Lake District hotel for sale at £1.475m as owners plan to retire

Fisherbeck Hotel

The Fisherbeck, an 18-bed hotel in Ambleside, Cumbria is searching for a new owner as it goes up for sale for £1.475m.

Located in the Lake District National Park, the property has been under its current family ownership for the past 40 years, and during that time the hotel has been awarded many accolades which have helped to generate net profits in excess of £140k.

Next generation hoteliers Ray and Gill Lane have been running the hotel for 22 years and now they are looking to retire from the business.

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Making the most of its location, many of the hotel’s rooms offer mountain views with balconies and there is also a two bedroom self-catering apartment alongside a two bed owners’ flat with a terraced balcony.

Mark Worley, director at Christie & Co who is handling the sale comments, “The hotel enjoys an elevated main road position close to the centre of Ambleside but still benefits from off-road parking and glorious fell views. All 18 rooms are very well presented so this is certainly an attractive opportunity for a first-time lifestyle buyer or an experienced operator.”

Ray and Gill Lane, said: “The hotel was a different place when we took over; there were no locks on any of the guest doors, no central heating and no en suites. How times have changed – one of our most enduring memories was the day we took ownership and because it was the height of the season we had to get on and serve dinner the same evening. We are now looking to take retirement and feel the time is right for someone else to take over the reins and take the business to next level.”

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