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6 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Commercial Property

09:11 Fri 20th December 2019

Guest Blog In most circumstances, buying property can be considered a sound investment. This applies as much to commercial property as it does to a domestic property purchase. But in the same way that you would not buy a private house until you had gone through all the checks and put everything in place ready […]

B&B Refinance from Residential to Commercial Mortgage

16:39 Thu 5th December 2019

The Old Mill, Bere Regis David & Lorna have, very successfully, owned and operated, The Old Mill B&B in the lovely Dorset village of Bere Regis. They originally purchased the property as a residential property and the B&B evolved over time, however, over the last couple of years they became aware that instead of a […]

New owners at Ellinbrook Guest House – Hunstanton

09:27 Mon 7th October 2019

Richard and Nicola had been letting out Daisy’s Cottage in Wells next the Sea and decided that they wanted to take their letting to the next level so started to search for a suitable bed and breakfast property in Norfolk. They found Ellinbrook House in the popular coastal town of Hunstanton. It wasn’t until they […]

Isles of Scilly Bed & Breakfast

08:03 Thu 4th July 2019

The dream – A Bed and Breakfast on The Isles of Scilly – it came true! Kelly and Kevin had a dream of owning their own bed and breakfast in the Isle of Scilly and weren’t sure it would be a possibility. They knew the town of St Mary’s well and when they found their […]

Love Whisky? You will love The Gables B&B

14:16 Thu 9th May 2019

Bed & Breakfast for the Whisky Lover! Our clients Siebette and Anne-Jan contacted us in May 2018 to ask about hospitality finance as they were looking at moving from Holland to Scotland to fulfill their dream of owning and operating a whisky themed bed and breakfast.  Both of them have an in depth knowledge of […]

The Coach @ Edenfield – Great Gastro Pub

14:36 Mon 25th February 2019

Our client wanted a quick purchase when he found the Coach at Edenfield and decided using an experienced hospitality broker was the way to get the best rates and the required amount of funding. Dan was an experienced Bar/Manager who had a wealth of diverse bar trade experience.  It was his dream to own his […]

Betws-y-Coed in North Wales – It took a while but they got there!

10:26 Mon 28th January 2019

It was 2016 when Gidon and Izabela first contacted us to discuss bed and breakfast finance. They had attended a bed and breakfast course run by Karen Thorne at Hopton House in Shropshire and had decided to buy a bed and breakfast in the Shropshire area.  Unfortunately it took a while for them to sell […]

North Devon Bed and Breakfast

14:01 Wed 9th January 2019

Vanessa & Phillip Moyle had previously let out just one room of their house in Salcombe in South Devon and after some time decided that they wanted to use their love of meeting people and their hospitality skills to develop a business in the popular North Devon coastal village of Lynton. They spent some time […]

Cambridge Bed & Breakfast (formerly Harry’s B&B)

09:06 Tue 8th January 2019

Selma & Anel Begic started talking with us in April 2018 when they were looking for a suitable bed and breakfast to purchase.  They eventually found one in June and instructed us to work with them to purchase the concern in July. The bed and breakfast was well established and had been operated by the […]

How to Improve Your Hotel

10:26 Wed 5th December 2018

Hotels are at the forefront of the hospitality trade, so you’ll need to maintain a dynamic approach to improve, or even just retain, your market position. And while that’s rarely an easy ask in a sector where running a hotel means long hours are so often the norm, there are still a number of things you can […]

How a B&B Commercial Mortgage makes good financial sense for your B&B business

08:54 Fri 23rd November 2018

With New Year around the corner, many of us start to think about what we want out of the year ahead. The prospect of being your own boss and running a lifestyle business from home definitely has its appeal and a B&B Commercial Mortgage can help you to make that dream a reality. New Year […]

Boscastle B&B with Tea Rooms

10:03 Thu 27th September 2018

Louise and Richard contacted us originally in August 2017 as they were looking to purchase a holiday lodge site.  Unfortunately this purchase didn’t progress but after much searching they found Bridge House in Boscastle, Cornwall. Bridge House is a substantial stone property with popular tea rooms and guest accommodation.  Louise & Richard fell in love […]

St Ives Hotel Dunoon – 1 year on

Katia and Jonathan Smith decided they wanted to run a bed and breakfast in Scotland and after researching the areas and looking at what was available they decided to purchase the St Ives Hotel in the coastal town of Dunoon. The hotel was in a good location being close to the sea and town facilities […]

Bunkhouse in Portland

Sally Robinson and her partner Tony had worked in the hospitality trade in a variety of ski/holiday resorts and wanted to use their experience to run their own business.  They came across a niche business in Portland in Dorset which was a bunk house catering for divers who regularly visit the area and decided that […]

Arden House – Kingussie Scotland

11:46 Wed 21st March 2018

It had been a long held dream of Janet & Graham to run their own bed and breakfast.  In preparation and to find out as much information as possible they signed up and attended a “How to Run a Bed and Breakfast” course run by Karen Thorne in Shropshire in the summer of 2017. Finding […]

Beaufort House – Loch Ness Views

10:53 Mon 19th March 2018

Glenn and Samantha came to us originally to purchase a different B&B in the region of Lochinver but they were unable to come to an agreement with the vendor so they looked for another opportunity and widened their search area. Fort Augustus is a lovely small town more or less half way between Fort William […]

NC500 Bed & Breakfast

10:29 Mon 12th March 2018

Edwin & Irma had many holidays in Scotland and when they decided to change their lives they chose to move from their home in the Netherlands to Stoer on the North West Coast of Scotland. It was a big decision for them to make and they wanted to know they were making the right choice […]

Weymouth Bed & Breakfast

Melaney first contacted us after attending a bed and breakfast course in 2016 as she wanted to buy a large guest house in Margate.  We submitted a proposal to the lender and the loan was approved subject to valuation. Melaney needed to sell her house in London and we advised her to put a hold […]

A Warm Norfolk Welcome Awaits You

14:01 Tue 27th February 2018

Jim & Theresa were living in Australia and decided it was time to return to the UK.  It had always been a dream of theirs to own a bed and breakfast and when they saw the Old Bakery in Pulham Market they decided to go for it! The Old Bakery Pulham is situated in the […]

Relax in Cornwall

10:38 Fri 2nd February 2018

Theresa and Andrew Nicholson wanted to make a career change from Sales and Marketing into hospitality and decided Cornwall was their preferred location.  After looking at a number of properties they decided that Penvith Barns, near Looe, was the perfect property for them. As new to trade operators they realised they would require help to […]

Destination Bude Bed and Breakfast

12:45 Mon 23rd October 2017

Wyvern House Bed and Breakfast is located in the popular Cornish town of Bude and is just a few minutes walk from the beach and town centre.  The property offered 6 en-suite bedrooms and was spread over 3 floors, it was an ideal location for our clients, Paula & James, to set up their new […]

Park View B&B – Glen Coe on your doorstep

14:04 Thu 10th August 2017

Johnny Buckland had been running the Park View B&B in Ballachulish for a few months as a leaseholder and the opportunity arose for him to purchase the freehold and make the property his own. Johnny recognised the value in using a specialist Finance Broker and decided to contact us at Stewart Hindley & Partners.  After […]

Bed & Breakfast Dream Come True in Llandudno

11:34 Mon 3rd July 2017

Lee Scott returned to England with the ambition to own and operate his own guest house.  He found the perfect property in Llandudno, close to the Great Orme Railway and town centre so he made an offer and it was accepted.  The dream had begun to be a reality. The business had been trading but, […]

Bed and Breakfast by the Seaside – Torquay

10:55 Tue 21st February 2017

Torquay is famous for being the largest town on the “English Riviera” and a popular choice for thousands of visitors to Devon. Lee and Elaine Ratcliffe had been looking in Devon and Somerset for the ideal bed and breakfast business for a few months and after a couple of disappointments finally found Blenheim House Bed […]

The best B&B courses available for prospective owners

12:38 Mon 16th January 2017

If you’ve dreamed of owning your own bed and breakfast or guest house for a while, you’ve no doubt read many wonderful books, blogs and guides on how to make it happen. However, you still haven’t taken that first step yet – perhaps your confidence is holding you back, or maybe you have questions you […]

A Bed & Breakfast with Doggy Day Care in Wales

11:08 Wed 4th January 2017

Our client Kate found a beautiful bed and breakfast in Mid/North Wales located just outside the popular holiday destination of Barmouth and is situated right next to the beach. Morwendon House has been a bed and breakfast for a number of years and the owners decided it was time to retire which provided a perfect […]

Scottish B&B – A Great Opportunity With Challenging Trade

08:55 Tue 4th October 2016

Gary Hack and Nigel Robinson decided they wanted to run their own Guest House business and started to look for a suitable property. They had no idea how difficult it would be.   After looking at a number of properties, they eventually found, and fell in love with, Ivybank Guest House in Blairgowrie, Perthshire.

A Great Hotel in Hexham

11:09 Tue 27th September 2016

Roger and Magdalena Davy were used to running a successful, busy gastro pub in the popular area of Richmond in Surrey.  After building up the trade and obtaining excellent Trip Advisor reviews they decided they wanted to move onto a new challenge.

Securing finance for lovely bed and breakfast in Wales

08:10 Mon 18th July 2016

Tir-y-Coed, Rowen, North Wales Chris and Sandra decided that they wanted to run their own bed and breakfast business and set about looking for a suitable business to buy.  After looking at several properties they eventually came upon Tir-y-Coed in North Wales.  Chris, who has a background in finance, recognised the challenges involved in securing […]

Getting a Commercial Mortgage is not always easy!

09:56 Thu 11th February 2016

We were instructed by a client in East Sussex who had been with her bank for over 40 years. She purchased a house in a popular tourist town close to Brighton in East Sussex with a regular residential mortgage but after moving in she decided to let out two of her three bedrooms as B&B […]

The Beaches Guest House, Scarborough

13:57 Wed 10th February 2016

It was an aspiration of Alec and Julia to own and operate a bed and breakfast business. It is not always easy to get finance as a “new to trade operator” so they decided to use a broker.  Because Stewart Hindley & Partners specialise in the hospitality sector and understand the needs of all parties […]

New Owners for Lake District Guest House

07:44 Tue 13th October 2015

The Elton Guest House is located in the popular town of Grange over Sands and is close to the Lake District National Park and Morecombe Bay. Over the last 2-3 years it has been traded “quietly” which suited the owners’ lifestyle.  Our clients saw the potential of the Guest House and decided it was a […]

Stewart Hindley & Partners play key role in acquisition of historic Scottish hotel

08:47 Fri 25th September 2015

The Argyll Hotel opened in 1755 and is located at the entrance to Inveraray Castle in the historic Scottish town of Inveraray. The town’s location on the shores of Loch Fyne means it is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists. Our client, The Byrne family, approached us for assistance in raising bank finance […]

City Centre Limited Serviced Hotel

08:46 Fri 15th May 2015

The City of Gloucester is an historic City located in the Cotswolds and is popular both with tourists and business visitors.  Our client, who already owned and operated a hotel in Cheltenham, recognised the need for a niche limited service hotel within Gloucester and set about looking for a suitable property. A site was found […]

Mis-selling Could Affect You!

09:12 Wed 6th May 2015

Forest How Guest House is situated in the beautiful Eskdale valley in Cumbria.  It sits within 5 acres of countryside and provides guests with a natural wildlife show daily.  You can often share your breakfast with red squirrel, deer and a host of different birds!

Corran Bunkhouse

13:04 Wed 29th April 2015

What is a Bunkhouse? A bunkhouse is similar to a hostel in that it has shared rooms which are basically furnished.  They are used by people who love the outdoors and want to stay in more remote areas.  The term bunkhouse can be used for anything from a simple camping barn to a hostel offering […]

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