Inside the 17th century Carlisle pub and B&B for sale at £650k

A rural Carlisle pub dating back more than 350 years is on the market for a cool £650,000.

The String of Horses, established in 1659 to the east of Carlisle in the rural village of Faugh, was for hundreds of years a much sought after stop off point for travellers braving the Cumbrian hills.

Flash forward to more modern times and the same can still be said, albeit with more cars outside the pub and B&B than horse and carts.

Located around five miles from junction 43 of the M6 and seven miles from central Carlisle, the inn is a two-storey property with rendered and painted elevations beneath a pitched roof.

Not too far from Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District, the String of Horses has been owned by its current team since 2007.

Since then, it has been run as a ‘lifestyle business’ with no day time opening hours. Current opening hours are 6pm until 11pm Tuesday to Sunday.

Fleurets, which is marketing the inn, says “our client advises there is potential to develop daytime trade on Friday, Saturday and Sundays”.

As well as the pub and dining area, which seats a combined 100 people, there are 11 rooms for let with rooms generally costing £70 to £80 a night with breakfast.

These include five double bedrooms with en-suite showers, a double bedroom with en-suite bath, a twin bedroom with en-suite bath, four-poster bedroom with en-suite bath, king size double with spa bath and family room with en-suite bathroom. There is also three private bedrooms for those running the pub.

Accounts from 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 also reveal a turnover of £255,563, £238,924, £247,137 and £256,446, respectively, with full accounts available to serious parties.

The property is freehold.

For more information or for enquiries, see the Fleurets website here.

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