For Sale

Superb Freehold Guest House and Self Catering Apartments

Scarborough, North Yorkshire

£975,500 +SAV

Ref: 2940 A

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Aidan Murphy


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Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market the Admiral Guest House. This magnificent Victorian Grade II listed guest house also offers superb self-catering apartments adjoining the guest house.

The business has been lovingly and impeccably renovated to an exceptional standard and offers high end accommodation with stylish décor, quality furnishings and all the modern day facilities such as Wi-Fi to ensure guests enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay.

The business has an excellent reputation and sees a high level of repeat trade. The guest house has won numerous awards and accolades including the Winner of Trip Advisor Excellent Award for 5 years running to date; Outstanding Service Award; Simply the Guest Award, 2016 Top Rated in Scarborough by; Guest Review Awards 2016 and 2017 and 2014 Award of Excellence, 2020 recognition of excellence award by Hotels combined.

The guest house also houses a contemporary breakfast room with seating for 16 offering continental and traditional English breakfasts with dietary requirement catered for and the self-catering guests can also take advantage of.

The guest house has been around since 1840 with our clients successfully running the business since inception in 2013 and only now does the business come to the market as our clients wish to pursue other interests. Although the business sees much repeat trade we believe a new owner could embark on a modest marketing campaign to further promote awareness.

The business does have an information website with on-line booking facility With bookings also possible from other well-known booking sites such as and

Our client would be willing to sell the two properties separately.

We highly recommend early viewing of this outstanding business in a highly desirable part of this popular tourist town.



We are advised freehold.


Opening Hours
Weekdays/ Weekends/ Bank Holidays
09:00 hours - 21:00 hours


The business is owner run and managed by our clients.

Financial Profile

Please contact Hilton Smythe for further information.


The Admiral Guest House is located in the popular holiday resort of Scarborough on the North Sea coast in North Yorkshire.

The business is situated in the picturesque Victorian West Square overlooking pretty communal gardens with an attractive water feature. The business is a fantastic base for exploring the delights of the region. Ideally located within the town centre boasting an abundance of eateries, pubs, retail shops and amenities. Scarborough seafront is just a 10 minute stroll away and both the North and South Bays are within 1 mile of the property.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre and Scarborough Railway Station are both just a 1-minute walk from the business. Scarborough Castle is 1 mile from the property and the famous Sea Life Centre is an 8-minute drive away.

Scarborough is a popular seaside town on the North Sea coast in North Yorkshire. The town became known as the world's first seaside resort in the 1600's, when the health giving properties of the spa waters were discovered. Scarborough has a wide cultural scene, spread across the town and seafront, which draws people not only from around the country, but from across the world. We are advised that there is a lot of development in the town with expansion of the University which will bring more tourists, students and trade to the region.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with the business sitting on a busy bus route, conveniently there is a bus stop directly to the front of the square. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with both the A64 and A615 being within easy driving distance, which link to the national A-road and motorway networks. Whitby is approximately 19½ miles away and Bridlington is 17 miles away.


Comprises of 2 separate buildings in a picturesque Victorian square, No 13 is a traditional guest house, No 21 are self-catering apartments and guests have the option to use the dining facilities at No 13

Guest House
Basement Room
Large kitchen, store room

Ground Floor
Main entrance with small reception area, breakfast room with seating for 16, utility room, office area.
Double room with en suite bathroom

First Floor
Family room with en suite bathroom
Double room with en suite bathroom, separate private bathroom and toilet
storage for cleaning equipment

Second Floor
2 double rooms both en suite,
Double room with private bathroom

Third Floor
Twin room with en suite bathroom
Double room with en suite bathroom

Self Catering Apartments
Basement Room
Family apartment, large family room with sofa, kitchenette, walk in shower room.

Ground Floor
Main entrance with access to large living room and kitchen with breakfast bar and fully fitted appliances, conservatory/sun room and access to rear yard. Fully equipped utility room.

First Floor
2 Double rooms each with en suite wet room, single room with private bathroom and toilet

Second Floor
Double room with en suite wet room
Family room with kitchenette and en suite wet room

Third Floor
Family room with walk in wet room
Double room with private bathroom

All letting rooms are fully equipped with TV’s, Tea and coffee making facilities and kitchen equipment where appropriate. Kitchens in both properties are fully equipped and all fixtures and fittings are included, all bedroom and dining room furniture is also included in the sale
The rooms and studios have contemporary design, are brightly lit and come with fine Egyptian cotton bed linen. All rooms/apartments have a flat-screen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The studio apartments have kitchenette facilities. Hairdryers and irons are available upon request and towels can be rented.
Very well signed with full CCTV access by laptop or mobile phone.

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