16th Century Northumberland country pub with rooms put on the market
A historic country pub in rural Northumberland has been put on the market.
The Redesdale Arms is a beautiful 16th century country pub with letting rooms in the village of Rochester.
Situated on the edge of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, it is known as the ‘first and last’ inn on route to Scotland.
The oldest part of the building was a former bastle house - a fortified dwelling that provided defence during the late middle ages when this part of the world was known as the ‘Debatable Lands’.
The Redesdale Arms has traded well under the ownership of Carrol Armstrong and Mark Pinner for 12 years.
The stone building has been refurbished throughout, whilst retaining its traditional exterior.
A large bar and restaurant space is situated on the ground floor, along a beer garden to the rear of the property, which enjoys exceptional views over the Rede Valley.
Additionally, the pub features 10 en-suite letting rooms on the first floor.
Carrol and Mark said: “We get a real mix of clientele here which not only keeps things interesting but is great for business as we’re not reliant on any one income stream.
"We get holidaymakers, wedding guests visiting Otterburn just down the road and we’re a short drive to Otterburn Camp, Army Training Estate, so we often get trainees from here as well.
"The barn next door is ripe for conversion to a holiday cottage which would undoubtedly let very well and generate a good amount of income.
"We’ll be sad to leave here but after 12 years we feel that the time is right for us to move on.”
David Cash, associate director in Christie & Co’s hospitality team which is handling the sale, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity to take over a well-performing hospitality business in a stunning tourist location, which benefits from multiple income streams.
"There is significant scope to grow the business further by driving occupancy levels and extending trading hours.
"We saw great demand for businesses of this kind throughout 2020 and expect interest from a range of buyers, including those looking for a change of lifestyle as well as seasoned hospitality industry experts.”
The Redesdale Arms is offered for sale leasehold at an asking price of £120,000 with a passing rent of £22,992+VAT.