Guest house

£1.15m Windermere guest house built during Queen Victoria’s reign goes up for sale

A guest house in Windermere has been put up for sale for a whopping £1.15million.

The 10-bedroom Victorian guest house was built in 1888 and was once used as a gentleman’s residence. It is sold by Colliers.

Called ‘The Westbourne’, the impressive property is ideally located just a short walk from Bowness Village and Windermere and is just off the main thoroughfare. The entire property has been appointed to a particularly high standard to achieve high turnover and profitability.

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The four star Westbourne is renowned for its quality, friendly and personal service and comfort. Describing the property, Colliers said: “Its warm and spacious character has made it an ideal guest house, now benefiting from nine rental rooms and an independent gîte designed as a suite on two levels.

Inside the Westbourne

“The current owners have chosen to live off-site, but the owners’ accommodation could very easily be configured from two ground floor bedrooms and incorporate staff accommodation if desired.

“Framed by magnificent forests and watchful hills, this area of ​​outstanding natural beauty attracts thousands upon thousands of visitors during an ever-expanding tourist season.

“The area is renowned for having stirred the passions of Wordsworth, Southey and Coleridge and inspired Beatrix Potter who lived much of her life across Windermere in Sawrey.”

With easy access to the M6 ​​and ease of traveling further afield in the National Park, Bowness is the perfect place to stay and enjoy. The Westbourne was acquired by the current owners in 2011 and during their ownership they have upgraded this lovely guest house very considerably.

One of the Westbourne bedrooms
One of the Westbourne bedrooms

They created the suite from an old garage, installed a new fire alarm system, renovated the bathrooms and bedrooms as well as completely redecorated and re-carpeted to an exceptionally high standard.

All nine double bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms while the suite has a spa bath/shower and can accommodate up to 21 people.

For more information on the property, click here.