The Bay Horse is a characterful, Grade II listed double fronted former coaching inn set in a prominent position within this pretty village and situated close to the sea shore. The property has been transformed by the owners, bringing out a wealth of character and charm and has been run as a 'Tripadvisor' award winning B&B business with three letting bedrooms. This does not compromise the owners private areas however, which offer spacious living accommodation and a stunning bedroom suite. The property also offers the chance to grow the business further if desired as one of the adjacent barns has planning passed for a 'honeymoon suite'. Whether you are actively seeking a business with plenty of tourist attractions nearby, or simply see this as a special and unusual home, The Bay Horse will not disappoint!
EPC band D
A unique opportunity to purchase a successful lifestyle business in a coastal village in the Lake District National Park
Three characterful letting bedrooms with two en-suites plus private bathroom, residents living room & dining room
Stunning owners suite with living/dining room, study & generous bedroom with en-suite
Delightful gardens with vegetable plot, seating terraces and views over the sea
Adjacent barns, one with commercial planning for an annexe, plus extensive courtyard parking
Tripadvisor certificate of Excellence for 2017 & 2018
The property is split into owners and residents accommodation. The residents side includes an entrance hall, living room, dining room, two en-suite letting bedrooms and a third single letting bedroom with its own bathroom across the landing. The owners accommodation includes a generous kitchen/breakfast room, living room, study, utility room and a large double bedroom with en-suite.
The property benefits from a surprisingly generous plot providing extensive parking, storage barns, vegetable garden, formal garden and a sun/dining terrace with views out over the sea. Gates beside the house lead into a gravelled courtyard for parking with a former blacksmith's workshop to one side and the old wheelwright's building which has planning passed to be converted into a letting 'annexe' if required. We think this would make a fantastic 'honeymoon suite'. The gardens lead up from here with a vegetable garden and greenhouse to one side and a mature lawned garden with planted areas and patio to the other. This continues to rise upwards to a wonderful sun terrace which is enclosed and provides opportunities for dining, relaxing and even a hot tub if desired (power available). From here there is an open view over the rooftops to the sea and sand within the estuary.
The pretty coastal village of Ravenglass lies on the estuary of three rivers, the Esk, Mite and the Irt and is the only coastal village to lie inside the Lake District National Park. The village offers a number of options for visitors to both stay, drink or dine and benefits from a station on the Carlisle - Barrow coastal line. Ravenglass is also the starting point for the world famous narrow gauge steam railway 'The L'aal Ratty' which meanders up the Eskdale Valley towards England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike and also the Roman fort at the bottom of Hardknott Pass (England's steepest road). In addition, majestic Muncaster Castle is located close by, home to the Owl Trust Sanctuary and even England's deepest lake, Wastwater is easily accessible. Ravenglass therefore makes a perfect destination for any number of leisure activities.