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WEST WINDS TEAROOMS WITH WALKER'S LODGE, BUCKDEN

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Property Description

Key features

  • SUCCESSFUL TEAROOMS WITH WALKER'S LODGE
  • FABULOUSLY LOCATED PERIOD PROPERTY
  • CHARMING AND CHARACTERFUL
  • SIX BEDROOMS
  • SEPARATE OWNER'S ACCOMMODATION
  • SEMI-RETIREMENT SALE AFTER 36 YEARS
  • WITHIN YORKSHIRE DALES NATIONAL PARK
  • GREAT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

BUSINESS DETAILS West Winds Tearooms with Walker's Lodge is an attractive business in Buckden at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It has been operated as a tearoom by the current owner (who is now semi retiring) for 36 years and has private three-bedroom owner's accommodation and a further three letting bedrooms. A characterful period property combining elements of the 1850s original with 1950s renovations, it is suitable for those keen to maintain its historical character or, alternatively, those looking to invest and modernise to take the premises to a new level.

There is additional planning clearance for use as a single dwelling with no restrictions on occupancy.

The business currently trades (from the owner's personal choice) from April to October, from Wednesday to Sunday, plus Bank Holidays, from 12.30pm to 5.30pm. Bed and breakfast is currently offered daily during the open season.

Buckden is located at the head of Upper Wharfedale and is a small but vibrant village surrounded by stunning scenery. Popular with tourists, it is also a walker's paradise, lying on the path of four well-used long distance walking routes as well as numerous day walks, creating good demand for accommodation and food. In addition, its position on the route of the 2014 Tour de France makes it a favourite with cyclists.

The village has a useful general stores, a recently refurbished pub/restaurant and a very well-used village hall. There is a National Trust information centre here and a substantial car park catering for visitors. There is a community bus to Grassington with further bus links to Skipton and its railway station.

The property is situated in a peaceful position away from the main road and currently comprises a tea room with a working fireplace with carved lintel and tables and sofa for up to 23, an adjoining kitchen with oil-fired Aga and electric cooker (the Aga also provides hot water), a kitchen store/prep room, an additional dry food store, and a private owner's sitting room with another attractive open fireplace and a door to the garden. The first floor is in two parts and reached by two separate staircases. Each has three bedrooms and a bathroom.

To the front of the building there is a cottage-style tea-garden with further seating for up to 23. Delightful and tranquil, it is edged by mature trees and shrubs. To the rear is a walled garden comprising a productive vegetable garden, a greenhouse, a wild flower area, an external cold food store, a tool shed, a toilet for customers and two coal/firewood/general stores.

The tearoom comes with tremendous opportunities, should the new owner wish to take them. The retirement closure last year of the other main tearoom in the village and the opening of a busy campsite offers the chance for real business expansion in the tearoom trade. On the other hand, this business is entirely flexible and could be run in a more relaxed fashion or taken in a completely new direction. In short, it allows the owner to do exactly as they would like.


GROUND FLOOR

ENTRANCE HALL Grand timber entrance door leading into hallway with tiled floor. Staircase leads up to southern end first floor letting bedrooms and door leads into tearoom.


TEAROOM 20' 0" x 14' 3" (6.1m x 4.34m) with large sliding sash window with wooden shutters overlooking front and rear gardens, feature fireplace with stone surround and exquisite carved wooden lintel. The tearoom currently provides seating for 23, incorporating tables and sofa. Door leads to dry food storage cupboard with fitted shelving and window onto rear garden.

Door from tearoom leads to the owner's living accommodation



SITTING ROOM 12' 1" x 9' 6" (max) (3.68m x 2.9m) with large sliding sash window with wooden shutters and new glazed timber door leading into the front garden. Ornate fireplace with brick surround. Phone point.

Open staircase leads up to northern end first floor landing with doors to three bedrooms and bathroom


KITCHEN 14' 3" x 8' 6" (max) (4.34m x 2.59m) range of fitted wall and base units with laminate wood effect work tops. Wall tiling above most work surfaces and stainless steel sink with space and plumbing for washing machine. Single wall-mounted wash hand basin. Oil-fired feature AGA, which provides hot water and cooking with clothes drier above. Tiled floor. Door to food storage room/prep room with oil-fired central heating and hot water boiler and shelving. Door leads from kitchen to rear yard, garden and rear easy-access gate onto side lane.


FIRST FLOOR SOUTHERN END

LETTING BEDROOM 1 12' 0" x 9' 3" (max) (3.66m x 2.82m) double bedroom with wash hand basin and sliding sash window overlooking front garden and with views of the wooded fellside opposite Buckden.



LETTING BEDROOM 2 12' 2" (max) x 8' 11" (3.71m x 2.72m) single/small double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and wash hand basin recessed within marble effect work top. Sliding sash window overlooking side garden.


LETTING BEDROOM 3 9' 4" (min) x 7' 11" (2.84m x 2.41m) single bedroom with built-in wardrobe and wash hand basin. Sliding sash window overlooking rear garden and with views up towards Buckden Pike.


BATHROOM 7' 3" x 4' 4" (2.21m x 1.32m) compact bathroom with roof light and window overlooking side garden, pedestal wash hand basin, small bath and WC. Part tiled walls.



FIRST FLOOR NORTHERN END

BEDROOM 1 12' 1" x 9' 6" (max) (3.68m x 2.9m) double bedroom with sliding sash window overlooking front garden and with views of the wooded fellside opposite Buckden.



BEDROOM 2 12' 0" (max) x 8' 8" (3.66m x 2.64m) single/small double bedroom with sliding sash window overlooking side garden.


BEDROOM 3/OFFICE 9' 4" (min) x 7' 11" (2.84m x 2.41m) single bedroom with cupboard housing hot water tank. Currently used as office with phone and broadband connections. Sliding sash window overlooking rear garden and with views up towards Buckden Pike.


BATHROOM 7' 3" x 4' 4" (2.21m x 1.32m) compact bathroom with roof light and window overlooking side garden, pedestal wash hand basin, small bath and WC. Part tiled walls.



OUTSIDE Outside and to the rear are a number of out-houses, comprising: cold food store (with power and light), greenhouse, wood store, additional store, tool shed (with light) and tearoom toilet (with power and light).


Please note all upstairs rooms have restricted height in places due to roof eaves. Please note all measurements are approximate and made in good faith. Buyers should confirm measurements themselves and satisfy themselves of the accuracy of descriptions.




FURTHER DETAILS Freehold with vacant possession. EPC rated D (93). Food hygiene rated 5 (very good). Mains water (metered) and drainage, mains electricity, superfast broadband, oil-fired central heating. Trading accounts are available together with information on future bookings and informed advice on future directions. Can be sold with furniture and equipment relating to the business, plus existing stock at valuation in addition to asking price.


DIRECTIONS On reaching the centre of Buckden on the B6160 from Grassington, turn right up to the front of the Buck Inn, and then take the lane to the right immediately afterwards. West Winds will be found on the right.


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Nearest station

  • Horton in Ribblesdale (9.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Wilman & Lodge, Skipton

26 Newmarket Street, Skipton, BD23 2JB

01756 535007 Local call rate

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