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A well established traditional Bed & Breakfast Guest House, with exceptionally flexible accommodation and off road parking, situated in a prime location on Ellerthwaite Road, within in the sought after town of Windermere. An ideal business for anyone looking to start up straight away and thrive within The Lake District.

SITUATION
Known as the gateway to The Lake District, Windermere nestles beside one of the most picturesque lakes, and boasts some of the best amenities and attractions within the South Lakes. Being the largest natural lake in England, Windermere hosts many public attractions and holds a large tourist population. Bowness-on-Windermere is The Lake Districts most popular holiday resort and is an excellent centre for boating activities and steamers.

Windermere offers a wide range of activities for all ages with shops, restaurants, leisure facilities, golf and yacht clubs, plus Windermere Marina and some of the finest walks in Britain. The railway station at Windermere links with the mainline station at Oxenholme giving speedy access to Edinburgh, Manchester and London Euston. With easy access to the M6 motorway within 30 minutes drive.

There are some beautiful walks within this area, with links to Ambleside, Grasmere and Langdale - famous for their Wainwright fells. Within Bowness-on-Windermere there are wonderful boutique shops, cafes, bars and restaurants as well as the usual multiples.

Windermere lies approximately eight miles from the busy town of Kendal with its excellent shopping facilities, theatres, health and leisure centres.

The Lake District, the place to be, with stunning landscapes, lakes, mountains, coastline, historic sites and a wide range of restaurants, including 4 Michelin Star, there's no better place to come and unwind.

THE PROPERTY
No.4 Guest House is a well-established and beautifully presented traditional Lakeland Guest House, with exceptionally flexible accommodation and off road parking, situated in the Heart of the Lake District in the sought after town of Windermere. Its prime location is close to all restaurants, cafes and bars; all local amenities and train station are within walking distance. The Mountains and the Lakes are within easy reach.

No.4 Guest House is a substantial semi-detached Victorian property, which has been successfully run as a Guest House with a £90,000 turnover in the first year and will have wide commercial appeal, as well as for those within the residential market (subject to change of use) for a large and very adaptable family home.

The property is a stone built building dating back to 1888 and maintains much of its Victorian charm. Having recently been refurbished, including all en suite bathrooms; the rooms now have a fresh new look without losing the buildings charm and character.

The considerable property provides accommodation over ground, first and second floors and briefly comprises of entrance hall, Owners lounge and bedroom, guest dining room, breakfast room, garden room, kitchen, utility room and four large en suite guest rooms. The property has double-glazing; gas central heating and a patio garden together with ample off road parking a detached garage and outside stone built toilet and wood store.

Booking.com has given it a score of Exceptional 9.6 and it has achieved a certificate of 5* excellence from Trip Advisor.

GROUND FLOOR

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION
On the left of the hallway is the Owner’s Private Accommodation. This spacious living area comprises wonderful large double glazed sash bay window, radiator, open fire, fitted cupboards to alcoves, wall lights, picture rail, cornice, double doors to the owners bedroom. The bedroom has lots of natural light coming from the double glazed sash window; there is built in storage cupboard, picture rail and cornice. There is direct access to the modernised en suite which comprises white W.C. wash hand basin, large shower cubicle, radiator, part tiling to the walls, wall light, recessed spotlights, extractor fan.

GUEST ACCOMMODATION
With beautiful antique glass framing and doorways, the large and welcoming hallway runs through to the spacious and bright guest dining room which features exposed wooden beams, built in wall cupboards and picture rail shelving and is open plan into the sunny guest garden room/lounge. There are currently tables to accommodate four couples, and the lounge provides a relaxing space to reflect upon a day out in The Lake District.

KITCHEN
A large kitchen, with separate washing and utility space leads off from the dining room. The kitchen briefly comprises of a good range of modern base units and wall cupboards, sink unit, large gas hob cooker, extractor fan, wall-attached grill unit, double glazed sash window and lovely exposed beams.

UTILITY ROOM
Double glazed window, plumbing for a dishwasher and a washing machine, gas central heating boiler.

FIRST FLOOR
Room No.4 is a lovely double room with en suite shower. The dual aspect room is bright and spacious with double glazed sash windows, radiator, television point and wash hand basin. The modern white shower en suite comprises W.C. shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, radiator, part tiling to the walls, extractor fan.

Guest Suite No.1 is a fantastic large room with kingsize bed, which can be arranged as a twin. It has two large double glazed sash windows, four radiators, television point, recessed spotlights and coving to the ceiling. From the lovely seating area it has great views onto the Library Gardens. The gorgeous en suite comprises W.C. wash hand basin, shower/steamer cubicle with thermostatic shower, radiator, paneling to dado height, shaver point, recessed spotlights and extractor fan.

Room No.2 is a double room with a kingsize bed. It has a bright double glazed sash window, two radiators, television point, recessed spotlights and coving to the ceiling. The modern white shower en suite comprises three piece suite in white, W.C. wash hand basin and shower/steamer cubicle with thermostatic shower, radiator, paneling to dado height, tiled floor, shaver point, recessed spotlights and extractor fan.

SECOND FLOOR
Guest Suite No.3 is accessed from a set of annex like stairs, it is a large bright double loft room with a kingsize bed, two radiators, television point, wonderful exposed beams and also provides great loft storage space. The picture framing double glazed dormer window gives fantastic views, which on a clear day can capture the outlying Lakeland fells. The generous en suite comprises W.C. wash hand basin, bath and separate shower cubicle with electric shower, radiator, tiled floor, recessed spotlights and extractor fan.

EXTERNAL DETAILS
There is a well-stocked front garden and patio garden to the rear and access to the rear lane. There is valuable off road parking facilities for at least 5 cars to the side of the property offering the potential to extend the garden. No.4 Guest House is situated opposite Windermere Library Park, where there is a Pay and Display car park.

GARAGE & OUTHOUSES
Stone built garage with double doors, pedestrian door, light and power, plumbing for a washing machine, fitted cupboards. Stone built outside toilet and wood store.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Normal fixture and fittings associated with this type of property are included in the sale and a detailed inventory of these will be supplied prior to exchange. All the furniture and bedding are less than 12 months old.

THE OPPORTUNITY
As a business, No.4 Guest House is well established and is owner operated with advanced bookings to June 2018. It has great links with local suppliers, who provide great local produce. Trading just below the VAT threshold giving a wonderful lifestyle. The owners have had drawings done for a large rear extension, which can be used to extend the property and give great letting rooms/owners accommodation. This business opportunity is not one to be missed. Exceptional 9.6 score on Booking.com and it has achieved a certificate of 5* excellence from Trip Advisor.

An ideal business for anyone looking to start up straight away and thrive within The Lake District!

TRADING INFORMATION
Turnover Approximately £90,000

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

DIRECTIONS
From our Windermere Office proceed south along A5074 New Road, pass Broad Street and Windermere Library on your left, Ellerthwaite Road is the next left, No.4 Guest House is the second house on the right.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
South Lakeland District Council
Council Tax Band 'A

  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Receptions
  • Leisure
  • Freehold
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"4 Room traditional Bed & Breakfast Guest House,"
Windermere - Humberts

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