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Lucy's Cook, Mill Yard, Back Lane, LA8 9LR

Guide Price £175,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Exceptional & Highly Lucrative Independent Cookery School
  • Delightful riverside setting, immaculately appointed throughout
  • Turnover £250,000 per annum, fantastic development potential
  • Limited hours, unique opportunity, viewing highly recommended

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to purchase a well known and highly respected Independent Cookery School which is situated in the charming Cumbrian village of Staveley.

The village of Staveley is conveniently situated just off the main (A591) which is the major tourist route from Kendal to Windermere in the stunning Lake District National Park.

LucyCook's occupies a delightful riverside setting within Staveley Mill Yard, a former bobbin mill which has been transformed and hosts a collection of businesses, both retail and industrial as well as being the home of the Hawkeshead Brewery.

LucyCook's was established in 2007, and during that time the business has established a truly enviable reputation within both the public and corporate arena for providing a wide variety of cookery courses for all ages and abilities. The courses include areas such as game, fish, vegetarian and baking and are therefore popular not only with individuals but also with groups including hen and stag parties and company team building days.

There is an experienced team of motivated full and part time staff in place which is another factor of the businesses success and reputation.

The immaculately appointed commercial premises were purpose built for a cookery school and therefore provide first class, state of the art facilities which have been fitted and equipped with no expense spared.

In addition to offering cookery courses, the business also operates a successful and lucrative "Fizzler" in-house cookware showroom which is located on the ground floor of the property.

LucyCook's is a thriving and highly lucrative business which operates on limited trading hours and offers fantastic scope for future growth and improvement. The business therefore represents a terrific investment for an ambitious operative who has the potential to commence a vigorous and targeted marketing campaign with the opportunity to also develop the trade from the existing client base.
As the premises are licensed until 11pm, there is also the opportunity to trade until later into the evening with the option to host wine tasting, themed cookery events etc. These enhancements will significantly increase the already impressive turnover of the business whilst ultimately enhancing overall profitability.

LucyCook's is a first class business which would ideally suit an ambitious hands on owner operator or would also be an excellent addition for an experienced operative who already has a presence within the catering sector.
This is a rare opportunity and viewing is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Current Turnover £250,000 per annum approximately.

Current records and accounts can be inspected when viewing.

Wednesday - Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Operated under management with full/part time staff.

The substantial and imposing premises offer deceptively spacious and versatile business accommodation which is immaculately appointed throughout.

The business is superbly presented throughout offering contemporary surroundings with state of the art facilities and equipment. Upon entering the building you are greeted by a spacious and inviting reception area with a separate staircase and passenger lift proving access to the first floor cooker school. To the right of the reception there is a well stocked "Fizzler" cookware showroom with a selection of high quality, purpose built freestanding display furniture and shelving. There are ample toilet facilities. To the rear of the ground floor there is a fully licensed in-house fine dining room with access onto a balcony terrace with a lovely outlook over the River Kent. The dining room has tasteful décor and furniture with a fully fitted and comprehensively appointed commercial kitchen including quality units and an Aga range. There are ample preparation and washing up facilities. The first floor cookery school is a delightful and light open plan workspace with seven fully fitted and extensively equipped kitchen workstations. The workstations feature sink units, ample worksurfaces with gas, electric or induction "Neff" built in appliances. Each cooking station has a compliment if quality utensils and cookware.

There is no residential accommodation for owners/management available.

We are advised that the property is held on a 15 year lease which commenced in 2007. The annual rent is £18,000 exclusive (correct as advised on 13/02/14). Rent reviews are at 3 yearly intervals.

This is a unique and exceptional business opportunity and viewing is therefore highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

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