10 bedroom guest house for sale

Greenbank Country House, Borrowdale, Keswick, CA12 5UY

Offers in Region of £995,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Greenbank Country House occupies a superb elevated position with magnificent views out over Borrowdale Valley and Derwentwater . Set at the end of a lovely private driveway and amid glorious landscaped gardens and grounds, this beautiful detached house was built in the classic Lakeland-style in the Victorian era with really spacious reception rooms and retains many of its lovely period fittings and appointments. The house consists of 10 en suite letting bedrooms but if desired three can readily be separated to form a separate self-catering cottage. There is also a further self-catering cottage Maiden Moor which provides additional income. The resident owners have the benefit of a really spacious three bedroom owners' house.

Greenbank Country House enjoys an enviable position, only four miles from the centre of Keswick, in Borrowdale England's most beautiful valley where the Lakeland scenery is at its absolute best. Grange Bridge with its double arch bridge is only a short walk away at the head of Derwentwater The Queen of The Lakes - and at the end of Borrowdale lies Honister Pass and the route over to Buttermere and Lorton. Borrowdale is ringed by glorious fells which are a mecca for the seasoned walker with Great Gable, Dale Head and Scafell all within easy reach. One of Borrowdale's hidden gems is the ''Hanging Valley'' of Watendlath, sculpted from the huge retreating glaciers which scored the valley. This is still an unspoilt farming scene reached over Ashness Bridge and made famous by Tommy Steele's film ''Half a sixpence''.

The present owners acquired Greenbank Country House in 2003 to provide a lovely home for their growing family as well as a solid income. During their ownership, they have carefully looked after what is a very substantial freehold property in a really outstanding location. They have chosen to trade the business on a very low key basis and trading at a level significantly below its potential in order to benefit from the outstanding lifestyle that Greenbank offers. However a new owner can readily see a significant increase in income by investing further in the property. With their family now grown up, the owners are now looking to move to a different business challenge.

THE PROPERTY

Being built in the traditional Lakeland-style with stone walls and under a pitched slate roof, the accommodation is laid out on ground and first floors.

PUBLIC AREAS

Covered Entrance with separate Porch. Reception Hall with cornice to the ceiling and under stairs seating area. Guest Lounge with bay window and Victorian-style fireplace and cornice to the ceiling. Second Guest Lounge with bay window and open fireplace with slate hearth and cornice to the ceiling. Breakfast/Dining Room to seat 16.

LETTING BEDROOMS

10 letting bedrooms to sleep 19 (9 double and 1 single). The nine double rooms all have en suite bathrooms while the single bedroom has an en suite toilet and wash hand basin only and is usually let with one of the other bedrooms. All bedrooms have central heating radiator, radio/clock alarm, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. Six have colour TVs as some walkers prefer rooms without this facility.

Please note that three of the bedrooms can easily be split, together with an added living kitchen, to form a further self-catering let if desired.

SELF CATERING LET

Rockery Cottage - sleeps 4 - and comprises of living room with separate kitchen area with a range of modern fitted units, bathroom with over-bath shower and double and single bedrooms.

SPECIAL NOTE

Maiden Moor is adjacent to Greenbank Country House and can be available to additional cost.

Maiden Moor - sleeps 4 - and comprises entrance hall, living room with kitchen area with a range of fitted units. Hallway, Bathroom. Laundry room. Landing, twin bedroom, double bedroom and shower room.

OWNERS' HOUSE

The owners have the benefit of an spacious adjacent house comprising: Breakfast kitchen with a comprehensive range of modern fitted units and under stairs cupboard. Hallway. Bathroom with three piece suite. Three good size bedrooms. Living room with multi-fuel stove on a raised stone shelf-style fireplace and a feature Lakeland stone chimney breast.

SERVICE AREAS

Large, well fitted and equipped commercial kitchen, being fully tiled to all walls and floor. Aga cooker having five ovens and two hotplates. Utility room. Rear laundry room. Office.

OUTSIDE

Lovely sweeping driveway form the main road leads to a large gravel car parking area. Greenbank is set amid picturesque gardens and grounds tiered and well stocked as you would expect from such a mature property.

SERVICES

Allerdale District Council at Workington (01900) 326333.
Mains electricity. Private water supply and drainage. Oil-fired central heating and Aga cooker. LPG for hot water.

WEBSITE

www.greenbankcountryhouse.co.uk

TRADE

Certified accounts from the owners' Chartered Accountants show in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show (not VAT registered) turnover of 57,505 for the year ended 5 April 2013 on which there were Trading Profits (before finance costs and depreciation) of 14,032.

Please note that the self-catering cottage is accounted for separately. Turnover (not VAT registered) was 16,374 for the year ended 5 April 2013 on which there were trading profits (before finance costs and depreciation) of 10,196. This figure includes Rockery Cottage.

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)

Nearest station

  • Windermere (15.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest station

  • Windermere (15.3 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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