Footballer Marco Gabbiadini hoping to net a buyer for his York B&B

Footballer Marco Gabbiadini hoping to net a buyer for his York B&B

Marco Gabbiadini at Bishops Bed and Breakfast in Holgate

Marco Gabbiadini playing for York City in 1998

Bishops Bed and Breakfast in Holgate

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A FORMER professional footballer turned award winning York B&B owner is selling his business for £1.2 million.

Marco Gabbiadini and his wife Deborah are selling Bishops Bed and Breakfast in Holgate, after running the venture together since 2003.

Turning his hand to running a B&B after a knee injury forced him to retire from football, Mr and Mrs Gabbiadini went on to win numerous awards for their business, including being named Guest House Accommodation of the Year for two consecutive years in the Visit York Tourism awards in 2012 and 2013.

For £1.2 million prospective buyers can purchase the freehold for both the property and the five star rated business, which comprises of 11 bedroom within a fully converted Victorian villa.

Peter Bean, hotels director at Colliers International, which is handling the sale, said: "Bishops is an attractive Victorian villa which has been extended and beautifully restored and refurbished so that it provides a marvellous variety of letting and private accommodation.

"The business trades with 11 bedrooms and there’s scope to operate 13 or 14 if buyers don’t need all of the private rooms.

"This is a high quality highly profitable business with very good accommodation for owners.

"The property also includes a delightful private garden, all of which is a tremendous bonus for buyers looking for a combination of home and business in a highly desirable city."

Mr Gabbiadini was educated at Nunthorpe Grammar School and began his football career as a 16-year-old apprentice with the York City.

His career on the pitch saw him play more than 750 including time spent at Sunderland, Northampton Town, Derby County, Darlington, Hartlepool United, and Crystal Palace, scoring a total of 226 league goals he also played for England under-21s and totalled nearly £3 million in transfer fees.

Not to be outdone by her husband, Mrs Gabbiadini also staked a claim to fame when she became Miss Yorkshire Evening Press.

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10:01am Wed 30 Jul 14

Old_Man says...

Is this an example of macroeconomics?
Is this an example of macroeconomics? Old_Man
  • Score: 4

10:16am Wed 30 Jul 14

Some old bloke says...

If it's being sold by Macro it should be a bargain. Don't the Press have proof readers?
If it's being sold by Macro it should be a bargain. Don't the Press have proof readers? Some old bloke
  • Score: 10

10:21am Wed 30 Jul 14

maybejustmaybe says...

Auto correct?
Auto correct? maybejustmaybe
  • Score: 4

10:41am Wed 30 Jul 14

Bailed Out says...

Hardly news. Im so glad i dont have to pay for this.
Hardly news. Im so glad i dont have to pay for this. Bailed Out
  • Score: 18

10:57am Wed 30 Jul 14

Grumpy Old Man says...

Nice free ad. Sort of thing you used to run on front page of Property Press. Can't find anything newsworthy in this, however. Doesn't that count any more?
Nice free ad. Sort of thing you used to run on front page of Property Press. Can't find anything newsworthy in this, however. Doesn't that count any more? Grumpy Old Man
  • Score: 24

11:32am Wed 30 Jul 14

Fat Harry says...

Some old bloke wrote:
If it's being sold by Macro it should be a bargain. Don't the Press have proof readers?
No. It hasn't employed any since the 1990s.
[quote][p][bold]Some old bloke[/bold] wrote: If it's being sold by Macro it should be a bargain. Don't the Press have proof readers?[/p][/quote]No. It hasn't employed any since the 1990s. Fat Harry
  • Score: 15

12:13pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Tug job says...

maybejustmaybe wrote:
Auto correct?
"Professional" journalists?
[quote][p][bold]maybejustmaybe[/bold] wrote: Auto correct?[/p][/quote]"Professional" journalists? Tug job
  • Score: 10

2:04pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Justin7 says...

Marco is entitled to a free ad in a York paper, as he's a York City legend.
Marco is entitled to a free ad in a York paper, as he's a York City legend. Justin7
  • Score: 3

10:54pm Wed 30 Jul 14

farmerpalmer says...

Another slow news day...
Another slow news day... farmerpalmer
  • Score: 3

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