Skip to main content Skip to footer

Neighbour takes over The Glenburn Hotel

25 05 22 Neighbour takes over The Glenburn Hotel hero

Owner of The Woodlands Guesthouse expands Lake District portfolio

Retiring owners of Windermere’s Glenburn Hotel are handing the keys to their neighbour who is growing his stake in the Lake District. After a career in hospitality including owning the 16-bedroom hotel for the past 14 years Peter and Jackie Baister have decided to retire, and are handing over the reins to neighbour Youfeng Jiang of The Woodlands Guesthouse. 

The hotel, which also includes a three-bedroom self-catering accommodation, was marketed by commercial real estate specialists Colliers with a guide price of £1.365million.

Jackie Baister said: “We’ve dedicated our careers to hospitality, working and owning pubs and hotels. After a lifetime of responding to our guests’ needs we’ve decided now is the right time to put ourselves first.”

“We’ve always had a good relationship with the team at The Woodlands and wish Youfeng Jiang the best of luck with his expanding hospitality portfolio,” added Peter.

Youfeng Jiang, who also owns another hotel in York, said: “Windermere and the Lake District is such a popular location that I’ve been on the look out to secure another investment in the area and when The Glenburn came onto the market it just made sense to expand our offering with our neighbouring plot. It will definitely make for a smooth transition process.” 

Commenting on the sale, Haydn Spedding of Colliers’ Manchester-based Hotels team said: “The Glenburn has over the years acquired an enviable reputation in the experienced hands of Peter and Jackie. Colliers has already completed a significant number of sales in the Lake District this year, which underlines the continuing confidence in the hospitality industry for this area. This is not only a premier tourist area, but as we can see in this transaction a much sought-after investment destination.”

VIew our Hotels services

Related Experts

Haydn Spedding


Hotels Agency


Haydn qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1972 and has been selling hotels, guest houses and self-catering businesses since 1988. He joined Colliers Robert Barry following the takeover of Staintons Hospitality Surveyors in 2001 and is now an Associate Director. He is an active participant on the Commercial Members Committee of Cumbria Tourist Board.

View expert

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.


View expert