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8 bedroom guest house for sale

Melrose Guest House,Church Street,Ambleside,LA22 0BT

Offers in Region of £840,000

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  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

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Tenure: Freehold

Melrose was built in 1880 as a Victorian gentleman's residence of significant charm and character. Indeed, its construction probably had an eye on the tourist trade which was at the time beginning to increase, allowing many people to visit the delightful scenery of the Lake District, following the building of the railway to Windermere. Over the years, modern facilities have been sympathetically combined with the many original features to form a superbly appointed eight bedroom guest house which is only minutes' walk from the centre of Ambleside. However, the most important feature was the adding of the attached three bedroom house, which gives the resident owners separate and particularly spacious accommodation, not normally found in other typically Lakeland guest houses.

Ambleside is undoubtedly a beautiful place to live and work. Located at the northern end of Lake Windermere - England's longest lake - Ambleside is one of the best known villages in the Lake District National Park and attracts many thousands of visitors each year. Framed by glorious fells - much loved by 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 restaurants and pubs to eat in and Melrose Guest House is ideally placed to benefit from the influx of visitors to what is one of England's most beautiful corners.

Melrose Guest House was acquired by the present owners in 2006 and throughout their ownership they have significantly upgraded and improved the property as well as replacing the carpets and soft furnishings to reach a Visit Britain 4 Star Silver standard. Hand in hand with these improvements has seen the establishment of a state of the art website and modern marketing which has allowed the turnover to steadily increase to its present level with corresponding profitability. Having enjoyed their years at Melrose, the owners are now looking forward to their retirement.


Built of traditional local stone and under a pitched slate roof, the accommodation is laid out on ground and two upper floors. The owners' house is of similar two storey construction.


Lovely spacious entrance hall. Breakfast to seat up to 17 and having a lovely feature bay window.


8 letting bedrooms to sleep up to 17 (6 double, 1 single and 1 family room). Seven have en suite shower rooms while the remaining single bedroom has its own private shower room. All letting bedrooms have central heating radiator, hairdryer, flat screen TV with Freeview, radio/clock alarm, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.


The owners of the benefit of a particularly spacious, separate and self-contained house comprising of kitchen with a range of modern fitted units and slate floor, feature lounge and hallway, three double bedrooms (one currently used as a study/office) and bathroom with three piece suite.


Excellent modern kitchen with a range of fitted units. Canopy and extraction.


Forecourt garden. To the rear is car parking for two cars and garage.

Please note that the owners currently rent three further parking spaces for guests.


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


Visit Britain - 4 Star (Silver) Guest Accommodation
Trip Advisor - Winner Certificate of Excellence 2014



Certified accounts from the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show trading profits (before finance costs and depreciation) of 72,476 for the year ended 31 March 2017 on (net) turnover of 147,150.


Offers around 840,000 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), but 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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