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Market Place, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22

£2,458 pcm
£29,500 pa

Business rates & charges may apply

EDWIN THOMPSON, Windermere Office
High street retail property to lease

Lease details

Lease type:
Long term

Property description


The subject property is situated on Market Place in a prime main road retailing position in central Ambleside, in the English Lake District National Park which has UNESCO World Heritage Status. The attractive town of Ambleside, surrounded in a 'horse shoe' by Lakeland Fells, is situated at the northern end of Lake Windermere, 13 miles north west of Kendal and 20 miles from Junction 36 of the M6.

Ambleside has a resident population of 2,529 (2011 Census) and benefits from all year round trade due to its position. The National Park has a population of 41,831 and receives 40.7 million day visitors and 6.6 million overnight visitors, adding £2.9 billion to the region's economy (Cumbria Tourism 2016), with tourism being the major industry (Lake District National Park Authority).

The premises enjoys excellent footfall due to its prominent position in Ambleside on Lake Road (A591) the main thoroughfare. The local vicinity boasts leading high street retailers: Greggs, Fjall Raven, Tesco Express, Rohan, Fat Face, The Cumberland Building Society and Boots. The immediate area also has a number of quality independent retailers: The Bath House, Friars Confectioners, Huttons Chocolates, Old Court Gifts, F.W. Tyson Mountain Footwear, Mountain Factor, Thomas Bell Chemist (Est 1839) and the renowned restaurants, The Stamp House, Lake Road Kitchens and Doi Intanion.

Ambleside has a connection with Wordsworth, other Lakeland Poets, Beatrix Potter, Harriet Martineau and Charlotte Mason which attracts a large number of foreign visitors.

The attached plan shows the location of the premises (for identification purposes only).


This superbly positioned detached and imposing three-storey stone-built building has been occupied as a Barclays Bank maintaining its character but benefitting from an open plan layout.

The ground floor of the building is now available to let with the upper floors being developed for residential use.


The ground floor shop provides three large retail display windows, a corner entrance which leads to useful open plan accommodation, which comprises a large sales area, separate office/additional trading space, rear WC's, stores and the former safe with feature strong door, which can provide further storage or unique trading accommodation.

The accommodation is in a stripped back condition in preparation for tenant fit-out, benefits from a separate stock delivery point on the southern elevation and is separately serviced from the upper floor accommodation.


It is understood that the premises provide the following approximate measurements:

Ground Floor Sales 138.39m² (1,490 sq ft)


The property is available by way of an Internal Repairing & Insuring lease agreement for a term to be agreed and at a rental of £30,000 per annum exclusive.


All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT where applicable.


An Energy Performance Certificate is available for the property and can be downloaded from the Edwin Thompson Website.

The current Energy Asset Rating for the premises is C65.


We understand from the VOA website that the premises have a Rateable Value of £21,000 and is described as bank and premises.

The property is part of a larger assessment and will need to be re-assessed upon

Prospective tenants should check the exact rates payable with South Lakeland District Council.


Each party to bear their own legal costs in the preparation and settlement of the lease documentation together with any VAT thereon.


The property is available to view by prior appointment with Edwin Thompson LLP Contact:

Joe Ellis / Suzie Barron.


Edwin Thompson for themselves and for the Vendor of this property, whose Agents they are, give notice that:
1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, any offer or contract.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, plans, reference to condition and necessary conditions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness.
3. No person in the employment of Edwin Thompson has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Agents, nor into any contract on behalf of the Vendor.
4. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or expense incurred in viewing the property or in any other way in the event of the property being sold or withdrawn.
5. These particulars were prepared in March 2021.


Market Place, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22

Approximate location


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Windermere Station4.3 miles


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