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WEST WINDS, BUCKDEN

Sold STC £399,950

Property Description

Key features

  • SUBSTANTIAL STONE-BUILT PERIOD PROPERTY
  • SIX BEDROOMS
  • AGA AND ATTRACTIVE OPEN FIREPLACES
  • CURRENTLY TRADING AS LIFESTYLE TEAROOM
  • RETIREMENT SALE
  • NO OCCUPANCY RESTRICTION
  • NEAR VILLAGE AMENITIES
  • WITHIN BEAUTIFUL YORKSHIRE DALES NATIONAL PARK
  • EXCITING RENOVATION PROJECT
  • GOOD BUS LINKS

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

West Winds is a unique and attractive property in a choice village at the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It offers a range of options to potential buyers.

On one hand, it has been operated as a tearoom and bed and breakfast by the current owner for the past 37 years and includes three-bedroom owner's accommodation and a further three bedrooms used for letting. It is therefore suitable for those seeking to continue the established lifestyle business in a characterful but traditional property.

Alternatively, it would clearly suit someone looking for a renovation project to create their dream private home. Whilst the building is in sound structural condition, the interior is now somewhat dated and could benefit from investment and modernisation. This is reflected in the price, which is considered realistic for a property in this order and in this location. Buyers keen to bring the property up to its full potential and maximum value are likely to need additional budget.There is planning clearance for either the existing business use or use as a single house with no restriction on occupancy.

West Winds could also be converted into two separate three-bedroom properties.

The current lifestyle-level business 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, beautiful and vibrant village surrounded by stunning scenery. Popular both with people looking to escape to the country and also with tourists, it is a walker's paradise, lying on the path of four long-distance walking routes as well as numerous day walks.

The village has a useful general stores, a pub and a very well-used modern village hall. There is 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 tearoom with a working fireplace with carved lintel, 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 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 garden. 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, an outside toilet and two coal/firewood/general stores.


 

GROUND FLOOR  

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

TEAROOM 20' 0" x 14' 3" (6.1m x 4.34m) with original sash windows and wooden shutters overlooking the 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 the rear garden. The tearoom also offers great scope for conversion to a modern kitchen-diner. 

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 hand wash 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 the rear yard, garden and rear easy-access gate onto side lane. The kitchen offers scope as a boot/utility room should the existing tearoom be turned into a kitchen-diner.

Stairs from entrance hall lead up to first floor landing with doors to three bedrooms and bathroom.
 

FIRST FLOOR  

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

 

BEDROOM TWO 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 the side garden.  

BEDROOM THREE 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 the rear garden and with views up towards Buckden Pike. 

BATHROOM ONE 7' 3" x 4' 4" (2.21m x 1.32m) compact bathroom with roof light and window overlooking the side garden, pedestal wash hand basin, small bath and WC. Part tiled walls. Please note that a larger bathroom, allowing space for a stand-alone shower cubicle and a larger bath, could be made by joining the existing room with bedroom 3.

Door from tearoom leads to the sitting room.
 

SITTING ROOM 12' 1" x 9' 6" (max) (3.68m x 2.9m) with large sliding sash window and new glazed timber door leading into the front garden. Ornate fireplace with brick surround. Phone point.
Open staircase leads up to the first floor landing with doors to three bedrooms and bathroom
 

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

 

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

BEDROOM SIX/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 the rear garden and with views up towards Buckden Pike.

 

BATHROOM TWO 7' 3" x 4' 4" (2.21m x 1.32m) compact bathroom with roof light and window overlooking the side garden, pedestal wash hand basin, small bath and WC. Part tiled walls. Please note that a larger bathroom, allowing space for a stand-alone shower cubicle and a larger bath, could be made by joining the existing room with bedroom 6/office.


 

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).

In front of the property is on-road parking for three cars. Please note these spaces are not owned by the property or exclusively for its use. Additional parking is available very close by.
 

FURTHER DETAILS 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.

Freehold with vacant possession. EPC rated D (93). Current business is food hygiene rated 5 (very good). Mains water (metered) and drainage, mains electricity, superfast broadband, oil-fired central heating. Trading accounts are available. 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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