Cafe for sale

Meadowside Cafe,Laning,Dent,LA10 5QJ

£385,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: A3 Restaurants and Cafes

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Meadowside is well placed to attract trade from the many visitors drawn to the delightful village of Dent which is set in the beautiful and secluded valley of Dentdale. An attractive cream colour-washed stone exterior marks out Meadowside, which fronts on to the village main street. Inside there is a smart and very well presented tea room which is licensed; the present owners choosing the flexibility of operating this as a continental-style cafe bar. At the rear of the property, there is a recently refurbished self-catering studio with views of nearby Combe Scar and Rise Hill, which proves popular with those looking to extend their stay in the area. Owners of Meadowside have the additional and valuable benefit of a very spacious 2 bedroom self-contained flat for themselves.

Situated where Cumbria meets the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the delightful village of Dent has an alluring feel of days gone by with its cobbled main street, Norman parish church and quaint cottage properties. Some 5 miles southeast of the town of Sedbergh and easily accessible from the M6 and the A65, Dent is set within some outstandingly beautiful open countryside and all approaches to the village offer tremendous views. Consequently, the village attracts a good number of visitors and there are a number of self-catering properties, two traditional residential inns as well as camping and caravaning both in and around the village for those who are extending their stay. There are a number of popular walks for which the village is a focal point with the Dales Way passing through and the Pennine Way passing nearby. The area is also popular with cyclists with both the Pennine and Dales cycleways passing through Dentdale. To the east there are the White Scar and Ingleborough caves as well as the Ribblehead Viaduct and, a little way up the valley, Dent Station - the highest mainline station in England on the Settle to Carlisle Railway.

The present owners acquired Meadowside in 2009 and during their ownership they have continued the upgrading of this lovely property, extensively re-decorating and replacing all of the signage to the front. The owners have chosen to continue to trade the business under the VAT threshold, choosing to operate the business to provide an excellent lifestyle with one of the owners choosing to continue a full-time job elsewhere. All in all, Meadowside offers potential purchasers a superb opportunity to purchase a very well presented property in a charming village location in an outstanding part of the country where there is scope to increase trade or alternatively continue along the existing lines and enjoy the tremendous lifestyle benefits of living in such a fantastic part of the world.

THE PROPERTY

With origins as a chapel house and thought to date from around the mid-19th Century, Meadowside forms part of a row of cottage properties fronting the village main street and is built in stone under a pitched slate roof with the accommodation arranged on ground and 2 upper floors.

PUBLIC AREAS

An entrance from the street leads into the tea shop and cafe bar which has a welcoming and spacious feel and is attractively presented with solid wood floor and wood burning stove. An L-shaped room which is presently arranged to seat around 36 on pew settles and chairs. Bar counter and servery complete with refrigerated display counter.

SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION

At the rear of the property, there is a recently refurbished (2007) self-catering studio which comprises of entrance porch which leads through to an open plan room with fitted kitchen, sitting area with wood burning stove and double bed with en suite shower room/WC.

OWNERS' ACCOMMODATION

Self-contained with its own ground floor entrance from the street which leads into a hallway with stairs leading to the first floor landing and through to a large lounge and dining room with wood burning stove, kitchen with range of fitted base and wall units. Two double bedrooms, one with a range of fitted bedroom furniture. Open staircase from the kitchen leads to 2 rooms on the second floor with restricted eaves height, one of which is currently used as an office.

SERVICE AREAS

Catering kitchen which is both of a good size and well equipped with tiled floor and stainless steel preparation surfaces. Store room and staff WC.

OUTSIDE

Front cobbled strip with outdoor seating. Rear small flagged area and small rear garden.

SERVICES

South Lakeland District Council at Kendal (01539) 733333.
Mains water, electricity and drainage.

LICENCE

Premises Licence

WEBSITE

www.dentdale.com/meadowside

TRADE

Certified accounts as provided by the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show (not VAT registered) takings of 57,362 for the year ended 5 April 2015 on which there were trading profits (before finance costs and depreciation) of 26,525.

PRICE

Offers of 385,000 are invited for the freehold property, complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory) but excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.

FINANCE

Colliers International is able to assist prospective purchasers by introducing sources of finance if required. Whilst we do not charge the buyer for this service, we may receive an introductory commission from the lender or broker involved.

TO VIEW

All appointments to view MUST be made through the vendors' agents who are acting with sole selling rights.


Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Nearest station

  • Dent (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest station

  • Dent (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Colliers International (Hotels), Manchester

1 Marsden Street, Manchester, M2 1HW

0161 468 0046 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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