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02 May 2019 | Hotels

Scarborough hotel owned by MBE awarded hospitality operator comes to the market

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market Hotel Columbus, in the North Yorkshire seaside resort town of Scarborough.

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The 11 bedroom hotel occupies an attractive, detached property with a 24-cover breakfast room and guest lounge. Externally it provides guests with a well maintained garden to enjoy the sunshine and private parking for up to eight cars.

Situated on one of Scarborough’s most popular hotel and guest house locations, Columbus Ravine, Hotel Columbus is within easy reach of the town centre which features a range of tourist attractions including the Open Air Theatre, Sea Life Centre, beach, harbour, and Scarborough Cricket Ground. 

The current owners Mr Brian Purchon and Mrs Bonnie Purchon MBE, who was awarded her title for her services to hospitality, are now looking to sell the hotel after 25 years in order to retire. 

Matthew Hendry, Business Agent at Christie & Co who is handling the sale comments, “At a time when we are seeing increased interest in hotels and guesthouses across North Yorkshire, I expect this fantastic hotel steeped in history to attract a lot of interest. 

“It is a shame to see such great servants to the hospitality industry in Mrs Purchon MBE and Mr Purchon step down, but they leave behind a great opportunity for a new owner to transform and put their own stamp on the ideally situated hotel.”

Hotel Columbus is on the market at an asking price of £425,000 for the freehold interest.