Experienced hoteliers have acquired The Fish Inn in Buttermere off a freehold price of £1.3m.
The 10-bedroom inn offers en suite accommodation, breakfast room and lounge, along with a public bar and restaurant for around 70 patrons. The property also offers a beer garden on-site car park for up to 30 vehicles.
The Fish Inn has been owned and operated by the current owners, Jean and John Richardson since 1968, and they sought a sale in order to retire.
The business has been purchased by Mike and Abi Martin, established hoteliers who also own and operate the Allerdale Court Hotel in nearby Cockermouth, which they plan to continue trading alongside The Fish Inn. They said: “We are delighted to be part of this wonderful community and look forward to working in such a spectacular part of the Lake District.”
Alistair Greenhalgh, director at Christie and Co, who handled the sale, added: “We’re pleased to have helped Jean and John achieve their retirement, and are delighted to have found local operators who will continue their legacy.
“We wish Mike and Abi every success with their new venture, which will undoubtedly make a fine addition to their growing portfolio of hotels. Hotels within the Lake District continue to prove desirable as and when they come to the market, and The Fish Inn was no exception, with multiple expressions of interest from potential purchasers.”