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7 bedroom hotel for sale

Guest House, Grasmere, LA22 9RQ

Sold by Us £975,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Glorious panoramic fell views on all sides
  • Immaculate and stylish 7 en-suite bedroomed accommodation
  • Includes splendid self-contained ground floor owners accommodation
  • Immaculate, stylish and elegant throughout

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location From Ambleside head north on the A591 for Grasmere passing both Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake along the way. Upon reaching the mini roundabout close to Wordsworth's former home, Dove Cottage, continue straight ahead (second exit) as if heading toward Keswick. Upon reaching the Swan Inn Hotel on your right-hand side, turn left onto Swan Lane back down towards the village centre but on reaching the houses at the bottom of the field here the property is seen directly ahead of you on the corner with Pye Lane. There is ample car parking provision to the right-hand side of the building.  

Description This delightful stone built property is as pleasing on the eye internally as it is from the roadside. Sitting pretty as a picture at the foot of Swan Lane with Helm Crag (the famous Lion and the Lamb) as the backdrop this lovely stonebuilt property is perhaps everyone's idea of what a Lakeland home should be.

The interior does not disappoint either - stylish in every respect, the accommodation is both welcoming and attractive and could not be better presented. It should perhaps come as no surprise to learn that this wonderful home is highly rated on Trip Advisor for bed and breakfast establishments in Grasmere given these advantages. The current owners have built on this and put a great deal of effort and experience into creating a truly unique property of great appeal in this honeypot village in the heart of the beautiful Lake District National Park and have recently received a Quality Cumbria Superior Award for exceeding the standard requirements.

The accommodation is entered via a welcoming hallway and includes a guests' dining room and a separate sitting room (the B&B is currently licenced and whilst the present owners no longer provide evening meals this is a potential avenue which could further add to the income stream for those minded that way). The current owners are trading over the VAT threshold and trading figures can be made available to interested parties. The self contained owners accommodation is all on the ground floor and includes an office, a dream kitchen which has recently been re-designed and re-fitted, a private sitting room with superb views, a double bedroom (again with views) with an en-suite shower room. Planning permission has been obtained to further extend the owners accommodation if desired.

There are three en-suite double bedrooms on the first floor including a sensational newly designed suite all with magnificent views and three more en-suite bedrooms on the second floor again each enjoying an idyllic outlook.

The gardens are also a real delight and have been thoughtfully sub-divided to allow privacy for the owners whilst creating a delightful space for guests and visitors to sit out and enjoy the breathtaking view over the adjoining fields to the panorama of the surrounding fells.

There is ample car parking provision to the side for at least half a dozen cars (with co-operation) plus a garage, so everything is catered for and those who come to view will not be disappointed (at the very least we suspect that you may wish to book in for a luxurious night or two!) 

Accommodation (with approx. dimensions)  

Entrance Hall A canopy porch with traditional slate roof leads into the hallway which has a radiator, stairs to the upper floors and under stairs cupboards.  

Dining Room 22' 10" x 12' 0" (6.96m x 3.66m) A spacious room with a large window giving superb fell views up towards Stone Arthur and having three radiators.  

Residents Lounge 18' 9" x 12' 0" (5.74m x 3.66m) A dual aspect room with one large window to the front and another smaller one to the side both giving lovely fell views. With an open fire with a Lakeland slate hearth and surround, this is a very welcoming room. There is a telephone point and radiator.  

Owners Accommodation  

Office 10' 0" x 7' 8" (3.05m x 2.34m) With a large window overlooking the garden, telephone point and radiator.  

Kitchen 21' 5" x 11' 3" (6.55m x 3.45m) plus alcove A lovely bright room recently refurbished and re-fitted with modern wall and base units with pelmet lighting and complementary polished stone working surfaces incorporating a single drainer bowl and a half sink unit, a five ring NEFF gas hob and an extractor fan. There is also an inbuilt eye-level Miele double oven and grill, warming drawer, integrated refrigerator, sliding shelving units, glass display cabinets, breakfast bar, part tiled walls and plumbing for a dishwasher. A large window gives views of the garden and there are two skylights.  

Utility Room 7' 6" x 5' 8" (2.29m x 1.73m) An excellent additional utility space provides storage and has plumbing for an automatic washing machine and drier and plenty of hanging space. A second inbuilt cupboard provides more storage and houses the hot water tank. 

Private Lounge 20' 11" x 12' 0" (6.40m x 3.66m) The highlight of this room is the patio doors which give access to the private owner's garden as well as giving wonderful views across the fields to Helm Crag and Far Easedale. There is also a log burning stove with traditional slate hearth and surround, television point, two radiators and loft access. A second side door leading out to the garden allows the owners accommodation to be entirely self-contained and very private.  

Owner's Bedroom 15' 5" x 8' 2" (4.72m x 2.51m) With a window overlooking the garden and again having wonderful fell views, radiator, built-in wardrobe and television point.  

En-Suite Having a WC, wash hand basin, large tiled shower cubicle with Aqualisa shower, heated towel rail, extractor fan and skylight.  

First Floor Landing  

Bedroom Silver How 17' 8" x 11' 10" (5.4m x 3.63m) An absolute delight providing a luxury suite and the real "wow" factor (once you have got over the views).This bright double dual aspect room enjoys sensational views only surpassed by those from the stunning en-suite which serves it. The windows have stylish louvered shutters and there is a television point. 

En-Suite An absolutely sumptuous room, luxuriously re-fitted and enjoying the most wonderful views not least from the large and stylish bath. This is supplemented by a separate walk in shower with an Aqualiser shower, a wc and wash basin. There are two attractive heated towel rails, part panelled walls, an extractor fan and louvered shutters.  

Bedroom Wordsworth 13' 3" x 11' 8" (4.04m x 3.56m) A double room again with superb fell views and having a radiator and television point.  

En-Suite With WC, wash hand basin, panel bath with Mira Sport shower above, part-tiled walls, heated towel rail, window and extractor fan.  

Bedroom Easedale 13' 1" x 11' 8" (4.01m x 3.56m) Another bright double room with a large window looking out across the fields to Helm Crag and Easedale, radiator and television point.  

En-Suite With WC, wash hand basin, tiled shower cubicle with Mira Sport shower, radiator and extractor fan.  

Second Floor Landing With built-in cupboards.  

Bedroom Helm Crag 13' 3" x 8' 9" (4.04m x 2.67m) A double room with lovely views of Helm Crag, radiator, television point and built-in cupboard with hanging space.  

En-Suite With WC, wash hand basin, shower cubicle with Mira Sport shower, window and extractor fan.  

Bedroom Gingerbread 13' 5" x 6' 5" (4.11m x 1.98m) A single room with window giving fell views, built-in cupboard with shelves and hanging space, radiator and television point.  

En-Suite With WC, wash hand basin, shower cubicle with Heatstore Aqua Plus shower and extractor fan.  

Bedroom Rothay 11' 8" x 8' 9" (3.56m x 2.67m) Another double room with superb fell views towards Helm Crag, built-in cupboard with shelves and hanging space, radiator and television point.  

En-Suite With WC, wash hand basin, shower cubicle with Mira Sport shower and extractor fan.  

Outside There is a gravelled parking area with ample space for guests' cars and an outside tap.  

Garage A stone built garage with power and lighting, up and over door and plenty of storage space.  

Garden There is a private owner's garden separated by a fence from the main garden and having a lovely slate patio. The main garden has a lawned area and a patio for guests to sit out and enjoy the stunning panorama of the surrounding Lakeland fells. Both gardens are well maintained with delightful flowerbeds, edged by a traditional Lakeland stone wall and make for a truly lovely spot to sit and relax on a sunny afternoon or evening.  

Services Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are all connected. Property has gas central heating.  

Tenure Freehold 

Business Rates The property has a rateable value of £9,600 with amount payable for 2014/15 being £2,712.41 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh. Telephone: (015394) 32800 

Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices. 

Holiday Letting Opportunity Such an outstanding property as this, Lakelovers (www.lakelovers.co.uk) suggest this property would achieve substantial occupancy and a turnover in excess of £55,000. This property lends itself to the increasing large groups/two family market segment to which there is a lack of available portfolio in The Lake District National Park. Such a use may require planning permission.  


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