8 bedroom guest house for sale

Oldfield House, Oldfield Road, Windermere, LA23 2BY

Offers in Region of £695,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Oldfield House is a well-established and most impressive 4 Star Silver Award guest house occupying a quiet and discreet location in Windermere Village. Built originally in 1882, the former barn at the rear is reputed to be where Lakeland Plastics – now Lakeland Limited - started life, while Oldfield House itself was originally a private house which was converted to a guest house in the 1970s. A lovely spacious property with 8 good size en suite letting bedrooms as well as car parking and superb self-contained owners' flat with two double en suite bedrooms and third bedroom with superb lounge and fantastic private owners' garden. A really first class blend of guest house and owners' accommodation.

Oldfield House lies midway between Windermere Village and Bowness. Close by is Lake Windermere, at 10.5 miles long it is England's longest lake and is set with a glorious backdrop of watchful fells and colourful forests in the heart of the Lake District National Park. It is the ideal location from which to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty which has been the inspiration for Beatrix Potter's children's books, Wordworth's poetry and Ruskin's paintings as well as more recently Alfred Wainwright's wonderful Lakeland guides. Walks from a gentle stroll to an exhilarating serious fell-top walk are all within easy as well as so many interesting places to visit, like Hilltop, Sizergh Castle and the wonderful topiary gardens of Levens Hall.

Oldfield House was acquired by the present owners in 2012 and during their ownership they have further upgraded and improved this lovely guest house. With eight good size en suite bedrooms, the owners are easily able to trade close to the VAT threshold on a relaxed basis, bed and breakfast basis only. An excellent lifestyle as well as giving a new owner the opportunity of increase turnover beyond the VAT threshold if desired. The owners are now looking to sell to move closer to family.

THE PROPERTY

Oldfield House is of traditional Lakeland stone construction with slate roof and with accommodation laid out on ground and two upper floors, while the owners' accommodation to the rear is two storeys.

PUBLIC AREAS

Spacious entrance hall. Breakfast room to seat 16 – a delightful and light room with feature stone alcove and recessed cupboards. Guest lounge with feature bay window and contemporary décor.

LETTING BEDROOMS

8 letting bedrooms to sleep 16 (4 double, 1 twin, 2 single and 1 family). Seven have en suite shower rooms while the remaining bedroom has an en suite bathroom. All letting bedrooms have central heating radiator, flat screen colour television, radio/clock alarm, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

OWNERS' ACCOMMODATION

The owners have the benefit of wonderful, spacious owners' accommodation mostly formed from a barn conversion to the rear of the main guest house. The accommodation comprises of glorious lounge with wood burning stove, beamed and rafted ceiling and double glazed patio doors, double bedroom with en suite shower room and fitted wardrobes and second double bedroom. Third bedroom, Shower room.

SERVICE AREAS

Kitchen, being fully fitted with modern units and having extraction. Fluorescent lighting. Utility area with fitted units. Boiler/laundry room, dry goods store and rear hall with tiled floor.

OUTSIDE

To the front is a planted area while to the rear is a paved yard with access to a workshop. Lovely modern veranda-style decking area. Flower beds and seating area and gravel car parking for 5 cars.

SERVICES

South Lakeland District Council at Kendal (01539) 733333.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas-fire central heating. Pressurised water system. Predominantly double glazed.

LISTINGS

Quality Cumbria inspected

WEBSITE

www.oldfieldhouse.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 £25,849 (before finance costs and depreciation) on (not VAT registered) turnover of £62,659 for the year ended 31 March 2015.

Please note the business has been run on a low-key basis by only one partner as has been closed during the winter months so there is much potential for growth.

PRICE

Offers around £695,000 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), but 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 (0.5 mi)
  • Staveley (3.5 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

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Nearest stations

  • Windermere (0.5 mi)
  • Staveley (3.5 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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