Pub for sale

The Duke of Cumberland, Castle Carrock, CA8 9LU

Guide Price £325,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: A4 Drinking Establishments

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Duke of Cumberland is situated on the village green in the centre of the picturesque village of Castle Carrock in the heart of the Eden Valley. Built originally in the late 1800s as an inn to serve the burgeoning waterworks staff, it has retained the same name ever since. Indeed, such was the importance of Castle Carrock at the time that the village boasted a total of 19 pubs of which The Duke of Cumberland is the only one remaining. A delightful, warm and cosy pub furnished and appointed to a high standard, it benefits from spacious open plan bar and dining room to seat 50, while the owners have the benefit of a separate and self-contained two bedroom apartment.

Castle Carrock lies at the top of the Eden Valley. The River Eden has its source in The Pennines at Hell Gill above Mallerstang and it flows north, gradually descending into a broad valley floor. This makes for excellent walking country while the River Eden is itself well-known for its salmon and trout fishing. The valley attracts many walkers and cyclists, making it an attractive destination for tourists looking for a quiet and scenic place to stay. Carlisle is only 10 miles away while Castle Carrock is also very handy for those looking to visit Hadrian's Wall to the north and the northern Lakes of Ullswater and Keswick.

The present owners acquired The Duke of Cumberland in 2009 and immediately set about a comprehensive refurbishment of this lovely country inn, They replaced the bar, re-covered the bench seating and put down a new floor in the bar and restaurant. Additionally, they have re-wired and re-plumbed the property and have installed new cellar equipment as well as significantly upgrading the owners' flat. When the work was finished, they quickly established an excellent clientele of locals and visitors alike as well as establishing ''Music on The Marr'' each July which has become a very popular north Cumbria event. Having enjoyed their time at The Duke of Cumberland, the owners are now looking to retire from the licensed trade.

THE PROPERTY

The Duke of Cumberland is built in local stone and under a pitched local slate roof with accommodation on ground and two upper floors.

PUBLIC AREAS

Vestibule. Lovely spacious open plan through bar and dining room to seat up to 50 diners. Reproduction slate floor and U-shaped bar. Eden sandstone fireplace with open fire and part-beamed ceiling. Attractive fitted seating.

OWNERS' APARTMENT

The owners have the benefit of a particularly spacious apartment with landing, study/office/store, lounge with feature Eden stone fireplace, dining kitchen with a range of modern fitted units, master bedroom with en suite shower room and fitted wardrobes and second double bedroom, again with fitted wardrobes. House bathroom with over bath shower.

SERVICE AREAS

Kitchen with canopy and extraction, fluorescent lighting and non-slip floor. Pot wash area, again with fluorescent lighting and non-slip floor.

OUTSIDE

Small forecourt and rear yard. External building containing boiler room, dry goods store and beer cellar.

Please note that the village green area is not owned by The Duke of Cumberland. The owners pay a 50 per annum rent for the gravel frontage.

SERVICES

Carlisle City Council (01228) 817200.
Mains water, drainage and electricity. Bottled gas for cooking and oil-fired central heating.

LICENCE

Premises Licence

TRADE

Certified accounts from the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show trading profits (before finance costs, depreciation and excess wages) of 53,996 for the year ended 30 November 2015 on (net) turnover of 196,918.

PRICE

Offers around 325,000 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), 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

  • Brampton (Cumbria) (2.9 mi)
  • Wetheral (4.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Brampton (Cumbria) (2.9 mi)
  • Wetheral (4.7 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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