hotel in CA6

Bridge Street, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA6 5UD

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  • Freehold Cafe and B&B
  • Well Fitted Throughout
  • Family Run Business
  • Huge Potential for Growth
  • Genuine Retirement Sale

hotel in CA6

FOR SALE BY AUCTION: Terms and conditions apply.
Pattinson Auction are delighted to welcome to the market these two fully operational businesses for the price of one!
1. A busy cafe/restaurant with 32 covers and a fully fitted commercial kitchen.
2. A successful bed and breakfast operation with two lovely, en-suite bedrooms.

The owners are retiring and this is a fantastic opportunity to purchase this thriving, combined business in a freehold building, for less than the cost of a semi-detached house. Located in the market town of Longtown, close to the Scottish border, the main tourist route from Edinburgh to the Lake District passes straight by the door. The cafe benefits from lots of local and passing trade, as well as from holidaymakers using the local caravan sites.

The letting rooms are of an exceptionally high standard, each with luxurious en-suites. The owners live nearby in the town and there is also the potential to return the letting rooms back to their former use, as first floor living accommodation.

All fixtures and fittings for both businesses are included in the sale.

Please note that Pattinson Auction have not inspected this property.


  • Property Type: Hotel
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Parking: None


The subject property is well located along Bridge Street and benefits from being the only B&B in the area. This property is located within easy reach of local amenities, transport links and schools. The subject property is located approximately 4 miles from Gretna Green and approximately 9.2 miles from Carlisle city centre.


Cafe 7.70m (25' 3") x 4.40m (14' 5")
Kitchen 1 4.70m (15' 5") x 4.30m (14' 1")
Kitchen 2 3.40m (11' 2") x 3.30m (10' 10")
Bedroom 1 4.60m (15' 1") x 4.40m (14' 5")
This room was formerly the kitchen for the flat above the cafe

Bedroom 2 3.70m (12' 2") x 4.40m (14' 5")
This room was formerly the lounge for the flat above the cafe

Bedroom 3 4.70m (15' 5") x 3.00m (9' 10")

All fixtures and fittings for both businesses are included in the sale.


Freehold. Title number CU131689

Rateable Value

The adopted rateable value is £6,100 as of 1st April 2017.

Sourced from VOA.


Available upon request (rating D).


This business is fully-licensed which offers endless expansion opportunities such as; opening the café in the evenings as a pub or cosy restaurant, opening a bar that could stage live music or comedy acts to bring together the local community etc.

The business already has an online booking system for the B&B; however, an online delivery service could be offered to expand the target market and increase profits. Thus, delivery agreements could be established with platforms such as Deliveroo, JustEat, UberEats etc. as this has the opportunity to reach hundreds more potential customers outside of the local customer base.

This business is near primary and high schools so introducing a student discount or Kid’s meal deal could bring in a new customer demographic.

Additional Information

For further information please contact our office direct on 0191 737 1154, or alternatively via e-mail on With regards to viewing the subject property, this is to be done strictly by appointment through Keith Pattinson Commercial department. Please contact us to arrange an internal inspection, or to register your interest.

Floor Plan

Floor Plan

This property is being sold subject to unconditional reservation fee auction terms and conditions.



Contracts will exchange immediately. There are 28 days in which to complete the purchase.


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In order to secure the purchase a buyer will pay a deposit of 5% which contributes towards the overall purchase price of the property.

The deposit is non-refundable. 


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This property is sold subject to a non-refundable reservation fee of 5% + VAT to a minimum of £5,000 + VAT (£6,000 inc VAT) This does not form part of the purchase price.

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