Case Studies

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 […]

Bed & Breakfast Purchase – Blairgowrie

11:10 Mon 9th March 2015

About Glenshieling House Glenshieling House sits on the edge of the Scottish town of Blairgowrie which is an ideal location for visiting the many attractions that Perthshire has to offer.  It is a grand house and lodge sitting within its own grounds. Built in 1893 it is grade C listed for its local architectural significance.

Finance & Mortgage Case Study – Melrose Guest House

14:00 Mon 3rd November 2014

About Melrose Guest House Melrose Guest House is situated in the popular seaside town of Whitby in North Yorkshire. The house is a grand Victorian property which has been upgraded to a high standard. It is close to the seafront, just 100 meters away, and is only 600 meters from Whitby town centre, making it […]

Finance case study – Wylfa Guest House

14:05 Wed 9th October 2013

From its wonderful location in the heart of the village of Abersoch, The Wylfa Guest House boasts a superlative position close to the beach and just a stone’s throw away from the Abersoch Golf Club.

Hotel Business Recovery Aberdeenshire

14:10 Tue 8th October 2013

The Objective The owners were referred to Stewart Hindley & Partners as hospitality business recovery specialists by a leading commercial property agency in Edinburgh. They were under considerable pressure from HMRC’s Late Stage Debt Resolution Collection office to make a full and immediate payment of some £400,000 in respect of their arrears, or face legal […]

Hotel Business Recovery – Berkshire Country Inn

14:10 Mon 7th October 2013

The Objective To assess their situation with a view to undertaking this hotel business recovery. The Solution As commercial property finance experts, Stewart Hindley & Partners immediately undertook: a business review, which identified the reasons for the decline in trade and the corresponding loan arrears to present these findings, together with a business recovery plan, […]

Hotel Business Recovery Perth & Kinross

14:14 Sun 6th October 2013

These clients had been experiencing difficulties with the payment of VAT and PAYE due to a decline in trading and a slump drop in visitor numbers to the locality. Our clients were also under pressure from their bankers as they were in breach of their debt service covenants and as a consequence were at risk […]

Hotel Business Recovery – Devon Country Inn

These “new to trade” owner operators had regrettably encountered poor trading conditions since they acquired their Country Inn some 18 months previously. The Objective The hoteliers made contact with us via our web site as they were encountering difficulties meeting their monthly mortgage repayments and their lender was unable to grant them any further flexibility […]

Hotel finance case study – Derbyshire

14:19 Fri 4th October 2013

The Objective Chris & Zoe Hipwell planed to relocate back to the UK after 25 years in Los Angeles; they were referred by their commercial agent to Stuart Hindley & Partners as specialists in the hotel finance sector. Working with Stuart Hindley & Partners, they then searched for a boutique hotel that met their requirements. […]

Scottish hotel finance case study

11:19 Thu 3rd October 2013

The Objective Ian & Rena Watson relocated back to Scotland from Bermuda with the aim of capitalising on their previous experience as hotel owners and operators in Scotland by purchasing another concern. After viewing several hotels that met their requirements they offered on the Cullen Bay Hotel in Moray. This concern offered the Watsons the […]

Guesthouse finance case study Norfolk coast

16:23 Wed 2nd October 2013

The Objective To refinance the owners existing guesthouse mortgage debt from HSBC to a lender specialising in Bed and Breakfast and Guesthouse finance to take advantage of their competitive interest rates and terms.

Scottish Commercial property finance case study

14:26 Tue 1st October 2013

The Objective John Noonan a self employed hospitality consultant and his business partner John Galloway, a Regional Manager with a leading pub and restaurant company decided to pool their respective skill sets and capital to purchase the Eskdale Hotel, Langholm, Dumfriesshire. Due to a retirement sale, this property offered them tremendous scope for revenue development […]

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