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6 bedroom guest house for sale

Winchester Guest House,58 Blencathra Street,Keswick,CA12 4HT


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  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

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Tenure: Freehold

The Winchester is an attractive, imposing end of terrace Victorian villa guest house. Situated just a 3 minute level stroll into the centre of Keswick. Commanding a superb position on the corner of Blencathra St and Wordsworth St which is just off the main route into Keswick. Ideal for passing trade if required. Arranged over 2 floors with an excellent layout offering 6 attractive individual well proportioned double/twin en suite letting bedrooms and a spacious 1 bedroom owners accommodation (with benefit of additional bedroom if required). The Winchester boasts wonderful views towards the Skiddaw range and is an extremely popular destination for its many guests.

The hub of the Northern Lakes and gateway to the undiscovered Western Lake District, Keswick lies on the shores of Derwentwater against a stunning backdrop of the fells of Skiddaw and Blencathra. Most of the town was built at the time that the Cockermouth / Keswick / Penrith Railway was built but Keswick has a fascinating history from the prehistoric stone circle at Castlerigg, the founding of St. Kentigerns Church to the 13th Century Market Charter. More recently, the new world-renowned ''Theatre by The Lake'' has complimented the galleries and attractions to make Keswick the activity capital of the Lake District but for many, the weekend is too short a period to enjoy this wonderful area, where its many lovely guest houses enjoy an ever widening tourist season.

Acquired by the current owners in 2006 .The Winchester trades for 8 months only and purposefully below the VAT threshold - the business produces substantial profits, does not use agency bookings and has the benefit of many returning guests. With so many good places to eat in the evenings, all within such close proximity, they have been able to enjoy an excellent lifestyle trading on a B&B basis only. Having enjoyed their years at The Winchester, the owners are now looking forward to their retirement.


Winchester House is built of Lakeland stone and rendered to the gable wall under a pitched local slate roof. The accommodation is laid out on ground and 2 upper floors.


Vestibule. Delightful and typically Victorian reception hall. Dining room with feature bay window usually set to seat 13. Attractive Victorian fireplace.


6 letting bedrooms to sleep up to 14 (4 double, 1 twin, and 1 family room). 1 double bedroom has an en suite bathroom while a further 5 bedrooms have en suite shower rooms. All bedrooms have central heating radiator,flat screen TV with Freeview, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

There is an additional single bedrooms which could provide an additional letting bedroom if desired.


The resident owners have the benefit of spacious ground floor I bedroom accommodation consisting of an attractive lounge area, large bedroom, storeroom and shower room.


Spacious L-shaped kitchen with a comprehensive range of fitted units. Separate storage/freezer area.


Delightful and well-maintained garden to the front, small side area and rear paved patio.


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


Visit Britain - 4 Star Guest Accommodation
Visit Britain - Breakfast Award



Trading 8 months a year only (closed in the winter). The current owners trade below the VAT threshold and do not take agency bookings and thus the business benefits from outstanding profits.

Trading information can be available to interested parties after viewing.


Offers around 505,000 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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