7 bedroom guest house for sale

Brookfield,Penrith Road,Keswick,CA12 4LJ

Offers in Region of £485,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Brookfield occupies a superb trading location on the eastern outskirts of Keswick, within an easy and convenient walking distance of the town centre. Traditionally built in the classic Lakeland-style with stone walls and under a pitched slate roof, the property was built at the turn of the 19th Century and ideally lent itself to becoming a guest house to service the steadily increasing tourism industry. The present owner chooses to trade only four en suite bedrooms, using the remaining three as owner's accommodation but this could readily be altered should a purchaser desire. Brookfield also benefits from a delightful landscaped garden to the rear.

The town of Keswick is often referred to as ''The Queen of The Lakes'' and enjoys an idyllic location between Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake and benefits from a back-drop of picturesque Lakeland fells as well as being in the jaws of Borrowdale, considered to be England's most beautiful valley. Close by to Brookfield is Castlerigg Stone Circle which significantly pre-dates Stonehenge, while further afield are the oft-forgotten lakes of Loweswater, Buttermere and Crummock while Thirlmere, in its glorious wooded valley, lies to the south. This all makes Keswick an enormously popular destination and helps brings tourists and particularly walkers to the area throughout an ever-increasing tourist season, which is also enhanced by the considerable number of festivals and conventions which Keswick is well known for.

Brookfield was acquired by the present owner in 1998 and during his ownership, has steadily improved and refurbished this spacious guest house, adding and re-fitting the en suites to the letting bedrooms and completely refurnishing and redecorating this classic Victorian house. Having brought up the family in such superb surrounding and in such a picturesque town, the owner is now looking to retire from the hospitality industry.

THE PROPERTY

Of traditional Lakeland-style construction with stone walls and under a pitched slate room, this mid-terrace villa-style property has accommodation laid out on the ground, first and second floors.

PUBLIC AREAS

Vestibule. Delightful classic Victorian entrance hall. Breakfast room to seat 12 and having delightful woodland views through the feature bay window to the front. Attractive fireplace with log burning stove. Delph rail.

LETTING BEDROOMS

4 letting bedrooms (2 double and 2 family rooms) all with en suite shower rooms. All letting bedrooms have central heating radiator, Wi-Fi, colour TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

Please note that there is additional en suite bedrooms described in the ''Owner's Accommodation'' below which can readily be used as additional letting accommodation if desired.

OWNER'S ACCOMMODATION

The resident owner has the benefit of a separate suite of rooms comprising of lounge with fireplace with wood burning stove, recessed cupboards and under stairs store. Double bedroom with shower, toilet and wash-hand basin as well as fitted wardrobes. Second double bedroom with en suite shower room and fitted wardrobes. Third bedroom, again with en suite shower room.

SERVICE AREAS

Quality fitted kitchen with fluorescent lighting. Office/store to the side, with a covered area and traditional slate flooring which gives access to the garden at the rear.

OUTSIDE

Forecourt garden. To the rear is a landscaped and mature garden with lawn, shrub borders and timber store and aviary.

SERVICES

Allerdale District Council at Workington (01900) 702702.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas-fired central heating. Double glazed.

LISTINGS

Visit England - 4 Star Guest Accommodation

WEBSITE

www.brookfield-keswick.co.uk

TRADE

Certified accounts from the owner's Chartered Accountants in the form of a trading and profit and loss account show trading profits (before finance costs and depreciation) of 32,496 on (not VAT registered) turnover of
48,654 for the year ended 31 March 2015.

The owner has traded using four of the en suite bedrooms whilst using the other three en suite bedrooms for himself and one each for his two children.

PRICE

Offers around 485,000 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 station

  • Aspatria (13.8 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 station

  • Aspatria (13.8 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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