Colliers International has sold Beech Farm Cottages, a beautifully converted 18th Century farmhouse and buildings, at Wrelton, near Pickering, North Yorkshire, on behalf of long standing owners Rooney (a former Olympic oarsman) and Pat Massara, off an asking price of £1.4 million for the freehold property and business.

The complex, which was on the market for the first time in 18 years, has eight cottages, a large indoor swimming pool, and paddock with an adventure play area. Beech Farm cottages has been recognised as a self- catering business of the highest quality, winning national and regional awards including the Gold Award from VisitEngland for the ‘exceptional quality of accommodation & customer service.

The new owners are Graham and Kirsty Kirk who have made the move to Yorkshire from London.

Graham Kirk, the new owner of Beech Farm Cottages comments, "We had been looking to find a holiday business to buy for a while and when we plotted all the tourist attractions in the county on a map, we found that Pickering was central to a wealth of the attractions in the area. Beech Farm cottages and the amenities on site have a demonstrable track record of sustained success and repeat bookings. This is a business which we are confident we will be able to grow from strength to strength."

Peter Bean, Hotels Director at Colliers, who advised the vendors on the sale, adds: "Yorkshire is popular with self-catering buyers and considerable interest was generated from a diverse buyer set from all over the country for the freehold sale of this business. This included private buyers, who were attracted to the benefits of a lifestyle business opportunity by living on-site, and investor buyers looking to add to their hospitality property portfolios."