3 bedroom commercial property for sale

3 Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0AD

Sold STC £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 113.6 sq metres (1227sq feet) of retail space plus 26sq metres of storage
  • Includes a wonderful self contained 3 double bedroomed maisonette
  • Prominent double fronted position
  • A rare freehold opportunity in the heart of Ambleside

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location Ideally situated in central Ambleside, the property can be found by heading south on the one way system. On passing the White Lion Inn and Nat West bank, 3 Lake Road can be found immediately on the left hand side opposite Church Street in a row of independent shops. 

Description Offered to the market as a consequence of the current owners imminent retirement after 33 years, this distinctive stone and slate built double fronted property offers a rare opportunity to acquire the substantial freehold with adaptable accommodation in the very heart of Ambleside. Trading as Hannah Robinson currently, selling specialist china, crystal and high quality gifts primarily, the retail premises enjoy an impressive 26'7" (8.2 m) gross double frontage with large display windows and a shop depth of 47'2" (14.4m) which will appeal to a number of end-users. The ground-floor retail area is approximately 83.6 sq m (900 sq f) and is supplemented by a further 30 sq m (327 sq f) of retail space on the first floor. Adjoining this is a further 34 square metres (366 sq f) of storage space which offers potential for retail use if desired. This level also includes a W.C making it capable of being entirely self contained as will the second and third floor maisonette above which enjoys independent access at the rear as well as internal access from within. The living accommodation is bright and spacious and includes a lovely large living room the full width of the building looking west over Ambleside to Loughrigg. There is a family kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, a bathroom and a utility room. The accommodation is perfect for family living or indeed for holiday letting. A versatile property and a rare opportunity not to be missed. 

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

RETAIL PREMISES  

Ground Floor  

Retail Area 45' 11" x 23' 7" (14m x 7.2m) Entered directly off Lake Road in the centre of the village and having an impressive 26'7" (8.2 m) double frontage and a shop depth of 47'2" (14.4 m) this rare business opportunity benefits from a large retail area within. Having laminated windows, a multitude of lockable display cabinets both bordering the shop and in the central areas, two Daikin air conditioning units, a number of CCTV cameras, door and glass breaking sensors and down lighters. 

Stairway Leading to the first floor. 

First Floor  

Retail Area 23' 5" x 13' 11" (7.16m x 4.25m max.) Fitted with bespoke glass and wooden display cabinets and shelving, a Daikin air conditioning unit and CCTV cameras. 

Store Room 1 15' 1" x 12' 1" (4.6m x 3.7m max.) Accessed via a lockable door and having a skylight. 

Store Room 2 13' 5" x 12' 10" (4.1m x 3.92m max.) Having a skylight. 

Store Room 3 6' 9" x 5' 2" (2.06m x 1.6m) A lockable storage room with metal shelving units. 

Cloakroom Having a WC, wash hand basin, Emma extractor fan and loft access. 

 

Landing In addition to being accessed via the retail area, there is also private access to the living accommodation at the rear of the building allowing the maisonette to be self contained if desired.  

Entrance Hallway Having plenty of space for the storage of muddy boots and coats. 

Inner Hallway Having a large under stairs storage cupboard and a radiator. 

Stairway Having a large window and door with safety glass leading to 

Living Room 24' 2" x 14' 11" (7.38m x 4.56m max.) A bright and spacious room with stunning views over the rooftops to Loughrigg Fell beyond and plenty of space to both relax and dine. Having a gas fire with marble surround, mantle and hearth, television point, telephone point and three radiators. 

Family Kitchen 17' 4" x 15' 2" (5.28m x 4.62m) With space to cook, dine and relax and having a range of wall and base units with complementary work surfaces incorporating a selection of Bosch appliances including a double oven, touch sensitive induction hob, microwave, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher. There is also a radiator, a large picture window, and a motion sensor. 

Stairway Having a half landing providing access to  

Utility Room A useful room with a WC, hand wash basin, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, built in storage cupboard, a Velux window and a radiator. 

Third Floor  

Landing Having two Velux windows, a useful built in storage cupboard and a radiator. 

Bedroom 1 11' 10" x 11' 5" (3.61m x 3.48m) A double room having a telephone point, a radiator and enjoying wonderful views over the rooftops to Loughrigg Fell, the Coniston Range and The Fairfield Horseshoe. 

Bedroom 2 11' 11" x 11' 9" (3.65m x 3.6m max.) A double room having a radiator and enjoying wonderful views over the rooftops to Loughrigg Fell with glimpses of the Coniston Range and The Fairfield Horseshoe. 

Bedroom 3 13' 7" x 7' 6" (4.16m x 2.3m) Currently utilised as a study and benefitting from eaves storage, a telephone point and a radiator. 

Bathroom Having a three piece suite comprising a bath, wash hand basin with mirrored medicine cabinet and light over and a WC. Also having a built in airing cupboard which also houses the hot water cylinder, eaves storage, an Xpelair extractor fan and part tiled walls. 

Outside The property has a right of way to access, for all purposes, to the rear of the property, where there are two lockable stores perfect for dustbin storage and a dilapidated wash house.  

Services The property is connected to mains electricity, gas water and drainage.

The property also benefits from gas central heating and double glazed UPVC windows. 

Tenure We understand the property to be freehold. 

Council Tax and Business Rates Band D - South Lakeland District Council

The property has a rateable value of £13,500 with the amount payable for 2016/17 being £6,534 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney and Leigh, Ambleside Office 015394 32800  

Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.  

Ideal Holiday Letting Opportunity Lakelovers see how this central Ambleside apartment could easily be a great success in self-catering and there are a few ways this property could be altered to provide a great investment. The views are simply outstanding and due to the location we believe it best to target the increasing two couples sharing market segment for this property and with the alterations we would suggest, we have no hesitation in suggesting this property could achieve a gross income of around £20,000. The maisonette is substantial and there will be plenty of space for this audience and yet believe this to be the correct approach for maximum return purposes. 

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Nearest station

  • Windermere (4.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside

Hackney & Leigh Rydal Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9AW

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside

Hackney & Leigh Rydal Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9AW

01539 304021 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Windermere (4.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside

Hackney & Leigh Rydal Road Ambleside Cumbria LA22 9AW

01539 304021 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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