2/2/2022 | Hotels

Highly rated B&B in the centre of York up for sale after 40 years

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has brought to market the popular, family-run Brentwood Guesthouse in York city centre for the first time in 40 years.

Ideally situated on Bootham Crescent, within walking distance of York railway station, this characterful 10-bedroom bed and breakfast provides the ideal base to explore the historic city of York. Along with the guest bedrooms, the property features a spacious, well-finished dining room, reception room and fully fitted kitchen, along with owner’s accommodation. 

Under the ownership of Mark and Lucinda Walker since 1982, the B&B has built a great reputation for its high-quality service and breakfast offering; achieving top ratings on TripAdvisor and Booking.com to reflect this.

The couple have made the decision to put the business up for sale to pursue other business ventures, presenting a fantastic opportunity for a new owner to take on a well-established and successful B&B guesthouse in the centre of York.

Mark and Lucinda comment, “Over the years we’ve made some fantastic relationships and will cherish the memories made at The Brentwood. The sale of the guesthouse comes at an opportune time for other business ventures. The property provides a great opportunity for a new owner to take over and really put 100% into the business to help it reach its potential and drive the business forward. Alternatively, the property could be developed into a holiday let / serviced apartments or a wonderful residential family home, subject to planning permission.”

Sam Ashton, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, adds, “Covid-19 has certainly brought some tough times to the hospitality industry but buyer demand for hotels and letting room has remained strong, particularly for assets in tourist destinations including the vibrant city of York, one of England’s most popular places to visit. This is set to continue well into 2022 with a recent YouGov survey reporting 73% of Brits will choose to holiday within the UK this year.

“The sale of Brentwood Guesthouse offers a rare opportunity to acquire an attractive city-centre guesthouse which has been maintained to a very high standard and is well-placed to take advantage of the staycation boom. We anticipate lots of interest from a wide range of buyers. Anyone operating a similar business should consider that this is an excellent time to sell and achieve a great price.”

The Brentwood Guesthouse is on the market on a freehold basis, with a guide price of £750,000.

For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive
M: +44 (0) 7721 420 656 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Sam Ashton, Senior Business Agent – Licensed & Hospitality

M: +44 (0) 7732 497 878 or E: sam.ashton@christie.com

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