Specialist hotel property adviser, Christie & Co has reduced the price of The George and Dragon Hotel, in the lovely North Yorkshire town of Kirkbymoorside to £1.15 million.
Situated between the North York Moors National Park and the historic city of York, The George and Dragon, or the ‘G & D’, as it is affectionately referred to by locals, has been home and work for owners, Alison and David Nicholas since 2006. The deceptively spacious and substantial coaching inn is set on a 0.4-acre site and boasts 20 rooms across three separate buildings, plus a spacious apartment within the main pub building.
The business is on the market as Alison and David have made the decision to retire. Alison comments:
“Having had a career in corporate hospitality, we had always wanted our own hotel. This business gave us a lifestyle that meant we could work and play in a beautiful part of the country. The hotel has given David and I a great standard of living, enabling us to not only live by the North York Moors National Park but also to fund our travels around the world in our spare time.
“Kirkbymoorside is a delightful market town with everything you need including a doctor’s surgery, a great pharmacy, good schools, local shops – in fact, you don’t need to leave the town for any amenities,” she continues. “It’s a fantastic location for people touring the area and that’s why visitors of all varieties love it. The coast, the Moors and places for kids like Flamingo Land all aid in providing our business with a large and diverse customer base.
“We have enjoyed almost 17 years of owning this delightful hotel, having not only survived but prospered through some difficult times; the 2009 recession, the smoking ban, Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic and more recently the cost of living crisis but the hotel has more than weathered these storms due to its prime location and its great team. We have enjoyed all aspects of this wonderful coaching inn, the local support, the countless visitors and the overall lifestyle it has given us. Still, now it’s time to retire and let someone else enjoy all this thriving business has to offer.”
Handling the sale is Christie & Co Hotel Director, Mark Worley. He comments:
“The George and Dragon not only provides a great place to live and work, it also provides the owners with a very lucrative income derived from the very healthy profits which the business produces year on year. Full and up-to-date accounts are available on request along with the sales brochure which includes floor plans and title plans and we look forward to enquiries from interested parties.”