A guest house in a Lake District town honeypot has been sold.
Global commercial property firm Colliers has sold the historic Melrose Guest House on Church Street in Ambleside after marketing it for offers of around £895,000.
The property, which has been marketed as an eight-bedroom bed and breakfast, is in a prime commercial location near Windermere.
Originally built in the 1880s as a Victorian gentleman’s residence, Melrose Guest House operated under the management of Jim and Monique Nelson for five years and they are now retiring from the hospitality industry to live in the south county .
Melrose Guest House has acquired Tracey Hallwood-Salt, director of a dental practice and Kevin Salt, who ran his own electrical business for over 20 years. They are both from Burton on Trent.
Jim & Monique Nelson, the former owners of Melrose Guest House, said: “We would like to thank our loyal customers and everyone who has supported us throughout our stay at Melrose Guest House. It’s bittersweet to close this chapter, but we recognize that it’s finally time to step aside and enjoy our retirement. We will cherish the memories we have created and wish new owners Kevin and Tracey the best of luck.”
Haydn Spedding, Consultant to the Colliers Hotel Agency team, added: “Melrose is one of the nicest and most manageable guest houses in Ambleside. As soon as it was put on the market, we quickly aroused great interest. I’m not surprised this is an ideal choice for buyers, as the property is in a prime location, is modernly decorated, offers a variety of stylish bedrooms and has the added benefit of a two bedroom home. separate owner of two bedrooms. Tracey and Kevin are really looking forward to not only running the guesthouse but also having the Lake District in their daily lives.”