11 bedroom hotel for sale

The Hideaway at Windermere,Phoenix Way,Windermere,LA23 1DB

Offers in Region of £1,400,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Full description

The Hideaway was originally built in 1890 as the Head Master's House for the nearby School, which has long since been converted to residential use. Typical of its era of construction, The Hideaway boasts many original Victorian features including stone mullion windows, and geometric tiled floors. Tucked away, just behind the village of Windermere, The Hideaway combines the unique benefits of a very peaceful location, with its close proximity to local attractions. Windermere village is just a 5 minute walk, with the lake and Bowness a 20 minute stroll. Set amid private gardens, and plenty of parking, resident owners also have the benefit of good separate and spacious accommodation, making The Hideaway a wonderful home and business.

To many, Windermere is the essence of Cumbria - The Lake District. The longest of the lakes, it proudly lies amid a breath taking backdrop of forest and fell. Also, known as 'The gateway' to The Lakes, Windermere is accessible from motorway connections within just 30 minutes, making it a highly attractive weekend & short break destination from many major Northern cities and towns. Excellent rail connections via the West Coast mainline, also make London and the South East trade highly accessible, with 45% of The Hideaway's current web searches originating in London. Many guests enjoy The Hideaway as an exceptional base from which to explore the wider Lakeland area, be it the honeypot tourist villages of Bowness and Ambleside, or further North onto the peaceful tranquillity of Grasmere and beyond. Many are regulars, and each come to enjoy the beautiful area of the Lake District National Park, which brings an ever-increasing number of tourists throughout the year.

The present owners were very fortunate to have travelled extensively whilst working for Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways. They brought to The Hideaway their considerable experience in the hospitality and catering trade when they purchased the business in 2004. Pulling on their experiences, they have focused on upgrading and repositioning the business to meet the growing demand of the Boutique Hotel Market. They have planned, designed and managed extensive renovations, to sympathetically combine the original Victorian features with a contemporary twist. Guest Rooms and Public areas have been finished to a very high standard, each with individual style, and guest comforts in mind. Having enjoyed their years so far, one of the owners has been offered a senior management role in the corporate hospitality sector and with this opportunity presenting itself, they have decided it is time to move on together, thus allowing a new owner to acquire this outstanding and significant Lake District Hotel.

THE PROPERTY

Of local stone construction and under a pitched slate roof, the accommodation is laid out on ground and two upper floors. There is an extension to the original house, to the rear which is two storeys and a separate building which is single storey.

PUBLIC AREAS

Vestibule with local slate floor. Entrance Hall and Reception/Bar area, both with original Victorian geometric tiled floors. Restaurant to seat 28, in two separate areas, both beautifully decorated in contemporary style with Karndean flooring and stylish dining tables & seating; the larger room has a feature bay window and garden views. Large guest Lounge area, again with garden views.

LETTING BEDROOMS

Currently 11 letting bedrooms to sleep 22, each with double or king size beds; all are ensuite, 6 with bath & shower and 5 with shower rooms. 4 rooms have Victoria and Albert freestanding Roll Top baths, 2 rooms have Tempur Memory Foam mattresses, and heated bathroom floors. Each room is individually styled and finished to a very high standard.

All have central heating radiator, telephone extension, Freeview TV, radio/clock alarm, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi.

The single storey separate building to the rear of the house presents an excellent opportunity to increase the number of letting bedrooms at The Hideaway. The current owners use this space for storage and staff accommodation; it is split into 3 bedrooms, each with ensuite shower room, and with upgrading, would further increase revenue.

OWNERS' ACCOMMODATION

Open plan living with slate fireplace, and kitchen area, with extensive range of fitted units. Bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobe and four-piece suite. There are two further bedrooms and family shower room.

SERVICE AREAS

Catering kitchen with non-slip floor, canopy and extraction and fluorescent lighting. Wash-up/still room, again with non-slip floor and fluorescent lighting. Office and further office/meeting room with partition doors. Dry goods/freezer store and preparation area. Laundry room. Freezer store. Wine/dry goods store.

OUTSIDE

Driveway to excellent tarmac parking area. Gardens to the front and side with lawns and herbaceous borders.

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

LICENCE

Premises Licence

2015 LISTINGS

AA Guest Accommodation - 4 Yellow Stars

WEBSITE

www.hideawayatwindermere.co.uk

TRADE

Certified accounts from the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show adjusted net profits (before finance costs, excess wages and depreciation) of 90,783 on (net of VAT) turnover of 226,555 for the year ended 31 March 2014.

PRICE

Offers around 1.4m 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 stations

  • Windermere (0.3 mi)
  • Staveley (3.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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1 Marsden Street, Manchester, M2 1HW

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Nearest stations

  • Windermere (0.3 mi)
  • Staveley (3.7 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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