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Daisys, Central Buildings, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9BS

Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside

Key features

  • Superb centrally placed café with self contained living accommodation.
  • 4 double Bedrooms, Living Room, Stylish Kitchen and luxury bathroom.
  • Fully equipped business opportunity with a fantastic turnover.
  • Offered by way of an assignment of the existing lease.

Property description

Tenure: Leasehold

Location Prominently situated at the heart of the busy market town of Ambleside, an ever popular tourist destination in the Lake District National Park, this superb property occupies a main road position immediately opposite the Market Cross Shopping Development and is only a short stroll from the main public car parking areas.  

Description Anyone who has ever contemplated a lifestyle change must at some time have wondered what it might be like to live and work in one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world. The English Lake District is a Unesco World Heritage Site and attracts over 47million tourist every year, spending, it is estimated, over £3 billion annually. The recent Unesco recognition and the weakness of the pound is only likely to significantly increase those numbers, and it will undoubtedly be the prime locations, such as on the main road in the centre of accessible hubs such as Ambleside, which will probably benefit the most. The region boasts an all year round tourist industry, which has no doubt contributed to the impressive average net turnover at Daisy's Café which is currently averaging in excess of £290,000 pa.

But a lifestyle change does not have to be all about the money, does it. A comfortable living does not amount to much without a comfortable life to go with it. The self contained living accommodation above Daisy's Café is suitably superb. There is a large first floor living room with very pleasant views, alongside an excellent fitted kitchen and a separate utility room. There are four superb double bedrooms over the two storeys above and the stunning bathroom is like something straight out of a luxury catalogue. With plenty of room for all of the family this is a property which will not disappoint.

We understand from the landlords agent that they would consider permitting the living accommodation being sublet for a suitable use such as holiday letting, subject to consent, which may be of great interest to investors. They may also consider a suitable change of use for the ground floor if desired.

The ground floor café itself includes a substantial 5.43 M frontage with a large display window and 40 covers and is supplemented by an excellent preparation room and a well equipped commercial kitchen all on the ground floor. There are ladies and gents w.c's and a large cellar below for storage, freezers and the like.

This excellent going concern is offered fully equipped for trading by way of an assignment of the existing 12 year lease from 2009 at an annual rental of £19,000 pa. We understand from verbal enquiry to the landlords agent that upon expiration of the existing lease, a new lease would be granted on similar terms starting at the same rent, and consideration would be given to granting a new lease immediately to the incoming tenant on the same terms.

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Ground Floor  

Cafe 28' 10" x 17' 4" (8.8 maxm x 5.43m) With a 5.43 M frontage overlooking The Market Cross and presently with 46 covers this excellent café space includes the service area and has a beamed ceiling, two radiators, service counter, Lincat Hot Water dispenser, 24 pint milk dispenser, Lelit Guiletta coffee machine, Mazzer coffee grinder, Cater-Cool chiller cabinet, refrigerator, milkshake frother, till and telephone point. 

Commercial Kitchen 11' 8" x 10' 11" (3.57m x 3.35 maxm) Being splendidly equipped and including a Blizzard triple chiller cabinet, heated gantry, Lincat bain marie, Lincat toastie/panini press, Infrico 3 compartment refrigerator with a prep top, Turbo fan Blue Seal microwave, Buffalo microwave, Samsung microwave, Lincat two ring gas hob and chrome griddle plate, Blue Seal Vee-ray gas twin fat fryer, stainless steel shelving, tiled walls and flooring, extraction unit, window and door to the rear. 

Preparation Area 8' 9" x 7' 9" (2.67m x 2.38m) With a stainless steel twin bowl sink unit, Sammic dishwasher, stainless steel work units and shelving, Mondial Elite refrigerator, large upright freezer, Manrose extractor fan, tiled flooring, Buffalo vegetable preparation unit and telephone point. 

Lower Ground Floor 17' 4" x 16' 4" (5.3m x 5 overallm) The lower floor is sub-divided into three main sections and provides excellent storage space currently housing four freezer cabinets. 

Half Landing  

Ladies WC With a WC, wash hand basin and fold down baby changing unit. 

Gents WC With a WC, and wash hand basin. 

First Floor  

Self Contained Owners Accommodation The owners accommodation can either be accessed via the ground floor café or via an independent external staircase at the rear for complete independence. 

Landing With space for coats and boots, and having stairs leading to second floor. 

Kitchen 16' 4" x 8' 9" (5m x 2.68m) Light and airy with an attractive range of wall and base units with complimentary timber work surfaces, with an integrated stainless steel sink and a half with drainer and mixer tap with additional useful flexible spray hose. Integrated Hotpoint appliances include a microwave, double oven and separate four ring gas hob with extractor hood over, and a large fridge freezer. Having part tiled walls, space to dine, an integrated storage cupboard and an external part glazed double doors.  

Living Room 17' 7" x 12' 5" (5.36m x 3.79m) A wonderfully light, welcoming and spacious room with views over Ambleside towards Loughrigg from the two large windows. Having ample space to relax with friends and family, and having two radiators for cooler evenings. 

Second Floor  

Half Landing  

Utility room Part tiled and with a wash hand basin, and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. 

Bathroom A stylish, contemporary and spacious bathroom with modern fixtures and fittings having a four piece suite comprising a large glazed and tiled shower cubicle with Hudson Reed shower, a lovely shaped panel bath, WC, and a wash hand basin set within a useful storage unit. Also having an integrated linen storage cupboard, a radiator and a large heated ladder style towel rail. 

Bedroom 3 14' 11" x 9' 6" (4.57m x 2.9m) A double room of character with an exposed stone wall with open fire place (no longer in use), and enjoying views over Ambleside. Having a radiator and built in storage cupboard. 

Half Landing With window. 

Office/ Bedroom 4 11' 8" x 7' 11" (3.56m x 2.43m) With timber floor this room is currently in use as an office but would be equally suited as an additional bedroom. 

Third Floor  

Bedroom 1 14' 9" x 9' 4" (4.5m x 2.86m) A lovely double room with wide silled window, ideal for sitting and relaxing with a book while enjoying views of the Fairfield Horseshoe and Wansfell. With an integrated storage cupboard and a radiator. 

Bedroom 2 17' 9" x 16' 4" (5.43m x 5m) A spacious room in the eaves, with a Velux style window, gable window and a radiator. 

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

Tenure Leasehold - This excellent going concern is offered fully equipped for trading by way of an assignment of the existing 12 year lease from 2009 at an annual rental of £19,000 pa. We understand from verbal enquiry to the landlords agent that upon expiration of the existing lease, a new lease would be granted on similar terms starting at the same rent, and consideration would be given to granting a new lease immediately to the incoming tenant on the same terms. 

Council Tax/ Business Rates Owners Accommodation Council Tax Band D payable to South Lakeland District Council

Business Rates. Daisys café has a rateable value of £14,750 with the amount payable for 2019/20 being £7,242.25.
Small business rate relief may be available. 

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office. 

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

Ideal Holiday Letting Opportunity The accommodation could also be utilised as a holiday let (subject to landlords permission), with Sykes Cottages ( expecting a gross income of between £30,400 and £33,600 in the first year or up to £35,200 if allowing short breaks. 

NOTE NOTE - Until 30th September 2021, VAT on hospitality businesses is only being charged at a rate of 5% 



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Daisys, Central Buildings, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9BS


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