7 bedroom guest house for sale

White House Hotel & Restaurant, Robinson Place, Bowness-On-Windermere, Windermere, LA23 3DQ

Offers in Excess of £1,100,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: A3 Restaurants and Cafes and C1 Hotels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The White House is a pleasant hotel and restaurant quietly situated within the pretty side streets of Bowness, yet a ideally placed just a couple of minutes' walk to Windermere Lake and the busy cafes, bars and local specialist shops which surround it. Due to its prominent trading position, the business offers huge potential to be developed, as it is traded on a very casual basis by the present owners. There are seven en-suite letting rooms, ground floor restaurant and bar which has been recently renovated and seats around 60, in addition to which there is a lovely outdoor seating area for a further 50. The owners or manager will also benefit from a two bedroom apartment which has separate access.

Bowness home to the Beatrix Potter museum is one of the best-known villages in the Lake District National Park, attracting thousands of visitors throughout the year. The village dates back to the 11th Century when the Vikings settled here and Lake Windermere England's longest lake framed by glorious woodland and watchful fells, is only a fiver minute stroll away. For the seasoned walker, the central fells beloved by Alfred Wainwright provide an excellent variety of challenges whilst the many lower paths and lakeside walks, together with the steamers that ply from Ambleside to Lakeside offer a less energetic alternative. To the north lies Grasmere, home of the Lakeland poet William Wordsworth.

The business was acquired by the present owner in 2011 and it is an excellent investment opportunity. Equally the White House would make ideal owner-operated business, and has huge scope to develop due to its location within this bustling village in the Lake District. The property has been sympathetically maintained throughout with little further investment required. However, due to personal reasons, the owner is choosing to dispose of the White House to concentrate on other business interests.

THE PROPERTY

The White House is a three story building, link detached and has a pitched slate roof with a small courtyard currently used by the restaurant kitchen. The building is of a solid stone construction with white render.

PUBLIC AREAS

From the main entrance, a door leads into a reception area, with a bar with timber bar server, cosy lounge with sofas and tall chairs for bar customers. The well-presented restaurant area seats around 60 and is separated into several areas, providing flexible seating configurations. Doors lead outside to an alfresco outdoor seating area which seats a further 50.

LETTING BEDROOMS

The property has 7 en suite letting bedrooms. There are four double bedrooms, two family rooms and one suite and are located to the first and second floors.

OWNERS' ACCOMMODATION

Situated to the rear of the property is a two room owner's apartment with bathroom.

If required, these rooms could be converted to create additional letting bedrooms, subject to the relevant permissions.

STAFF ACCOMMODATION

There are two en suite bedrooms. These could be used as additional letting accommodation if required.

SERVICE AREAS

There is a fully equipped commercial kitchen, accessed directly from the restaurant and bar with cold room, preparation area, wash-up area and access to outside yard.

SERVICES

South Lakeland District Council at Kendal (01539) 733333.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas.

LICENCE

The business currently trades with the benefit of a full Premises Licence.

WEBSITE

www.whitehousebowness.co.uk

TRADE

Profit and Loss accounts can be provided to any seriously interested parties following a viewing.

PRICE

Offers over 1,100,000 are invited for the freehold, complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.

LEASE

The White House is also available with the benefit of a new lease at a cost of 200,000 with an annual rent of 75,000 per annum.

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 (4.2 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 (1.3 mi)
  • Staveley (4.2 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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