8 bedroom commercial property for sale

Lakeside Country Guest House, Bassenthwaite Lake, Dubwath, Nr Keswick, Cumbria

£799,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Handsome Eight-Bedroomed Edwardian Country Guest House Retaining Many Fine Features
  • Attractive Detached Two-Bedroomed Self-Catering Lodge
  • Separate Two-Bedroomed Owner's Accommodation
  • Well-maintained & Atmospheric Accommodation
  • Exceptional Lakeland Position & Fine Outlooks
  • Superb Lifestyle Business, Beautifully Located & Well-Rewarded

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fine Edwardian country Guest House enjoying a superb Lakeland setting at the foot of Bassenthwaite Lake. In addition to the guest house is a most appealing, two-bedroomed detached lodge (currently let on a self-catering basis) and separate two-bedroomed owners' accommodation.

The vendor has advised that the property has not been affected by the recent flooding.

With the Lake District National Park being the country's foremost tourist destination, Lakeside is superbly placed close to the A66 trunk route to take full advantage of this. The possible future designation of the United Nations World Heritage Site can only enhance this.

Lakeside is a handsome Edwardian house, beautifully positioned at the lower end of Bassenthwaite. The property enjoys a southerly prospect looking up the lake which is bordered by the majestic Lakeland mountains. The house was initially constructed in 1904, a date which unsurprisingly coincided with the completion of the Keswick to Cockermouth railway as this was the managers residence. Today it is now an impressive Edwardian Country Guest House offering eight-bedroomed accommodation yet still retaining a number of original features. The current owners have sensitively upgraded the property, being careful to retain the Edwardian atmosphere, yet provide the modern facilities today's guests anticipate.

In addition to the guest house is a most appealing detached lodge of modern construction and providing interesting two-bedroomed accommodation. Let on a self-catering basis, there is exceptional demand for this and it is let for much of the year. The separate owners' accommodation is to the rear and forms part of the more recent extension. Two bedrooms are provided.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire an attractive lifestyle business, beautifully located and well rewarded.


Location
The property is situated approx. 8 miles from Keswick, 7 miles from Cockermouth and 22 miles from Penrith. The M6 (junction 40) and A6 trunk road are easily accessible and there is also a main line railway station in Penrith providing access to London in less than four hours.

Services
Mains electricity, water & drainage; double glazing throughout (many windows have been refurbished and replaced with Ventrolla windows and glass has been replaced with special heat retaining glass); oil-fired central heating - boiler recently replaced; LPG gas, telephone and broadband connections subject to BT regulations.Please note: The mention of any appliances and/or services within these sales particulars does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order.

Directions
Highly accessible just off the A66 trunk road between Keswick (8 Miles) and Cockermouth (7 miles). Travelling from Keswick, shortly after the end of the dual-carriageway with the Pheasant Inn on the left, turn right for Dubwath, then take the Lake Road B5291 immediately to right. The property is the second house on the left

Property ref: 121_2231_3748152

Local Amenities 
The A66 provides excellent access to the nearby market towns of Keswick (8 miles) and Cockermouth (7 miles). Here there are a multitude of interesting things in which tourists can indulge. A little further afield are the more tranquil lakes of Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater set in the beautiful vale of Lorton. The area offers the finest walking in England and this attracts many. Lakeside Country Guest House occupies a superb location at the lower end of Bassenthwaite which is now a National Nature Reserve and European Site of Special Interest. These designations are well deserved with Ospreys now nesting in nearby Dodd Wood, and annually attracting thousands of bird watchers and visitors. To the front and bordering the lake are the protected Silver Meadows accessed by footpaths and noted for bird watching and botany. Some of the plants are used in the distilling process in the nearby Lakes Distillery which opened within the past twelve months and looks certain...

Porch Entrance 

Reception Hall 
5.57m x 2.62m (18' 3" x 8' 7")
Oak floor and panelling. A lobby leads to a modern 1990s rear extension.

Guests Sitting Room 
4.59m x 3.93m (15' 1" x 12' 11")
Coal-effect gas fire with original surround, flanking arched recess with shelving, lower cupboard, TV point.

Dining Room 
5.72m (into bay) x 4.53m (18' 9" x 14' 10")
Coal-effect gas fire set in original marble fireplace surround and oak floor. A leaded stained glass door leads to side conservatory.

Kitchen 
3.96m x 3.93m (13' x 12' 11")
Oak wall and base units with ample working surfaces, Rangemaster electric cooker with stainless steel extractor hood, double-bowl stainless steel sink, dishwasher, original pine cupboard, tiled floor.

Rear Lobby 

Boiler Room 

Store (Former Bar) 

Rear Bedroom 6 
3.90m x 3.85m (12' 10" x 12' 8")
Original marble fireplace with insert and hearth.

Original Oak Edwardian Staircase 
leading to first floor.

Landing 
Serving all rooms. With linen cupboard.

Shower Room 
Fully tiled with shower cubicle, low-level WC, wash bowl, heated towel rail.

Rear Bedroom 2 
3.89m x 2.97m (12' 9" x 9' 9")
With TV point.

House Bathroom 
1.37m x 2.19m (4' 6" x 7' 2")
Serving Room 5. Panelled bath with electric shower over, low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, cylinder cupboard.

Rear Bedroom 3 
4.00m x 2.70m (13' 1" x 8' 10")
TV point.

Front Bedroom 4 
3.93m x 3.21m (12' 11" x 10' 6")
TV point.

Front Bedroom 5 
3.38m x 2.64m (11' 1" x 8' 8")
TV point.

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION 

Side Entrance Hall 
With shelved storage cupboard and cloaks cupboard.

Living Room 
3.37m x 3.40m (11' 1" x 11' 2")

Bedroom 1 
2.87m x 2.73m (9' 5" x 8' 11")
With fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 
2.73m x 2.02m (8' 11" x 6' 8")

Bedroom 7 
3.37m x 3.34m (11' 1" x 10' 11")
With Velux window, TV point, built-in wardrobe.

En-Suite Shower Room 
With shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin with shaver light, low-level WC and electric heated towel rail.

Bedroom 8 
3.39m x 2.73m (11' 1" x 8' 11")
With TV point, built-in wardrobe.

En-suite Shower Room 
With shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin with shaver light, low-level WC and electric heated towel rail.

Private Driveways 
A private driveway to the front leads to extensive gravelling area provides ample parking for eight vehicles. Rear driveway with parking for two vehicles.

Double Garage 
4.86m x 5.44m (15' 11" x 17' 10")
Incorporating laundry and upper lofted area.

Gardens 
Upper walled terrace garden with lawn, mature shrubs and seating enjoying privacy and lovely outlooks.

Open-Plan Lounge/Kitchen 
6.12m x 3.09m (20' 1" x 10' 2")
With French windows looking out to a small private garden. The kitchen is well-equipped with modern, fitted units, gas hob, full-size electric oven and fridge/freezer.

A hand-crafted staircase leads to:-

Mezzanine Gallery-Style Bedroom 
4.14m x 3.14m (13' 7" x 10' 4")
With real wood flooring, spot lights, TV point, built-in double wardrobe and sofa bed for third person.

Bathroom 
2.19m x 1.45m (7' 2" x 4' 9")
Having bath with shower over, low-level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

En-Suite Bathroom 
With over bath shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC, shaver light and electric heated towel rail.

General 
FIXTURES & FITTINGS
Included in the sale is an inventory of trade fixtures, fittings, equipment and furnishings. Any items not included in these particulars or the inventory are excluded.

THE BUSINESS
Lakeside has been run as a Guest House by the current owners since approx. 2001 and has an established trade. Full accounts will be made available to bona fide applicants, normally after viewing.

Website: www.lakesidebassenthwaite.co.uk

VAT & STAMP DUTY
All reference to price, premium or rent are deemed to be exclusive of VAT unless expressly stated otherwise. Stamp duty is liable at the prevailing rates.

FINANCE
If you require financial assistance, PFK can refer you to a local professional who can advise on sources of finance and prepare a business plan which most lenders now require.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents, PF&K, Tel. 01768 862135.

More information from this agent

Nearest station

  • Aspatria (7.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

PF&K Lakeland Properties, Cockermouth

68 Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9LU

01900 390011 Local call rate

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PF&K Lakeland Properties, Cockermouth

68 Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9LU

01900 390011 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Aspatria (7.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

PF&K Lakeland Properties, Cockermouth

68 Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9LU

01900 390011 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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