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5 bedroom guest house for sale

Oakvale Self-Catering,Braithwaite,Keswick,CA12 5RY

Offers in Region of £695,000

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  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

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Tenure: Freehold

Originally built as a detached bungalow in the 1980s, Oakvale holiday accommodation was significantly extended and re-configured by the previous owners to add two, one-bedroom apartments, all of which enjoy superb unhindered views out over the surrounding countryside. Living locally, the present owners now let all three apartments on a furbished self-catering holiday basis but the property readily lends itself to owner occupation, allowing the two adjacent self-catering units to be let and provide significant additional income if the owners choose to.

Braithwaite is a lovely Lake District village, standing between Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake and in the past has over 1,000 inhabitants. It was the first home of the Cumberland Pencil Company which was founded in 1868 but it now a predominantly tourist village with a blend of hospitality-based businesses on both a serviced and self-catering basis. Indeed, its location, just off the A66 trunk route and only two miles from Keswick, make the village a magnet for tourists and walkers alike, enjoying the superb fell walking and a multitude of excellent pathways, all of which to fill the accommodation. Castlerigg stone circle, which is over 4,000 years old lies on the other side of Keswick and Ullswater and Thirlmere are within easy, making Braithwaite a superb centre to tour this lovely area.

Oakvale self-catering was acquired by the present owners in 2007 and during their ownership they have carefully and tastefully upgraded this delightful self-catering holiday accommodation. All the properties kitchens and bathrooms have either been replaced or upgraded, and virtually all of the furnishings and carpets have been replaced as well as a complete redecoration. This has been recognised by Visit Britain with their coveted 4 star Gold Award for Excellence, something the owners are immensely proud of. The owners have been very proactive with marketing and also have a modern website giving enhanced book-ability and an excellent level of all-year round trade. Having brought up their family in such a lovely area, the owners are now looking to retire from the business to continue to live locally.


Of rendered, single storey construction and under a pitched slate roof, the accommodation is laid out on ground floor but with split-level accommodation to one of the two smaller holiday apartments.

Acorn Cottage (sleeps 2) Attractive living room with a range of modern fitted kitchen units and appliances. Double bedroom with sliding patio doors and fully tiled bathroom with three piece suite and over bath shower. Patio with private seating and views over large garden.

Oakleaf (sleeps 2) Attractive living room incorporating an under stairs store and having a range of modern fitted kitchen units and appliances. Staircase leading to large double bedroom and fully tiled en suite bathroom with three piece suite and over bath shower.

Autumn Leaves (sleeps 4/6) Autumn Leaves (sleeps 4/6) A lovely spacious bungalow comprising entrance hall, fully tiled shower room with free standing shower, lounge with stone fireplace and open fire and patio door to decking, offering spectacular views towards Skiddaw. Double bedroom, fully tiled bathroom with three piece suite and over bath shower. Second double bedroom, dining room with sliding patio doors to garden at rear. Recently upgraded and refitted kitchen with fitted appliances, including a new central heating system. There is a further room which would easily make a third bedroom which the current owners used as their stock room.


The present owners, living locally, choose to let all three apartments on a self-catering holiday basis. However, a new purchaser can readily occupy one of the apartments themselves and let the other two, should they desire to do so.


Tarmac driveway to parking area. Lawned front garden contained within a mature hedge boundary. Attractive side and rear gardens.


Allerdale District Council at Workington (01900) 326333.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas-fired central heating.



Certified accounts as prepared by the owners Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Accounts show (not VAT registered) turnover of 42,117 for the year ended 31 March 2015.

Please note that living locally the owners choose to let all three apartments on a fully furnished self-catering holiday basis.


Offers around 695,000 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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