Restaurant for sale

La Locanda, Main Street, Gisburn, United Kingdom, BB7 4HH

£450,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Affluent and touristic Ribble Valley location
  • Ground and first floor dining (c.50 covers)
  • Retirement sale after 17 years
  • Immaculately presented
  • 35% saving on utilities bills
  • Energy Rating B
  • Christie & Co Ref: 5664963

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description

A two-storey, double fronted detached property of stone elevations beneath a multi pitched roof line, which is presented in excellent order. The property has been thoughtfully maintained and improved by the current owners to include the recent restoration of the pitched roof and the installation of a ‘biomass’ boiler system and solar panels. The building benefits from a saving energy bulbs and lights fittings. The restaurant benefits from a licence to sell alcohol on or off the premises.

The property has been extensively improved by the current owner-operators with a high level of attention to detail throughout. Features include: exposed stone walls; stone and wood flooring; hand crafted furniture; antique style radiators; an old decorative stove; and beamed ceilings, creating a homely and intimate atmosphere.

Location

La Locanda occupies a prominent, highly visible location upon Main Street (A59 at the intersection with the A682) and the affluent village of Gisburn, within the picturesque Ribble Valley.

Internal Details

Ground floor (up to14 covers): handcrafted 200 years old elm wood topped stone bar servery; glass wash area; bottle fridges; freestanding handcrafted tables and chairs; handcrafted sideboard and console; modern trendy sofa; welcoming and waiting area; two picture windows to the front elevation; attractive open wine cellar with brick walls; stone flooring.

Ancillary areas: ladies and gentlemen's WCs; disabled WC; staff WC and changing rooms; dry goods store; general store.

Open plan first floor restaurant (up to 36 covers), accessed via a turning flight staircase, with original beam ceiling; freestanding tables and chairs; modern and trendy sofas and chairs; handcrafted service station; wooden flooring; and picture windows to the front elevation.

Ancillary areas: a good sized commercial kitchen with food preparation area; fridge and freezers; dish washer area; sweet and coffee preparation stations. All equipment tested and fully working.

Content: all the crockery, cutlery, glassware and linen are to high fine dining standard.

External Details

Externally the property has a private yard with additional storage and a ‘biomass’ boiler system. Possibility to add two small al fresco tables to the front.

The Opportunity

Under our client's ownership, the business has developed an enviable reputation as one of Lancashire’s most authentic Italian restaurants.

La Locanda is being offered for sale due to retirement. It would be suitable for restaurant operators wishing to serve other cuisines or for pub, trendy cocktail/wine bar, or for a small alehouse or brewery. It would be suitable also for conversion into retail premises subject to obtaining the relevant planning permission.

The property benefits from a licence to sell alcohol on or off the premises.

The property also benefits from a biomass boiler, solar panels and save energy light fittings thus benefitting from saving more than 35% on utility bills. As a small business based in the countryside it is possible to apply for council tax exemption.

Trading Information

The business has been the most awarded Italian restaurant outside London with national reputation attracting customers from all over the Country, achieving turnover of over £400,000 in the past few years.

Possibility to open seven days a week - lunch, afternoon teas and dinner. The position of the premises has the benefit of five caravan sites within a 10 mile radius and from a very attractive and renowned touristic area. The business is located at the intersection of the A59 and the road leading to the lakes with high traffic during the weekend.

Regulatory

Premises Licence.


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Nearest station

  • Hellifield (5.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Christie & Co , Manchester

The Chancery, 58 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 1EW

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Nearest station

  • Hellifield (5.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Christie & Co , Manchester

The Chancery, 58 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 1EW

0161 468 3952 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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