8 bedroom guest house for sale

The Windermere Suites,New Road,Windermere,LA23 2LA

Offers in Region of £1,750,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Windermere Suites occupies a superb location on the road between Windermere and Bowness. Built originally in typical Lakeland style with stone walls and local slate roof around the turn of the 19th Century as a gentleman's residence of immense charm and character, the property has subsequently been significantly extended to form eight unique and particularly spacious suites, all appointed to the very highest of standards. This unique accommodation has been complemented by superb furnishings and décor, making it one of the most high quality places to stay within the Lake District. The property also benefits from plenty of car parking as well as two staff bedrooms which could easily be re-configured to form spacious owners' accommodation if desired.

Windermere Village is only a short and easy walk away, with an excellent array of delightful and individual shops, cafes, bistros and restaurants. Slightly further away is Lake Windermere at Bowness Bay where the launches and steamers ply the full length of what is England's longest lake. Indeed, The Windermere Suites is ideally placed at a very central location to tour every part of the English Lake District. Further north lies Ambleside, the Langdale Valley and Grasmere - home of Sarah Nelson's Gingerbread which is known the world over. Further north over Dunmail Raise lies Keswick and the northern Lakes of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake. Bowness is also home to Beatrix Potter's museum or you can take the ferry across the lake to Sawrey where she lived for so many years. From a romantic stroll to the walks so loved by Alfred Wainwright, the Lake District is a magnet for tourists over an ever-increasing tourist season.

The Windermere Suites were created by the present owner in 2008 via a superbly crafted conversion and extension of the original building. They were able to design eight fabulously spacious suites, offering the highest level of comfort and luxury and able to offer its guests an unforgettable stay. This blank canvas - no cost spared - approach created suites of the very best quality and decorated to the highest of standards and with superb furnishings and appointments throughout. Hand in hand with this conversion, was created a bespoke website and individual marketing approach, allowing the owner to achieve a superb level of occupancy and profitability. Having enjoyed her ownership of The Windermere Suites, the owner is now looking to move on to another challenge.

THE PROPERTY

Being constructed of local stone and partly rendered and under a pitched slate roof, the accommodation is laid out on ground and first floors.

PUBLIC AREAS

Covered entrance. Feature reception hall leading to spacious reception area.

LETTING BEDROOMS

The business has letting accommodation configured as eight suites, all with feature en suite luxury bathrooms with Italian glass tiles, oversize double air bath, separate oversize shower with LED shower head, under floor heating and chromotherapy mood lighting. The accommodation sleeps 16 but most suites can accommodate additional beds as required.

AMBLESIDE
Luxury 365 sqft suite with solid black walnut flooring throughout. Hand-made Frank Hudson super king size bed and 42" wall mounted flat screen TV. Walk-in wardrobe. Private suite entrance and two way butler serving hatch.

BOWNESS
Luxury 365 sqft suite with lounge area and having solid black walnut flooring throughout. Hand-made Frank Hudson king size bed. 42" wall mounted flat screen TV and walk-in wardrobe. Outside terrace with seating area. Private entrance with two way butler serving hatch.

CARTMEL
Luxury 410 sqft suite with high vaulted ceiling and wall, lounge area and solid black walnut flooring throughout. Hand-made Frank Hudson super king size bed and 42" wall mounted flat screen TV in bedroom and lounge. Juliet balcony with views over Windermere rooftops to the fells beyond. Walk-in wardrobe.

CONISTON
Luxury 460 sqft suite with separate lounge area and solid black walnut flooring throughout. Hand-made Frank Hudson super king size bed and 42" wall mounted flat screen TV in bedroom and lounge. Optimist designer fire to the lounge area. Large 350 sqft private terrace with seating area. Walk-in wardrobe.

GRASMERE
Luxury 280 sqft suite with lounge area. Luxury designer carpet throughout. Hand-made super king size bed and 38" wall mounted oscilliating TV. Italian white glass wardrobe.

HAWKSHEAD
Luxury 350 sqft suite with lounge area and luxury designer carpeting throughout. Hand-made super king size bed and 42" wall mounted flat screen TV. Walk-in wardrobe.

KESWICK
Luxury 375 sqft suite with high lofted ceiling and lounge area. Solid black walnut flooring throughout and hand-made Frank Hudson super king size bed against a vaulted high ceiling wall. 42" wall mounted flat screen TV in bedroom and lounge. Juliet balcony with fell views. Walk-in wardrobe.

PATTERDALE
Luxury 270 sqft suite. Lounge area and luxury American black walnut flooring throughout. Hand-made king size bed against a vaulted high ceiling feature wall. 42" wall mounted flat screen TV. Walk-in wardrobe.

All suites have free Wi-Fi connection, designer crystal lighting throughout, individual wall coverings and co-ordinated luxurious soft furbishings, Villeroy & Boch ceramics, iPod docking station with clock/radio, sofa, dining table and chairs for private breakfast which is served in the suite, mini bar and guest safe. High quality furniture from well-known designers such as Phillipe Starck.

STAFF / OWNER'S ACCOMMOCATION

There are two double en suite staff bedrooms.
These would readily convert to form good owner's accommodation which would provide a double bedroom with en suite facilities as well as lounge and kitchenette.

SERVICE AREAS

Well fitted kitchen with tiled floor and fluorescent lighting. Laundry room with fluorescent lighting. Disabled toilet facilities with designer fittings. Large boiler room and store. Spacious attic with conversion potential subject to planning permission.

OUTSIDE

Delightful frontage with tarmac parking area and herbaceous borders. Side driveway to extensive rear parking area with shrub borders.

SERVICES

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

LISTINGS

AA 5 Star Guest Accommodation with Breakfast Award
Cumbria Tourism - Guest Accommodation of The Year 2013
Runner Up - Northern Design Award for Best Interior Design
Runner Up - Conde Nast Johansens "Most Excellent Bedroom"
Winner - AA "Funkiest B&B of the year 2009/2010"

TRADE

Certified accounts from the owner's Chartered Accountants in the form of a trading and profit and loss account show trading profits for the year ended 28 February 2016 of £138,176 (before finance costs, depreciation and management wages) on (net of VAT) turnover of £322,340.

PRICE

Offers around £1.75m are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), but excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.

EPC

Rating - B

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 and introductory commission from the lender or brokers involved.

TO VIEW

All appointments to view MUST be made through the vendor's agent, who are acting with sole selling rights.


Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Nearest stations

  • Windermere (0.4 mi)
  • Staveley (3.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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1 Marsden Street, Manchester, M2 1HW

0161 468 0046 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Windermere (0.4 mi)
  • Staveley (3.6 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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