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Iconic 4 Star Lake District country inn for sale

Asking Price £1,250,000 (€1,425,625 approx)
The Sun, Sun Hill, Coniston, LA21 8HQ
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Iconic 4 Star inn located in honeypot Lakeland village
8 en suite letting bedrooms, main bar, dining room (20), conservatory (50) and games room
Spacious Al Fresco dining area (approx. 70) with stunning views overlooking Coniston
Spacious car park and 4 bedroom owners/staff accommodation
12 months turnover to April 2019 c.£580,000 EBITDA c.£130,000
EPC Rating - C


The Sun at Coniston is a pub diner and 4 Star inn and has been a fixture of Coniston for over 400 years. It is located at the beginning of the Pack Horse Trail to the western Lake District, with an excellent location beneath the mountain of Coniston Old Man and overlooks the picturesque village of Coniston. At the centre of The Sun is an excellent pub with lots of character including stone walls, oak beams and a bar made from local slate. The public bar has a Victorian range that heats the water and adds to the traditional atmosphere with the spacious restaurant, conservatory and outdoor seating area providing flexible dining spaces for all occasions. The newly built “Boat Room” is a casual games room and bar, showcases The Sun’s association with Donald Campbell and his attempts to break the speed record on Conistonwater. In addition, The Sun has 8 en suite letting bedrooms and separate owners/staff accommodation located in a separate dwelling onsite.

The village of Coniston – Swallows and Amazons country – nestles under the towering cracks of Coniston Old Man, a majestic mountain which overlooks the glistening scenery of Conistonwater. A traditional Lakeland village close to one of Cumbria’s most spectacular lakes, Coniston Old Man rises 2.635ft, ideal for both high and low fell walkers. Conistonwater is a leisurely stroll away and will always be remembered as the birthplace of Donald Campbell who made his water speed record attempts which ultimately claimed his life. The village’s proximity to dramatic landscapes has given rise to a thriving economy based on sight-seeing, water sports, mountaineering, horse riding and the consumption of real ale which all ensures a thriving seasonal trade.

The current owners have owned and operated the business for around 20 years, improving and developing trade along their way. However, due to their desire to retire and move abroad, this iconic pub is now offered for sale.

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