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7 bedroom guest house for sale

Appletrees,The Heads,Keswick,CA12 5ER

Offers in Region of £699,500

Property Description

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  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

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Tenure: Freehold

Appletrees occupies a superb trading location in Keswick's premier guest house position on The Heads and enjoys breath taking views out across Crow Park, down Borrowdale Valley and across Derwentwater to the south and to Skiddaw and Latrigg to the north. This peaceful and spacious Victorian property was originally built as a very spacious gentleman's residence of immense charm and character. First becoming a guest house in the 1950s, the house provides not only seven en suite letting bedrooms but also very spacious two bedroom owners' apartment. This is complemented by a further attractive one bedroom self-contained apartment with its own external access, easily used either as additional owners'/staff accommodation or let on a self-catering basis to provide additional income.

Keswick is the focal point of the northern area of the Lake District National Park, attracting many thousands of visitors over an ever-increasing tourist season. Set between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater, the town is ringed by glorious fells which provide a superb range of walks on both high and low level. Keswick is also home to a wide ranging season of festivals and events including its 3-week religious convention, jazz and film festivals, Words on The Water and the recently created walking festival. The Theatre by The Lake is also close by, and all of these help to bring further tourists to what is arguably the most beautiful corner of England.

Appletrees was acquired by the present owners in 2001 and they immediately set about to provide full en suite facilities to all of the bedrooms as well as upgrading the fire alarm system and substantially improving the owners' accommodation as well as creating an extra apartment which they initially used for a family member. Hand in hand with these improvements saw the creation of an excellent website and modern marketing which established Appletrees with a solid turnover and profitability. Having enjoyed their many years at Appletrees, the owners are now looking to enjoy their retirement.


Built in traditional Lakeland style, this semi-detached property is of local stone construction under a pitched slate roof with accommodation laid out on lower ground, ground and two upper floors.


Vestibule. Hallway with Victorian tiled floor. Inner hall. Breakfast room, a lovely light room to seat 14 having a large bay window and superb views. Spacious residents' lounge with outstanding views.


7 letting bedrooms to sleep 13 (5 double, 1 twin and 1 single). All letting bedrooms have en suite shower room, central heating radiator, flat screen TV with Freeview, radio/clock alarm, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.


The owners have the benefit of a spacious apartment comprising of lounge with feature bay window and marble fireplace with fitted gas fire, two double bedrooms and house bathroom.


Kitchen with tiled floor and a range of fitted units which also provides for owners' living area. Freezer room, utility room and rear hallway all with tiled floors. Dry goods store. Staff WC. Office with central heating boiler. Laundry room with tiled floor.


From the front is a delightful, paved pathway with steps leading to the front door, all particularly attractively laid out. To the rear is a paved area and herbaceous borders together with parking area.


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


4 Star Guest Accommodation



Trading information can be made available to any seriously interested parties following a viewing.


Offers around 699,500 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory) but 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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