With the Lake District now a Unesco World Heritage Site and the likelihood that more and more folk will be taking their holidays in the UK, there could hardly be a better time to consider entering the Lakeland hospitality trade. And what a setting in which to do it! Set in the very heart of beautiful Ambleside, Claremont House offers 5 or 6 excellent en-suite letting bedrooms plus 1 or 2 private en-suite bedrooms (depending on your needs) and is a thriving business.
Enjoying some lovely views this attractive stone-built Guesthouse is perfectly sized for being efficiently run by a couple who will enjoy the comfortable owners accommodation provided. With a turnover currently in the region of £77,750 pa this might just be your dream opportunity for a wonderful lifestyle change.
- Superb stone built guest house with 5 or 6 en-suite letting bedrooms.
- Splendid owners accommodation.
- Wonderful setting in the heart of central Ambleside
- Excellent lifestyle and business opportunity
Location Situated in the tourist haven of central Ambleside at the heart of the Lake District, Claremont House is superbly placed on the main thoroughfare into Ambleside. It is within walking distance to Lake Windermere’s northernmost bay from which an array of watersports, sailing and cruises are on offer.
From the south, located on the one way system just after passing White Platts Park and before reaching Zeffirelli’s Cinema. The property is located on the left hand side of the road as you enter town before the main shopping section is reached. There is short stay (1 hour) free road side car parking opposite.
Description If you have ever contemplated taking the plunge and making a significant change in your life for the better, then you may well have considered what opportunities there may be for living and working in somewhere as beautiful as the Lake District National Park. If you have, then hospitality makes an awful lot of sense.
The Lake District is a Unesco World Heritage Site and reportedly attracts over 47million tourist every year, spending, it is estimated, over £3 billion annually. The recent Unesco recognition and the weakness of the pound is only likely to significantly increase those numbers, and it will undoubtedly be the prime locations, such as on the main road into the centre of accessible hubs such as Ambleside, which will probably benefit the most. The region enjoys an all year round tourist industry, but it does not have to be all work and no play. This attractive stone and slate built end of terrace guesthouse is perfectly proportioned for being effectively run by a couple with the income generated allowing for plenty of free time if desired.
The accommodation is well presented, with en-suite facilities to every bedroom. There are two family suites, which is a very popular innovation, and the layout is adaptable in that it lends itself equally well to providing one or two owners bedrooms (and consequently 5 or 6 letting bedrooms) depending on your needs and requirements. Of the six letting bedrooms it should be noted that the two family suites have been created by merging adjoining bedrooms, so potentially up to 14 guests could be actually be accommodated at any one time.
The perfect opportunity – size, location, lifestyle – all boxes are ticked- why not come and see for yourself, you never know, Claremont House may just make your dreams come true.
Accommodation (with approx. dimensions)
Entrance Porch Having a beautiful original Victorian patterned tiled floor and part tiled walls.
Hallway Also having an original Victorian tiled floor and enjoying other traditional features of the period such as the deep skirtings, high ceilings and moulded cornicing.There is also a radiator.
Guest Dining Room 14′ 2" x 12′ 9" (4.34m x 3.9m) A bright and spacious room currently catering for twelve covers and having a lovely original bay window, attractive traditional features and a radiator.
Owners Bedroom 2 / Guest Bedroom 1 13′ 7" x 13′ 1" (4.15m x 3.99m) A double room with wall lights, an opaque window, built in shelving and a radiator. A door in the hallway allows this section of the building to be closed off from guests entirely if desired, providing great owners privacy.
En-suite Shower Room Having a large glazed and tiled shower unit with Mira shower, a Sani Plus wc and a pedestal wash hand basin with an illuminated mirror over. There is a heated towel rail, part tiled walls and tiled floor.
Owners Office/Dining Room 8′ 11" x 8′ 6" (2.73m x 2.6m) Currently utilised as an office area. Having a tiled floor.
Owners Sitting Room 19′ 0" x 10′ 4" (5.80m x 3.17m) A delightful spacious and light, dual aspect room with double glazed window and patio doors overlooking the decked patio with views to Loughrigg. There is an attractive electric wall mounted fire and a built in cupboard housing the Valiant boiler.
Kitchen 19′ 8" x 6′ 11" (6m x 2.12m) Enjoying an extensive range of modern base and wall units with inset stainless steel sink and a half and drainer unit, complimentary work surfaces and modern part tiled walls. There is an integral electric Neff oven and grill, a 6 ring gas hob with extractor hood over, plumbing for a washing machine, plumbing for a dishwasher, a Velux roof light and a tiled floor. The part glazed rear kitchen door, flanked by windows, also gives access to the decked patio area.
Stairs from the owners office lead to further lower ground floor owners accommodation
Lower Ground Floor
Owners Bedroom 1 15′ 3" x 13′ 1" (4.66m x 4m) A spacious room having useful fitted wardrobes and a double radiator.
En Suite Shower Room Having a modern three piece suite comprising a large glazed shower unit, a wash hand basin with storage drawer below and a WC. Having PVC cladded walls, an extractor fan and a heated towel rail.
Note The owners accommodation, including the ground floor en-suite bedroom, is easily closed off from the letting accommodation providing a good deal of privacy.
Stairs from the main hallway lead to First Floor
Guest Bedroom 2 22′ 11" x 10′ 11" (7m x 3.33m) A bright and spacious room enjoying views to Wansfell from the uPVC double glazed window and having a radiator. This room is currently utilised as a twin room but could be a double room if desired.
En-Suite Shower Room With a three piece suite comprising a tiled and glazed shower unit with a Mira shower, a wash hand basin with illuminated mirror over and a WC. There is also an opaque window, a heated towel rail, a Sector extractor fan, part tiled walls,and a tiled floor.
House Bathroom / Drying Room The current owners allow guests to use this as a bathroom and as a drying room for boots and coats.
With a three piece suite comprising a bath with a Mira shower over, wc and pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over. There is heated towel rail, an extractor fan, part tiled walls and a tiled floor. This room can be employed to supplement the owners accommodation or the letting accommodation, although all of the letting rooms enjoy en-suite facilities.
Guest Bedroom 3 13′ 1" x 12′ 5" (3.99m x 3.8m) A double room with lovely views towards Loughrigg Fell and having a radiator.
En-Suite Shower Room Having a Mira shower, a WC and pedestal wash hand basin with illuminated mirror over. There is also a heated towel rail, PVC cladded walls and an extractor fan.
Guest Bedroom 4 – Family Suite 12′ 9" x 11′ 5" (3.9m x 3.5m) plus 9’10" x 7’3" (3.0 x 2.20m) An excellent bright and spacious family room in two connecting sections. There is a double and a single bed with two uPVC double glazed windows affording views towards Wansfell and having two radiators.
En-Suite Shower Room Having a three piece suite comprising a Mira shower, a wc and a wash hand basin with illuminated mirror over. There is also a heated towel rail, PVC cladded walls and an extractor fan.
Stairs to Second Floor Landing With Velux roof light and spacious airing cupboard housing pre-insulated cylinder and giving access to the loft.
Guest Bedroom 5 12′ 7" x 12′ 5" (3.85m x 3.79m) A double room with lovely views towards Loughrigg Fell and having a radiator.
En-Suite Shower Room Having a three piece suite comprising a glazed and tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower, a wc and wash hand basin with illuminated mirror over. There is a heated towel rail, a Sector extractor and having part tiled walls and a tiled floor.
Guest Bedroom 6 – Family Suite 18′ 11" x 13′ 10" (5.78m x 4.24m) A spacious room with uPVC double glazing with splendid views towards Wansfell. There is a double and two single beds and two radiators.
En-Suite Shower Room A three piece suite comprising a glazed and tiled shower unit with Mira shower, a wc and wash hand basin with illuminated mirror over. There is also a heated towel rail, an Advent extractor fan, part tiled walls and tiled floor.
Outside To the rear of the property is an enclosed yard with part decking providing a patio area. From the yard are lovely views over to Loughrigg. The property enjoys the benefit of one resident car parking permit and one guest permit for a nominal fee. The owners also lease a third car parking space just a short level stroll from the property for a cost of £400 per year.
Services The property is connected to mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
Council Tax / Rateable Value Band – A. The owners accommodation is subject to council tax.
The property has a rateable value of £7,900 with the amount payable for 2019/20 being £3,878.90
Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office.
Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.
A thought from the owners…. We would like to offer you Claremont House as an excellent opportunity for a lifestyle change. We are a small family run Bed and Breakfast with some of the finest walks and scenery in the Lake District on the doorstep, with many opportunities for those who enjoy exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Known as the ‘the gateway to the Langdale Valley’, one of the most distinctive mountain ranges in England, the town has a great sense of it’s own heritage where the inhabitants are very proud of it’s past and there is a great sense of community spirit. There are numerous local organisations for people of all ages, making Ambleside an attractive and pleasurable place to live.
For those with families there are a number of excellent pre-schools, primary schools, secondary schools and a college nearby, which all offer education which enthuse, excite and inspire children of all ages.
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