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42 Main Street, Bentham

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Added on 23/09/2021
Fisher Hopper, Bentham
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Key features

  • Substantial Commercial Building
  • Prior Approval for Conversion
  • Mixed Residential and Retail Usage
  • Resale or Let Opportunity
  • Central High Bentham
  • No Chain
  • Dales, Bowland and Lakes

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Attention investors: Large double fronted, 3-storey period commercial property with Prior Approval for conversion to provide a mix of residential and retail accommodation. The property is available with vacant possession and has previously been in a variety of retail uses, including, gifts, carpets and wedding dress sales. Prior Approval has been granted for the conversion of both floors of the rear elevation and the entire second floor of the main building, to provide a studio apartment and a 2 bed apartment, with 2 floors of generous retail space remaining. Post conversion, the properties will provide a good return on investment through resale or letting. With no related chain, viewing is highly recommended.

42 Main Street - In brief, the ground floor accommodation comprises: large double fronted retail shop with excellent display windows; staff kitchen and office.

The extensive second floor retail space currently comprises 3 large retail showrooms, along with a cloakroom. Following conversion, showroom 2 becomes a studio apartment.

Stairs rise from showroom 3 to an unconverted second floor with 2 bedrooms and a spacious former workshop. This floor would be converted to create the 2 bedroom apartment under current plans.

Outside, there are 2 secure stores to the rear, where a passageway provides access to a small yard and fire escape. The stores provide utility rooms and access for the 2 residential units under the current conversion plans.

High Bentham Location - High Bentham is a thriving market town with an excellent range of amenities, these include: shops, bank, Post Office, pubs, bars, GP Surgery and grocery stores. The Co-op has recently been extended and upgraded. High Bentham train station provides connections to Leeds and Lancaster. The A65 can be easily reached and provides access to nearby market towns, including Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale, along with Skipton to the south and Kendal to the north. The M6 at Lancaster can be reached in 25 minutes by car.

High Bentham has its own modern primary school and excellent secondary education is available at Settle College and QES, Kirkby Lonsdale, with school bus services available.

On the northern edge of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town is close to the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and within easy reach of the Lake District. The coast at Morecambe Bay, is a 30 minute drive. Bentham attracts holiday makers and day-trippers, with a number of holiday lodge parks close by.

Property Information - Freehold property. Rateable Value: £12,000. Mains electricity, water and drainage.

Details of the Prior Approval Notification and related plans can be found via the Craven Planning portal. Application Number: 2021/23113/OTHERS. Changes to the current plans would require written consent.

Ground Floor -

Shop - 9.22m x 7.28m (30'3" x 23'11") - Large retail shop space with double display windows and customer entrance to the front aspect, and UPVC double glazed window to the side aspect. Range of fitted shelves. Laminate flooring. 2 electric radiators. Access to side office and staff kitchen. Stairs rising to first floor.

Staff Kitchen - 2.35m x 3.73m (7'9" x 12'3") - Staff kitchen with UPVC double glazed window to the rear aspect. Sink with drainer. Fitted desk and shelving. Laminate flooring. Electric radiator.

Office - 2.16m x 3.08m (7'1" x 10'1") - Side office with UPVC double glazed window to the front aspect. Laminate flooring.

First Floor -

Showroom One - Large first floor showroom with 2 UPVC double glazed windows to the front aspect and 2 to the side aspect. Carpet. Access to 2 further showrooms.

Showroom Two - Impressive showroom space with timber framed single glazed window to the front aspect and 2 to the side aspect. Fire escape door to the rear. Exposed beams and fireplace. Carpet. 3 electric radiators.

Showroom Three - 6.41m x 3.69m (21'0" x 12'1") - A further showroom space with UPVC double glazed window to the front aspect. Carpet and laminate flooring. Electric radiator. Access to cloakroom and stairs rising to second floor.

Cloakroom - Single glazed sash window to the rear aspect. WC and wash hand basin. Laminate flooring.

Second Floor -

Landing - Landing with timber framed single glazed window to the rear aspect. Period balustrade. Exposed floorboards. Access to 2 bedrooms and workshop.

Bedroom 1 - 4.23m x 3.70m (13'11" x 12'2") - Double bedroom with UPVC double glazed window to the front aspect. Period fireplace. Exposed floorboards.

Bedroom 2 - 4.35m x 2.00m (14'3" x 6'7") - Bedroom with single glazed sash window to the rear aspect. Fitted shelving. Exposed floorboards.

Workshop - 8.82m x 3.58m (28'11" x 11'9") - Large former workshop with 2 UPVC double glazed windows to the front aspect, 2 to the side aspect and a timber framed single glazed window to the rear aspect. Platform storage area over. Exposed beams. Exposed floorboards.

Outside - 2 lockable stores. Passage to rear yard.

Stores -

Store 1 - Lock-up store accessed via Tweed Street.

Store 2 - Lock-up store accessed via Tweed Street.

Yard - Rear yard with fire escape.

Epc -

Agent Notes - Fisher Hopper has not tested services, fixtures, fittings, central heating, gas and electrical systems. If in doubt, purchasers should seek professional advice. Items in these photographs may not be included in the sale of the property.
Fisher Hopper, as Agents in the sale of the property, will formally check the identification of prospective purchasers. In addition the purchaser will be required to provide information regarding the source of funding as part of our offer handling procedure
Free and no obligation mortgage advice is available on our website. Alternatively, please contact us to arrange a call from our mortgage broker.
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Fisher Hopper is a trading name for Fisher Hopper Limited, which is registered in England No 08514050. The registered office for the company is: Barclays Bank Chambers, 18 North End, Bedale, North Yorkshire DL8 1AB. Company Directors: D. Spratt, M. Alexander
The office address for Fisher Hopper is: 43 Main Street, Bentham, Lancaster, North Yorkshire LA2 7HJ.
Please note, floor plans are not to scale and are for illustration purposes only. Plans are produced using PlanUp.


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42 Main Street, Bentham


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  • Bentham Station0.2 miles
  • Wennington Station3.1 miles
  • Clapham (North Yorkshire) Station4.3 miles
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Fisher Hopper, Bentham

43 Main Street, Bentham, LA2 7HJ

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