Bed & Breakfasts for sale in Whitby

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14 BEDROOM AWARD WINNING HOTEL (4*Silver Award) (Certificate Of Excellence from TripAdvisor & - NORTH YORKSHIRE

Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

  • Freehold Price: £925,000
Seller Reference: 3962
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Seller Reference: 3962
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Business Description
14 BEDROOM AWARD WINNING HOTEL (4*Silver Award) (Certificate Of Excellence from TripAdvisor & - NORTH YORKSHIRE
Massive potential business development opportunity
Separate 2 bedroom owners' accommodation
Currently open 9 months of the year
Oil fuelled central heating systems
Gents zoned fire alarm system
VAT Registered
EPC Rate C

Situated at the top of the bank in the lovely, picturesque fishing village of Runswick Bay, 8 miles north of the historic fishing port of Whitby within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park boundary.

1 hour from York in the West (A64) and Durham to the North (A1), 40 minutes from Scarborough (A174/A171) to the South, and with easy access to Guisborough (A19) and Middlesborough (A19/A66).

This excellent trading position offers an ideal base to explore the North East coast with unparelled scenic views of the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast, award winning beach of Runswick Bay with a beautiful sandy bay ideal for beach combing, fossil and jet hunting, walking the cliff top path along the Cleveland Way or enjoying the many delights of the National Park.

A short drive away from many of the North of England’s major tourist attractions and 15 minutes from the busy town of Whitby, with all that it can offer to international and domestic tourists.

Business History

Meridian Business Sales delighted to offer this superb guest house, which was established in 1987 as guesthouse by the present owners’, 2001 addition of 4 mobility access rooms and self contained owners’ apartment.

The guesthouse has consistently attained 4* accreditation with breakfast awards both from the AA and Visit Britain QIT assessments. All rooms are en-suite and offer to guests’ hospitality trays with homemade cakes, Smart or DVD combi flat screen TV, radio/iPod docks, WiFi, new fire system, pressurised hot water system and complimentary toiletries. Our client also informs us that the Hotel has recently had a complete refurbishment, including doors, windows, bathrooms, carpets etc.

Special attention is given to sourcing and providing local food produce, some of which are award winning. At present The Firs makes all their own breads, jams and marmalades the emphasis is on homemade quality products. All dietary needs are catered for with ease.

Our clients inform us that the guest house is available for private hire for house parties and has oprganised celebrations for birthdays, weddings and anniversary parties.

The primary business activity is Bed and Breakfast and has at present 29 bed spaces with scope to increase.

Evening meals have been offered to residents only, on an offer basis in the 32 cover dining room and is not presently licensed to sell alcohol.


Opening Hours
March – November (also open for Christmas and New Year)



Large reception area (24’ x 9’)
Guest Lounge (18.1’ x 18.4’)
Dining Room (18.1’ x 18.4’)

Commercial kitchen, stainless steel units, fully tiled and sealed. AGA, dual fuelled electric oven with LPG hob, LPG Falcon grill, commerical mixer, Burco water boiler, commerical double sink with intergrated hand wash, 2 x larder fridges, fully equipt with all other catering equiptment.

Utility room with commercial dish washer, sink and drainer, and storage shelves.

Private office space

Guest Accommodation

Room 8 - double (18’ x 15’) with slipper bath and bespoke furniture

Room 9 - family/twin (18’ x 15’) king size 4 poster bed with shower en-suite

Room 10 - double (17.6’ x 9.6’) with wet room and mobility access

Room 11 - double (17.6’ x 9.6’) with en suite wet room and mobility access

Room 12 - twin (15’ x 10’) with wet room and mobility access

Room 14 - double (19’ x 9’) with wet room and mobility access

Room 4 - double (19’ x 18.5’) ensuite with spa bath and coastal theme

Room 5 - linen store (11’ x 7’)

Room 6 – double/single (19’ x 15’) with hip bath and electric shower over en-suite

Room 7 - family/twin (19’ x 15’) with cast iron 4 poster bed, hip bath and monsoon shower over en-suite


Guest Accommodation

Room 1 - single (15’ x 9’) with bath and shower en-suite

Room 2 – Superior suite (19’ x 18.5’) with roll top bath and shower over en-suite. (Currently undergoing re-furbishment)

Room 3 - double (19’ x 9’) with shower en-suite

Self Contained Owner Accommodation

Private entrance lobby
Double bedroom with en-suite shower
Double bedroom
Family bathroom with bath and shower overhead
Fully fitted kitchen
L shaped open plan living/dining area


Large garden to the rear


Large four berth garage

Private off road, fully tarmacked car par for up to 12 vehicles

Stone walled courtyard to the side of the building which provides access through from the front of the property to the rear
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