Pub for saleThe Duke of Cumberland, Castle Carrock, CA8 9LU
Guide Price £325,000
- Business for sale
- Use class orders: A4 Drinking Establishments
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 Duke of Cumberland is built in local stone and under a pitched local slate roof with accommodation on ground and two upper floors.
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.
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.
Kitchen with canopy and extraction, fluorescent lighting and non-slip floor. Pot wash area, again with fluorescent lighting and non-slip floor.
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.
Carlisle City Council (01228) 817200.
Mains water, drainage and electricity. Bottled gas for cooking and oil-fired central heating.
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.
Offers around £325,000 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.
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Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
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