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13 bedroom guest house for sale

King Street, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5

224 sq. m. | £650,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 2,411 sq ft (224 sq m)

Key features

  • 13 Guest Rooms
  • Ref 12566

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Clayhanger Guest House occupies substantial Victorian two-storey town house in an ideal trading location in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. The guest house is surrounded by a wealth of shops and business, therefore benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business also benefits from excellent car parking facilities with on street parking to the front of the premises.

Newcastle -under-Lyme is a busy market town in Staffordshire. According to the 2011 census the town had a residential population of 75,125. Local amenities include a variety of shops, bars and restaurants, all located within walking distance. The business is only a short distance from the Potteries Shopping Centre and even closer to the Festival Park.

The guest house is just a two-minute walk away from Staffordshire's first theatre in the round, as well as bordering the Brampton conservation area, that boasts its own museum, art gallery and gardens. The guest house is ideally situated for both business and leisure guests.

The area of the business is very well served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station just over two miles away in Stoke-on-Trent. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the business being located on the A53, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. Crewe is approximately 14 miles away and Stafford is 16 miles away.

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and very busy guest house business, which is ideally located within the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.

The business was established approximately 25 years ago and has been in our clients' careful ownership since 2013. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients' desire to re-locate. The business operates all year round and generates a turnover in the region of 80,000 per annum, with a good gross profit of 89% as of 2016 accounts.

Our clients offer 13 guest rooms, on a bed and breakfast only basis, most of which have en-suite facilities. All the rooms are presented to a very high standard with excellent facilities including a TV with built in DVD, tea/coffee making facilities, vanity basin, hair dryer and heating controls. All the en-suite rooms have their own refrigerators and the standard rooms have access to a communal larder refrigerator on their floor. There is also an ironing station available for guests.

The guest house offers a recently refurbished comfortable lounge and breakfast is served in the Victorian style dining room. Our clients offer a wide variety of breakfast favourites including a traditional English, vegetarian and Staffordshire oatcakes.

The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the very high quality of the rooms and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations. The business has received excellent reviews on the very popular travel website Trip Advisor, most of which give the guest house excellent ratings.

We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by embarking on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the excellent accommodation and services offered. a new owner could also offer evening meals to guests, or sign up to websites such as

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already popular and busy business to the next level; therefore, early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The guest house occupies a period brick built terraced property, with accommodation on both sides of a central archway, briefly comprising:

Lower ground floor:

Generous sized cellar with wall mounted Worcester boiler, 2 x chest freezers, hanging space for drying of laundry and a further room with shelving.

Ground floor:

Bright and airy entrance hall with dado rail, cornicing and feature chandelier.

Guest lounge with:

Large bay window to front.
Period style wood panelling
Feature fire place with timber surround, marble effect hearth and inset electric fire.
High ceiling with cornicing and central glass chandelier.
Radiator with intricate cover.

Dining room with:

High ceilings with cornicing and feature glass chandelier.
Beautiful wood panelling.
Deep carpets.
Feature fireplace with inset wood burning stove.
French doors to side.
Wooden dresser.

Kitchen with:

Wall and base units in a light oak effect with glazed dresser units.
Window to side.
1 bowl sink unit and drainer.
Double oven.
Built in refrigerator, dishwasher and freezer.
Tile splash backs.
Generous run of marble effect worktops.
Breakfast bar.
Ceramic hob with extractor above.
Microwave oven.

Laundry room with:

3 x washing machines.
Tumble dryer.
2 x presses.
Beamed ceiling.
Tiled flooring.
Range of wall cupboards.
12 x camera CCTV system.
Hand wash basin.

First floor with:

Office area with desks, ceiling fan and ample storage.

Guest rooms:

5 x standard single rooms, all the rooms are immaculately presented and recently fully refurbished with high quality fittings, fitted wardrobes, TV with DVD and shared bathrooms.

1 x standard twin room with window to front, hand wash basin and access to roof space.
3 x twin rooms with en-suite shower room, refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities and TV with DVD.
3 x double rooms, all generously proportioned with en-suite bathrooms, refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities and TV with DVD.
1 x family room, beautifully proportioned with en-suite shower room, refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities and TV with DVD.

Owners' accommodation:

Ground floor:


Accessed by French doors, conservatory style roof, creating a light and airy interior and having a high end feel, marble effect highly polished flooring, range of wall and base units in light oak with black marble effect worktops, gas hob, double oven, built-in refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher.


A truly delightful room with period features, beamed ceiling, feature brick built fireplace and patio doors to side.

First floor:

Generous bedroom with window to side and a range of built in wardrobes.
En-suite bathroom with a luxurious high end feel, fully tiled, P-shaped bath with shower above and glass screen, vanity unit with inset sink and useful cupboards bebeath, WC and heated towel rail.


The business is beautifully presented, newly re-painted and maintained to a fastidious level. There is a beautiful courtyard with paved seating area and numerous specimen plants, bushes and trees in planters with a wrought iron gate to front. There is also a small foregarden, secured by a low brick wall topped with elaborate and attractive railings.

To the rear of the owners' accommodation is a generous sized and secure private garden, which has recently been landscaped at considerable cost with high end paving, a lawned area with artificial turf and central feature fountain, a good sized summer house with power and a timber built storage shed.

We are advised Freehold.

The business is open all year round.

The business is owner run and managed with 1 x part time staff member and casual staff when required.

The business generates a turnover in the region of 80,000 per annum, with a good gross profit of 89%, as of 2016 accounts.

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