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35 bedroom hotel for sale

The Old Stone Trough Country Lodge & Inn, Colne Road, Kelbrook, Barnoldswick BB18 6XY


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Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

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Tenure: Freehold

The Old Stone Trough is a traditional country lodge and inn which is located within a stunning part of Lancashire's rural countryside overlooking the Forest of Bowland – An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This family operated business caters for an ever expanding market and the main restaurant and bar serve traditional fayre and ales set within a comfortable spacious dining area with an outdoor seating and terraced area designed to take advantage of the breath-taking countryside views. There are 35 smart en suite bedrooms including newly refurbished ''Executive'' rooms and vibrant and spacious suites. In addition, there is a purpose-built conference suite which is licensed for 110 and a smaller meeting room which seats around 20, both providing a further and lucrative income stream hosting numerous weddings, parties and conferences throughout the year.

This lovely country inn is situated on a busy commercial and tourist route (A59) in the small village of Kelbrook. It lies betwixt Pendle Hill, famed for its story of the Pendle Witches, the stunning countryside of the Forest of Bowland which entices walkers and outdoor pursuit enthusiasts all year round and the ever-popular Yorkshire Dales National Park. Its immediate location means there is never a shortage of a hungry or thirsty traveller visiting the area, together with its lucrative Monday-Thursday corporate business.

The Old Stone Trough has been owned by the same family since 1995 and is operated by them with the assistance of an experienced team of staff and manager. The business has a strong reputation amongst its locals, regularly playing host to events within the village as well as tourist visitors who this year will be descending on the area for the 2015 Tour of Yorkshire, where thousands of cycling fans are expected to see all three stages. Due to other family and business interests however, the commercial decision has been taken to sell The Old Stone Trough, offering an established and successful business opportunity to the market for the first time in nearly 20 years.


The Old Stone Trough is made up of a traditional roadside country inn of stone construction with partly rendered façade under a slate tiled roof. There have been numerous extensions which are sympathetic to the main building and a detached purpose-built bedroom block of modern construction with stone façade under a tiled roof.


From the main entrance, there is a foyer with reception counter. Doors to the right open into the main bar and restaurant which is a spacious open plan area with seating, tables and chairs for around 70. There is a traditional fireplace and timber bar server. Doors open on to a raised terrace area which provides spectacular views to both Pendle Hill and the Trough of Bowland. From the main bar stairs lead up to the ''George Henry Suite'' which is the main function room with a capacity for around 110 with dance floor, timber bar server, small breakout area and ladies and gents WCs. From the main reception, turning left leads down a corridor to the Airedale Room – a small conference/meeting room which can seat up to 40 theatre-styles. The breakfast room can seat around 70 and has a small kitchenette and preparation area.


The letting bedrooms are located both in the main building and to a separate bedroom block located at the rear. Most of the rooms have been fully refurbished to include modern en suite bathroom and child facilities, flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi which is available throughout the hotel.


Situated on the lower ground floor is the owners/managers apartment which comprises of a lounge, kitchen, bathroom and 3 bedrooms.


There is a fully equipped commercial kitchen with stainless steel equipment and full extraction system which services the main bar, restaurant and function room. Store rooms. Two staff bedrooms and bathroom.


Spacious ground and large car park for around 70-80 vehicles. To the front of the hotel, there is a paved area with picnic tables and benches. To the rear there is a BBQ area and the potential for additional outdoor seating.


Pendle Borough Council at Nelson (01282) 661661.
Mains electricity, water and drainage.


Premises Licence
Civil Ceremonies Licence


Trip Advisor 2014 Winner – Certificate of Excellence



Trading accounts and information can be made available to any seriously interest parties after viewing.


£850,000 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.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

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