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A larger than average 6/7 bedroomed (6 en-suite) end terraced Guest House with one bedroomed owners accommodation and spacious private sitting room, in a prime location within the ‘Honey Pot’ of the Northern Lakes. Offers in the region of £480,000 are invited.

Well presented with a high level of occupancy trading just 8 months of the year producing excellent trading figures with scope to increase by opening extra months, this traditional Victorian property enjoys a corner plot with good sized light and airy accommodation, full gas central heating and windows mostly of traditional sash with secondary glazing, is in ‘move in and open’ condition and is to be sold as a going concern and should be viewed to appreciate the accommodation on offer that currently consists of:- vestibule, gracious entrance hall, double aspect dining room, ground floor owners bedroom with bay window, spacious owners sitting room, fully equipped and workable dining kitchen, ground floor owners shower room, three first floor en-suite double bedrooms, single bedroom and guest ‘drying’ room, 2nd floor en-suite family room (sleeps three), two further en-suite double bedrooms and a separate WC.

Keswick itself is the main tourist centre for the Northern Lakes, is within the Lake District National Park (recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site), is set within the splendour of the Northern Fells to the head of Borrowdale and to the shore of Derwentwater, has a host of local shops, supermarkets, restaurants and Public Houses, leisure centre pool, cinema and the well regarded Theatre By The Lake, the whole benefitting from good transport links further into the National Park, west to the Solway Coast or east to Penrith and the M6 Motorway.
This ‘lifestyle’ business would suit a variety of purchasers wishing to live in a sought-after part of the country and generate an income to boot.

Set slightly back from the pavement this handsome Lakeland stone fronted end terraced property is entered via a traditional front door into:

Vestibule: 4’9” x 4’8” (1.46m x 1.43m). Coved ceiling, dado rail with ‘Lincrusta’ style wall covering below, fitted door mat, opaque glazed internal door with glazed side panels, into:

Hallway: Heavy plaster coving, original plaster corbels, double radiator, Delft rail, doors to:

Dining Room: 17’3” into bay x 13’3” (5.26m x 4.05m). Double aspect with walk in bay to Blencathra Street, side window to Wordsworth Street, black slate Victorian fire surround with tiled hearth and gas coal effect inset fire, picture rail, 2 radiators, wall lights.

Private Ground Floor Bedroom: 14’7” into bay x 12’9” (4.44m x 3.90m). Secondary glazed bay window to the side, picture rail, coved ceiling with central rose, dado rail.

Private Sitting Room: 15’9” x 12’6” (4.81m x 3.82m). Gas coal effect fire set into a marble hearth and grate with pine surround and mantle, coving, radiator, walk in storage/under stairs cupboard with open shelving.

Dining Kitchen: 15’9” down to 6’8” x 15’10” to 8’8” (4.80m down to 2.04m x 4.83m to 2.64m). A workable kitchen having a good range of light wood wall and base units, laminate work surface, inset 1½ bowl composite sink, tiled splash backs, double oven range cooker with 8 ring gas hob, gas wall heater, plumbing for washing machine, dishwasher, two fridges and chest freezer, twin velux roof lights, glazed external door to the rear, door to:

Shower Room: 9’1” x 5’ (2.76m x 1.53m). Two opaque windows, low flush W.C. and pedestal wash basin in white, shower area with tiled surround and ‘Mira Go’ electric shower, part tiled walls.

From the main hallway, a good staircase with traditional Victorian heavy banister, spindles and newel posts rises to the first floor and:

Bedroom 1: 12’6” x 12’ (3.83m x 3.66m). A good double, sash window to the side, radiator.

En-suite: Low flush WC, pedestal wash basin in white, tiled splash back, shower cubicle with ‘Mira Go’ electric shower and seamless cladding, electric towel rail, extractor fan, shaver light.

Drying Room: 8’8” x 3’4” (2.64m x 1.01m). Open wall shelving, wall mounted central heating boiler.

To the front of the landing:

Bedroom 2: 11’5” x 8’7” (3.49m x 2.62m). Double room with picture rail, coved ceiling, radiator.

En-suite: Low flush WC, pedestal wash basin in white, tiled splash backs, shower enclosure with ‘Mira Go’ electric shower, shaver light, extractor fan.

Bedroom 3: 10’7” x 9’8” (3.53m x 2.96m). A good double with double aspect, picture rail, coving, radiator.

En-suite: Low flush WC, pedestal wash basin in white, tiled splash backs, shower enclosure with ‘Mira Go’ electric shower, shaver light, extractor fan.

Bedroom 4: 10’1” x 6’7” (3.08m x 2.03m). Single, window to Blencathra Street, wash basin set onto a vanity unit with cupboards under and shaver light over, radiator.

From the landing, a further full staircase rises to a second floor landing with roof light, loft access, built in store cupboard and doors to:

Bedroom 5: 11’5” x 10’4” (3.15m x 3.50m). Pretty double with twin sash windows to the rear, radiator.

En-suite: A full bathroom with low flush WC, wash basin set into a vanity unit in pine, bath with seamless cladding surround, ½ glass shower screen and chrome shower attachment, radiator, shaver light.

2nd Floor WC: 7’3” x 2’10” (2.31m x .88m). Window to the rear, WC and pedestal wash basin (could be used as private facilities for single bedroom 4).

Bedroom 6: 11’6” x 8’5” (3.20m x 2.57m). Currently a twin room with semi dormer window, radiator, door to:

En-suite: Low flush WC, pedestal wash basin, shower cubicle with ‘Mira Go’ electric shower, shaver light.

Bedroom 7: 18’8” x 13’10” (5.70m x 4.24m). Currently a family room of double and single beds, two windows, radiator and a good range of dark wood fitted wardrobes, drawers and dressing table niche.

En-suite: Low flush WC, pedestal basin, shower enclosure with ‘Bristan’ mains electric power shower and tiled surround, shaver light, extractor fan.


To the front & side: The property is set back from the pavement behind low rendered walling with feature stone coping, Lakeland stone paving, broad flower and shrub borders and maturing tree, conifers and hosters.

To the rear: Is a small yard/drying area with pedestrian gate to a good rear lane.

Services: Mains gas, electricity, water & drainage.

Directions: From Smeatons Keswick office turn right along Station Street, at the major junction turn right onto Penrith Road with the war memorial on your left. Proceed taking the third true road to the right into ‘Wordsworth Street’ and at the 1st crossroads (Blencathra Street) ‘Winchester’ No. 58 can be found on the opposite corner.

Agents Notes: Gas central heating, mostly traditional sash windows with secondary glazing.
Tax Band: A – owners accommodation. Post Code: CA12 4HT
Parking in this area is unrestricted.
Abridged accounts available for serious parties after viewing.

Tenure: We are advised the property is freehold. Confirmation is being sought from solicitors.
Tenure: Freehold


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Listed by: Smeatons

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