8 bedroom guest house for sale

Fairfield House,Brantfell Road,Bowness-On-Windermere,Windermere,LA23

£1,149,500

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Fairfield House occupies a superb position on Brantfell Road, high above Bowness yet only a few minutes from the centre of this delightful village. Built in 1830 as a wedding gift by the Garnett family for their son, the house was extended in 1970. The present owners have returned Fairfield House to its hayday with delightful décor of the era and bespoke carpets of a similar style incorporating the Fairfield House logo. All of the letting bedrooms are appointed to the highest possible standards and the gardens have similarly retained the style of this early 1900s period with delightful ambience and immense character.

Bowness Bay is one of the best known areas of the Lake District National Park which attracts many thousands of visitors every year. Fairfield House is only a few minutes' walk from picturesque Bowness Bay and is ideally suited to provide accommodation to visitors looking for both a quiet place to stay and also one that is very central. The village itself dates from the 11th Century when the Vikings settled here and the lake was named after a Viking chief - Vinand's Mere. Surrounded by watchful fells, Windermere is close to Beatrix Potter's museum and the steamers plough the lake's length giving visitors an outstanding view of this glorious landscape. To the north lie the honeypot villages of Ambleside and Grasmere, much loved by the Lakeland poet William Wordsworth and with Sarah Nelson's famous gingerbread shop. All these and much, much more bring many thousands of tourists to this idyllic corner of England each year over an ever lengthening tourist season.

Fairfield House was acquired by the present owners in 2002 and during their ownership they have invested heavily, returning the property to its Arts and Crafts style and have combined this carefully and sympathetically with high quality en suites to the delightfully decorated and furnished bedrooms with both the public rooms and gardens laid out in the style of the era. This individual style combined with modern marketing incorporating season-extending quality breaks through Cumbria Tourism, has proved extremely popular with turnover and profits leaping forwards from this all year round business. However, having enjoyed their years at Fairfield House, the owners have now decided to retire.

THE PROPERTY

Of rendered construction and under a pitched slate roof, the accommodation is laid out on ground and two upper floors.

PUBLIC AREAS

Wide sweeping steps lead to the entrance. Reception with shaped desk, information and seating area. Bar/lobby. Residents lounge with open fire in an Art and Crafts surround. Feature bay window. Breakfast room to seat 18, a room with lots of 1920s Arts and Crafts style, reflective of the Charles Renee Mackinton era. Indeed, the redesign was undertaken by renowned local designer Nicola Rudge. Square bay and oak laminate floor.

LETTING BEDROOMS

8 letting bedrooms to sleep 16 (7 double, and 1 luxury suite). All rooms have en suites with shower. One room has a locally made mahogany four-poster bed and power shower. Two deluxe rooms overlook the garden and have different spa bath and power shower experiences. The penthouse has spa bath in the room and glass shower set in the roof with views of the lake. All letting bedrooms have central heating radiator, flat screen television with DVD player, low energy lighting, hairdryer, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities.

Many innovative aspects have been added to some rooms to facilitate additional requirements such as twin beds and disabled needs and two rooms can even be linked together.

OWNERS' ACCOMMODATION

The owners have the benefit of a high quality and superbly appointed apartment comprising spacious living room and double bedroom with en suite shower room. A further ground floor letting room can be included in the owners' accommodation to give a second owners' bedroom either permanently or temporarily.

STAFF ACCOMMODATION

There is accommodation for staff (one or two individuals or a couple).

SERVICE AREAS

Commercial kitchen being extensively tiled and having a non-slip floor and fluorescent lighting. Dry goods store/freezer room, again with fluorescent lighting. Under floor dry goods store.
Prep/server/wash-up with a range of modern fitted units. Laundry room. Boiler room with flagged floor. Rear hallway to garden. Linen store.

OUTSIDE

A very important feature is the excellent car parking area reached via a driveway from Brantfell Road. Lovely landscaped rear garden with delightful wisteria to the rear elevation. Outside store.

SERVICES

South Lakeland District Council at Kendal (01539) 733333.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas-fired central heating. Substantially double glazed. Wired ready for internet television.

2016 AWARDS

AA - 4 Gold Stars
CBEN - Gold Award
4th consecutive Tripadvisor "Certificate of Excellence Award" with 200 "Excellent" reviews

WEBSITE

www.the-fairfield.co.uk

TRADE

Certified accounts as provided by the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show trading profits (before finance costs and depreciation) of £70,034 on (net of Flat Rate VAT) turnover of £162,923 for the year ended 30 April 2014.

PRICE

Offers of £1,149,500 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), but excluding personal items, trading stock and pre-payments.

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 (1.3 mi)
  • Staveley (4.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Windermere (1.3 mi)
  • Staveley (4.1 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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