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7 bedroom guest house for sale

Dene House,Kendal Road,Bowness-On-Windermere,Windermere,LA23 3EW

Offers in Region of £799,500

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  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

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Tenure: Freehold

Dene House occupies a delightfully secluded position only an easy 3 minute walk from Lake Windermere. Originally built as a gentleman's residence of immense charm and character back in 1898, the property ideally lent itself to becoming one of the quietest and cosiest guest houses in the area. Retaining many of its lovely Victorian features, Dene House has 6 high quality en suite letting bedrooms plus a single with private facilities complemented by separate and modern owners' accommodation extending to 2 bedrooms, making this landmark guest house an excellent combination of relaxed lifestyle and profitable business.

Bowness is one of the best known villages in the Lake District National Park, attracting many thousands of visitors throughout the year. Dene House is only a few minutes' walk from picturesque Bowness Bay and is ideally situated to provide accommodation for visitors being just off one of the main routes into the village. For the seasoned walker, the central fells beloved by Alfred Wainwright provide an excellent variety and challenge. The many lower paths and lakeside walks offer a less energetic stroll while the many local attractions and historic houses are all close by.

Dene House was acquired by the present owners in 2012 and they immediately set about continuing the upgrade started by the previous owners, significantly redecorating and refurnishing the guest house throughout. Of particular success was the re-configuring of the owners' accommodation, making a lovely private lounge/dining room as well as a significantly larger catering kitchen, making breakfast service so much easier. The owners' accommodation now rivals that of any guest house of this size in the area. Having enjoyed their years at Dene House, the owners are now looking forward to their retirement.


Dene House is built of local Lakeland stone and under a pitched slate roof and has accommodation on lower ground, ground and two upper floors.


Vestibule. Reception hall with oak laminate floor. Attractive breakfast room to seat 13.


7 letting bedrooms to sleep 13. All double bedrooms have en suite shower room while the single bedroom has a private bathroom. All letting bedrooms have central heating radiator, Wi-Fi access, flat screen television, radio/clock alarm, hairdryer, wine chiller and tea and coffee making facilities.

3 bedrooms are super king size (2 of which will split to form twins), 2 king size rooms, 1 double and 1 single with separate bathroom.


The owners have the benefit of excellent accommodation comprising of lounge/dining room with lovely A-style window overlooking a private rear garden via patio doors, hall with storage, double bedroom with a range of fitted units and en suite shower room as well as office and additional double bedroom.


Well fitted kitchen with an excellent range of recently fitted units.


Car parking to the front. Attractive patio to frontage. Private rear garden.


South Lakeland District Council at Kendal (01539) 733333.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas-fired central heating. Partial double glazing. The conservatory is double glazed.


AA 4 Star Guest House - Gold



Certified accounts as provided by the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show trading profits of 62,589 (before finance costs and depreciation) on (net of VAT) turnover of 133,713 for the year ended 31 July 2016.


Offers around 799,500 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents, but excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.


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.


All appointments to view MUST be made through the vendors' agents who are acting with sole selling rights.

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