Guide price

Bedrooms: 14
The Limes is an established stylish Boutique Guest House situated in a prime trading position approximately 250 metres from the sea front, pier and town centre. This is without doubt an exceptional business opportunity, with an outstanding reputation, 4

AA Award and 5

Trip Advisor Reviews.

This substantial Victorian property offers elegantly styled spacious accommodation arranged over 3 floors with superb views of Swanage Bay from the front. The property has been extensively renovated to a high standard by the current owners retaining a wealth of fine architectural detail. From arrival, through to the guest suites and proprietors accommodation, it is immaculately furnished and equipped throughout.

Currently arranged as a mix of 12 Boutique Guest Suites and 2 Bedroom Proprietors accommodation, the latter could easily be re-configured to upgrade the proprietors accommodation to 4 bedrooms with personal staircase access.


AA 4

Guest House


Trip Advisor Reviews

Rarely available, this business has been run successfully for many years by the current owners and has excellent revenue and profits. Audited accounts are available for genuine applicants upon request. The owners currently operate the business throughout the year and uniquely the whole accommodation is available to rent privately on a self catering basis over Christmas/New Year. Full details, including booking facility, can be found on The Limes is also present on and other websites. The majority of the furniture, fixtures and fittings will be included in the price. A full inventory will be provided and attached to the contract in the event of a sale.


Ground Floor - Self Check-in, Entrance Hall, Dining Room, Conservatory where pets are permitted, Separate Sitting Room, ‘Honesty Bar’.

12 Boutique Guest Suites, some of which offer views of Swanage Bay. All rooms have TV/DVD players, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities.

Ample Parking for up to 9 Vehicles and secure storage for cycles etc.


Living Room, Kitchen fitted with commercial dishwasher, coffee machine, gas cooker, oven and hob, bain marie plate warmer, walk-in pantry, Utility Room 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom.


To the front is a small garden. At the rear the easily maintained garden comprises a raised timber deck with views of the Purbeck Hills and Bay, large cabin, garage, built-in barbecue, outbuildings and storage underneath the property. Parking for up to 9 vehicles.

Ground Floor

Entrance Conservatory 6.46m x 3.89m (21'2" x 12'9")

Guests Lounge 5.19m x 4.07m (17' x 13'4")

Bar 3.65m x 2.71m (12' x 8'11")

Dining Room 8.08m max x 4.35m (26'6" max x 14'3")

Proprietor's Accommodation:

Living Room 7.18m x 4.57m (23'7" x 15')

Kitchen 4.61m x 3.9m (15'2" x 12'10")

Utility Room 3.45m x 2.46m (11'4" x 8'1")

Pantry Store 7.69m x 2.06m (25'3" x 6'9")

Bedroom 4.03m x 2.77m (13'2" x 9'1")

Bedroom 3.82m x 2.71m (12'6" x 8'11")


First Floor:

Bedroom 1 2.98m x 2.77m (9'9" x 9'1")

En-Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 2 2.98m x 2.15m (9'9" x 7'1")

Bedroom 3 6.91m x 4.07m (22'8" x 13'4")

Bedroom 4 2.98m x 2.14m (9'9" x 7')

En-Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 5 6.15m x 3.36m (20'2" x 11') with personal Balcony

En-Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 6 3.26m x 3.2m (10'8" x 10'6")

En-Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 12 3.16m x 2.08m (10'5" x 6'10")

Shower Room


Store Room 2.62m x 1.98m (8'7" x 6'6")

Second Floor:

Bedroom 7 7.22m x 2.62m (23'8" x 8'7")

En-Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 8 7.22m x 2m (23'8" x 6'7")

En-Suite Shower room

Bedroom 9 6.25m x 3.87m (20'6" x 12'8")

En-Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 10 4.92m max x 4.09m (16'2" max x 13'5')

En-Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 11 4m x 2.72m (13'2" x 8'11")

En-Suite Shower Room

Linen Store


R/V £11,750 Small Business Rate Relief Available. Rates Payable £TBC

To appreciate this exceptional property, viewing is highly recommended. All viewings must be accompanied and these are strictly by appointment through the Sole Agents, Corbens, 01929 422284. Postcode BH19 2AE.

Property Ref: PAR1505

01929 288149

Corbens Estate Agents

41 Station Road, Swanage, Dorset

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