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Ferndene comprises a substantial modernised Victorian five storey terrace house together with an extensive detached two storey rear annexe incorporating a large integral garage providing space to accommodate four vehicles. Externally there is a paved front garden, self-contained rear yard and large rear courtyard with on-site parking spaces for five vehicles.

  • Well Established Guest House
  • Victorian Terrace
  • Seven Double/en-suite Bedrooms
  • Extensive Owners' Accommodation
  • Upgraded by the Current Owners
  • Easy Walking Distance to Keswick
  • Views Over Keswick & Surrounding Fells
  • Potential Additional Guest Bedrooms
  • Rear Car Parking for Five Vehicles
  • Garage with Space for Four Vehicles

Main House Accommodation

Lower Ground Floor

Rear Hall Incorporating built in storage cupboard with Worcester gas boiler and currently used as a drying room. Large under stairs storage cupboard currently used as a linen store.

Owners’ Bedroom 14′ 3" x 11′ 7" (MAXIMUM) (4.34m x 3.53m) Rear double bedroom with rear window and feature fire place with living flame effect fitted gas fire.

Owners’ Bedroom 10′ 10" x 9′ 8" (3.3m x 2.95m) Front double bedroom with a small bay window, electric heater, built in storage cupboards/wardrobes.

Owners’ Bedroom 10′ 5" x 6′ 11" (3.18m x 2.11m) Front single bedroom with window, electric heater and built in recessed storage cupboards/wardrobes, dressing table and desk.

Owners’ Bathroom 8′ 7" x 6′ 11" (2.62m x 2.11m) Incorporating low suite WC, wash hand basin and panelled bath with shower mixer attachment, electric heater.

Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule

Entrance Hall Incorporating double radiator.

Guest Dining Room 14′ 3" x 14′ 1" (MAXIMUM) (4.34m x 4.29m) A large front reception room with feature bay window providing pleasant views over the front garden to St John’s Church, feature marble fireplace with tiled inlay and hearth, 2 radiators.

Owner’s Kitchen 13′ 11" x 11′ 8" (4.24m x 3.56m) Incorporating a modern range of fitted base and wall units, breakfast bar, 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink with waste disposal unit and mixer tap, stainless steel preparation sink with mixer tap, Britannia dual fuel range with double oven and grills, canopied extractor unit, automatic dishwasher and fridge, ceramic wall tiling, radiator.

Utility / Laundry Room 6′ 5" x 4′ 6" (1.96m x 1.37m) Incorporating sink unit, radiator, plumbing for automatic washing machine and window.

First Floor

Half Landing Incorporating feature mirror.

Owners’ Living Room 19′ 7" x 14′ 0" (5.97m x 4.27m) A large front reception room with feature bay window providing pleasant views over St John’s Church and gardens towards Catbells, Newlands and Coledale fells, feature marble open fire place with tiled inlay and hearth, modern range of cupboards and bookcases, radiator.

Owners’ or Guest Bedroom 14′ 0" x 12′ 0" (4.27m x 3.66m) Rear double bedroom with views towards Latrigg, Blencathra and Skiddaw fells, sink unit, feature open fire place, radiator.

Owners’ or Guest Bathroom 9′ 8" x 6′ 10" (2.95m x 2.08m) Incorporating low suite WC, wash hand basin and panelled bath with shower over, radiator, built in storage cupboard.

Second Floor

Half Landing Incorporating feature window.

Landing Incorporating built in storage cupboard, radiator and access door to the rear fire escape.

Guest Bedroom 12′ 9" x 8′ 8" (3.89m x 2.64m) Rear double bedroom with views over Keswick towards Latrigg, Blencathra and Skiddaw fells, feature fireplace, radiator.

En-suite Shower Room 9′ 0" x 2′ 7" (2.74m x 0.79m) Incorporating shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin, radiator, illuminated mirror and shaving point.

Guest Bedroom 12′ 8" x 9′ 8" (3.86m x 2.95m) Front "L-shaped" King size superior bedroom with two windows providing pleasant views over St John’s Church and gardens towards Catbells, Newlands and Coledale fells, large walk-in double wardrobe, radiator, open plan to

Sitting Area 9′ 8" x 5′ 9" (2.95m x 1.75m) Incorporating radiator.

Spacious En-Suite Shower Room 6′ 3" x 5′ 5" (1.91m x 1.65m) Incorporating quadrant shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin, radiator, illuminated mirror, shaving point.

Third Floor

Landing Incorporating window and radiator.

Guest Suite

Living Room 9′ 9" x 9′ 0" (2.97m x 2.74m) Rear ‘L-shaped’ living room with spectacular panoramic views over Keswick towards Latrigg, Blencathra and Skiddaw fells, built in storage cupboards, radiator.

Guest Bedroom 10′ 3" x 9′ 2" (3.12m x 2.79m) Front King size bedroom with views over St John’s Church and gardens towards Catbells, Newlands and Coledale fells, built in storage cupboards, radiator.

Guest Bedroom or Storeroom 10′ 5" x 9′ 7" (3.18m x 2.92m) Front double bedroom or store room with views over St John’s Church and gardens towards Catbells, Newlands and Coledale fells, radiator.

Shower Room 6′ 8" x 4′ 3" (2.03m x 1.3m) Incorporating tiled shower cubicle, WC, hand wash basin.

Outside Front

Well stocked, paved garden with shrubbed borders and pedestrian access gate.

Rear

Private courtyard with hedged border and fire escape stairway.

Rear Annexe Accomodation

Ground Floor

Recessed porch

Inner Hall Incorporating electric heater and built in storage cupboard.

Guest Room 11′ 6" x 9′ 6" (3.51m x 2.9m) Double bedroom incorporating electric heater.

En-suite Shower Room Incorporating tiled shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin.

First Floor

Landing Incorporating electric heater and built in storage cupboard with immersion heater.

Guest Room 9′ 10" x 9′ 9" (3m x 2.97m) Double bedroom incorporating electric heater, wash hand basin with vanity unit and shaver point.

En-suite Shower Room Incorporating shower cubicle, WC, electric towel rail.

Guest Room 12′ 6" x 9′ 3" (3.81m x 2.82m) Double bedroom incorporating electric heater, wash hand basin with vanity unit and shaver point.

En-suite Shower Room Incorporating shower cubicle, WC, electric towel rail.

Guest Room 11′ 7" x 10′ 10" (3.53m x 3.3m) King size or twin bedroom with windows to two elevations, sitting area, electric storage heater.

En-suite Shower Room Incorporating large tiled shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin, WC, electric fan heater.

Outside

Integral Garage 33′ 10" x 16′ 3" (10.31m x 4.95m) Large garage providing accommodation for four vehicles and incorporating front ‘up and over’ entrance door, side pedestrian door, bicycle storage facility, electric power points and fluorescent strip lighting.

Private courtyard parking with spaces for up to five vehicles with the additional space for motorcycles or bicycles.

Property Ferndene comprises a substantial modernised Victorian five storey terrace house together with an extensive detached two storey rear annexe incorporating a large integral garage providing space to accommodate four vehicles. Externally there is a paved front garden, self-contained rear yard and large rear courtyard with on-site parking spaces for five vehicles.

Description Ferndene is a charming, substantial and modernised Victorian terrace house together with a rear modern detached annexe operating as a successfully established guest house in a prime trading position with the added benefit of on site parking for five vehicles, a large garage which can accommodate a further four vehicles and delightful front and rear views from the main house over Keswick towards the spectacular surrounding fells. Acquired by the present owners in 2006, the property has subsequently been extensively refurbished and gained an impressive level of repeat business from returning guests. Subject to all necessary consents, the property offers alternative potential for conversion to provide individual self-contained residential apartments.

Situation The property is pleasantly situated overlooking St John’s Church and only a short stroll from Keswick town centre. Lake Derwentwater with its stunning views, boating, lake steamers and the famous "Theatre by the Lake" can be reached in a ten minute walk.

Letting Bedrooms The owners currently operate six of the seven double / en-suite guest bedrooms. Two additional double guest bedrooms can be provided by utilising the first floor double bedroom and adjacent bathroom in the main house and allocating another spare double bedroom on the third floor to be included with the suite and allowing it to provide two double bedrooms. Implementing these arrangements would achieve an optimum occupancy level for eighteen staying guests.

Owners’ Acommodation The owners currently use the ground floor kitchen and the spacious first floor living room as their private reception room with a feature bay window directly overlooking St John’s Church towards Latrigg, Blencathra and Skiddaw fells. They additionally use the first floor double bedroom and adjoining bathroom together with all of the lower ground floor accommodation comprising three bedrooms and a bathroom.

Public Areas The main public area comprises the spacious front ground floor guest dining room with a feature bay window overlooking St John’s Church.

Services Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Gas-fired central heating.

Tenure Freehold

Planning Use Class The property has a use class order of C1 Hotels.

Business Rates The rateable value is £6,492.

Council Tax Band B for the owners’ accommodation.

Trade The owners deliberately operate the business by limiting trading revenue to stay below the VAT threshold. There is considerable potential to increase this as the owners close for two months each year during January and February and have not utilised any of the three potentially additional double bedrooms for guest letting. Trading information can be provided for any seriously interested parties after attending a viewing.

Website www.ferndene-keswick.co.uk

Alternative Development Potential Subject to all necessary consents and conditions the property offers potential for conversion to provide individual self-contained residential apartments.

Price Offers in excess of £695,000 are invited for the freehold interest and benefit of all forward bookings. A furnishings and equipment inventory excluding personal items is available to purchase by separate negotiation.

Viewing Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh’s Keswick office.

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Floor Plan

Floorplan Ferndene Guest House, Ambleside Road, Keswick
Floorplan Ferndene Guest House, Ambleside Road, Keswick
Floorplan Ferndene Guest House, Ambleside Road, Keswick

Location

Contact the Keswick Office or call on: 017687 41741
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