Property Details


For the business and fixtures and fittings.

An excellent opportunity to purchase a thriving business which includes a 2 bedroom flat. Located in the heart of this very busy tourist village.

Bowness On Windermere is one of the UK’s busiest tourist/ holiday destinations, attracting many visitors and holiday makers, along with a great local custom making this an all year round business.

  • Perfect central location
  • 55 Covers
  • Scope for expansion
  • 2 Bedroomed flat above

Description: Villa Positano is a highly respected Italian restaurant, which has built up an enviable reputation. the restaurant makes healthy profit trading on 5 evenings from 5pm-9pm. Closed for 7 weeks a year for holidays. There is much scope to for longer trading hours and indeed lunchtime opening. The trading accounts can be seen upon request.

The charming dining areas are on the ground and first floors, there is a fully equipped commercial kitchen (full inventory upon sale) and also a 2 bedroomed flat which could create scope for enlarging the commercial dining area or as an owners or managers accommodation (subject to the freeholders permission).

A full inventory will be produced upon sale, however it is intended that everything except a few personnel items, framed pictures etc will be included.

Location: Villa Positano is on Ash Street, perhaps one of the busiest streets in the ever popular tourist destination of Bowness On Windermere and only a short stroll to Bowness Bay. From its relatively inauspicious entrance belies a quite fantastic dining experience, one that locals and tourists alike have been enjoying for many years.

Approaching Bowness village from Bowness Bay pass St Martins Church on the left, bear next right into Kendal Road and the pedestrianised street of Ash Street is almost immediately on the left and Villa Positano is a short way down on the right.

Accommodation: (with approximate measurements)

Dining Area 1 and 2 and Bar 17′ 0" x 11′ 10" (5.18m x 3.61m) and 18′ 0" x 12′ 11" (5.49m x 3.94m) Divided into 2 areas with tiled floor and bar area. with coffee maker and fridge.

Commercial Kitchen 19′ 3" x 9′ 5" (5.87m x 2.87m) Fully equipped and a full inventory will be done upon sale with an extensive range of equipment including 6 ring gas hob, double pizza oven, 3 fridges, 3 freezers, double sink, microwave and a lot more! "Main" gas boiler for hot water. Air conditioning unit.

First Floor

Bar Area With tiled floor, filled bar, sink, dishwasher, fridge and coffee maker.

4 toilets, 2 each for gentlemen and ladies. Walk in cupboard with ideal gas central heating boiler.

Dining Area 3 18′ 6" x 17′ 0" (5.64m x 5.18m) A charming space with exposed beams, tiled floor and air conditioning unit.

Store 1 13′ 8" x 8′ 5" (4.17m x 2.57m)

Store 2 14′ 2" x 6′ 9" (4.32m x 2.06m)

Private Flat with all the potential to utilise the living room as an extra dining area.

Sitting Room 18′ 0" x 12′ 11" (5.49m x 3.94m) With 3 uPVC double glazed windows, built in cupboard and stairs to 2nd floor.


Kitchen 10′ 4" x 8′ 9" (3.15m x 2.67m) Fitted wall and base units, inset sink unit, 2 Velux roof lights, electric hob and oven and limited headroom to open plan eaves storage area.

Bedroom 1 12′ 10" x 9′ 7" (3.91m x 2.92m) uPVC double glazed window.

Bedroom 2 11′ 10" x 8′ 10 max" (3.61m x 2.69m) uPVC double glazed window.

Bathroom 3 piece white suite of bath, with shower over, WC and pedestal wash basin, uPVC double glazed window.

Outside: 2 stone and slated outside stores, one with a large walk in fridge. Paved side area for bin storage.

Services: Mains gas, electric, water and drainage. Gas fired central heating to radiators.

Business Rates: A rateable value of £19,500 per annum with the amount payable being £9,574.50. Small business rates relief may apply.

Council Tax: Flat – South Lakeland District Council – Band A.

Tenure: Villa Positano is available on a new fully repairing and insuring lease at a starting rent of £32,000 pa on a renewable 10 year lease (or longer) with a rent review every 5 years. Whilst not their first thoughts the freehold may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Windermere Sales Office.

Energy Performance Certificate: The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.

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Floorplan Villa Positano, Ash Street, Bowness On Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3EB




Contact the Windermere Office or call on: 015394 44461
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