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Guesthouse business in the Bard’s backyard available

07 07 20 Guesthouse business in the Bards backyard available hero

Entrepreneurs looking to get started in the hospitality business could snap up an established guesthouse in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Stratford Limes, in Tiddington, is located just outside William Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company, close to Warwick Castle, the British Motor Museum and the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it an ideal location for tourists looking for a home from home to stay in.

The current owners are retiring from the hospitality industry due to ill health, but wish to retain the freehold of the property, so are offering a new operator a 15-year free of tie lease for £70,000, with a starting rent of £35,000.

Peter Brunt, director of Hotels Agency at Colliers’ Bristol Office said: “The Stratford Limes would be a great business to purchase for those looking to start up or expand in the hospitality industry. The property is in an ideal location for accessing the local attractions, and is a manageable size for those new to the business. It is also really beautifully presented.”

Typically guesthouses provide a profit of 40-45% of revenue. The current owners have given an example year from 2016 of the business’ profitability when they showed a profit well over £100,000. Due to health concerns the business has not been running at full capacity in more recent years but has remained comfortably profitable even so. 



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Peter Brunt

Director of Hotels Agency

Hotels Agency


Peter is a chartered surveyor who first started dealing with the hotel and pub market in 1988.  He joined Robert Barry & Co in 1995 and after many years as a valuation professional has now been selling hotels and pubs for over 20 years. He is the director in charge of our operations in the west midlands and south west. This covers the south and south west of England including the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Hereford, Worcestershire, Shropshire, as well as the West Midlands, Staffordshire, south and mid Wales as well as more major instructions in the south west region generally. 

If you used to deal with former colleagues, Jon Wren, Alastair Murchie, James Richards, Chris Kent, Simon Wells or Mervyn Cully please feel free to contact Peter.

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Kim Inam

PR Manager

Marketing & Communications

London - West End

I'm a communications professional who has previously worked as a journalist for eight years covering a broad range of topics including politics, crime, health and housing in north London. In recent years I have worked in corporate communications for local authorities across London  and joined Colliers in October 2019, initially providing maternity leave cover.

I provide strategic public relations advice to various business lines within the UK organisation to secure recognition for their work in the property press as well as key target media, and work with our experts to produce thought leadership pieces which are of interest to our clients and colleagues within the commercial real estate sector. In addition, alongside colleagues in the PR and wider communications team, I provide media and social media training for our in-house experts to prepare them for media opportunities and raise their personal brand within the sector.

As well as supporting various teams within the UK business, I also I curate and edit regular content for the blog, which drives credible business leads to our experts.


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