Popular Caravan/Camping Park in Blackford Near Carlisle For Sale
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and very popular camping & caravan park, which is set in a private and tranquil location in Blackford, Cumbria. The business was established by our clients` in 1963 and is only now being offered to the market due to our clients` desire for a well-deserved retirement. The business generates a healthy turnover in the region of £69,000 per annum, with a good gross profit. The camping and caravan site offers 15 permanent park homes, which are owner occupied, it is also licensed for 27 touring pitches and 20 tents. The site also offers a plethora of services, such as electric hook-ups, hot showers, calor gas, a laundry with washing machine & tumble dryer, a sheltered tent area and hard or grass standings for touring vans. Also included in the sale is a four bedroom bungalow, which is decorated to a very high standard, with three stables and ½ acre paddock to the side of the bungalow. There are also 2 agricultural fields totalling 11 acres, which are currently rented out; therefore generating extra revenue. The park has built up an excellent reputation within the industry for the high quality and cleanliness of the site, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a vast amount of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations. Our client is a member of the Cumbria Tourist Board. We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by embarking on a small marketing campaign to highlight the park and the excellent services offered. This is a wonderful lifestyle change opportunity, set in a beautiful rural location. The business already has a website in place to advertise the caravan park, which benefits from online booking facilities. The property is perfect for development into an equestrian business due to the vast space it offers and it already boasts stabling for 3 horses, a 1 acre paddock and 12 acres of land set over two fields, which are suitable for grazing and cropping etc. This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this popular and thriving caravan park to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
The business generates a healthy turnover in the region of £69,000 per annum, with a good gross profit.
The business is owner run and managed with 2 x part-time staff members.
The business operates: All year round for residential park homes. 1st March - 31st October for touring caravans and tents.
Dandy Dinmont Camping & Caravan Park is ideally located in a tranquil and picturesque location in Blackford, Cumbria and is situated between the historic city of Carlisle and Gretna Green. The caravan park is open all year round for residents and is set in a 5½ acre site surrounded by beautiful countryside views. Blackford is spread along the main highway heading north from Carlisle and the areas main industry is agriculture. The church of St. John the Baptist, which dates back to 1870, is a feature of the village. Carlisle is the county town of Cumbria and is located on the confluence of the rivers Eden, Caldew and Petteril. The camping & caravan park has excellent road access being situated on the A7, which has excellent links to the motorways to Scotland and the south. There is easy access to the Lake District National Park, with Ullswater being just a 35 minute drive away. Carlisle city centre is approximately 4 miles away, Penrith is 24½ miles away and Newcastle is 60 miles away.
Camping and caravan park, set in 5½ acres of land with a 4 bedroom bungalow, briefly comprising: Owners` bungalow accommodation with: Ground floor:Hallway.Lounge.Dining room.Fully fitted kitchen.2 x double bedrooms.Bathroom.Separate WC. First floor:2 x double bedrooms.Bathroom with shower. External:3 x stables.½ acre paddock.2 x agricultural fields (currently being rented out). Residential & camping area (approximately 5½ acres) with:15 x permanent owner occupied park homes.27 touring pitches.20 tent pitches.Main shower & toilet block.Laundry building with washing machine and tumble dryer.Ladies and gents WC in main field for campers.Electric hook-ups. Equipment included in sale:Tractor.John Deere ride on lawn mower.Battery operated golf buggy.
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