A historic buildings in Windermere, the Lake District, has gone up for sale for £750k, presenting a new opportunity for hospitality operators looking for expansion.
Ashleigh, situated in Windermere village, has been under the ownership of Bob and Pat Wallace since 2006 who have invested significantly in the restoration of the Victorian building, which was originally built in 1890.
Together they founded Nicepond, a marketing agency, and used Ashleigh as their office, where a team of 15 operated from the property’s graphic design and photographic studios.
Now the company has undergone a management buyout and relocated to premises in Staveley, leaving Ashleigh open for new development, from providing guest accommodation to a space for a hospitality or catering provider.
Bob said: “We have loved our time at Ashleigh and are now particularly keen to see it continue as a vibrant, thriving, creative space. We implemented a five-year restoration programme and the result is a spectacular building with vast rooms, high ceilings and huge windows, with its original features beautifully preserved.
“It would be an inspiring place for anyone to live or work in and we are excited to see what it will play home to next. It could be a boutique hotel, a restaurant with rooms…who knows!”
Ashleigh is listed for sale with Hackney and Leigh in Windermere and its full sale particulars can be seen here: https://www.hackney-leigh.co.uk/properties/11428384/sales.