Fine dining restaurant with boutique letting rooms in Lancashire seeks new owner

On behalf of Wildsmith Hotels, specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has been instructed to market Hipping Hall, a fine dining restaurant with letting rooms in Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire.

Set in a stunning fifteenth-century property within four acres of manicured gardens, Hipping Hall offers an impressive menu made from seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. The luxurious restaurant rose to fame after featuring on ‘The Trip’ with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in 2010 and has been recognised with a three-AA-rosette award.

The luxury accommodation comprises 15 guest rooms spread over three buildings, including the main house, cottage and recently completed stable rooms.

The current owner, Andrew Wildsmith, purchased Hipping Hall in 2005 and, after nearly 20 years of trading, closed the business on 24 July. He decided to sell to focus on his Michelin Star restaurant, The Forest Side.

Andrew Wildsmith comments, “It has been an absolute pleasure bringing guests to this beautiful part of the world over the last two decades and providing them with first-class hospitality. Hipping Hall still holds so much potential, and I look forward to seeing what’s next for this magnificent building.”

Joel Osbourne, Broker at Christie & Co who is handling the sale, comments, “This is a fantastic opportunity for a new owner to acquire a unique property in an idyllic setting, with the potential to take the current business forward or introduce a new concept. There is also a parcel of land, available by separate negotiation, which offers scope for development, subject to the necessary planning permissions.”

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