10 bedroom guest house for sale

The Knoll Country House,Lakeside,Newby Bridge,LA12 8AU

£995,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Knoll is a delightful, Award-Winning Victorian-style country house built in 1905 and set in its own delightful landscaped gardens and grounds in a glorious mature woodland setting. Only a five minute stroll from the pier at Lakeside which offers magnificent views of Lake Windermere, this charming property has retained many of its original features including a superb ornate staircase, stained glass window, fireplaces and plasterwork. Modern, high quality fittings are interwoven with these classic features to give not only a warm and welcoming feel to one of the most delightful properties in the area, but one which has been appointed and managed to the highest of standards throughout.

Lakeside lies at the southern-most tip of Lake Windermere and from its pier the regular steamer service travels the length of this beautiful lake to Waterhead at Ambleside. Lakeside is also the home of the Award-Winning ''Aquarium of The Lakes'', the UK's largest fresh water aquarium and the starting point of the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. This lovely nostalgic steam service travels along the delightful Leven Valley to the picturesque village of Haverthwaite, where once was situated the Low Wood Gunpowder Works, dating from 1849. This famous corner of the Lake District National Park is a magnet for the many thousands of tourists visiting this picturesque area each year.

Acquired by the present owners in 2001, they immediately set about a complete refurbishment of this lovely property. All of the letting bedrooms have been completely refurbished to the very highest of standards including replacing seven of the bathrooms while the owners' accommodation has been substantially extended making it a very welcome feature of this character property. Having enjoyed The Knoll, the owner is to move on to opportunities outside the hospitality industry.

THE PROPERTY

The Knoll is built of local stone part rendered, and under a pitched slate roof. The accommodation is laid out predominantly on 3 floors with 2 storey extension to the rear.

PUBLIC AREAS

Covered entrance. Delightful reception hall with original Victorian tiled floor. Resident's lounge with feature bay window and period fireplace with oak surround. Dining room usually set for 16. Feature bay window, bar fitment and period fireplace.

LETTING BEDROOMS

8 letting bedrooms to sleep 16 (5 double and/or 3 twin). 5 bedrooms have en suite shower rooms while the remaining have en suite bathrooms. There is one four poster bedroom and one bedroom with a sleigh bed. All have the benefit of central heating radiator, computer socket, flat screen TV, hairdryer, iPod dock, radio/clock alarm and tea and coffee making facilities. Four rooms are rated as being ''Deluxe''.

OWNER'S ACCOMMODATION

The resident owner has the benefit of a particularly spacious apartment which is self-contained and separate from the guest house. Delightful sitting room with feature log-effect gas fired stove. Kitchenette with range of modern fitted units. Patio doors to the private garden with hot tub. Master bedroom and further unused bedroom currently used as storage. Bathroom being fully tiled and having an over bath shower.

STAFF ACCOMMODATION

Sitting room with access to garden. Bedroom with en suite shower room. Currently occupied by the owner.

SERVICE AREAS

Kitchen having been totally refitted with modern units with recessed lighting and canopy and extraction. Scullery/still room/store. Office with double uPVC patio doors. Store cellar.

OUTSIDE

Driveway to gravelled parking area to front and side. Delightful landscaped gardens to the side and rear with separate and private owners' garden. Rear access.

SERVICES

South Lakeland District Council at Kendal (01539) 733333.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. LPG central heating. Double glazing to the rear extension.

LICENCE

Premises Licence

LISTINGS

AA - 5 Star Gold Guest Accommodation (2015)

WEBSITE

www.theknoll-lakeside.co.uk

TRADE

Certified accounts from the owner's Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show trading profits (before finance costs and depreciation) of 66,681 on (net of VAT) turnover of 198,518 for the year ended 31 October 2015.

Please note that the above turnover figure includes letting the owner's apartment on a self-catering basis during this year.

PRICE

Offers around 995,000 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)

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  • Grange-over-Sands (6.5 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 station

  • Grange-over-Sands (6.5 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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