5 bedroom guest house for sale

Rocklea Guest House,Brookside, Lake Road,Windermere,LA23 2BX

Offers in Region of £645,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Occupying a delightful trading position in Windermere Village, this traditionally constructed Lakeland guest house was originally built in 1853 as part of the vicarage to the local church. Subsequently separated in the 1970s, it was significantly extended to the rear to provide first class self-contained owners' accommodation extending to two bedrooms and also having the benefit of a private parking area and garden. The letting bedrooms are deceptively spacious allowing both easy management and good occupancy.

Rocklea is set in a lovely location being within easy walking distance from both Windermere Village and the lake itself at Bowness Bay. Both villages offer an excellent array of places to eat, ideal for the visitor. By launch or steamer from Bowness, you can visit Ambleside to the north or Lakeside to the south and on to Haverthwaite steam railway which is an exciting day out. Windermere is also an excellent location to visit parts of the Lake District further afield. The fells of the Langdale Valley beckon beyond Ambleside as does Grasmere - famed for its ginger bread - and further afield on to the delights of Thirlmere and Keswick on the shores of Derwentwater. All this and much more gives Rocklea an excellent all year round trade.

The present owners acquired Rocklea in 1997 and during their ownership they have very significantly refurbished and re-configured this lovely guest house. Not only have they added quality en suite facilities to all of the rooms but all of the rooms have been configured to give an excellent size which makes for not only ease of management but also enhances return and recommended trade which provides a high level of income. The owners have however, chosen to trade on a relaxed basis giving a high quality of life which gives a new owner the opportunity to significantly increase trade should they want to. Having really enjoyed their years at Rocklea, the owners are looking to retirement.

THE PROPERTY

Of traditional Lakeland construction of stone walls and under a pitched slate roof, the accommodation is laid on ground and two upper floors with an off-shoot to the rear which is two stories.

PUBLIC AREAS

Entrance hall with lovely period Victorian tiled floor. Breakfast room to seat 10 having oak laminate flooring and bay window. Inner hallway.

LETTING BEDROOMS

5 letting bedrooms to sleep 10, all of which are double rooms with en suite shower rooms. All letting bedrooms have central heating radiator, flat screen Freeview TV, hairdryer, radio/clock alarm and tea and coffee making facilities.

OWNERS' ACCOMMODATION

The owners have the benefit of a separate and self-contained attached house with its own car parking and access and comprising of lounge with log burning stove and laminate flooring, under stairs cupboard, master bedroom with fully-tiled en suite bathroom, additional bedroom with shower room, en suite toilet and hand basin as well as fitted cupboards.

SERVICE AREAS

Well-presented kitchen with local slate floor and range of modern fitted units including a peninsular unit. Extraction.

OUTSIDE

Forecourt area. Side driveway to parking. Gates through to private owners' parking area.

SERVICES

South Lakeland District Council at Kendal (01539) 733333.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas-fired central heating.

LISTINGS

Visit England 4 Star Guest Accommodation

WEBSITE

www.rocklea.co.uk

TRADE

Certified accounts from the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show trading profits (before finance costs and depreciation) of 42,752 for the year ended 5 April 2017 on (not VAT registered) turnover of 77,829.

PRICE

Offers around 645,000 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.

FINANCE

Colliers International is able to assist prospective purchasers by introducing sources of finance if required. Whilst we do not charge the buyer for this service, we may receive an introductory commission from the lender or broker involved.

TO VIEW

All appointments to view MUST be made through the vendors' agents who are acting with sole selling rights.


Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Nearest stations

  • Windermere (0.4 mi)
  • Staveley (3.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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1 Marsden Street, Manchester, M2 1HW

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Nearest stations

  • Windermere (0.4 mi)
  • Staveley (3.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Colliers International (Hotels), Manchester

1 Marsden Street, Manchester, M2 1HW

0161 468 0046 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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