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6 Bedroom Bed And Breakfast "Carena House" For Sale

Canterbury, Kent
Asking Price:
£675,000 Furniture / Fixtures included
Net Profit:
Available on request

Carena House is a charming Victorian end of terraced property set in the beautiful and historic city of Canterbury. Carena House has been run as a bed & breakfast for 69 years. It is probably one of the longest standing b&b's in Canterbury and is named after the lady who started the business. Carena House has a long standing reputation in Canterbury and our reviews and status can be checked via and Tripadvisor. The flexible accommodation means it can be used for a number of different purposes, whether that is as a private home (we have full planning permission to return to a residential property), a student let, HMO or continuing as a successful and lucrative bed and breakfast.

The accommodation comprises of a large guest dining room, owner private lounge, kitchen and
6 bedrooms which all have en suite shower rooms. Of the 6 bedrooms one is used as a private owners accommodation the other 5 bedrooms are letting accommodation. There is a large basement which is ripe for further development. There is a pretty south west facing garden where there is secure enclosed parking for 2/3 cars and a large shed which has power and electric light.

Throughout the property there is a radio fire alarm system, emergency lighting and fire extinguishers as well as a burglar alarm on the ground floor.

All furniture except for the owners private lounge is included in the asking price as is the goodwill and business website with an on-line booking system. We will in the next 2 weeks have full length internal white shutters fitted to the front of the property.

We have currently owned the property since 2008 and now wish to retire. For any further information or to view our business/home please do not hesitate to ask.

If interested, please contact the seller through the form on this page.

Property information



Living Accommodation:

Own private lounge. Large bedroom with en suite. Kitchen.


Central location just a 15 minute walk into the centre of Canterbury. Local shops, supermarket, pubs and restaurants in close vicinity. Free parking in various locations around the property.

Premises Details:

End of terrace Victorian building in a prime trading location.

Planning Consent:

We have full planning permission in place for the property to be returned to residential status as a private dwelling. The property is currently classed as a commercial property.

Energy Performance Rating:
F  View EPC Graph for this property

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

The Gross profit figure is from only 46 weeks trading. We close over Christmas/New year and take two weeks holiday in June/July and November/December. Gross profit could be raised by some 15k if not closed.
The large cellar could be converted in to yet another en suite bedroom (our neighbour has done this at a cost of 20k). The income from this would be approx £85 per night.

Reasons for selling:


Trading hours:

24/7 365 days a year if you wish. We trade 10 months of the year.

Just the owner 1 person
Years established:
69 years

Other Information

Support & training:

We will advise, train & support when contracts are exchanged and will be in the area to support.

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