Superbly placed in the very centre of ever popular Grasmere at the heart of The Lake District National Park, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a refurbished double fronted freehold café with superb 2 bedroomed self contained living accommodation above. The café includes a very well equipped commercial kitchen and around 55 sq M of seating space (30 or more covers).
The self contained living accommodation has been a successful holiday let in the past and enjoys lovely views and includes a bright living room, kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, modern bathroom and two attic rooms above with ladder access.
Location From our office in Ambleside head north on the A591 to Grasmere passing Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake along the way. Upon reaching the roundabout take the first exit into the village. Continue through the village, passing on your right St Oswald’s Church and The Gingerbread Shop. The Old Bakery can be found a little further towards the centre of the village on your right hand side just after Trespass, the outdoor clothing store.
Description Locations simply do not come much better than this. The Lake District attracts an estimated 15 million visitors each year, and there will be relatively few of them who do not pass through or visit the pretty Lakeland village of Grasmere, famed the world over for its literary connections with William Wordsworth and the romantic poets. The Lake District National Park is now a Unesco World Heritage Site which will surely attract even further tourist visitors each year.
The Old Bakery is very prominently placed on the main thoroughfare through the centre of the village and yet it also makes a wonderful place to live for those perhaps considering a lifestyle change.
The recently refurbished double fronted café enjoys an almost 9 meter frontage, with potential to provide seating outside too, subject to any necessary consents being obtained, and already provides 30 covers inside, although we believe that this could actually be increased. The commercial kitchen is well equipped with a whole host of modern stainless steel fittings and equipment and there are modern ladies and gents wc facilities all on the ground floor.
The self contained apartment is located on the first floor with separate access at the rear and has been a successful holiday let in the past but would equally suit as a wonderful permanent home with bright and spacious accommodation. The living room is dual aspect with lovely views, there is an excellent kitchen, two double bedrooms and a modern bathroom. A ladder from the living room leads up via a hatch to two further attic rooms, which appear to have been utilised as occasional bedrooms in the past, and may offer the potential to further extend the living space here if desired and subject to any necessary consents being obtained.
Freehold opportunities such as this are very rare in this part of the world, and this attractive proposition will appeal to both investors and owner occupiers alike – so don’t miss out – book a viewing and come and see for yourself.
Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
Cafe Area 29′ 4" x 24′ 11" (8.95m x 7.60m max) Wonderfully light thanks to the three large picture windows along with the glazed external door this double fronted and immaculately presented café has tiled flooring and comfortably seats 30, though this could be increased. With base units and complementary work surfaces and having appliances including two Coldkit chillers, a Polar fridge, and a Burco hot water Urn. The café comes fully-equipped and ready for immediate use with a range of crockery. Also having an integrated cupboard which houses the Ariston water heater, 5 modern Kyros electric radiators and downlighters.
Commercial Kitchen 15′ 7" x 8′ 0" (4.76m x 2.45m) Recently refurbished and having stainless steel work units with appliances this commercial kitchen includes a Siemens fridge, Polar freezer, Polar 4 door under counter work bench, Samsung microwave, Buffalo double panini press, Burco water heater, Lincat 2 door 6 ring oven, Lincat double stand alone fryer, and Lincat Salamander grill with commercial extractor fan and hood over. With a double stainless steel sink with mixer tap, Halcyon dish washer, Hobart dough mixer, wash hand basin and blue roll dispenser.
Cloakroom Lobby With downlights and a Kyros electric wall heater.
Ladies With WC, wash hand basin, extractor fan and dispensers for toilet tissue, soap, and hand towels.
Gents With WC, wash hand basin, extractor fan and dispensers for toilet tissue, soap, and hand towels. Also having an external door to the rear yard.
The Bakers Loft
Self Contained Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)
Entrance Accessed at the rear via an external staircase.
Kitchen 8′ 7" x 8′ 0" (2.64m x 2.46m) Lovely and light from the glazed external door, with part tiled walls and having wall and base units with complementary work surfaces, an integrated stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap and Schott Ceran ceramic four ring hob set above a Flavel oven. Also having a Kyros electric wall heater and down lights.
Living Room 18′ 8" x 16′ 0" (5.70m x 4.90m max) A wonderfully light and airy double aspect room with views of Silver How and with ample space to both relax and dine. Having access to the attic rooms via a pull down ladder.
Bedroom 1 13′ 7" x 12′ 8" (4.15m x 3.88m max) A double aspect very light spacious double room with down lights.
Bedroom 2 13′ 9" x 12′ 1" (4.20m x 3.70m) A double room with glazed external fire doors , a Kyros electric wall heater and having down lights.
Bathroom With tiled walls and a three piece suite comprising a shaped panel bath with rainfall and hose shower over, WC and a pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over. Also having a heated ladder style towel rail/ radiator, Velux window,down lights, and a cupboard which houses the hot water cylinder.
Attic Rooms Accessed via the pull down ladder in the living room
Attic Room 1 15′ 10" x 15′ 0" (4.85m x 4.58m) Having timber flooring, two Velux windows with fell views, a storage cupboard as well as power and light.
Attic Room 2 13′ 9" x 12′ 5" (4.20m x 3.80m) Having timber flooring, a Velux window with fell views, Kyros electric wall heater, the extraction pipe from the café kitchen as well as power and light.
Outside Having space at the front of the property with potential to increase the seating area (subject to any necessary consents being obtained).
Services The property is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage.
Business Rates and Council Tax The Old Bakery has a rateable value of £15,000 with the amount payable to South Lakeland District Council being £6,990 for 2019/20. Small Business Rate Relief may be available.
The Bakers Loft is Band C – South Lakeland District Council
Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney and Leigh, Ambleside Office. Telephone 015394 32800
Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available to view on our website and also at any of our offices.
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