• Substantial freehold premises set within 2 acres of grounds.
• 10 letting bedrooms.
• 70 Cover restaurant.
• Currently run under management – significant scope to increase turnover.
• Current turnover £130,000pa.
• Free of Tie Bar, restaurant and accommodation.
• Scope for ‘glamping’ or camping uses within 2 acres + of grounds.
• Opens evenings only – potential to trade all day if desired.
Aspire ( Business and Company Sales specialists ) is delighted to offer for sale this thriving freehold Country Inn with 10 letting bedrooms and popular 70 cover restaurant. The business occupies substantial period, detached premises set amidst spacious grounds, ideally located on the outskirts of the picturesque West Cumbrian village of Dearham. It is surrounded by stunning views and scenery, set on a desirable corner site, with an attractive prominent frontage onto the main road and surrounded by 2 acres of private land included in the sale. There is ample on-site car parking facilities and easy access to public transport. The area is easily accessible to Maryport , as well as the busy economic centres of Cockermouth, Whitehaven and Workington which generate steady all year round trade. It is also a haven for visitors and tourists with numerous caravan parks in the vicinity and close to the West Cumbrian Coast and the nearby Lake District National Park.
The Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast and Restaurant business has been operated by the current owners for over 10 years and has established an enviable reputation, both locally and with visitors from further afield, which is reflected in numerous positive online reviews. More recently the business has been operated under management offering scope for a new purchaser to increase turnover further.
As well as trading as a public house, the premises have a popular evening restaurant (70 covers ) and 10 well-appointed guest bedrooms.
The pub / wet sales element of the business is free of tie.
Internally, the 17th century premises retain a traditional atmosphere, whilst offering up to date facilities and contemporary decor.
The main entrance leads into the open plan bar area, complete with wide serving counter with 8 taps. The room has ample perimeter seating, along with tables and chairs. There is a pool table, a darts throw, TV and a feature fireplace with wood-burning stove.
The restaurant is suitable for up to 70 covers and leads through to a conservatory with external access to the secure beer garden. This room has a bar servery and is also used for functions.
The fully fitted commercial kitchen is well equipped and boasts an 8-burner range and ovens, double fryer, griddle, various fridge and freezers, ample stainless steel prep and storage areas. An additional freezer room accommodates 3 freezers plus shelving for storage. A wash room contains the commercial dishwasher and sink, along with further shelving.
On the ground floor are two letting rooms both with en-suite facilities, 1 double and 1 twin bedroom.
Also to the ground floor is the cellar area, an office, laundry room and storage.
The main staircase leads up to the first floor letting rooms.
1 x twin room with en-suite facilities; 2 x double rooms with en-suite facilities; 2 x twin rooms with wash basins; 1 x family room with a 4-poster bed and 2 single beds, and en-suite facilities. Also to this floor is a shower room with WC.
An additional area incorporates 2 bedrooms, 1 double and 1 twin, along with a shower room with WC. There is scope to reconfigure this layout to provide a self-contained unit for letting purposes or as private accommodation.
Externally there is a sizeable car park, beer garden and 2 acres of land.
There is excellent scope to extend the business. Adding additional buildings for guest accommodation such as log cabin lodges or ‘glamping’ facilities would boost turnover. It may also be possible to incorporate equestrian facilities and provide horse and owner holidays, or other themed breaks such as fishing.
Freehold for sale – offers over £360,000
Annual turnover - £138,000
Annual business rates – currently exempt, 100% relief
This is a unique opportunity to acquire a fantastic Bar, Bed and Breakfast and Restaurant Business, in such a desirable trading location in Cumbria. Early viewing is strongly recommended to fully appreciate the location and potential of the property. Prompt discussions with Aspire, in confidence , must come highly recommended. Ref. 1598 www.aspirebusinesses.co.uk 01257 440544.
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