A popular Harrogate district visitor attraction is up for sale - here's everything you need to know

A Harrogate district visitor attraction that sits prominently within the scenic surroundings of the Nidderdale AONB has been put up for sale.

Friday, 29th November 2019, 11:24 am
Updated Friday, 29th November 2019, 11:24 am
The attraction draws in thousands of visitors every year.

Specialist business property advisor Christie & Co has been instructed to sell the beautifully-located How Stean Gorge and outdoor pursuits facility

Operating as a visitor attraction for more than 100 years, the business specialises in offering a wide range of outdoor pursuits, team-building days, family and school trips. It features natural caves, flowing ravines and rocks that are ideal for climbing enthusiasts.

The current owners of The Gorge, Stan and Ann Beer, have made the decision to sell in order to pursue retirement. Stan said: “We have operated the site as a family for a number of years now, and it’s time for my wife and I to retire. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at How Stean Gorge and will continue to run the business as though we are staying here indefinitely.

"We have a great team of staff here and lots of loyal customers - we want to make sure they are looked after. We were recommended Christie & Co by a friend and knew they were very active in the leisure sector, having sold lots of hospitality businesses across Yorkshire recently.”

David Cash, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, said: “How Stean Gorge is a great business, benefiting from a wide range of income streams.

“We expect interest from a range of potential buyers, from multi-site/corporate style operators, to lifestyle or family purchasers.”

How Stean Gorge is on the market with offers being invited for the freehold.