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Closed B&B on seafront set to reopen for guests following sale

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is delighted to announce the former Seacourt Hotel in Bridlington, East Yorkshire has been sold to a local business owner and is set to reopen for guests in the coming weeks.

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The long-standing three-star bed & breakfast is positioned along the seafront, around half a mile from the centre of Bridlington, a vibrant tourist resort along the Yorkshire coast. The traditional guest house features 11 bedrooms, a separate sitting and dining room, and a function room and bar, with stunning sea views to the front. Three-bedroom owner’s accommodation located to the rear of the property was also included in the sale.

Previous owner, Anne Mountain comments, “I have owned the business for over 30 years and I have had some lovely times here and have met some wonderful people from all over the world. I am selling with a heavy heart, but I am delighted that the new owner, Richard plans to invest in the future of the business and I wish him all the best.”

The new owner, Richard Preston operates the nearby Richies Café Bar on the seafront. He comments, “I am delighted to have secured the purchase of this iconic and well-known building and I have grand plans for the place. The intention is to rebrand the ground floor bar and restaurant as ‘The Seacourt Carvery’ and have the bed and breakfast operation fully reopen by the February half term next year. Beyond that, we intend to invest further significant funds over the next 18 months in the complete refurbishment and remodelling of the building, with the aim of creating a superb boutique hotel of which the town of Bridlington can be proud.”

Mark Worley, Director in Christie & Co’s North West Hotel team who brokered the deal adds, “This sale demonstrates the ongoing demand for small to medium hospitality businesses, particularly those in seaside resorts and tourist-led locations. Despite the economic climate and micro and macro challenges, the level of enquiries and sales in the small hotel and B&B sector remains high.”

For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive
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