Lake District Victorian guest house operating as Lakeland Photographic Holidays goes on sale

Fern Howe

A Victorian guest house that is currently operating as Lakeland Photographic Holidays has gone on the market with an asking price of £795k.

Fern Howe, located in the Lake District village of Braithwaite near Keswick, has been owned by John and Gail since 1999 and the property has welcomed over 3,000 photographers to workshops over the last 18 years.

The Victorian detached property is home to nine bedrooms plus a three-bed owner’s accommodation space. Under John and Gail’s ownership, the house, which was built in 1897, has undergone a series of extensions and expansion, with more space being made to facilitate further parking.

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The owners are now looking to retire from the trade, meaning the property comes without a chain.

The purchase of the guest house also includes six acres of private woodland – Cadger Howe Wood – located on the hillside above Braithwaite, within the Lake District National Park and part of the World Heritage site.

Tom O’Malley, business agent at Christie & Co’s Manchester office comments: “Fern Howe is ideally suited to a number of business possibilities, whether someone wants to continue it as a photographic centre, take advantage of its location on the Coast to Coast cycle path and become a cycle centre, or run it as lifestyle business as a guest house.”

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