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10 bedroom guest house for sale

Rickerby Grange, Portinscale, Keswick CA12 5RH

Offers in Region of £830,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Rickerby Grange Hotel is quietly situated in the heart of this picturesque and much sought after village. The house is set amid delightful gardens with plenty of car parking and was built in 1926 as the Grange to nearby Rickerby Farm. The house was subsequently extended in the 1970s, 80s and 90s to its present layout, which allows for a wonderfully spacious 3 bedroom flat for owners which can easily be used as additional letting bedrooms. Indeed, planning permission had previously been granted to build an attached self-contained two bedroom cottage and garage which, if re-applied for, would release this accommodation.

The picturesque village of Portinscale is situated only a mile north of Keswick on the shores of Derwentwater - often referred to as ''The Queen of The Lakes.'' Enjoying a glorious position between Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake, the village benefits from a backdrop of majestic Lakeland fells as well as being at the entrance to Borrowdale Valley which is considered to be the most beautiful in England. Keswick has a fascinating history from the 4,000 year old stone circle at Castlerigg, the founding of St. Kentigerns Church and the 13th Century Market Charter to the new memorials commemorating the role and history of the National Trust, all of which make the area a magnet for tourists throughout an ever-increasing season. This substantial trade is further increased by the 3 week Religious Convention, The Jazz, Beer and the Literary Festivals as well as the world-renowned Theatre by The Lake, all adding to the tourist trade in the area.

Keswick was well known to the present owners when they acquired Rickerby Grange, having owned a guest house in the middle of Keswick for a considerable number of years. To them, Rickerby Grange was an ideal blend of letting bedrooms and owners' accommodation, rarely found in the Keswick area, in which they could not only run a very significant business but could also bring up their family. During their ownership, they have significantly enhanced this formula, upgrading the bedrooms, fitting new central heating boiler, new kitchen, new bathroom to the owners' accommodation and the provision for a staff bedroom together with comprehensive redecoration. Having enjoyed their years at Rickerby Grange, the owners are now looking to retire from the hospitality industry.


Rickerby Grange Hotel is built in the traditional Lakeland-style with rendered walls and under a pitched slate roof with accommodation laid out on two floors.


Vestibule. Reception hall with cloaks/WC. Delightful residents lounge with feature bay window and L-shaped server and fitted bench seating. Attractively decorated dining room, a lovely L-shaped room usually laid to seat 22 and having French windows which overlook the rear garden and car park.


10 letting bedrooms to sleep 22 (6 double, 1 single and 3 family rooms). 2 have en suite bathrooms with a further 7 having en suite shower rooms. The single bedroom has a private bathroom. All bedrooms have central heating radiator, flat screen colour television and tea and coffee making facilities.


The owners have the benefit of a separate and self-contained apartment which has access from the reception hall. The accommodation comprises of delightful and spacious feature lounge, master bedroom with en suite bathroom and 2 further double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms.

Should a purchaser require an additional bedroom, one of the letting bedrooms could readily be incorporated into this owners' accommodation.


Staff bedroom with en suite shower/wash basin.


Recently fitted commercial kitchen with canopy and extraction and fluorescent lighting, all with a range of high quality units. Rear hallway. Linen cupboard.


A sweeping driveway leads to excellent parking facilities to the rear and an additional garage. To the front are delightful landscaped gardens laid out to lawn with herbaceous borders and mature trees. Greenhouse. Laundry room. Freezer storage. Garden shed.


Allerdale District Council at Workington (01900) 326333.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas-fired central heating. Partly double-glazed.


Premises Licence


AA 4 Star Guest Accommodation



Certified accounts from the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show (net) T/O of 111,227 for the year ended 31 March 2015 with a trading profit (before finance costs and depreciation) of 42,803.


Offers around 830,000 are invited for the freehold property complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.


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.


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

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