Self Catering for sale in Wigton

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S Martin (Feb 2013)
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Freehold Price: £645,000
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Business Description
4 lovely self-catering lodges, 1 holiday cottage and leisure suite; delightful owners’ house with 3 en-suite bedrooms; barn and further land provide potential for additional units; situated on the northern edge of the Lake District National Park.


Village in rolling farmland just north of the Lake District National Park and 9 miles south of Carlisle. It has a small green, primary school and a pub, the Royal Oak Inn. The village is an excellent base for visiting the Lake District, north Pennines and Solway Firth as well as many visitor attractions.

Description & Accommodation

The property include a Main House with 3 bedrooms, 5 self-catering holiday lets including a 1-bedroom barn conversion, a 2-bedroom timber chalet and three 3-bedroom timber chalets all on a site of about 2 acres (0.80 hectares). It also has planning consent to expand the number of letting units through conversion of a further barn area and for 2 additional cabins in an adjoining field. The accommodation more particularly comprises:-

MAIN HOUSE - Reception Lobby/Office; Living Room (3.58m x 4.45m); Dining Room (3.75m x 4.53m); Country Kitchen with Rangemaster oven and extractor, worktops, sink unit, wall and base units; Separate Wc with wash hand basin on the ground floor and Bedroom 1 (4.58m x 3.57m) with full length fitted wardrobe and en-suite shower room; Bedroom 2 (3.63m x 3.93m) with en-suite bathroom; Bedroom 3 (3.77m x 2.72m) with fitted cupboard and en-suite bathroom on the first floor.

THE HAYLOFT - 73 sqm - Two storey converted barn with an open plan living room, kitchen, dining area on the ground floor with rear doors onto a terrace and a double bedroom and bathroom on the first floor.

LODGE 1 (CARROCK) - 50 sqm - A single storey timber chalet with open plan living, dining and kitchen area, bathroom, twin and double bedrooms, laundry room and balcony.

LODGE 2 (HIGH PIKE) - 69 sqm - A single storey timber chalet with open plan dining/living/kitchen area, two double bedrooms and one triple bedroom, bathroom, shower room, washer/dryer utility cupboard and balcony.

LODGE 3 (WARNELL) - 69 sqm - Accommodation as Lodge 3.

LODGE 4 (SKIDDAW) - 70 sqm - A single storey timber chalet with open plan living/dining/kitchen area, two twin bedrooms, double bedroom with en-suite shower room, separate bathroom, laundry cupboard and balcony.

All the Lodges are furnished including audio-visual equipment and have equipped kitchen areas with hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and sink.

LEISURE SUITE - A single storey timber chalet with Jacuzzi, sauna, changing room, shower and separate WC.

STORAGE BARN - 42 sqm - With planning permission for conversion to a three bedroom Lodge/ house.

The Main House has a private garden and there are ample parking, recreation and circulation areas around the Lodges and a grazing field adjoining with planning consent to locate 2 further chalets for which development has been commenced.

All references to areas and dimensions are deemed to be approximate.

The Business

The business has been owned and run by the current proprietors since 2003 offering short or long stay accommodation. Full accounts will be made available to bona fide applicants, normally after viewing.


We are advised that mains water and electricity are connected to the property and it has its own sewage plant. The Main house and Hayloft are heated by a state of the art environmentally friendly air sourced heating system. 3 of the chalets have panel heaters and Lodge 4 has LPG gas central heating. No warranty is given regarding the working order of any appliances or services referred to in these particulars


We are advised the property is freehold.


Description in list: Self Catering Holiday Units and Premises
Rateable Value: £8,200
Council Tax: Band D

The rateable value is not the rates payable and prospective tenants or purchasers should make their own inquiries with respect to the rating liability.

Goodwill and Fixtures & Fittings

Included in the sale is goodwill and an inventory of trade fixtures, fittings, equipment and furnishings. Any items not included in these particulars or the inventory are excluded. Stock will be valued separately and taken on completion.


Prospective purchasers or tenants should satisfy themselves that their proposed use complies with all planning regulations by making inquiries with the local planning authority.

Vat & Stamp Duty

All reference to price, premium or rent are deemed to be exclusive of VAT unless expressly stated otherwise. Stamp duty is liable at the prevailing rates.


If you require financial assistance, we can refer you to a local professional who can advise on sources of finance and prepare a business plan which most lenders now require.


Strictly by appointment with the sole agents, Mere Commercial. Tel. 017684 83498. E-mail. Date 26/05/2015


Full EPC’s are available from the agent.
Tenure: Freehold

Is this business home based: Yes


Listed by: Mere Commercial
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