Guest house

Luxury Lake District guesthouse sold after going on the market for £1.25m

Beaumont House

A five-star luxury guesthouse in the Lake District has been bought by a Norfolk woman who is chasing her life’s dream.

Beaumont House, Windermere, has been sold by property company Colliers to Simona Iorescu. It was on the market for £1.25m but the sale price was not disclosed.

Originally built in the early 1800s as a private residence, it now operates as an 11-suite bed and breakfast with three-bedroom accommodation for the owners.

Owners John and Denise Dixon have worked hard on their property and have been accredited Recognition of Excellence 2017, rated 9.2 by guests on Hotels Combined and made the recommended list on TripAdvisor.

Denise said: “We are very proud of our accomplishments having built and developed Beaumont House into the much-loved bed and breakfast it is today. After so many happy years, we have made the decision to move on to a new chapter. We wish Simona every success in pursuing her new career in Windermere.

The stone-built Lakeland guest house is set amongst mature grounds on the outskirts of Windermere village.

Colliers’ UK Staycation report highlighted the resilience of the UK hotel market and showcased the opportunities that exist for UK hoteliers to attract people who would previously have chosen to travel overseas for holidays and weekends away.

The 2021 report forecast UK private hotel businesses to record record trade for the year with occupancy levels and average room rates rising compared to the same period in 2019.

Neil Thomson, hospitality specialist at Colliers, who advised on the deal, said: “The sale of Beaumont House is another example of the strong demand for hospitality jobs in heavily tourist areas of the UK. United. Despite the challenges we have faced with the pandemic, we have seen an all time high in demand so far this year and reports show trading levels are at an all time high.

“It has certainly created opportunities and sparked interest from a group of new buyers across the country, who are choosing to escape city life to pursue their dreams of a better work-life balance.”