Redmayne House is arguably the finest and largest town house within the busy market town, which is situated in the beautiful Eden Valley, making it an ideal base to explore the region’s nearby attractions, including the Coast to Coast path, Settle to Carlisle railway, the stunning Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Grade II listed Georgian House is date marked 1787, although records indicate the original part of the property dates back to around 1650. Surrounded by secluded walled gardens on an overall site extending to circa 0.48 acres, the stylish B&B occupies a prominent corner site just off Kirby Stephen’s High Street and comprises four recently refurbished en-suite guest bedrooms, along with a breakfast room and guest lounge which boast many original features. The site also includes four-bedroom owner’s accommodation and a detached double garage.
Redmayne House is being offered for sale to allow the current owners, Rob and Liz Paisley to enjoy a well-earned retirement. They acquired the property in 2015 and, whilst maintaining the beautiful period features, renovated and updated the accommodation to provide a stylish and welcoming experience for their guests when they reopened for business in 2016.
Rob and Liz both had long teaching careers before moving to Redmayne House. Although they had no prior experience in hospitality, they have thoroughly enjoyed building up the business and have been encouraged by the appreciation of all their guests. Rob and Liz have felt welcomed into the local community and have enjoyed singing in local choirs, supporting the primary and secondary schools and taking advantage of the beautiful countryside.
They comment, "Kirkby Stephen is a thriving town where we have settled and made many friends. We have thoroughly enjoyed running Redmayne House and are so proud with what we have achieved. We want to hand over the successful business that we have built to new owners who will enjoy the experience as much as we have.”
The well-established business offers an incoming owner potential to increase turnover by utilising the three double bedrooms within the owner's accommodation as additional guest bedrooms. Additionally, the large store room has planning permission for a studio room or meeting space.
Keith Stringer, Director in Christie & Co’s Hotels, Licensed & Leisure team is handling the sale and adds, “Redmayne House is a truly outstanding property with a wealth of tasteful period features. The award-winning business offers a new owner a fantastic lifestyle opportunity to live and work in the sought-after Cumbrian region which attracts over 47 million visitors each year.
“Offers over £825,000 are invited for the freehold. If you’re interested in viewing the property, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”
“There are B&Bs that are just places to lay your head for a walking trip or family wedding, say. Then there are places like Redmayne House – supremely comfortable and unaffectedly welcoming, where it’s a pleasure to just hang out.” The Guardian
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