Bowness-On-Solway, Bowness-On-Solway Wigton
Guide price £950,000

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Property Description

  • Fabulous Lifestyle Opportunity
  • Solway Coat AONB
  • Beautiful 7 bedroom detached guest house
  • Four reception rooms including sun room
  • 6 Guest bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities
  • 1 bedroom owners accomodation
  • Generous proportions and wonderful light filled rooms
  • Fully renovated and immaculately presented throughout
  • Gated off road parking
  • Large established gardens with lawn, terraces, patio and private owners garden - Views to the coast

A stunning Arts and Crafts influenced former Vicarage set in approx. 1.5 acres of gardens and grounds and currently operating as a very well established 6 bedroom guesthouse with recently added stylish owners accommodation, located within the attractive Cumbrian village of Bowness-on-Solway, on the Solway Coast and at the start/finish of the world famous and iconic Hadrian's Wall Trail. This is an idyllic country lifestyle opportunity with excellent income potential!

The Guest House
Dating back to around 1921, this beautiful 6 bedroom guest house has been sympathetically renovated retaining charm and character and has a wealth of original features; magnificent fireplaces, beams with all windows framing the wonderful views over the grounds and beyond. Offering spacious accommodation, this home is beautifully presented and has a number of flexible use reception rooms on the ground floor and caters for a number of guests wanting to enjoy the local area or as a stopover at the start/end of the iconic Hadrians wall national trail. Its is popular with cyclists which attract a number of visitors each year.

On the ground floor there are three large reception rooms including a dining room, guest lounge and a large reception lounge/hall. All immaculately presented and tastefully decorated offering a combination of traditional charm and modern styling. In addition to this there is a large dining kitchen, bathroom and utility room. On the first floor, a gallery landing leads to 6 beautifully presented guest bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities and many enjoying views across to the Solway Coast. There is also a family bathroom and an

The Owners Accommodation
Recently added by locally renowned Lattimer Homes, this modern accommodation attached to the rear of the home has created a peaceful, private and comfortable space for the owners. There is a wonderful lounge/garden room, adjoining office/snug, double bedroom and a shower room. To the side of the bedroom, there is a small courtyard which would be the perfect place for a hot tub and leading from the garden room there is a private garden which has a lovely terraces, lawn and a garden pond/water feature.

The Grounds
Extending to around 1.5 in total and including beautifully landscaped gardens with ample gated parking for a number of vehicles, terraces, lawns, established and well-stocked flower beds with the original spring water well predating the house, this is an idyllic retreat for both guests and for use by the main home. There is a building in the garden which could be used for storage/garage but had previously been used as a tea-room/garden so could be reinstated to generate further income.

Bowness-on-Solway is a small village in North Cumbria offering a primary school, public house and village hall and is situated within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooking the Solway Firth to the Scottish Borders. The village is approximately 8 miles from the local town of Wigton and is inside the catchment area for Nelson Thomlinson Secondary School. Carlisle is approximately 15 miles to the east, accessible via a local bus route and Carlisle Train Station offers regular trains North and South. The village is popular with tourists, particularly as Hadrian's Wall terminates at Bowness-on-Solway. The Wall runs for approximately 84 miles from Wallsend on the east coast and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A designated National Trail, it is ever popular with walkers and cyclists and is part of 'National Cycle Network 72', which follows the coast from Kendal in South Cumbria to Silloth and covers approximately 176 miles.

The Business
Since taking over the guest house 4 years ago the current owners have expanded the business by undergoing a full refurbishment programme with the well know Lattimer Homes Builders. They have have invested considerably to improve and maintain a high standard of presentation throughout. This covered the whole of the ground floor areas and the build of the owners accommodation. All guest furniture in the two guest lounges/dining room and guest bedrooms were replaced with high quality and luxury furnishings. The business is open from the end of March to early October each year. The turnover in that time is equivalent to a 10/12 month season of a Keswick guest house with a similar number of bedrooms. Further income could be generated by the new owner by extending the trading season. Fixtures and Fitting in the Guest House are mostly included with the exception of a small number of items.

The Guesthouse is advertised via its own dedicated website ( via a Facebook page, TripAdvisor and Google)

Annual turnover is available upon request along with trading accounts which will be made available to genuinely interested parties who have already inspected the premises. This is an excellent and well established business with a host of further opportunities, subject to the relevant planning consents.

EPC & Council Tax
Council Tax – Business rated

Services/Further Information
Mains Water, Drainage and Electricity
Oil Fired Central Heating
Heating Boiler was replaced in 2022
Full Fire Alarm and extinguishers throughout
Full meshed WiFi access points throughout
All TV’s in guest rooms replaced in 2023
New carpets and wooden flooring throughout
Installed a new CCTV system for the house

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Bowness-On-Solway Wigton, Cumbria CA7 5AF
County: Cumbria
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 33070574