Pitcairn House is located within a 5 minute walk of Keswick town centre in a quiet, residential neighbourhood with the shops, cafe’s, bars, bistros, restaurants and local attractions all nearby. The shores of lake Derwentwater are less than a 10 minute stroll from the front door whilst the whole area is surrounded by mountain scenery offering remarkable views. Built from the local slate, this Victorian end of terrace, four storey house can trace its name right back to the early 1870’s.
The small car park at the rear of the property takes 3 cars plus there is ample, free of charge, street parking in close proximity. The car park also has anchor points for securing motorcycles.
In addition, on the ground floor, there is a self-contained, 3 bedroomed, private apartment over two floors for the owners that includes a sitting room, kitchen/diner three bedrooms and a bathroom. There is also a workshop and outside store.
The guest house has been extensively refurbished and improved over time and is beautifully presented and must be seen to be fully appreciated.
There is a total of 8 letting rooms and 3 owners bedrooms. The guest rooms feature
controllable central heating, hairdryer, digital TV with Freeview, refreshment tray, Wi-Fi access, towels, clock/radios and toiletries.
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. since March 2007 achieving an excellent reputation for providing great value Guest House accommodation. The present incumbents have owned the property since 2007 and have consistently attained a 4 star Certificate from VisitEngland, plus awards for their breakfasts.
Pitcairn House has 8 individually furnished rooms over the 3 floors. On the first and second floors is an en-suite twin room, an en-suite family room with 3 single beds that can be reconfigured as a Superking double and single, an en suite Feature double room with King size bed plus 2 other en-suite double rooms. On the third floor are 3 doubles with shared facilities. These can provide a suite for families or friends and enjoy some of the best views of the mountains; Skiddaw, Walla Crag and Cat Bells. The rooms each have a sink and share a shower and WC directly outside the rooms.
Entrance Vestibule leading into Hallway
The solid front door opens into a vestibule with tiled floor and ceiling light. The inner door, with stained glass panels, side screens and transom light, leads into the hallway, with the guest dining room on the right, and kitchen adjacent, with stairs to upper floors.
Guests’ Dining Room – 4.13m x 4.95m
Dual aspect sliding sash windows, feature marble fireplace with tiled inserts, decorative coving and ceiling rose, radiator and dining tables and chairs for up to 18.
Lounge – 4.16m x 6.45m
Full width room that features four sliding sash windows and a window seat, marble mantelpiece ceiling rose and cornicing. Could be used by guests or retained for private use.
Guest Bedroom 1 – 3.33m x 3.14m
Dual side windows. En suite has a 3-piece suite comprising shower cubicle with electric shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Guest Bedroom 2 – 4.18m x 4.17m
Newly fitted double glazed sash windows with views towards Skiddaw. Cast iron fireplace with marble mantel. En suite has a 3-piece suite comprising shower cubicle with electric shower, wash basin and WC, heated towel rail and recessed lighting.
Guest Bedroom 3 – 4.16m x 3.20m
Dual aspect newly fitted double glazed sash window with views of Skiddaw at the rear of the property. The en suite has a 3-piece suite comprising shower cubicle with electric shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Guest Bedroom 4 – 4.21m x 3.11m
Dual aspect newly fitted double glazed sash window, cast iron fireplace with marble mantel. The en suite has a 3-piece suite comprising shower cubicle with electric shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Guest Bedroom 5 – 3.15m x 3.97m
Newly fitted double glazed sash windows with views to the front of the property. The en suite has a 3-piece suite comprising shower cubicle with electric shower, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Guest Bedroom 6 – 3.44m x 3.19m
Sliding sash window to rear, wash basin and shaver point.
Guest Bedroom 7 – 3.35m x 3.18m
Sliding sash window to front with wash basin within the room.
Guest Bedroom 8 – 3.35m x 3.18m
Sliding sash window to front with wash basin within the room.
Shower Room and WC
Shower cubicle, recessed lighting and heated towel rail.
Separate WC with velux window.
Kitchen/diner – 4.19m x 4.17m
A fully fitted semi-commercial kitchen with wall and base units and worktops. There is an Adler industrial dishwasher, a 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, 2x stainless steel ovens, a gas 5-ring industrial hob with Xpelair extractor above, 2x fridge freezers, storage cupboards, recessed lights and a pantry. Wooden double glazed windows offer views to the rear and side of the property.
The owners’ accommodation is an attractive feature of this property and is configured as a private apartment over ground and first floors as follows:
Sitting Room 3.50m x 3.18m
Wooden sash windows and double-glazed back door leading to the patio. Recessed ceiling lights, feature fireplace, and understairs store. A hallway leads to two ground floor bedrooms and a bathroom and stairs up to bedroom 3.
Bedroom 1 – 2.33m x 2.36m
UPVC double glazed windows to side. Fitted storage cupboards.
Bedroom 2 – 3.66m x 2.60m
UPVC double glazed windows to side, with built-in storage cupboards above bed and fitted wardrobes.
Stairs from hallway to first floor.
Bedroom 3 – 2.20m x 3.16m
UPVC double glazed windows, with built-in storage and shelving.
Bathroom – 2.01m x 1.94m
Fitted with a 3-piece suite comprising a ‘P’-shaped bath with mains shower over, wash basin and WC, wall mounted heated towel rail, Xpelair fan, fully tiled walls and obscured glass to rear window.
A rear patio provides access to the store (1.72m x 1.24m) and workshop (1.88m x 2.10m).
The store has power, water and drainage connected and the workshop contains the gas boiler. The store leads through to the private car parking area, which has a retaining wall and block paving and space sufficient for three cars.
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. The central heating and hot water are provided by a gas fired boiler.
Offers are invited for the freehold interest in Pitcairn 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