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Potential Bed & Breakfast property

Substantial early Victorian farmhouse on outskirts of the market town of Louth, Lincs. House recently refurbished with many original features, to provide at least six bedrooms, four with ensuite and two family bathrooms. Large kitchen, dining...

Location: England, Lincolnshire, Louth

For sale under: Restaurants, Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels, Pubs and Hotel Property

  • F/H Price
  • £399,999
Successful Devon 5* Gold holiday

The house and converted barns are conveniently located within minutes of the A30 near Launceston and are rated 5* Gold by Quality in Tourism. Turnover has increased exponentially over the last five years and is now running at close to maximum at over...

Location: England, Devon, Lifton

For sale under: Guest Houses, Holiday Flats/Apartments, Self Catering/Flats, Holiday Cottages, Holiday Lettings

  • F/H Price
  • £2,000,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £145,000

* Completely refurbished 17 en-suite bedrooms and public areas * Turnover £400,000, net profit £111,000 Yearend 2014 * Turnover 2015 £490,000, net profit £193,000, 2016 Yearend est. £250,000 net profit * Majority of trade derived from B&B, 88%, scope...

Location: England, Devon

For sale under: Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels, Pubs and Hotel Property

  • F/H Price
  • £1,550,000
Highly profitable boutique bed and

Boutique Bed and Breakfast on the market for the first time. Situated on the North Norfolk coast in a popular Victorian seaside town. Currently achieving between 90– 100% occupancy April to September and 60-70% October to March (closed mid Jan to...

Location: England, Norfolk, Sheringham

For sale under: Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels, Pubs and Hotel Property

  • L/H Price
  • £150,000
holiday cottage-freehold.

Beautiful one bedroom holiday cottage among 14 properties within a 3.5 acre site midway between Okehamptom and Bude, in North Devon.The site has an indoor heated pool,fishing lake, children's play area and backs on to the Ruby Way.Ideal for Dartmoor...

Location: England, Devon, Highampton

For sale under: Self Catering, Holiday Cottages, Holiday Lettings

  • F/H Price
  • £49,950

Hednesford, Staffordshire, T/O £328,000 (music bar only), Excellent reputation with the industry, Multiple income streams, Exceptionally well presented, Private 3 bed accommodation, Leasehold, Offers Invited

Location: England, Staffordshire, Cannock

For sale under: Live music venues, Pubs, Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels, Sports Bars

  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £328,000

Somerset, T/O £170,000, Long established business with a superb reputation in the local area, Client database exceeding 9,000 past and present customers, Excellent repeat custom, Significant potential to grow, The business is situated in the grounds...


For sale under: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Investment Properties, Health Spas

  • F/H Price
  • £650,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £170,000

Ilfracombe, Devon, T/O £55,000, Building is over 4 floors, Parking for 3 cars, Seaside village location, Minutes from the sea, Stunning coastal views, 5 en-suite letting rooms, Private accommodation, Terraced gardens, Wonderful opportunity, Freehold,...

Location: England, Devon, Ilfracombe

For sale under: Guest Houses

  • F/H Price
  • £474,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £55,000
Cotswolds Holiday Cottage for Sale

Earby House is an immaculate presented 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Cotswolds Cottage located in the idyllic village of Oddington and is being sold fully furnished and equipped as a 5 star profitable holiday let. This stylish Cotswolds escape is an unusual...

Location: England, Gloucestershire, Stow-on-the-Wold

For sale under: Self Catering/Flats, Self Catering, Holiday Cottages, Holiday Lettings

  • F/H Price
  • £425,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £22,000
The Sloop Inn

Highly desirable freehouseWaterside location in good residential area4 through trading rooms with central bar areaExcellent potential for food, currently 80% wet salesSame hands for the past 12 yearsExcellent 3 bedroom owners...

Location: England, Lincolnshire, Barton-upon-Humber

For sale under: Pubs, Taverns

  • F/H Price
  • £249,500
Victoria Hotel

Traditional style freehouseSubstantial freehold premisesCurrently trades 3 nights per week onlySame hands for the past 10 yearsLarge through lounge bar single trading areaExceptional 4 bedroom owners accommodation Huge scope to develop the...

Location: England, East Yorkshire, Hull

For sale under: Pubs, Hotels and Motels

  • F/H Price
  • £350,000
Hair & Beauty Salon in West Yorkshire

Intelligent Business Transfer are delighted to bring this incredible opportunity to purchase a hugely favoured hair and beauty salon to the market for the first time in its current state and expanded size. The business is specialised and approved by...

Location: England, West Yorkshire

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Health Spas, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £84,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £156,000
Traditional Brick And Flint Public

^ Traditional Brick & Flint Public House With Beer Garden ^ Three Adjoining Bed & Breakfast En-Suite Rooms ^ Still Trading Under Current Ownership (Until Completion) ^ On The Edge Of Thetford Forest & Directly On Peddar's Way ^ Energy Efficiency...

Location: England, Norfolk

For sale under: Restaurants, Pubs, Pubs and Hotel Property, Bars, Public Houses

  • F/H Price
  • £325000
Cafe, Farm Shop and Other Opportunities

Café with outside seating area and Children’s Play Area Farm Shop Potential for Wedding Barn, Bunkhouses, Horticultural Area and Corporate Activity/Events Centre LEASEHOLD – Offers Invited

Location: Scotland, East Dunbartonshire

For sale under: Garden Centres/Nurseries, Cafes, Bed & Breakfasts, Campsites, Farm Shops

Popular free of tie bar with

Located in the affluent town of North Chingford. Firmly established and low maintenance to run, the business has gone from strength to strength. A thoroughly attractive business, and in the right hands a continued healthy return over a minimum...

Location: England, London, Chingford

For sale under: Pubs and Hotel Property, Bars, Public Houses

  • L/H Price
  • £200,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £270,000
Colquhonnie Hotel- A Substantial 12

A great opportunity has arisen to purchase the Colquhonnie Hotel, a substantial 12 bedroom hotel with great potential, at the foothills of the Cairngorm National Park. The original part of the building dates back over 200 years and benefits from some...

Location: Scotland, Aberdeenshire

For sale under: Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels

  • F/H Price
  • £275,000
A Beautiful Edwardian 4 Star Gold Guest

This award winning guest house is Michelin recommended and has a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor. We have six en- suite bedrooms all tastefully decorated to a high standard.We are ideally situated a minute from the beautiful sea front, a...

Location: England, East Sussex, Eastbourne

For sale under: Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels, Pubs and Hotel Property

  • F/H Price
  • £530,000
Ex Guest House

Mid terraced 3 storey property located in Blackpool central 10 bedrooms including 6 with en suites The property is not trading in a dilapidated state and in need of a full refurbishment Chain free transaction KAYS Commercial...

Location: England, Lancashire, Blackpool

For sale under: Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels, Pubs and Hotel Property

  • F/H Price
  • £45,000

RESIDENTIAL ART HOLIDAY BUSINESS, desirable SOUTH DORSET coast, lying in popular BOURNMEOUTH coastal suburb, approx. 500m from beach, within a short drive of numerous attractions and spectacular scenery, proves ideal base from which to operate...

Location: England, Dorset, Bournemouth

For sale under: Other Entertainment & Leisure businesses, Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels, Outdoor Adventure Businesses

  • F/H Price
  • £695,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £167,456
Land for Development - Dumfries-shire


Location: Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway

For sale under: Caravan Parks

  • F/H Price
  • £150,000

Buying a hotel business


Buying a hotel business can become one of the most rewarding decisions of an entrepreneur’s life. When you buy a hotel, you’re taking on a business in a competitive industry where attention to detail and dedication to customer service are critical, so you need to make sure that buying a hotel is the right personal decision for you.

As a long-term investment, hotels can deliver healthy returns; in addition to the annual income that the business can produce, hotels are generally large, versatile properties in popular tourist locations where new building opportunities are limited – this can help the hotel hold some of its value during depressed market conditions. 

From a short-term perspective, you need to ensure that the business you are buying is going to work for you from the day of purchase, and that you have sufficient funding in place. Some good starter questions to ask are, “How has the business performed financially in the last 12 months? Is the hotel profitable?” and “How does the hotel rank on TripAdvisor and other reputable travel sites?”. Reputation and profitability can of course be improved with hard work, but you won’t transform the business overnight; you need to ensure that the business is healthy enough to sustain itself while you work on making positive changes that improve the hotel over time. 

Another important short-term consideration when buying a hotel is the timing of your purchase and the subsequent impact of your timing on your cash flow in the first year’s trading. Depending on the shape of the local tourist season, the business is likely to have busy summer and school holiday periods when takings are high, and other quieter periods when takings are relatively low. If you buy the business and assume responsibility during a quieter part of the year, you need to make sure that you take in enough money to cover your costs in the short term.

When buying a hotel it helps to know some of the jargon that’s often used by buyers and sellers of hospitality businesses. Our hotel buyers dictionary explains terms like RevPAR, ADR, eWOM and other hospitality industry jargon. 

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