11 bedroom guest house for sale

Brendan Chase, 1-3 College Road, Windermere, LA23 1BU

Offers in Region of £645,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Brendan Chase was built in the traditional Lake District style in the 1870s with local stone walls and pitched slate roof. A spacious property with views of the Lakeland fells, it has been steadily refurbished and upgraded retaining the many original Victorian features of its era and combining these with modern appointments. The accommodation for the resident owners is a key feature of this lovely guesthouse, it being particularly spacious and having 3 bedrooms. This is ideal family accommodation and is complimented by off-road parking to the rear. Situated in an ideal trading position, Brendan Chase is close to the railway station and only the shortest of walks into the centre of the village making it ideal as a tourist stopover.

Framed by the glorious woodland and watchful fells, Lake Windermere, England's longest lake is close-by. Its magnetic beauty has drawn William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and John Ruskin and their homes are now among the diverse attractions in the area, which help draw tourists of all ages to this popular destination.

The present owner acquired the house in 2003 and has carried out numerous improvements during his period of ownership. There are new carpets throughout, together with a new fire alarm system and industrial washing machine and dryer. Brendan Chase comprises two terraced houses with separate heating systems which enable one of the houses to be closed during quieter periods. The central heating boiler in one of the houses was recently replaced. It should be noted that the owner, who has now reached retirement age, has lived alone for the majority of his tenure at Brendan Chase and as such has not been inclined or able to fully promote and market the business. It is apparent that because of the size of the business, which can accommodate over 30 guests, the potential for a future owner is obvious. It is clear that the house is well known and highly regarded in the lucrative south-east Asian area and is extremely popular with overseas students and families.

THE PROPERTY

Built in traditional Lakeland style with stone walls and pitched slate covered roof, the accommodation is laid out on ground and two upper floors while the owners' accommodation is on the spacious lower ground floor.

PUBLIC AREAS

Spacious reception hall, residents' lounge with bay window. Main dining room to seat up to 15 and including bay window. Rear dining room to seat up to 13, again with feature coal effect gas fire. Side hallway and under-stair store.

LETTING BEDROOMS

11 Letting Bedrooms to sleep 33 (1 double, 1 twin, 2 single and 7 family rooms). 3 bedrooms have en suite shower rooms. All bedrooms have a central heating radiator, colour television, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. In addition, there are 3 separate toilets and a separate bathroom with 4-piece suite and 2 showers.

OWNER'S ACCOMMODATION

The owner has the benefit of a particularly spacious flat on the lower ground floor with its own access. This comprises hallway, kitchenette with sink, hob and fridge. Lounge with Adam-style surround to the fitted gas fire. Full size snooker room. Main bedroom with a range of fitted wardrobes and 2 further bedrooms. Bathroom with 5-piece suite and boiler room.

SERVICE AREAS

Commercial kitchen with vinyl tiled floor and range of modern fitted units. Canopy and extraction. Utility room with commercial laundry equipment and freezer area, again with vinyl tiled floor.

OUTSIDE

Forecourt while to the rear is a paved area/carport and parking area.

SERVICES

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

WEBSITE

www.brendanchase.co.uk

TRADE

The Trading and Profit and Loss Account shows trading profits of circa. 32,000 for the year ended 5 April 2012 on (net) turnover of circa. 59,000.

PRICE

Offers around 645,000 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.

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 an introductory commission from the lender or broker involved.

TO VIEW

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


Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Nearest stations

  • Windermere (0.2 mi)
  • Staveley (3.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Colliers International (Hotels), Manchester

1 Marsden Street, Manchester, M2 1HW

0161 468 0046 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Windermere (0.2 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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