Monkhouse Hill, Sebergham, Near Caldbeck
Guide Price £2,450,000
27 bedroom Barn Conversion for sale: Monkhouse Hill, Sebergham, Near Caldbeck
Guide Price £2,450,000
- Nine gold award cottages
- Impressive business enjoying a 65-70% occupancy rate
- Beautiful five acre site
- Four bedroom owner's accommodation
- Excellent further potential
Highly successful multi award winning luxury self catering complex of nine cottages and four bed owners accommodation, beautiful setting with superb open views. Stunning five acre site including paddock, lakes and woodland. Accessible location on the northern edge of the Lake District.
An outstanding, highly successful luxury self catering complex of nine gold award cottages plus four bed owner's accommodation within the former farmhouse,beautifully set around a courtyard in a delightful setting with superb open views. Stunning five acre site including paddock, lakes and woodland. Accessible location on the edge of the northern fells of the Lake District. Twice winner of Cumbria Tourism 'Self Catering Holiday of the Year' and National Visit England Award winner.
APPROXIMATE DISTANCES IN MILES Caldbeck 4 | Hesket Newmarket 4.3 | Carlisle 10.5 | M6 J41 10.8 | Penrith 15 | Ullswater 18.5 | Keswick 20
THE PROPOSITION Monkhouse Hill Lake District cottages have for over 26 years successfully been providing luxury self catering for couples, families and larger groups, leading the way with innovative changes and offerings to provide the best for all. The 17th century hill farm settlement comprises the original farmhouse, several imaginatively designed converted farm buildings together with recent additions built in 2000, all set around a landscaped courtyard. All the cottages have wide flat screen TV's with DVD players, Bluetooth music players with CD and DAB and access to free high speed WIFI. Most cottages feature one or more of a sauna suite, an outdoor hot tub an indoor spa bath or steam tub. Families will find everything from cots, high chairs and baby baths to boxes of toys, a games room and an outdoor play area. Of note is the complementary use of Cumbria's finest membership only hotel leisure club which is included and available to use, free of charge. A fantastic benefit at the end of an active day exploring our region.
THE LOCATION The convenience of the location is superb yet in an area unspoilt by mass tourism but offering some of the most beautiful scenery in the county. The area is both peaceful and less developed than some parts of the Lakes yet the dramatic landscape is all around. The fells of the northern lakes which rise up from Bassenthwaite, Ullswater and Derwentwater include such famous and dramatic fells as Skiddaw and Blencathra. Nearby are the Caldbeck fells with their more gentle grass covered peaks of High Pike and Carrock. Views from Monkhouse Hill are superb with a panoramic vista of some 30 miles over the Eden Valley. The local villages of Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket are just a short distance by car. The location of Monkhouse Hill Lake District Cottages makes it ideally suited for visiting the three centres of Keswick, Penrith and Carlisle and for day trips to the southern lakes, Hadrian's Wall and Southern Scotland. Also not to be forgotten are the beaches of the Solway Firth and West Cumbria, areas noted for their significant birdlife.
COTTAGE ACCOMMODATION SUMMARY Nine gold award cottages plus four bed owners accommodation within the former farmhouse
Mickle Rigg | sleeps two | spa bath | 4 star gold award
Chapel Beck | sleeps two | sauna and steam tub | 4 star gold award
Fisher Gill | sleeps two | spa bath and sauna | 4 star gold award
Cloven Stone | sleeps four in two en-suite rooms | balcony and hot tub | 5 star gold award
Miller Moss | sleeps four in two bedrooms | lots of space for families | 5 star gold award
Round Knott | sleeps four in three bedrooms | balcony and hot tub | 5 star gold award
Raven Howe | sleeps six in three bedrooms | balcony and hot tub | 5 star gold award
Brae Fell | sleeps eight | two family suites | spa bath | 5 star gold award
Great Calva | sleeps fourteen | three family suites | sauna and hot tub | 5 star gold award
THE BUSINESS END Monkhouse Hill Lake District Cottages is an impressive business enjoying a 65-70% occupancy rate and a turnover of £270,000. Our clients have always been at the forefront of self-catering provision, providing the very best to maximise customer experience and predicting and gearing up for future trends and expectations. As with any business however there are always further opportunities, such as to increase capacity by creating additional units (subject to planning permission), taking advantage of new booking channels or adapting the product offer to capture new markets.
Monkhouse Hill currently employ 10 staff on a part time basis to assist in cleaning and maintenance, options exist for a new owner to increase or decrease the extent to which they are personally involved in the business.
A summary statement of the last three years accounts is available on request.
AGENTS NOTES Monkhouse Hill Cottages is to be sold as a going concern, with the contents of the cottages included in the sale. The purchasers will receive the full benefit of all forward bookings post completion and outstanding subscriptions to advertising websites etc.
SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating.
EPC RATINGS GREAT CALVA: C | BRAE FELL: F | CLOVEN STONE: D | RAVEN HOWE: E | ROUND KNOTT: F | MILLER MOSS: E | MICKLE RIGG: E | FISHER GILL: D | CHAPEL BECK: D | FARMHOUSE: E
HOW TO FIND MONKHOUSE HILL By car from the South: Leave the M6 at Junction 41 turning on to the B5305 heading towards Wigton. After approximately 12 miles you descend into the village of Sebergham. There is a steep climb out of the village, and the entrance to Monkhouse Hill is about half a mile further on the right hand side just before the crossroads.
By car from the North: Leave the M6 at Junction 42 and follow the signs to Dalston. At the 'T' junction opposite the Bridge Inn turn left towards Welton and Caldbeck. 1 mile beyond Welton turn left onto the B5305 Penrith - Wigton road. The entrance to Monkhouse Hill is 300 yards on your left.
By Rail and Air: Nearest train stations are Penrith (20 minutes by car) or Carlisle (20 mins by car). Most car hire companies have a base in Carlisle. Nearest airports are Manchester (100 mins by car) or Newcastle (80 mins by car).
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agent Hayward Tod.
Hayward Tod Associates
Tel: 01228 810300