1/29/2020 | Hotels

17th Century Lake District coaching inn marketed through Christie & Co

Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co has brought to the market Gosforth Hall, a Grade II Listed 17th Century coaching inn situated in the Lake District village of Gosforth. Located at the foot of the Wasdale Valley where Wastwater the deepest lake in England, is overlooked by Scafell, the highest mountain. Gosforth is also home to Gosforth Cross – the tallest and oldest Viking cross in England.


The hotel has 19 en suite letting bedrooms, six of which are located in the main property and include a wealth of original features such as sandstone walls, wooden beams, and fireplaces. The remaining 13 bedrooms are housed within a modern purpose-built annex, which also offers two communal lounge/kitchen areas making it ideal for group bookings.

Gosforth Hall also has an extensive food and beverage offering with a dedicated bar snug, separate resident’s lounge for 18 patrons, and a further restaurant accommodating 36 diners. Furthermore, an attractive Mediterranean style walled garden with its own dedicated bar and barbeque provides al fresco drinking and dining during the summer months.

The business has been owned and operated by Rod & Barbara Davies for the past 18 years and is offered to the market as a retirement sale. Barbara comments, “It’s been such a pleasure building a successful business in such a beautiful part of the lake district. The memories we will take will only be equaled by the friends we have made.”

Alistair Greenhalgh, Director at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale comments, “During their tenure Rod & Barbara have invested significantly in Gosforth Hall, tastefully updating the guest accommodation whilst retaining many attractive original features. The diversified income from both the letting accommodation and the food & beverage trade, coupled with the picturesque location, which provides an ideal base for exploring the Lake District National Park, makes Gosforth Hall attractive to a wide variety of potential purchasers.”

Gosforth Hall is offered for sale on a freehold basis, with an asking price of £1,800,000.

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Fiona Fieldhouse, Head of Corporate Communications
P: 020 7227 0793 or E: fiona.fieldhouse@christie.com

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Contact the agent:

Alistair Greenhalgh, Director

P: +44 161 833 6907

E: alistair.greenhalgh@christie.com