• Charming detached private hotel set in its own grounds with views of surrounding fells
• 14 high quality en suite guest bedrooms, dining room, guests lounge and owner’s accommodation
• Thriving business with real potential to expand
• Potential for use as a fine private residence, subject to planning
• Planning granted in 2015 for spacious 3-4 bedroom dwelling within grounds
Award-winning country house hotel converted in the early 1970’s from the historic family home of James & Emilie Reddie Anderson. The hotel is on the outskirts of Keswick within a short walking distance of the town centre and easily found just off the A66. Although no longer serving dinners it retains a table and residential licence and there is scope for new owners to re-introduce evening meals and afternoon teas. The current owners purchased the hotel in 2007 and have opened from mid-March to the end of October each year. They are selling to retire. This business features strong review ratings on the major internet booking sites and a high percentage of direct booking return guests. Turnover could also be significantly boosted by opening all year. Full accounts will be made available to bona fide applicants, after viewing.
Keswick is a busy tourist town in the Lake District National Park, near Derwent Water and surrounded by Lakeland fells. A good range of shops, hotels, restaurants, pubs and other businesses cater for the resident population of 5,000+ and the substantial number of long and short stay visitors during most of the year. The property is located 10 minutes walk from the town centre in a peaceful residential location fronting Vicarage Hill with picturesque views admired by William Gilpin and Thomas Gray (amongst others).
The property is a beautiful detached Victorian country house in Lakeland stone with pitched slate roofs set in lovely gardens. It has 14 high quality guest bedrooms (11 double/twin and 3 single) all with en suite facilities, beautiful and welcoming reception hall with barley twist staircase, dining room overlooking gardens, lounge / bar with marble fireplace with open fire below a large sash window which frames a stunning view of Skiddaw. The property would also make a fine private residence, subject to obtaining any necessary planning permission and has had planning consent for a dwelling on the area edged blue within the grounds (See ‘Planning’ below)
▪ Entrance Vestibule; with original Victorian tiled floor;
▪ Reception Hall; with cosy sofas, open fireplace and wide barley twist staircase to cantilever landing;
▪Dining Room (4.82m x 6.10m) with fine Victorian dresser incorporating large mirror with reflections of the garden, tables for 26 covers and large bay window overlooking the garden;
▪ Bar Lounge (4.53m x 6.06m) with stylish bar and fitted seating;
▪ Kitchen (3.90m x 5.09m) with wonderful views of the garden and fitted with attractive, high quality steel storage units and stainless steel worktops, 2 deep sink units, hand basin, gas oven and range with overhead extractor, fridges and freezers and access to:
▪ Large Dry Cellar with Belfast sink, storage areas (including a range of freezers) door and steps to car park;
▪ Office (3.90m x 2.00m) with broadband enabled connection, Wi-Fi;
▪ Guest Bedroom 1, large double or twin with en suite with bath and shower;
▪ Guest Bedroom 2, single with en suite shower, corridor to:
▪ Cloakroom/Wc, adjacent rear door.
▪ Private Lounge (5.15m x 4.18m) with multi-fuel stove on local slate hearth;
▪ Private Bedroom (3.31m x 4.29m) including large fitted wardrobe and fully tiled en suite shower room;
▪ Guest Bedroom 4, very large stylish period deluxe double room, originally the dining room of the house, large full height bay window overlooking garden and fells and en-suite with bath and shower over;
▪ Guest Bedroom 5, large double/twin room, three large sash windows overlooking the garden and fell views and en-suite bathroom;
▪ Guest Bedroom 6, large double room with views from bay window seat and en-suite with bathroom (shower over);
▪ Guest Bedroom 7, double with four poster bed and en-suite shower room;
▪ Guest Bedroom 8, single with en-suite bathroom;
▪ Guest Bedrooms 9 & 10, doubles with en suite shower and magnificent views of Skiddaw and Applethwaite;
▪ Guest Bedroom 11, large twin/double room with an impressive modern bathroom (freestanding roll top bath and large walk in shower).
▪ Guest Bedroom 12, single – en-suite with bath. views of Skiddaw and Applethwaite;
▪ Guest Bedrooms 14 & 16, doubles – en-suite with bath;
▪ Guest Bedroom 15, double – en-suite with shower.
All guest rooms have great views of the fells and/or garden, flat screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities & Wi Fi.
Large well maintained mature gardens with lawns, trees, shrubs and borders. Car parking for all guests.
All references to areas and dimensions are deemed to be approximate.
Planning consent was granted on 27 January 2015 for a spacious 3-4 bedroom dwelling within the grounds of the hotel (now expired). Full details of the consent can be downloaded from the agents. There is potential to re-apply for similar domestic, staff or commercial leisure accommodation in the grounds.
We are advised that mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected to the property. The Hotel has gas fired 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: Guest House and Premises
Rateable Value: £22,000 (2017 List)
Council Tax: Band A
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 of the Hotel 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.