15 bedroom hotel for sale

Low Wood Hall, Nether Wasdale, Wasdale, CA20 1ET

Offers in Region of £1,295,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Full description

Low Wood Hall was built in classic Victorian style by local dignitary Tom Dalzell, towards the end of the 19th Century. He chose its position well, nestling into the fellside in a delightful sheltered yet elevated spot above the village giving the property superb views across the valley to the surrounding Wasdale Fells. A home of immense charm and character which lent itself to become a superb country house hotel, the property has 15 high quality en suite letting bedrooms as well as a really spacious 3 bedroom barn conversion for owners, all set within delightful landscaped gardens. The business attracts a surprisingly wide range of clientele with midweek commercial trade from Sellafield and West Cumbrian businesses, complimented by an excellent level of tourist business, particularly at weekends and high season. This allows the hotel to enjoy an unexpected all year round trade.

The western Lake District is renowned for some of Cumbria's most awe-inspiring scenery in Wasdale Valley, home to England's highest mountain - Scafell Pike. Only an easy walk from Low Wood Hall is Wastwater, where its screes reach down into the deepest of the Lakes which often turns red when it catches the evening sun and was voted England’s Favourite View. Close by is Eskdale, home to the narrow gauge railway, known by all as L'al Ratty. Further afield is tranquil Ennerdale Water and the oft forgotten lakes of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater, while Ravenglass lies on the coast with its Roman connections. All of this helps to bring many thousands of tourists to this beautiful corner of the Lake District National Park over an ever increasing season.

Low Wood Hall was acquired by the present owners in 2007 and during their ownership they have substantially upgraded and enlarged this landmark hotel. They installed a new bar, extensively re-landscaped the gardens, extended the car park, fully renewed the soak-away for the drainage system and created a lovely restaurant with fantastic views – the envy of many far larger establishments. It is the owners’ accommodation where there has been the most significant change. The previous apartment has been converted to form two further letting bedrooms while the owners now benefit from a really spacious barn conversion with 45’ beamed combined living room and three lovely bedrooms. With the ability to trade strongly and profitably all year round, Low Wood Hall is a fantastic opportunity to combine an excellent lifestyle with a really profitable business only offered for sale due to changing family circumstances.

THE PROPERTY

Low Wood Hall is a delightful detached country house built in traditional local style with rendered walls and under a pitched slate roof. The accommodation is laid out on ground and two upper floors with a single storey extension to the side. The coach house is of two storey construction.

PUBLIC AREAS

Vestibule with original Victorian tiled floor, oak door and stained glass screen to the reception hall, again with Victorian tiled floor. Snug bar lounge again with stained glass window, marble fireplace and lovely coving. Feature corner bay with original shutters. Bar with recently installed oak serving bar and feature bay window as well as Victorian fireplace. Feature plaster ceiling. Restaurant to seat 36, having fantastic views out across the valley to Scafell Pike beyond. Feature panelling and raised area.

LETTING BEDROOMS

15 Letting Bedrooms to sleep 30 (11 double, 2 twin and 1 single). 5 have en suite bathrooms while the remaining have en suite shower rooms. All letting bedrooms have central heating radiator, telephone extension, Wi-Fi, colour television and DVD, radio/clock alarm, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. One bedroom is ''Special Occasion Room'' with four poster bed and Jacuzzi bath. 8 of the bedrooms are contained within the coach house/lodge.

OWNERS' HOUSE

The owners have the benefit of a particularly spacious three bedroom bar conversion with 45’ living room with rafted ceiling incorporating a kitchen area with tiled floor and range of fitted units. Feature fireplace with multi-fuel stove. House bathroom with separate shower and bath. Three good size bedrooms.

SERVICE AREAS

Commercial kitchen with non-slip floor, fluorescent lighting and canopy and extraction. Owners' day room/office, beer cellar, wine/bottle store, dry goods store and freezer room, laundry room, store with walk-in fridge and laundry store.

OUTSIDE

Low Wood Hall has the benefit of superb landscaped gardens to the front which run down to the recently extended car park with direct access onto the road. Private parking area. There is also extensive woodland which has been recently landscaped with the total area being approximately 6.5 acres.

SERVICES

Copeland District Council at Whitehaven 0845 0548600.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Almost fully double glazed.

LICENCES

Premises Licence
Wedding Licence

WEBSITE

www.lowwoodhall.co.uk

TRADE

Certified accounts from the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show trading profits of £88,639 (before finance costs, management wages and depreciation) on net T/O of £192,530 for the year ended 5 April 2014.

PRICE

Offers around £1,295,000 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.

PLANNING PERMISSION

Planning Permission was granted on 19/09/2011 (ref: 4/11/0418/3) for the construction of a 4 bedroom owners' house in the grounds. This property has to be part of the hotel and grounds, and cannot be sold separately.

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.


Nearest stations

  • Drigg (5.0 mi)
  • Ravenglass for Eskdale (5.3 mi)
  • Seascale (5.8 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

  • Drigg (5.0 mi)
  • Ravenglass for Eskdale (5.3 mi)
  • Seascale (5.8 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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