase 1 leads to:
Orange room – The orange room is a double or twin bedroom, the beds are able to be zipped and linked together when needed. The room has a period style dressing table and an en-suite shower room.
Red room – The red room is a double bedroom with period style dressing table and an en-suite shower room.
Staircase 2 leads to:
Large period style bathroom with separate power shower and central bath (used as private bathroom for brown room)
Brown Room – the brown room is a double bedroom.
Owners Rooms – The owner’s room has two rooms with original fireplace and single room/dressing room.
Staircase 1 leads to :
Yellow attic Room – The yellow room is a double bedroom with original exposed beams & en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath.
Staircase 2 leads to:
Attic Room 2 – The attic room is a double bedroom with original exposed beams. The room has a seating area and en-suite bathroom.
The coach house is adjoining main property and accessed from rear courtyard:
The house has development potential as it requires some refurbishment.
Living room with plumbing for kitchen area
First Floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Parking for 4 cars.
Original Victorian storage well in rear courtyard.
We are advised freehold.
Open all year round.
The business is owner run and managed with the assistance of 1 staff member.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £20,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 75%.
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