The Fish Inn, a traditional Lake District country inn that
features in a Lake District local legend, has been put up for sale
off a guide price of £1.5m.
The 10-bedroom inn offers en-suite accommodation, breakfast room
and lounge, along with a public bar and restaurant for around 70
The inn is part of the local legend, ‘The Maid of
Buttermere,’ which tells of Mary Robinson, the famously beautiful
daughter of the landlord of The Fish Inn in the 18th Century, who
was married to a local man illegally posing as nobleman ‘Colonel
Hope.’ The marriage was widely reported, resulting in his fraud
being exposed and the false Colonel was tried and hanged, leaving
Mary heartbroken until she was happily remarried to a local
The Fish Inn is also recognised for its location next to
Buttermere lake, which has previously been voted amongst the UK’s
top 10 views.
The property has been owned and operated by the current owners,
Jean and John Richardson since 1968, and they are now seeking a
sale in order to retire.
Alistair Greenhalgh, director at Christie and Co, who is
handling the sale, said: “The Fish Inn can genuinely be described
as a once in a lifetime opportunity, having been brought to the
market for the first time since 1968.
“Though the business currently trades strongly from both the
existing letting bedrooms and the food and beverage trade, an
incoming operator will have the opportunity to develop this further
as there are currently five staff bedrooms and two owner’s flats
which could be converted into additional letting accommodation if
Source: FS – All-Hotels-Blogs
‘Local legend’ The Fish Inn on the market for sale £1.5m