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15 bedroom guest house for sale



Property Description

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Contract bookings through Sellafield Nuclear Power Plant
Situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park
Highest Standard Firm Alarm - BS5839 - PT1
3 bedroom owners' private accommodation
Monopoly trading position
Popular tourist destination
Turnover on application
Reduced for quick sale


This excellent guest house is located in the town centre of Egremont in Cumbria. It is set in approximately 1/3 of an acre of private land and is within walking distance of all the town's local facilities. Egremont is a market town and civil parish in the Borough of Copeland It lies approximately 6.5 miles to the north of Sellafield and 5.5 miles to the south of Whitehaven. The town is best known for its annual Crab Fair and as the host of the world famous Gurning championships, the area is a popular destination for tourists in particular cyclists and walkers, Egremont Castle is also a popular destination for visitors to the area. Egremont is reached easily via the M6 motorway which is approximately 1 hours drive away. 6 golf course within a 6 mile radius.

Business History

Meridian Business Sales are delighted to offer to the market this outstanding bed and breakfast that has been established for over 20 years and has been in the capable hands of our client since 2003. The only reason this opportunity is being offered to the market is due to retirement. Since owning the business our clients have spent time and money on improving the property to the point where it is now in a walk-in condition for any prospective purchaser. We are advised of a respectable annual turnover which is derived from the letting of our clients 12 beautifully presented rooms which as the only guest house in the locality provide a monopoly trading position for the business. Our clients benefit from a high percentage of repeat and regular customers in particular from their clients based at the Sellafield Nuclear Power Plant providing a regular income stream in addition to tourists that visit the area which is particularly popular with walkers and cyclists. The business has great scope for a further increase in turnover as our clients do very limited advertising and do not currently have a website. There is also great potential to develop the land externally subject to local planning consent. Our clients have recently invested in a new fire alarm graded at the highest standard (BS5839 - PT1). The business does not currently have a bar license again providing scope for any prospective purchaser added to this an evening meal service could potentially see a substantial increase on turnover. This is a fabulous opportunity to purchase a thriving business with great scope to develop further and as such early viewing comes highly recommended to fully appreciate the potential of this outstanding opportunity.

Financial Profile

Turnover: On application


We are advised freehold

Opening Hours

Trades 11 months of the year


Substantial detached freehold property set in approximately 1/3 acre of private land, 90% double glazed, 12 letting guestrooms with 3 bedroom private owners' accommodation, briefly comprising:

Secure entrance from rear car park leading to utility room, fully fitted kitchen, pantry, owners' private bathroom, shower room and toilet, beautifully presented owners' private lounge, residents dining area with 16 covers, door access to cellar, owners' double bedroom, owners' second bedroom, double sized with single annex currently used as office. Hallway leads to main entrance and access to front garden. Stairway to first floor.

4 x letting rooms, 3 x twin and 1 x family sized rooms presented to the highest of standards, shower room, secondary shower room with toilet, additional toilet room, storage cupboard, fire escape access to ground floor, large spacious residents lounge with additional dining area and stairway to second floor.

8 letting rooms comprising of 5 single bedrooms and 3 twin rooms, shower and toilet room, secondary shower room, toilet, linen cupboard and fire escape to lower floors.

Cellar currently used for storage

Set in approximately 1/3rd acre of land, private garden to rear, car parking for 18 vehicles, potential subject to local planning to develop land, large secure double garage and beautifully presented front gardens.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
20 January 2011

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