Property Details

  • Excellent Ground Floor Takeaway
  • First Floor Dining Room
  • Prominent Central Location
  • Freehold Business with all Fixtures and Fittings Included

Location: Situated right in the heart of Bowness on Windermere in Royal Square opposite St Martins Church and only a few hundred meters from Bowness Bay all in both the Lake District National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From Bowness Bay (where the passenger steamers are) continue into the village passing St Martins Church on the left and Vinegar Jones is a short walk up on the right.

Having the added advantage of street frontage to both Royal Square at the front and Ash Street to the rear.

Description: Vinegar Jones is a well run, highly profitable business in a prominent building in the centre of the village. A family run business for many years, the property and business for are sale due to hopeful retirement.

Originally built in the late 1800s the property sadly was extensively damaged by a fire in 2012 and completely internally rebuilt during 2013, which gave the opportunity to reorganise the internal layout and change the position of the staircase to work better in these modern times. The property was completely gutted after the fire so literally everything inside has been renewed so whilst the 4 outside walls remain the same, everything including the floors and roof were replaced in 2013.

The result is a building fit for the 21st century while retaining the original external character.

With the sales shop area on the ground floor, in house dining room on the first floor together with customer WC’s and owners office, store and staff room on the second floor. There is also a good cellar storage under the whole building although there is limited headroom and anyone over 5’7" needs to stoop a little.

All fixtures, fittings and equipment are checked and serviced regularly and kept up to date and are all included in the sale for continued trading of this very profitable business.

Obviously with a hard wired fire alarm system from 2013 there is also CCTV and burglar alarm both replaced in 2020, internal Sonos speaker system controlled via iPad.

The owners preference is to sell the freehold and business together but may consider selling just the business and fixtures and fittings for £850,00 with an annual rent for the building of £58,000 per annum.

Accommodation: (with approximate measurements)

Ground Floor

Sales/Serving Area 19′ 9" x 19′ 7" (6.02m x 5.97m) Fitted out as one might imagine with everything needed. Large stainless steel serving counter with 2 digital tills, 2 fridges and drinks cabinet. Behind this is a 5 pan island range by Mallinsons of Oldham, Bain Marie, 2 Chip Boxes, Lincat Grill, pair of double Lincat small fryers and 1 single one. Tiled walls. Fridge, freezer, small sink and oil filtration system (The Carbon Assasin).

Preparation Area 12′ 0" x 11′ 2" (3.66m x 3.4m) 56lb (25kg) Bold potato rumbler, Bold chipper, 2 1850w Samsung microwaves, large stainless steel sink unit and stable style door to outside.

Inner Hall Access to stairs and separate rear access off Ash Street.

First Floor

Restaurant 24′ 8" x 19′ 6" (7.52m x 5.94m) Large windows overlooking the village scene below and comfortably seating 30 diners. Absolute self service hot drinks machine.

Male WC Pedestal wash hand basin, WC and extractor. Hand dryer.

Female WC Pedestal wash hand basin, WC and extractor fan. Hand dryer.

Entrance to baby changing area

Second Floor

Office 19′ 8" x 12′ 3" (5.99m x 3.73m) A good sized room with feature leaded windows and exposed beams.

Staff Room 16′ 3" x 10′ 7" (4.95m x 3.23m) Fitted with base units, inset stainless steel sink, Logic combination gas boiler, washing machine, dishwasher and extractor fan.

Separate WC For staff use only with pedestal wash hand basin, hand dryer, extractor fan and access to small storage area.

Store 16′ 4" x 8′ 8" (4.98m x 2.64m)

Lower Ground Floor

Cellar 20′ 1" x 10′ 2" (6.12m x 3.1m) A great dry storage area roughly split into 3 areas with limited head height. Hot water tank for preparation area sink, 3 chest freezers, 2 (8 Tray) fish fridges, double slush machine (for those warmer months) and an extra chipper and extra extractor motor. Extractor system.

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

Tenure: Freehold. Vacant possession upon completion.

Business Rates: Rateable value of £22,500 with the amount payable of £11,520 for 2021/2022.

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Windermere Sales Office. Ideally Wednesdays when the shop is closed.

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 Vinegar Jones, Royal Square, Bowness On Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3DB




Contact the Windermere Office or call on: 015394 44461
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