• Substantial freehold premises opposite seafront to Solway Coast.
• Currently 8 letting rooms with further 4 to be refurbished.
• Former 17th Century Coaching Hotel – Charles Dickens stayed there…
• Period beams, numerous original fireplaces and architectural features.
• Has 2 + bedroom Private accommodation – scope for larger.
• Potential to develop attached former Coach House into letting or private accommodation.
• Prime location with attractive wide frontage opposite seafront.
• Popular with visitors, tourists and locals all year round.
• On Coast to Coast Cycle Route.
• High footfall / Passing Trade – 7 caravan parks in vicinity, Sealy Bed Factory and New Balance in area giving plenty of local trade.
• Well supported from local community, clubs / societies / quiz teams / music groups.
• Run at pace to suit turnover £145,000pa
• Easily accessible to Lake District National Park and historic Cockermouth.
Aspire (Business and Company Sales Specialist) is delighted to present for sale this substantial Public House Inn with letting rooms, ideally located on the sea front at Allonby, near Maryport, Cumbria. The property boasts the original prominent, wide frontage, and is a landmark building in the village. There is ample free car parking and easy access to public transport, as well as numerous shops and businesses within a short walking distance.
The hotel is a feature of the area, drawing many visitors each year, and sits on the Coast to Coast cycle route. There are 7 caravan sites in close proximity, as well as a number of well-known branded wholesalers and other businesses. A children's play park sits directly opposite the premises.
Allonby is situated close to the Lakes District National Park, and can be accessed via the picturesque country lanes running throughout the area. The motorway network can be reached via the M6 at Carlisle, approximately 20 miles away.
The business has been operated by the current owners for 16 years and is only now available for sale due to retirement.
This 17th Century coaching inn is renowned in the area and was visited by Charles Dickens. At present it is the only B&B in the village. The pub is well supported by the local community and used as a meeting place for a variety of groups such as the WI and Ukulele group. There are also 2 x quiz teams.
As well as the wide range of beverages available, the pub provides a variety of bar meals served at lunchtime and evenings.
Attached to the premises is an original stone-built outbuilding, which has excellent potential for development.
This Grade II listed property retains original features throughout including period beams and original fireplaces.
Main entrance with porch leading into lounge and open plan bar area with central bar servery incorporating 7 taps
Tables, chairs and perimeter seating for 22+ covers
The main dining room has tables and chairs for 35+ covers and can provide an area suitable for private dining or functions
Door to lobby / kitchen and access to internal staircase to 1st floor
Public sports bar with wide bar servery incorporating 6 taps, glass washer, drink chillers
Tables, chairs and perimeter seating
Pool table, darts board, slot machine, 2 x flat screen TV’s
Additional front entrance
Ground floor beer cellar with 2 rooms and accessed via a front entrance
Laundry room with commercial washing machine, tumble dryer, iron press
Spacious, well-equipped commercial kitchen with stainless steel prep tables and centre island, 5-burner gas range, double fryer, single fryer, hot plate, 5 x microwaves, freezer, commercial sink
Stainless steel air extraction unit and commercial grade flooring
Prep room with rear exit door and accommodating stainless steel prep tables, numerous fridges & freezers, rumbler, chipper, meat slicer, toaster, double sink, hand wash sink
Larder used for dry goods storage
Internal fire escape staircase
Access to basement - not used at present
Main staircase to 1st floor leading up to:
Residents lounge - 3 picture windows with sea views - there is good potential to create an apartment within this space or alternatively an additional 3 separate bedrooms suitable for private use or letting
Bathroom with bath and hand wash basin
Room 1 - sea-view family room with twin single beds and bunk beds, hand wash basin
Room 2 - sea-view double room with en-suite facilities including walk-in shower, hand wash basin and WC. This room also benefits from a comfortable seating area.
Room 3 - single or twin with en-suite WC and hand wash basin
Private self-contained 2-bed apartment incorporating 2 x double bedrooms both with sea views, large private lounge with two windows, again with sea views, kitchenette, store cupboard with fridge, bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, wash basin, WC
2 x internal staircases lead up to the first floor
Room 4 - single room
Room 5 - mini suite; double bedroom with attached lounge, sea views, en-suite bathroom with bath, wash basin and WC
Bathroom - bath WC and basin
Room 7 - double bedroom with seating area, wash basin, sea views
Room 8 - double and single beds, wash basin, sea views
Room 9 - 3 x single beds, en-suite with shower, wash basin and WC
Access staircase to attic level, which has good headroom and provides 2 large rooms offering potential for refurbishment.
A further staircase leads to an additional attic level providing 2 x double bedrooms, which are currently not used,
Wide frontage facing the sea affording panoramic sea views
Ample free car parking plus 10 private spaces, various picnic benches
Rear courtyard with wood storage and gate to side lane
Cobbled lane to side
Double gates to sandstone building, part of the original coach house, which is currently used for storage and offers scope for conversion
Currently run at a pace to suit, there is fantastic potential to enhance and extend the premises, which are under-utilised. As well as the potential renovations, there is scope to expand the food and dining aspects of the business with a wide range of options available from extending the current menu to a complete overhaul with perhaps the introduction of a fish restaurant, Gastro-pub food, fine dining, Indian or Thai cuisine.
The large premises currently provide a 2-bedroom private apartment. There is huge potential to substantially extend this, possibly providing two separate apartments and thereby accommodating two families to operate the business side by side. The coach house is also ideal for conversion - again this could be for private facilities or letting rooms.
Social media is in place. This could be easily enhanced with new photographs and more regular updates, providing good marketing opportunities to both local residents and potential visitors. A modest website is also in place, which could be upgraded to include an on-line booking system.
Freehold Public House and Inn for sale - £499,000
Annual turnover - £145,000
This fantastic, historical property is in an ideal position for expansion and offers huge potential for development. Early viewing to fully appreciate the size and position of this business is strongly recommended. Contact Aspire for prompt, confidential discussions.
Aspire can also assist in sourcing any finance that may be required for the purchase of this business.
Ref: Aspire 1856
Aspire Business and Company Sales Specialist. Tel: 01257 440544
The business is situated in a seafront position in Allonby, near Maryport, Cumbria. This is a popular visitor and tourist area, and also benefits from a wide residential population.