3 bedroom guest house for sale

May Cottage, Kendal Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3EW

Offers in Region of £579,500

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: C1 Hotels

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

May Cottage is a really warm and welcoming semi-detached property built of Lakeland stone in 1860 under a pitched Burlington slate roof, typical of the Victorian era of its construction. Probably built as a ''Gentleman's residence'' and offering glimpses of the lake from the side, the property still retains many of its delightful period fittings and combines these with modern, high-spec en suite facilities. The resident owners' accommodation is private and particularly spacious, benefiting from a garden room.

One of the best known villages in the Lake District National Park, Bowness attracts many thousands of visitors every year with May Cottage being only a few minutes' walk from picturesque Bowness Bay and village, with restaurants, shops, cafes, tapas bars and amenities that todays' relaxing tourists demand - It's ideally situated for ''passing trade''. For the seasoned walker, the close by central fells beloved by Alfred Wainwright, provide an excellence of variety and challenge, while the many lower paths, boat cruises and lakeside walks loved by Beatrix Potter offer less energetic alternatives.

Acquired by the present owners in 2004, they have carefully upgraded and enhanced this lovely property, twice past winners of ''Best Small B&B'' within ''Windermere in Bloom''. There is a new pressurised hot water system; External signage, erected and illuminated; Double Glazing and quality carpeting rolled throughout. The kitchen has been re-fitted with stainless steel canopy and extraction area. All of the en suites have had high-spec upgrades and the whole property has been completely redecorated and re-furnished. With the locality being famed for providing excellent food and drink, the owners have chosen to trade on a B&B basis only, allowing them to enjoy a quality lifestyle and have indeed enjoyed their many years at May Cottage and are now retiring and will miss the joys of their many loyal and repeat guests.

THE PROPERTY

May Cottage is built of Lakeland stone construction under a pitched Burlington slate roof and has accommodation on two upper floors together with a further lower ground level. Hard wired fire & smoke alarmed; Electrics are earthed. On-line booking website is mobile friendly, and features a Virtual Tour, and personalised route finder.

PUBLIC AREAS

Delightful traditional Victorian reception hall, with sensor lighting. Sunny, welcoming breakfast room (with large tables and solid chairs) has a fresh window outlook towards the lake. An affiliation with neighbouring Hotel for their 5* spa facilities.

LETTING BEDROOMS

Three double bedrooms with one featuring an additional sofa bed, allowing 7 to sleep. All letting bedrooms have quality mattresses and modern, high specification en suite facilities. Wi-Fi access throughout, central heating with thermostatically controlled radiators, colour television and tea and coffee making facilities.

OWNERS' SUITES

The resident owners enjoy the benefit of a comfortable lounge with high ceiling and large feature bay window and Adam-style fireplace with marble inset and hearth, with a living flame gas fire. Bedroom one has built in wardrobes and a walk in shower en suite bathroom; Bedroom two has a fitted suite & separate WC and shower room and bedroom three on split level, has loft access and en suite WC & shower room. Delightful conservatory-style tiled combined utility and garden room with double doors. SKY dish.

SERVICE AREAS

Kitchen has double sink and double banked wall fitted units and stainless steel extraction canopy with exterior extraction for wall mounted Grill; Double Oven 4 ring gas burner; 6' fridge; Dishwasher; 1000wt Convection Microwave. First floor linen stores and cylinder cupboard. Boarded out and electrically lit wall loft.

OUTSIDE

Delightful and well-maintained gardens to the front & sides. Driveway to tarmac parking area at the rear for nine cars. Illuminated signage to the front. Rear exterior lighting & weatherproof power sockets and outside tap/hose, ideal for cycling guests and a dry room for airing guests' jackets and boots.

SERVICES

South Lakeland District Council at Kendal (01539) 733333.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas-fired central heating. Good mobile network reception.

WEBSITE

www.bnb@maycottagebowness.co.uk

TRADE

Certified accounts from the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account can be provided to any seriously interested party after viewing.

PRICE

Offers around 579,500 for the property freehold and 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 stations

  • Windermere (1.5 mi)
  • Staveley (4.2 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

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Nearest stations

  • Windermere (1.5 mi)
  • Staveley (4.2 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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