An incredibly rare opportunity to purchase this fine establishment on the fringe of the Lake District close to Ullswater. Dating back to the 18th century the Brantwood has been the cornerstone of the community for countless years and under the most recent ownership has been skilfully renovated, carefully combining originality with a contemporary design. This thriving, popular hotel has a high turnover and is much loved by tourists and locals alike. Occupying large grounds with a fantastic restaurant and pub as well as a 2 bed owners’ cottage this is a rare and enviable live / work opportunity.
The property has an excellent reputation for quality within the Cumbria and Penrith as can be seen by its impressive trading. The hotel offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire a highly successful, high quality hotel asset in an excellent tourist location; generating significant trade but with the opportunity to add further growth.The hotel benefits from trade all year around benefitting from a strong mix of income streams from leisure/tourist trade, corporate trade and food and beverage income. To Year End 31st March 2022 the hotel generated an impressive circa £575,000 turnover (net) with future bookings looking extremely strong for 2023. The sale of the Brantwood Country Hotel offers the opportunity to acquire a well-established and popular hotel and restaurant business located in one of the most popular tourist areas of the United Kingdom, Cumbria and the Lake District. 5-year Accounts history available for inspection.
Brantwood Country House Hotel is an extremely popular Cumbrian hotel right on the edge of the Lake District National Park which gives visitors an outstanding base to enjoy the Lakes whilst having a tranquil retreat to return to. The hotel has outstanding forward bookings and is a stone’s throw from Ullswater and Pooley Bridge; both extremely popular tourist destinations in the Lake
District. In addition to the tourist and corporate trade the hotel enjoys; the bar and restaurant also has a significant local reputation and is extremely popular. Perfectly situated for a holiday in the Lake District, breaking a journey along the M6 or simply visiting Penrith for business or pleasure, the Brantwood Hotel is an early 18th Century former country residence with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Standing in secluded gardens in the peaceful and attractive village of Stainton, Brantwood is only around 3 miles from Ullswater, less than a mile from Junction 40 of the M6, half a mile from the Rheged Centre and only a couple of minutes from the A66 which links the beautiful Northern Lakes of Ullswater, Derwentwater, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Bassenthwaite and others. The A66 and M6 are extremely busy tourist routes; and the A592 is also accessible directly from the village which links the area to Ambleside and Windermere (24 miles) via the well-known Kirkstone Pass.Other easily accessible towns and cities in the area include Keswick (circa 15 miles west), Carlisle (circa 19 miles north) and Kendal (circa 25 miles south). Being close to the highly popular town of Penrith means the hotel has access to a wide range of local amenities and travel options (including a west coast main line railway station) meaning it is an accessible yet secluded hotel. The Lake District National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. The Lake District boasts the only true mountain range in England with over 850 square miles of rural beauty. Whilst the National Park aims to preserve the nature beauty of the area it also welcomes the 15.5 million tourists that visit annually and importantly these visitors are attracted all year round.
The attractive 18th Century property consists of two buildings over a compact site meaning the hotel is manageable and can be overseen easily. The main building within the hotel grounds contains the main hotel including the letting bedrooms and public areas, with the second building running alongside the main hotel and currently being utilised as a substantial manager’s residence. Both
buildings are connected by an attractive archway over the entrance drive to the rear car park. The main property is thought to be around 160 years old with sympathetic recent additions and historically has been a private residence and a Quaker meeting house.