For those seeking a countryside freehold pub in a beautiful area, the Kirkstyle Inn in Knarsdale, Slaggyford, near Brampton in Cumbria could be the ideal buy.
This large detached stone-built pub is 250 yards from the Pennine Way and the newly created Pennine Cycle Way North. Other walks in the area can be found on the old Alston-Haltwhistle railway line, now named the South Tyne Trail taking in the impressive Lambley Viaduct. It is five miles north of Alston, on the A689.
The pub, which has original parts dating back to the 17th Century, includes a one-bedroomed self catering cottage within the grounds. It has a main open plan bar area with log burning fire, a separate dining room seating 12 and a pool/darts room.
There is also a converted self catering cottage which sleeps two people and is available to let throughout the year with a good occupancy rate. The cottage has an open plan lounge/kitchen area with first floor bedroom and bathroom.
The owners' accommodation offers a great deal of flexibility. At present it consists of three en suite bedrooms, a lounge, office and laundry room.
The Kirkstyle Inn has been under current ownership for the last three years. This growing business and the catering side in particular is rapidly developing. It has four men's darts teams, one ladies darts team, a pool team and two quoits teams. There is also scope for a B&B.
The Freehold is for sale at £365,000. Contact Christie & Co on, tel: (0191) 222-1740.