Guest house

Lake District guesthouse sold for £925,000

Fairfield House

A Lake District guesthouse has been sold from a guide price of £925,000.

Fairfield House, Bowness-on-Windermere, has been sold by the Colliers Specialist Hotel Agency team.

Originally built in 1830 as a wedding present by the Garnett family for their son, Fairfield House was acquired by Tony and Elizabeth Blaney in 2002.

During their ownership, they retained the interior style of the early 1900s.

The house has five bedrooms and two self-contained two-bedroom apartments for rent, a breakfast room for 18, bar, residents’ lounge and gardens overlooking Windermere.

The couple have decided to retire to live closer to family and have sold the guesthouse to Nick Bailey, who is moving to Bowness from Morecambe.

Nick said: “I am delighted to have secured this iconic property as I have watched over it for some time. It is a much admired hotel, so it is a pleasure to take business on board. The previous owners did a great job with the hotel, and I can’t wait to put my own stamp on things.

Haydn Spedding, consultant to the Colliers Hotel Agency team, said: “Fairfield House is a beautiful detached property, with immense character and set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.

“Tony and Elizabeth are known to many in the village as Tony was a prominent figure in the Lakes Hospitality Association and a past president. It was a pleasure to act on the sale and I’m excited to see what Nick has in store for the future of the business. The sale of Fairfield House continues to illustrate strong market demand for hotels and guesthouses in the Lake District and Cumbria. “