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5 bedroom guest house for sale

Anchorage Guest House,Rydal Road,Ambleside,LA22 9AY

Offers in Region of £545,000

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  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

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Tenure: Freehold

The Anchorage is an imposing detached property, built in 1962 and is one of the few modern, purpose-built guest houses within the Lake District National Park. With the centre of Ambleside Village only a few minutes level walk away, The Anchorage is set amid delightful, mature landscaped gardens and has the benefit of plenty of car parking. Thoughtfully laid out, the property has five individually-styled en suite letting bedrooms complemented by separate self-contained one bedroom owners' suite which can readily be extended if necessary. Indeed, planning permission has lapsed for extending the owners' accommodation which would also provide an extra en suite letting bedroom.

Located at the northern end of Windermere - England's longest lake - Ambleside is one of the best known villages in the Lake District National Park and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Framed by the glorious fells, much loved by fell wanderer Alfred Wainwright, the area is a mecca for walkers drawn by the glorious views from the fell tops while at the end of the day the village has a wide range of restaurant and pubs to eat in.

The present owners acquired The Anchorage at the end of 2006. During their ownership, they have steadily upgraded the guest house, redecorating and providing new soft furnishings. Operating the business in the run-up to their retirement, they have chosen to operate on a very relaxed style, opening only 45 weeks in any year and have chosen to remain well below the VAT threshold. This has allowed them to enjoy an outstanding quality of life, but they are now looking to move on and enjoy their retirement.


The Anchorage is built of rendered construction under a tiled roof with the accommodation laid out on ground and first floors.


Large porch with windows to three sides and having laminate flooring. Reception hall with under stair store. Residents' lounge/dining room, a delightful L-shaped room with feature fireplace and attractive dining area to seat up to 10.


5 letting bedrooms to sleep 10 (5 double rooms).All have en suite shower rooms as well as central heating radiators, colour television, radio/clock alarm, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. There is also a house bathroom with 3 piece suite.


The owners have the benefit of a self-contained suite comprising of lounge with French windows and feature fireplace and double bedroom fitted with wardrobes and an en suite shower room.


Kitchen with a range of quality fitted units as well as having the benefit of a laminate floor, fully tiled walls and fluorescent lighting.

The Anchorage has the benefit of excellent car parking facilities while it is surrounded by lovely landscaped and mature gardens to the remaining three sides. Timber store. Side driveway with owners' parking area.


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



Management accounts as provided by the owners show turnover (not VAT registered) of around 43,000 for the 12 months ended 5 April 2013.


Offers around 545,000 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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