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8 bedroom guest house for sale

Link House,Bassenthwaite Lake,CockermouthCA13 9YD

Offers in Region of £625,000

Property Description

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  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

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Tenure: Freehold

Link House is a superb detached, double fronted property set amid delightful landscaped gardens and commanding panoramic fell and forest views. Reputed to have been built in 1903 for two widowed sisters from nearby Higham Hall, the property was then extended and subsequently used as a Sunday school for the surrounding community before becoming a guest house, for which it is eminently suited and much enjoyed by both visitors and owners alike.

Link House is situated almost midway between the Cumbrian towns of Keswick and Cockermouth - birthplace of William Wordsworth and oldest town in Cumbria as well as being situated just off the A66 at the northern most tip of Bassenthwaite Lake. A superbly tranquil location for the serious walker or tourist, Link House is close to the Whinlatter Visitors Centre from where the ospreys who nest nearby each year can be seen. A little further afield are the oft forgotten lakes at Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater, while Keswick is only 10 minutes away by car and offers so much from its traditional heritage to its interesting shopping and many festivals throughout the year, making Link House an ideal place to stay for the many thousands of visitors who come to the Lake District over an ever increasing season.

Link House was acquired by the present owners in 2010 and they immediately set about a significant refurbishment of this delightful property. Both the owners' and visitor's lounges have been completely refurbished, the breakfast room and conservatory have been refurbished and there has been significant upgrading of the letting bedrooms which have helped to achieve a Visit Britain 4 Star Silver rating. However, due to changing family circumstances, the owner has now decided to sell Link House. Link House also enjoys a strong relationship with Armathwaite Hall which means they benefit from the number of weddings held there and the large number of weddings guests looking for accommodation.


Link House is a lovely period late Victorian property built in traditional Lakeland-style with rendered walls and under a pitched slate roof. The accommodation is laid out on ground and first floor.


Vestibule. Reception hall with stained glass door and screen. Reception area with cloakroom with toilet and wash-hand basin and being half-tiled. Guest lounge with feature bay window and lovely Victorian fireplace with electric stove. Dining room to seat 8 and having a feature bay window. Conservatory breakfast room to seat 10.


8 Letting Bedrooms to sleep 13 (3 double, 2 twin and 3 single). 6 have en suite shower rooms and 1 has an en suite bathroom while 1 single bedroom has a private bathroom. All letting bedrooms have central heating radiator, colour television, radio/clock alarm, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.


The owners have the benefit of excellent accommodation including a large lounge with feature bay window which enjoys fabulous fell and forest views. Double bedroom with en suite shower room and further bedroom with a range of mirror-fronted wardrobes and en suite bathroom.


Commercial kitchen with a full range of fitted units, fluorescent lighting and extraction. Still room with non-slip floor. Store and office. Linen Store.


Forecourt garden. Side driveway to ample parking. Attractively laid out mature gardens to the side as well as laundry room and owners' garage.


Allerdale District Council at Workington (01900) 326333.
Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Predominantly double glazed.


Premises Licence



Certified accounts from the owner's Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show turnover (not VAT registered) of 69,607 for the year ended 5 April 2015.

Further financial information can be made available to seriously interested parties following a viewing.


Offers around 625,000 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), 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.

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