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Successful exchange for luxury hotel as market continues to prosper in the Lake District

30 03 22 Successful exchange for luxury hotel as market continues to prosper in the Lake District he

Colliers secures sale of Beaumont House in Windermere.

A five star luxury guest house, re-nowned to be a true lakeland gem, has been sold by commercial real estate firm Colliers.

Beaumont House, originally built in the early 1800’s as a private residence, today operates as a 11-ensuite bed and breakfast with three-bedroom owners’ accommodation. 

Owners John and Denise Dixon have worked hard over their ownership, and have been accredited Recognition of Excellence 2017, rated 9.2 by guests on Hotels Combined and have made the recommended list on TripAdvisor. Beaumont House has been sold to newcomer Simona Iorescu from Norfolk, looking to pursue her life-long dream. 

Denise Dixon has said “We are very proud of our achievements having built and developed Beaumont house into the much-loved bed and breakfast that it is today. After so many happy years we have taken the decision to move onto a new chapter. We wish Simona every success pursuing her new career in Windermere.”

The Lakeland stone guest house boasts elegant, traditional period features and is set amongst beautiful mature grounds, sitting on the edge of Windermere Village. The hotel offers a prime trading location within the Lake District National Park, a popular area among locals and tourists alike.

Colliers’ UK Staycation Report, highlighted the resilience of the UK hospitality market and presented the opportunities that exist for UK hoteliers to attract people who would previously have chosen to travel abroad for holidays and weekend breaks. The 2021 report predicted that privately owned UK hospitality businesses would report record trade for the year with increased occupancy levels and average room rates compared to the same period in 2019.

Neil Thomson, Hotel Specialist at Colliers, who advised on the deal, said: “The sale of Beaumont House is another example of the strong demand for hospitality trades in heavy tourist areas around the UK. Despite the challenges we have faced with the pandemic, we have witnessed a record level of enquiries so far this year and reports show trading levels are at an all-time high.

“This has certainly created opportunities and has generated interest from a pool of new buyers around the country, who are choosing to escape the city life to pursue their dreams of a better work-life balance.”

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Neil is a part our Hotels team in Manchester, and joined Colliers International in 2010 bringing with him 25 years of experience in the property industry in both residential and commercial property sales. Neil specialises in the disposal of privately owned hotels, licensed and hospitality businesses, throughout  the North West and North Wales regions, and has played a vital role in ensuring completion on a multitude of different types of hotels during his involvement in the hotel industry. 

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