Nestled within an elevated position overlooking the Derwent Valley and beyond, the guest house is situated on the Coast to Coast cycle path and commands wonderful, magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, making it a magnet for tourists and walkers alike.
Fern Howe is currently in operation as Lakeland Photographic Holidays, the leading residential photographic centre of its kind in the country. Owners, John and Gail, acquired the property in 1999 and have welcomed over 3,000 photographers to their workshops over the past 18 years.
The striking Victorian detached property boasts nine en-suite bedrooms and a three bedroom owner’s accommodation. Since being in their ownership, John and Gail have made significant improvements. The original house, built in 1897, has had extensions to both sides and to the exterior to facilitate further parking. The owners are now looking to retire from the trade and therefore there will be no chain involved in the sale of this property.
The purchase of the guest house also includes six acres of private woodland – Cadger Howe Wood – located on the hillside above Braithwaite, within the Lake District National Park and part of the World Heritage site, listed by UNESCO as a place of special cultural and physical significance.
Tom O’Malley, Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Manchester office comments, “Fern Howe is ideally suited to a number of business possibilities, whether someone wants to continue it as a photographic centre, take advantage of its location on the Coast to Coast cycle path and become a cycle centre, or run it as lifestyle business as a guest house.”
The freehold of Fern Howe is on the market at an asking price of £795,000.
For a closer look at the business visit their dedicated website: www.lakelandphotohols.com