Cafe for saleTreetops, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, CA10 2NN
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- Use class orders: A1 Shops and A3 Restaurants and Cafes
Treetops occupies a superb trading position in the centre of this character, honey-pot village. Reputedly built in the 1820s, the property is superbly appointed throughout and comprises of a spacious sales area, specialising in local products, gifts, souvenirs and particularly ice cream. This is complemented by a licensed daytime café with additional outside seating as well as modern fully equipped catering kitchen. For the resident owners, there is a large self-contained two bedroom apartment with separate access of a quality and standard rarely seen in business premises, making Treetops not only an excellent business but a wonderful place to live. Indeed, the owners' accommodation could easily be used as a holiday let to give additional income.
Against a backdrop of classic Lakeland fells on one side and a gently curving shoreline of fields and woodland on the other, Ullswater bends and twists its way through nine miles of spectacular Lakeland countryside, yet it is this beauty complemented by its lovely feeling of remoteness that brings tourists in their droves to this area of the Lake District National Park. However, this area is so easily accessed from the M6 Motorway only a few miles away and is so close to Keswick and the northern fells. At the head of the lake where the River Eamont rises, lies the delightful honey-pot village of Pooley Bridge. This wonderful, character village is a destination in its own right as well as being the starting point for so many people who take the steamer from the village jetty to Glenridding via Howtown - a high point of many visitors stay in the Lake District.
Treetops was acquired by the present owners in 2003 and during their ownership, they have completely refurbished both the retail and café areas. Air conditioning has been added, new catering kitchen installed and the first floor apartment (for the resident owners) has been completely re-configured to give wonderful modern owners' accommodation with high quality kitchen and bathroom fittings. At the same time, the property was re-roofed and the whole of the outside brought up to an excellent standard. The present owners choose to trade on a seven-month daytime basis, producing not only an exceptionally profitable business but an outstanding lifestyle. With other business commitments, the owners have now decided to retire from Treetops and offer what is one of the few remaining freeholds still available in the village.
Of rendered construction with feature Eden Stone coins and topped with a slate roof, the accommodation is laid out on ground and first floors.
A delightful feature area with excellent display areas and picture window. Daytime café to seat 30. Both café and shop have Altro-style flooring, suspended ceiling and two air conditioning units.
A superb, ergonomic catering kitchen with cooking space with canopy and extraction, wash-up area and storage, non-slip flooring and fluorescent lighting throughout.
The owners have the benefit of one of the most attractive owners' apartments we have the pleasure to see for quite some time. Completely refurbished by the present owners, it now comprises of lounge with feature stone wall and fireplace with living gas fire and lovely views out across to the fells. Modern fully-equipped kitchen with a very comprehensive range of high quality fitted units and feature central dining area. Master double bedroom with fitted wardrobes. Second double bedroom. Office with fitted units and bathroom with quality fittings including a separate walk-in shower.
Tarmac forecourt which gives not only additional retail area but also extra Alfresco seating giving extra capacity for the café (approx. 18 seats). Large storage shed. Large garden with decked area giving superb and peaceful views of Ullswater Valley.
Eden District Council at Penrith (01768) 817817.
Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Two air conditioning units. LPG gas or cooking.
Premises Licence (on/off sales)
Certified accounts from the owners' Chartered Accountants in the form of a Trading and Profit and Loss Account, show trading profits (before finance costs, depreciation, accountancy fees and personal outgoings) well over £100,000 for the year ended 28 February 2016 on (net) turnover of
£248,609. Indeed, the business consistently trades at this level.
Offers around £895,000 are invited for the freehold complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.
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.
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