3/24/2021 | Pubs

Picturesque 16th century coaching inn overlooking the Rede Valley for sale

Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co has brought to market, The Redesdale Arms, a beautiful 16th century country pub with letting rooms, located in the village of Rochester, Northumberland.


Situated on the edge of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, overlooking the Rede Valley and surrounding countryside, The Redesdale Arms is known as the ‘first and last’ inn on route to Scotland and has been providing a warm welcome to visitors for centuries.

The oldest part of the building dates back 600 years, to when it was a former bastle house - a fortified dwelling that provided defence during the late middle ages when this part of the world was known as the "Debatable Lands". Today, the area is renowned as tranquil countryside, and the historic coaching inn is perfectly positioned to explore all that Northumberland has to offer, from Kielder and the Scottish borders to Rothbury, Cragside, Hadrian’s Wall and the picturesque coastline.

The Redesdale Arms has traded brilliantly under the current ownership for 12 years. The stone building has been refurbished throughout, whilst retaining its traditional exterior. A large bar and restaurant space is situated on the ground floor, along a beer garden to the rear of the property, which enjoys exceptional views over the Rede Valley.

Additionally, the pub features 10 en-suite letting rooms on the first floor, making it a great choice for both lunch and dinner guests, and the perfect base for those looking for an overnight stay. In light of ongoing international travel restrictions which is predicted to drive a staycation and domestic travel boom in 2021, this accommodation offering will greatly benefit an incoming owner.

The current owners, Carrol and Mark, comment, “We get a real mix of clientele here which not only keeps things interesting but is great for business as we’re not reliant on any one income stream. We get holidaymakers, wedding guests visiting Otterburn just down the road and we’re a short drive to Otterburn Camp, Army Training Estate, so we often get trainees from here as well. The barn next door is ripe for conversion to a holiday cottage which would undoubtedly let very well and generate a good amount of income.  We’ll be sad to leave here but after 12 years we feel that the time is right for us to move on.”

David Cash, Associate Director in Christie & Co’s Hospitality Team is handling the sale and adds, “This is a fantastic opportunity to take over a well-performing hospitality business in a stunning tourist location, which benefits from multiple income streams. There is significant scope to grow the business further by driving occupancy levels and extending trading hours. We saw great demand for businesses of this kind throughout 2020 and expect interest from a range of buyers, including those looking for a change of lifestyle as well as seasoned hospitality industry experts.”

The Redesdale Arms is offered for sale Leasehold at an asking price of £120,000 with a passing rent of £22,992+VAT.
For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive
P: 020 7227 0794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com
Contact the agent:
David Cash, Associate Director – Hospitality
P: +44 (0) 7736 621 023
E: David.cash@christie.com