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01 September 2020 | Hotels

Churchill Inn in Cumbria sold to The Inn Collection Group through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is delighted to announce the sale of Churchill Inn, in the South Lakeland town of Ambleside in Cumbria, to The Inn Collection Group.

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Churchill Inn is a coaching Inn with 18 en suite guest rooms that sits in a five-storey detached property dating back to circa 1854. To the rear of the property there is also a separate cottage comprising a manager's flat and an eight-bed holiday apartment. The business has historically provided strong profits, with good growth levels over recent years.

The business sits in the village of Ambleside, a honeypot location in the heart of the Lake District National Park, which is renowned for its local attractions and numerous walks. The village is ideally situated for tourists and marks the head of Windemere, England’s largest natural lake.

The Inn has been run for the last 24 years by brothers Mr Mark and Mr Craig Routledge and their families, who have decided to sell to pursue retirement. Mr Mark Routledge comments, “After almost 25 years of ownership it was the right for time for our two families to retire. We hope The Inn Collection Group enjoy it as much as we have over the years. We would like to thank Christie & Co, and especially Tom O’Malley, for their help during this emotional process.”

Churchill Inn has been purchased by The Inn Collection Group. Speaking on behalf of the company, Group Managing Director Mr Sean Donkin comments, “We will be looking to get the site reopened in as short a time as possible whilst we review the potential over the coming weeks with a view to a full redevelopment of the site early in 2021.”

Tom O’Malley, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “It’s not often that something of this size comes to the market in this desirable part of the Lake District, so it was a pleasure to act for brothers Craig and Mark and their families. After taking it to the market confidentially, and after several interested parties, I believe that The Inn Collection Group have the right vision to unlock its full potential and wish them all the success.”

Churchill Inn was sold at an undisclosed price.  
 

For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Executive
P: 020 7448 8849 or E: phoebe.burrows@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Tom O’Malley, Senior Business Agent
P: 07764 378 446 or E: tom.omalley@christie.com