7 bedroom property for sale1 Park Road, Windermere, LA23 2AW
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The present owners acquired 1 Park Road in 2007 and during their ownership they have steadily made on going improvements to the guest bedrooms making it one of the market leaders in the area as a boutique bed and breakfast and is a year on year profitable business. They have also developed the business and marketing approach by commissioning a new website and worked in partnership with local restaurants, actively supported Cumbria Tourism's See More Drive Less due to the increasing number of guests who come from London and the larger cities by train, and offered activity holidays such as such as photography and painting courses in the quieter season. All have had impact on the business with increased turnover, a significant increase in return visits and an excellent improved all year round trade. Having enjoyed their years at 1 Park Road, the owners are now to retire to live closer to family.
Situated just 5 minutes walk from the delightful village of Windermere lying in the heart of the Lake District National Park and too many is the essence of Cumbria. It has access to three supermarkets, two butchers and many quality restaurants. The local railway station gives quick access to Kendal, Manchester and places further afield such as London, Glasgow and other major cities. The village owes much to the coming of the Kendal to Windermere Railway in 1847 which precipitated much of the lovely Victorian architecture which was built for the rapid increase in tourist visitors brought by the railway. Surrounded by watchful fells, Lake Windermere, England's longest lake is only a 15 minute stroll away at Bowness, home to The Beatrix Potter Museum and where the lake steamers plough the length of the lake giving visitors an outstanding view of this glorious landscape. To the north lie the honeypot villages of Ambleside and onto Grasmere, much loved by Lakeland poet William Wordsworth with its famous gingerbread shop and annual sports. All this and so much more bring thousands of tourists each year to this glorious corner of England.
Directions Entering the one-way system from the top of Windermere, proceed down to the village onto Crescent Road turn left onto Broad Street just before the library gardens, take a right turn at the end and then 1 Park Road is on the next corner approximately 50 yards along on the left hand side.
Accommodation Park Road is a traditional Victorian Lakeland property built of local stone and under a pitched slate roof with accommodation laid out on ground and two upper floors, together with lower ground floor.
Public Guest Areas Period Victorian portico with tiled floor. Vestibule reception hall with original Victorian tiles and incorporating the reception area. Breakfast room, again with original floor and usually set for 14 covers. Marble fireplace, picture rail and feature bay window.
Letting Bedrooms 6 Letting Bedrooms to sleep 14 (5 double rooms and 1 family room). All have en-suite shower rooms, with 1 bedroom on the first floor and 2 bedrooms on the top floor featuring king size beds. All letting bedrooms have central heating radiator, digital flat screen television and DVD player, radio/alarm clock built into the CD player, ipod player, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
Owners Accommodation The owners have the benefit of a separate and high quality flat with lovely spacious lounge with original floor and marble fireplace with fitted gas fire. Day room with separate seating area and incorporating an office alcove. uPVC French doors out to the garden with private seating area. Recently refurbished shower room being fully tiled and having a 3-piece suite. Large double bedroom. The owners have had plans drawn up to extend the existing owners accommodation to enlarge the private living area and add an additional second double bedroom. Please ask the agents for details.
Service Areas Kitchen with a particularly attractive and comprehensive range of high quality fitted units as well as a Range Master cooker and incorporating a glass wall. Pantry/wine store. Spotlight rail and large store.
Outside Occupying a corner plot, there is pleasant gardens to both the front and side with a generous rear patio area private for the owners. Tarmac car park with parking for several cars.
Services Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating and predominantly double glazed.
Business The business has reputable listings including; Quality Cumbria Inspected, Foder's Travel Guide, Michelin Guide, Excellent Trip Advisor reviews, Best Loved Hotels to name a few. The owners currently use Booking.com and have there own website www.1parkroad.co.uk
Trading Certified accounts as provided by the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account show profits of £45,515 (before finance costs and depreciation) on (net) turnover of £96,297 for the year ended 31 May 2016.
Business Rates Rateable Value of £9,500 with the amount payable of £4598.00 for 2016/17. Small business rates may be applicable.
Council Tax Band for Owners Accommodation A
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