Here is an outstanding chance to purchase a high-quality guest house, beautifully presented, offering a healthy income, yet having the potential for an increase in turnover. The property has been very well maintained and the subject of considerable improvement since the current owners purchased the business in 2006.
Located in the tourist hub of Keswick, the main town of the Northern Lake District National Park, this substantial Victorian end of terrace guest house, is very conveniently situated just a few yards from Keswick Town Centre and all its amenities. Furthermore, unlike many Keswick guesthouses it comes with its own private, off-street parking area and private rear garden. There are currently 4 letting bedrooms, all super-king, double or twin and all with en-suite shower rooms. (with potential to increase turnover as a 5th double en-suite bedroom is currently used as a music studio by the owners).
In addition, on the ground floor, there is secluded private accommodation of sitting room, kitchen, double bedroom with en-suite shower room and private rear garden.
The guest house has been extensively refurbished and is beautifully presented and must be seen to be fully appreciated.
Entrance: is by way of a part glazed timber panelled door to:
Vestibule: 1.39m x 1.18m. Cornice, dado Minton tiles to the floor, fire alarm, timber half-glazed door with etched and coloured glass to:
Hall: 6.73m max x 1.17, widening to 1.84m. Radiator, shelf, cornice, bracketed arch, Minton tiles to floor, smoke alarm, emergency light, coat hooks, 6 panel solid door to:
Dining Room: 5.08m into bay x 3.94m. Coving, ornate ceiling rose, picture rail, double radiator, slate fireplace and hearth, with electric cast iron store, bay window to the front with refurbished timber sliding sash windows. There are four tables of 2 placings.
Stairs with timber balustrade to half landing; up three steps to:
Separate WC: 1.71m x 1.97m. Part tiled, white close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, shaver light/point, wall mirror, laminate floor, obscure glazed timber window with roller blind to the rear and extractor fan.
Bedroom in private use: 3.60m x 3.29m max. Radiator, TV point, loft access, smoke alarm, UPVC double glazed window to the rear, panelled door to:
En-suite Shower: 1.99m x 2.04m. Part tiled, white close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, glass shelf, wall mirror, shaver light/point, shower cubicle with mains shower, radiator, laminate floor, extractor fan, timber door to tank cupboard, obscure glazed metal window with roller blind to the rear.
From half landing stairs with timber balustrade to:
Landing: 4.12m x 1.84m. Emergency light, smoke alarm, fire alarm and fire doors to:
Bedroom 1: 5.2m x 5m into bay. Two double radiators, TV point, cornice, picture rail,
smoke alarm, bay window with refurbished timber sliding sash windows to the front and views to Causey Pike, timber door to:
En-suite Shower: 2.33m x 1.67m. Part tiled, white close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with Mira shower, glazed folding doors and marble effect laminate, cornice, radiator, shower light/point, wall mirror, vinyl floor, corner shelves, extractor fan, timber sliding sash window with roller blind to the front.
Bedroom 2: 3.66m x 3.3m. Double radiator, TV point, coving, picture rail and UPVC double glazed window to the rear with view to garden.
En-suite Shower: 3.66m x 0.80m. Part tiled, white close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, marble effect laminate to shower and up to dado level, shower cubicle with Mira shower and glazed folding doors, cornice, radiator, shower light/point, wall mirror, vinyl floor and extractor fan.
Stairs with timber balustrade to half landing with UPVC tilt and turn window to the rear with view to the fells and further stairs to:
Landing: 3.73m max x 1.83m. Timber panelled doors to linen cupboard, fire alarm, smoke alarm, emergency light and doors to:
Bedroom 3: 3.69m x 3.27m. Double radiator, TV point, smoke alarm, views to Walla Crag.
En-suite shower: 2.40m max x 0.78m. Double radiator, white close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, marble effect laminate to shower and up to dado level, shower cubicle with Mira shower and glazed folding doors, towel rail, laminate floor, shaver point and light, wall mirror, extractor fan and spotlights in UPVC panelling to the ceiling.
Bedroom 4: 3.98m x 3.98m. Double radiator, TV point, timber double glazed picture window to the front with views to Coledale Fells, smoke alarm and door to:
En-suite shower: 2.76m max x 1.80m max. Part tiled, white close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with electric Mira shower, glazed folding doors and marble effect laminate, radiator, wall mirror, shaver light/point, vinyl floor and timber double glazed window to the front.
From Hall, 6 panel solid door lead to:
Sitting Room: 3.66m x 3.28m. Cornice, ceiling rose, picture rail, TV point, slate fireplace and hearth with electric cast iron stove, wall lights, radiator.
Kitchen: 4.83m x 3.00m. Range of good modern base and wall units. Laminate worktops and splash backs. Belling range cooker with 8 burner gas hob and electric double oven, stainless steel extractor hood, radiator, stainless steel inset sink/drainer with mixer tap. Wall mounted gas boiler, vinyl tiles to floor, spotlights, smoke alarm, under stair storage, UPVC half glazed door to rear garden and part glazed timber door to:
Private Bedroom: 3.53m x 2.66m. Double radiator, wall lights, TV point, fire alarm, carbon monoxide alarm, UPVC double glazed window to the rear and door to
En-Suite: 1.58m x 2.68m max. part tiled, white close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin, large fully tiled walk in mains shower with glazed screen, double radiator, glass shelf, chrome mirror fronted wall cabinet, shaver point, loft access, spot lights, UPVC obscure double glazed window to the rear.
The business is operable by the owners without additional assistance and with a flexible calendar can be run as relaxed or intense as a proprietor wishes. Currently trading on 4 rooms and operating approximately 45 weeks per year, the latest annual turnover is in the order of £60,000, with good net profit resulting.
At the front of the property is a small, neat, enclosed, paved garden that includes box hedging, shrubs and a seating area.
To the rear of the property is an enclosed garden with lawn, shrubs, outbuilding providing a bike shed, laundry and timber shed.
There are four private, off-street, car spaces.
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. The central heating and hot water are provided by a gas fired boiler located within the kitchen. In addition, there are four electric showers.
Offers are invited for the freehold interest in Ellergill Guest House as a going concern with the benefit of forward bookings, goodwill, and a full trade inventory (personal items are excluded). An inventory of contents will be made available in due course. All offers should be submitted to the Sole Agents, Edwin Thompson Property Services Limited.
Strictly by appointment through the Agents, Edwin Thompson Property Services Limited.