Waterhead Hotel, Coniston hits the market for “offers in excess of £2,000,000”

24-bedroom Country House Hotel with spectacular lake frontage

Waterhead Hotel, a beautiful historic hotel with lake frontage and access jetty, in Coniston at the heart of the Lake District is being marketed by the specialist hotels team at global real estate advisors Colliers International, acting on behalf of POFR (Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance), which is seeking offers in excess of £2 million for the freehold hotel.

The Victorian former manor house boasts 24 ensuite bedrooms, impressive public areas, a substantial restaurant and well-furnished grand public areas, landscaped grounds extending to approximately four acres and been operated as a hotel for over 100 years. There is also a conference and meeting rooms, suitable for weddings and business seminars.

Julian Troup, Head of UK Hotels Agency at Colliers International, commented: "We are delighted to bring Waterhead Hotel to the market. It is an established and well-known hotel operating with a healthy trading base. We are anticipating a favourable response to the marketing, particularly bearing in mind it is so rare to see a Lakeland hotel with actual lake frontage coming to the market. We have seen significant demand from both domestic and overseas buyers keen to acquire UK provincial hotels and the Lake District continues to be our most productive area of demand. We are already experiencing heightened demand for the Lakes on the back of it recently being designated a UNESCO world heritage site, being one of the UK’s premier tourist destinations.”

The hotel is situated in a delightful location, on the outskirts of Coniston Village, with outstanding views of Coniston Water and to the fells beyond.

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Julian Troup

Head of UK Hotels - Agency

London - West End

I originally trained with a long established firm of Chartered Surveyors based in Manchester and have been working in the licensed, leisure and hotel property market since 1987. I joined Colliers in 2007 to head up our UK Corporate hotel operation. I was appointed Head of UK Hotel Agency during 2011.  Since the beginning of 2003 I have sold or acquired over 100 provincial hotels on behalf of clients of asking prices ranging from £1.2m to in excess of £20m.  In addition to the managerial responsibilities, I remain focused on handling larger private and corporate hotel transactions throughout the UK.

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