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£900k Kent guest house comes to market

The Old Police Guest House in Leeds Village, an historic town on the outskirts of Maidstone, Kent, has been brought to market via Christie & Co, with a guide price of £899,999.

Set in the quant town’s former 1950s police house, which was once the home of the village bobby and his family, The Old Police Guest House is located just one mile from Leeds Castle. As such, the business attracts visitors from the UK and internationally, as well as being popular with contractors working on many residential and commercial development sites in the area.

The property comprises four spacious and contemporary-styled guest bedrooms in the main house, which overlook the garden and far reaching countryside; the largest of which is decorated in a luxurious modern French style.

To the rear, the current owner, Karen Banks has constructed a self-contained Policeman’s Hut, designed as an open plan living, sleeping, cooking and dining space. The property also features comfortable owners’ accommodation, with its own en-suite bedroom and lounge with patio doors overlooking the garden.

Banks has made the decision to sell in order to retire. She comments, “I can honestly say I’ve really enjoyed the last 14 years of running the business and meeting different people from all over the world, it’s been a very profitable and rewarding business to be involved in but the time has come to retire so I’m looking forward to passing the reigns onto a new owner.”

The Old Police House is certain to attract those looking for manageable guesthouse business, trading to their desired level to suit their lifestyle. It presents a great opportunity for a first-time buyer looking to entire the sector or for an experienced operator looking to expand their portfolio. Alternatively, there is also an option to convert the property into a large residential family home.

Andrew Moore, Director at Christie & Co is handling the sale, and said, “A rare opportunity to buy a guesthouse located close to Leeds Castle. The house has been looked after very well by Mrs Banks, having been converted from what was the villages old police house, from where it drew its name.

' There is the opportunity for a new owner to trade at their desired level, whether part time to supplement a main working income, or full on as a main income, all the while enjoying living in a lovely and historic village on the outskirts of Maidstone.”