Lane Rigg Guest House, The Heads, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5ES
Lane Rigg is an outstanding opportunity to purchase a beautifully presented guest house offering a lifestyle business with an attractive income yet having the potential for improvement. The property is double fronted, with bay windows, of typical Lakeland architecture in stone and slate that has been extensively refurbished since the current owners purchased the business in 2017. A complete, good quality, trade inventory is included.
Located in the tourist hub of Keswick, the main town of the Northern Lake District National Park, this substantial Victorian detached guest house, is very conveniently situated a few minutes walk from Keswick Town Centre and all its amenities. Lane Rigg has its own private, off-street parking area is in an elevated position that provides far reaching views over the surrounding fells and Derwentwater. Next to Crow Park, the location is ideal for the Theatre by the Lake and Derwentwater.
There are currently 8 letting bedrooms, with a mixture of super-king, double and two large single rooms; all with en-suite shower rooms, quality furniture and furnishings and all rooms come with tea & coffee making facilities, TV, free wi-fi, hairdryer and ironing facilities. The rooms are light and airy with typically high ceilings. Further details of the rooms can be viewed on the website: www.laneriggkeswick.co.uk. There is double glazing and central heating to all rooms.
On the ground floor, there is well appointed guest dining room, adjacent to reception. The ground floor private accommodation includes a bedroom with en-suite shower room, sitting room, office and an ample kitchen. There is also landing storage and a laundry room.
There is considerable scope in the basement, in which there are a further 6 rooms, together with a WC, in the basement, to provide owner accommodation that could increase the number of letting rooms on offer.
The guest house has been extensively refurbished and is beautifully presented and must be seen to be fully appreciated.
Entrance: solid wooden doors leads into:
Vestibule: tiled floor with three quarter glazed door with glazed side panels and tiled floor into:
a naturally well-lit area with reception desk, soft seating, feature lighting and herringbone floor.
attractively furnished and decorated room with bay window to front and views to Crow Park and golf course. Capacity for 16 place settings.
Stairs, from Hall, with timber balustrade to half landing; with laundry (with storage and plumbing for two washing machines) and separate WC area. Continue up the stairs to a central landing off which the rooms are accessible:
A spacious single room with and en-suite shower room. There is soft seating and view to the fells from the rear.
A king size room featuring a bay window with extensive views across Hope and Crow Park, towards Cat Bells and Newlands Valley. En-suite shower room. Soft seating and occasional furniture.
Located at the front of the building, this is a king size room with en-suite shower room enjoys the same view and same standard of furniture and furnishings.
A large double with en-suite shower room with view to the fells from the rear.
Stairs from the landing lead to a second half-landing with linen store and a general store. Continue up to the second-floor landing to:
Room 5: A spacious single room with en-suite shower room, similar to room 1, and sharing the same aspect and furniture arrangement.
Another king size room with extensive views across Hope and Crow Park, towards Cat Bells and Newlands Valley. En-suite shower room. Soft seating and occasional furniture.
A king size room with en-suite shower room, soft seating and one of the best views from the property.
A double room with en-suite shower room, soft seating and views of the fells to the rear.
At the rear of the Hall is a small lobby off which is the kitchen, office and owner living accommodation and stairs down to the large basement.
Large ground floor room with feature fireplace and squared bay window. Could be used variously as a guest lounge or additional letting bedroom if the basement was utilised as owner accommodation.
Recently refitted with a good range of modern base and wall units, worktops and splash backs. A gas range cooker and all appliances are included in the inventory.
A door from the kitchen leads to car parking spaces.
A double room with en-suite bathroom and rear facing aspect.
A combination of 6 rooms of good size, together with a WC, currently used as storage.
There is natural light to most of the rooms with a door direct to outside. This area offers the potential for self-contained living accommodation.
The business is operable by the owners without additional assistance and with a flexible room offering that can be run as relaxed or intensively as a proprietor wishes. The business trades all year round. The latest figures indicate an excellent turnover and accounts can be made available at the time of viewing.
At the front of the property is a small, neat, enclosed area setting the property back from the road to the front.
To the rear of the property 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. In addition, there are three rooms fitted with electric showers.
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Offers are invited for the freehold interest in Lane Rigg 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. Alternatively, the property could offer an excellent home for a large/extended family. 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.