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7 bedroom guest house for sale

Rayrigg Villa,Phoenix Way,Windermere,LA23 1DB

Offers in Region of £675,000

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  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

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Tenure: Freehold

Rayrigg Villa was built on land originally owned by the Kendal and Windermere Railway Company. Constructed in a most attractive style, this glorious property was built by Edward Albert Deason, a prominent corn merchant in 1873. Indeed he certainly must have been successful in his day to be able to include many delightful period features including some lovely stained glass and feature windows, all of which survive to this day. A very spacious and well laid out property on the edge of Ellerthwaite Square, Rayrigg Villa easily lent itself to conversion to guest house use as the importance of tourism steadily grew and the addition of the lovely conservatory lounge to the owners' accommodation has completed the layout of this warm and delightful home.

Rayrigg Villa lies on the corner of Ellerthwaite Square, overlooking the azaleas and rhododendron bushes of Library Gardens and with the shops, restaurants and pubs of Windermere Village only a short level walk away. Framed by the glorious woodlands and watchful fells, Lake Windermere - England's longest lake - is only a mile or so away at picturesque Bowness Bay. The magnetic beauty and magnificent setting in the centre of The Lake District National Park has drawn many millions of tourists to this superb corner of England and has fired the passion of the Lakeland poets Wordsworth and Southey as well as inspiring Beattrix Potter's writings and Alfred Wainwright's guide books.

Acquired by the present owners in 2005, they have carefully and painstakingly continued the tasteful upgrade of this delightful Lake District guest house, adding the en suite bathroom to the final two bedrooms as well as undertaking a superb refurbishment of the breakfast room to incorporate period décor and a lovely Victorian fireplace. With a warm welcome and the provision of such lovely accommodation for their guests, they have built the business to its present level of turnover just below the VAT threshold on a B&B basis providing them with an outstanding quality of life. Having enjoyed their years at Rayrigg Villa, the owners are now to retire from the hospitality industry.


Rayrigg Villa is built of Lakeland stone construction under a pitched local slate roof and has accommodation on ground and two upper floors, together with a further lower ground floor level.


Delightful covered Victorian portico. Reception hall. Wonderful and recently refurbished lounge/breakfast room having tasteful period décor as well as bay window seating area and Victorian fireplace. Feature central archway and to seat 18.


7 Letting Bedrooms to sleep 18 (5 double, 1 twin and 1 family room). One of the double rooms features a king size bed. All have en suite shower rooms. All bedrooms have central heating radiator, flat screen colour television, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.


The resident owners have the benefit of the delightful conservatory lounge with new solid insulated roof making it a lovely all year round room, complimented by hallway with fitted cupboards, master bedroom, second bedroom with fitted cupboards and shower room.


Kitchen with a range of very attractive modern fitted units. Fluorescent lighting. Dining area. Office.


Small front garden, side driveway to tarmac car park.


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


Visit Britain - 4 Star Guest Accommodation
Cumbria Tourist Board Guide



Certified accounts from the owners' Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show trading profits (before finance costs and depreciation) of £29,291 for the year ended 30 November 2014 on takings (not VAT registered) of £62,842.


Offers around £675,000 for the property freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents 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.


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