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5 bedroom business park for sale

Moss Side & The Hideaway, Cow Brow, Lupton, Near Kendal, Cumbria


Property Description

Key features

  • An opportunity to purchase a substantial period home and freehold cafe premises with an established business.
  • Excellent location with splendid views.
  • The handsome main house offers three reception rooms and five bedrooms.
  • Superb purpose built detached cafe premises.
  • Established, profitable business with growth potential.
  • Potential for the conversion of the cafe premises to an alternative use subject to requisite consents being obtained.
  • Delightful gardens and grounds extending to around 0.86 acres including a car park.
  • Prominent location on the main A65 Kendal to Kirkby Lonsdale road.
  • Convenient for junction 36 of the M6 motorway and for the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.
  • A perfect live/work opportunity.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fine and substantial five bedroom semi-detached former farmhouse together with modern, purpose built detached cafe premises and established business set in around 0.86 acres of gardens and grounds including a car park. Outstanding views.

Excellent, prominent location between Kendal and Kirkby Lonsdale convenient for the M6 motorway and the Lake District. Energy Rating "E".

Moss Side is a fine early 18th Century former farmhouse which was significantly extended in the early 19th Century. In more recent years the property has been much upgraded and improved to create a spacious and versatile family home of substantial proportions which is appointed to an excellent standard throughout.

The property includes modern detached, stylishly designed cafe premises with stone faced elevations under a slate roof and a wide balcony to the rear from where the magnificent views can be admired. The cafe is run as a successful business, seven days a week, specialising in light meals, lunches, beverages and functions. The sale of the property includes the business and the accounts are available for inspection with the owners. The business has excellent potential for growth with longer opening hours, evening meals and outside catering. The cafe is fully licenced.

The house and cafe occupy a generously proportioned site extending to around 0.86 acres of gardens and grounds including a car park. The views across open countryside towards the old Lancaster Canal and Farleton Knott are outstanding

From junction 36 of the M6 motorway proceed in an easterly direction on the A65 in the direction of Kirkby Lonsdale. At the roundabout take the second exit, continuing on the A65. The property will be found a little further along on the right-hand side, set back from the road by a layby.

The property occupies an attractive location forming part of the rural community known as Cow Brow. The property is about half a mile from junction 36 of the M6 motorway on the A65 Kendal to Kirkby Lonsdale road making it convenient for access to both towns as well as for Milnthorpe, Lancaster, the Lake District and beyond.

The cafe is prominently positioned and perfectly placed to take advantage of passing trade, especially for those travelling to and from the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Amenities such as shops and schools are available at nearby Holme, Burton and Endmoor. The property is within the catchment area for Queen Elizabeth School at Kirkby Lonsdale.

Mains water and electricity. Each building has its own septic tank drainage. Moss Side has oil fired central heating. The cafe has gas fired central heating [bottled gas].

The cafe is open seven days a week between 9.30am and 4pm. It is mainly a family run business however additional part-time members of staff are employed including a full-time chef.

Copies of accounts can be made available for inspection with the owners at the property to genuinely interested parties only.

The cafe furnishings and equipment are available for purchase at a separately negotiable price.

13.61m x 5.95m
An impressive open plan space with around 48 covers. High open beamed ceiling. Tall picture windows on two sides overlooking open countryside. Serving/preparation area with brushed steel fittings and a counter finished in polished hardwood together with an illuminated pelmet.

A wide, slate roofed balcony with wrought iron railings and stone flagged floor providing around an additional 20 covers.

3.72m x 2.76m
A commercial kitchen with stainless steel fittings including a sink, work surfaces, shelving, a commercial cooker, two microwaves and a commercial refrigerator.

Utility/Preparation Room: 
3.57m x 2.38m
Stainless steel work surface, sink and shelf unit. Large commercial refrigerator.

Ladies/Disabled/W.C Room: 
3.57m x 2.38m
Wash hand basin and w.c.

Gents W.C: 
2.11m x 1.38m
Wash hand basin and w.c.

Undercroft Store: 
Below the balcony.

Tarmacadam forecourt with "in-and-out" driveway providing off road parking for several motor vehicles. The property includes around two thirds of an acre of a former field now providing attractive amenity space. Principally stone walled boundaries with a useful storage outbuilding in one corner.

Entrance Hall: 
A spacious rear entrance hall featuring a splendid oak dog leg staircase with a tall window to the half landing. Access to cellar.

4.63m x 3.96m
A well proportioned room with a period style fireplace.

Sitting Room: 
5.17m x 2.95m
A cosy room with a stone fireplace and exposed beams.

Kitchen/Dining Room: 
5.04m x 5.08m
A superb room featuring a fine period fireplace with an impressive cast iron range by Henry Rishton of Kendal. Original oak spice cupboard with a panelled door with the initials "REG" and the date "1713" carved into it. Excellent range of built-in floor and wall units together with granite work surfaces and a Belfast sink. Britannia range style cooker and extractor hood. Dishwasher and American style refrigerator. Tiled floor and part tiled walls. Exposed beams. Glazed double doors lead to the living room.

Living Room: 
4.58m x 4.38m
An elegantly presented room with a period style fireplace, and an alcove fitted with a storage cupboard and display shelves.

Front Entrance Hall: 
Tiled floor.

1.98m x 1.3m
Modern, traditionally styled suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c. Stone tiled floor.



Bedroom No.1: 
4.79m x 4.02m
A double bedroom with a good range of modern built-in furniture comprising wardrobes, a chest of drawers, twin bedside pedestals and display shelves.

En-Suite Bathroom: 
2.65m x 1.45m
Modern suite in white comprising a panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c. Part tiled walls.

Bedroom No.2: 
4.6m x 3.53m
A double bedroom with a period fireplace with a hob grate. Built-in modern furniture comprising wardrobes, a dressing table, cupboards, shelves and drawers.

Bedroom No.3: 
4.63m x 3.9m
A double bedroom with modern built-in furniture comprising wardrobes, storage cupboards, a dressing table, bedside pedestals and display shelves. Built-in storage cupboard.

Bedroom No.4: 
3.5m x 2.43m
A good sized single bedroom.

4.03m x 3.72m
A spacious bathroom fitted with a modern suite comprising a Jacuzzi bath, pedestal wash hand basin, w.c. and shower cubicle. Ladder towel radiator. Understairs cupboard.

Utility Room: 
3.37m x 1.29m
Stainless steel sink unit with cupboard below. Plinth with cupboards below and plumbing for a washing machine.


Study Area: 
4.67m x 3.25m
Open beamed ceiling with Velux roof window.

Bedroom No.5: 
6.78m x 4.78m
A double master bedroom with a dressing area and an en-suite shower room. Open beamed ceiling with two Velux windows in addition to the main window.

En-Suite Shower Room: 
2.1m x 1.83m
Modern suite in white comprising a shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. Exposed beams.

A good sized cellar with power, lighting, central heating radiator and a window. Potterton oil fired central heating boiler and Heatrae Sadia water storage cylinder.


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