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Stonecliffe, Lake Road, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3AR

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Property Description

Key features

  • Ground floor office/shop with basement and parking
  • Planning consent already obtained for 2 residential units
  • Prominent main road location
  • Energy Rating Band G

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location: Located in a most prominent main road position at the top of Bowness village close to the commercial centre in an imposing traditional building. From the centre of Bowness proceed up Lake Road passing the Royalty Cinema on the left and Stonecliffe is one hundred yards further up on the same side, directly opposite the right turning into Biskey Howe Road.  

Description: Stonecliffe comprises a traditional Lakeland stone property with accommodation over four floors. The freehold of the front portion is now offered, being the ground floor and basement accommodation, plus two leasehold flats (previously sold off on 999 year leases as owner occupied homes) on the first and second floors above.

The current planning use of the ground floor and basement is B1(a) (offices) with recent planning consent obtained to allow conversion of the rear portion of the ground floor and the whole of the basement into 2 separate residential units (with no local occupancy restrictions). We understand that under current legislation conversion costs to residential use may qualify for 5% reduced rate VAT rather than the normal 20% VAT rate.
Planning permission for change of use to retail (A1) or professional services (A2) would be required, but no problem on that is envisaged.

There will however be a restrictive covenant imposed on the sale against certain classes of user such as Restaurant/Café/Takeaway for the benefit and protection of the adjoining reserved residential units.  

Accommodation: (with approximate measurements)  

Covered Entrance Porch  

Entrance Hall  

Room 1 16' 2" x 13' 2" (4.93m x 4.01m) Currently sub-divided with a stud partition.  

Wide Inner Hall Access to shared internal staircase leading to a former small WC area on first floor landing and basement staircase. 

Room 2 13' 1" x 8' 7" (3.99m x 2.62m) With dual aspect.  

Room 3 8' 10" x 6' 2" (2.69m x 1.88m) Being a substantial interview room/office partitioned off from Room 2. 

Room 4 and Room 5 17' 3" x 12' 0" (5.26m x 3.66m) and 10'6" x 8'2" (3.2m x 2.49m) max Currently open plan but having flexible use with opportunity for conversion to provide Sitting Room/Kitchen, Bedroom and Shower Room or as required. 

Separate external access door to the North side and internal staircase access to: 

Excellent Basement Area With unusually good head height throughout.  


Basement Room 1 16' 3" x 13' 1" (4.95m x 3.99m)  

Basement Room 2 15' 3" x 12' 0" (4.65m x 3.66m)  

Basement Room 3 15' 9" x 13' 0" (4.8m x 3.96m) With access into:  

Walk-in Store/Strong Room 11' 2" x 4' 9" (3.4m x 1.45m)  

Basement Room 4 'L-Shaped' room suitable for Kitchen/Bathroom. 

Outside: Forecourt parking for 2/3 cars. (Note: the 2 flats on the first and second floors have the right to park at weekends and evenings only). 

Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Separate gas supply already laid to both ground floor and basement.  

Tenure: Freehold (including long leasehold interest in the 2 flats on the first and second floors)  

Business Rates: South Lakeland District Council - The rate payable now will change depending on the options for use chosen by the new occupier. Small Business Rates may also be applicable.  

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh, Telephone: 015394 44461 

Energy Performance Certificate: The full energy performance certificate is available on our website or at any of our offices.  

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