7 bedroom guest house for saleRosegarth, Main Street, Ravenglass, CA18 1SQ
Offers in Region of £645,000
- Business for sale
- Use class orders: C1 Hotels
Rosegarth occupies a lovely position on the main street of Ravenglass – the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park ''where the fells meet the sea''. Having wonderful views out over the estuary, Rosegarth was originally part of the Muncaster Estate. The cottage part of the building was built in the mid/late 1700s and was significantly extended in 1860 with the barn conversion added very recently in 2010. The property has always been at the heart of the community, being the local doctor's home and surgery until post war times and then sold off from the estate in 1954. Rose Garth was opened as a guest house in 1989 and offers seven delightfully appointed letting bedrooms as well as a lovely tea room, complimented by really spacious owner's accommodation in the form of a high quality linked barn conversion of which any owners would be very proud.
The coastal village of Ravenglass is probably best known for being a Roman enclave and more recently the starting point for the narrow gauge Ravenglass-Easkdale Railway, affectionately known as L'al Ratty whose steam driven trains wind through this most picturesque of valleys. Ravenglass is also the start of the ''Hadrian's Way'' cycle route (Route 72) which is very popular with cyclists during the summer months. Muncaster Castle is nearby with its Himalayan gardens and Meadow Bank Maze but the western Lake District is renowned for some of Cumbria's most awe-inspiring scenery in Wadsale Valley – home to England's highest mountain Scafell Pike and with the deepest lake which often turns red when it catches the evening sun. Further afield is the tranquillity of Ennerdale Water and the oft-forgotton lakes of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater, all helping to add many thousands of tourists who visit the area on an all-year-round basis.
The present owner acquired Rosegarth in 2008 and during his ownership he has not only converted the adjacent barn into really tasteful and spacious owners' accommodation, but has also built on the outbuildings and added a laundry and staff WC. Additionally, he has also very significantly upgraded the letting bedrooms so that they are now all at an excellent standard and many have the benefit of lovely sea views. Having recently lost his wife, the owner is now looking to retire from the business.
Built in a traditional west Cumbria style with rendered walls and stone quoins, the accommodation is laid out on ground and first floors.
Vestibule with Victorian tiled floor. Entrance hall with laminate floor. The property has the benefit of two tea rooms which double as breakfast rooms to the guest house and comprise of Yellow Room with laminate floor to seat 16 with recessed glazed cupboard and feature fireplace. The Blue Room, having similar flooring, a feature fireplace and seats 14. Both rooms have lovely sea views. Cosy lounge incorporating the local information centre. Ice cream parlour.
7 letting bedrooms to sleep 14 (3 double, 2 twin, 1 single and 1 family room). Six have en suite shower rooms while the remaining bedroom has an en suite bathroom. All letting bedrooms have the benefit of central heating radiator, colour TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
The owners have the benefit of an excellent and modern barn conversion having a double bedroom and bathroom with four piece suite on the ground floor and with open plan living room to the first floor with lovely feature beamed ceiling and having a range of modern fitted kitchen units, a dining area and secondary office with Wi-Fi.
Servery with laminate floor and with fluorescent lighting and fitted units. Customer WC. Kitchen with a range of modern fitted units and being fully tiled. Non-slip floor, fluorescent lighting, canopy and filter. Storage with laminate floor, clothes drying rail and larder. Laundry, again with laminate floor and fluorescent lighting. Office.
Front garden with space for outside seating and lovely picturesque estuary views. Rear yard being part-cobbled with parking. Rendered workshop/bike store. Two garden sheds. Landscaped wall gardens with lawn, raised pond and vegetable beds.
Copeland Borough Council at Whitehaven (0845) 0548600.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas-fired central heating. Predominantly double glazed.
Visit England – 4 Star Guest Accommodation
Certified accounts from the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Accounts shows trading profits (before finance costs, depreciation and non-recurring repairs) of £31,434 for the year ended 31 March 2014 on (not VAT registered) turnover of £72,213.
Please note that the above takings do not include the tea room which is currently operated by a lessee who pays £5,000 for a 6 month licence. This figure is incorporated within the above accounts. Tea room takings circa. £55,000 over the 6 months.
The business is being sold on the basis of full vacant possession.
Offers around £645,000 for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.
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