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Mr & Mrs Neville (Sept 2013)
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Freehold Price: £410,000 Price Reduced Annual Turnover: £60,000
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Business Description
Aspire is delighted to present for sale this stunning freehold Bed and Breakfast Business and Cafe, potential bistro or restaurant premises, centrally located in Dent, Cumbria.

The business is situated in a highly desirable trading location in the centre of the charming village, and boasts an attractive, period exterior facing onto a cobbled street. The property is the first business next to the main car park, providing high footfall and attracting much passing trade.
Dent is a delightful traditional village, complete with village green, a couple of pubs, local church and a number of small, independent businesses. The village is set within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, providing outstanding views. This popular tourist destination is an ideal base from which to explore both the Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes District and enjoys large numbers of visitors all year round. The area is especially popular with walkers and cyclists and is well-known for ease of access to a wide range of footpaths and cycleways including the Dalesway, Dales Highway and Coast to Coast. The famous Settle to Carlisle railway line has a station at Dent and also in the area is a meditation centre and a golf course, along with numerous caravan parks and self catering cottages.

Dent is easily accessible from Sedbergh and junction 37 of the M6 motorway. Kirkby Lonsdale is approximately 8 miles away.

The business has been in the careful hands of the current owner for over 6 years, and is only now available for sale due to retirement. The owner has continually enhanced and improved the business, developing and preserving an enviable reputation, which is reflected in glowing reviews. This provides much repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

The business comprises a tea room cafe to the ground floor, bed and breakfast guest house accommodation to the ground and 1st floor, and private owners accommodation to the 1st and 2nd floors.

The cafe sells a range of freshly prepared and homemade fare, using local, seasonal ingredients wherever possible, sometimes from the back garden!

The bed and breakfast, guest house accommodation is provided within 4 spacious rooms, all of which boast unique, original features and great views.
The property has been well maintained throughout and regularly upgraded, finished with high quality fixtures and fittings, and kept immaculately clean.

The business trades from a substantial, 3-storey, stone-built period property, which retains many of the original features including oak beams throughout, stone flag flooring to the ground floor and numerous architectural features. This remarkable 17th century, Grade II listed building was originally two separate cottages and has been sympathetically renovated to provide the current layout and living arrangements.

The main entrance leads into the ground floor open plan dining area, furnished with a range of tables, chairs and perimeter seating for up to 28 covers. The dining area has stone flag flooring, exposed beams and a feature cast iron range. The room is finished with traditional fixtures and fittings.
There is an additional front door, which is not currently used but could be suitable for use for the accommodation if desired. A hallway reception area leads to 2 x WCs with basin and a ground floor twin guest bedroom with en-suite wet room.

The large commercial kitchen boasts a full range of catering equipment including a 5-burner gas range and ovens, grill, panini toaster, commercial oven, hot water still, coffee machine, various fridges and freezers, double commercial sink, commercial dishwasher, double drainer sink and hand wash sink. The kitchen is finished with tiled flooring and there are ample stainless steel prep tables. An exit door leads out to the rear garden.
Also to the ground floor are a dry goods store and a utility room.

An internal staircase leads up to the 1st floor, where there are 3 further guest bedrooms comprising a double bedroom and basin; family bedroom with double and single bed and basin; single bedroom and basin. There is a guest bathroom with bath, shower, wc and basin. All the rooms are bright and spacious, and finished to a high standard.

To this floor there is also the generous private owners lounge, which is spacious and well-appointed and features stone walls, a wood-burning stove and exposed ceiling beams. There is a kitchenette and dining area available for private use, along with a double master bedroom with en-suite shower room.
Additional internal stairs lead up to the 2nd floor, where there is a large office, which could also be used as a second bedroom, and a very spacious loft storage area.

To the rear of the property is a charming cottage garden, which is a great suntrap, and again has those fantastic views. The garden has the benefit of 2 x sheds.

The business is currently run at a restricted pace and there is excellent potential for future growth. It would be possible to operate the bed and breakfast business on a full-time basis, and opening the tea room over 7 days would boost turnover.

There are numerous options for further utilising the premises. The cafe area would be particularly suited to developing an evening bistro-style restaurant, which could run alongside the current daytime business.

Tea Room opening hours:
Wednesday to Sunday - 10.00am to 5.00pm

There is a website in place, showcasing the premises, facilities and the types of fare on offer, as well as offering an insight into the current owners’ ethos. There is also social media in place, which could offer good marketing opportunities with more regular updates.

Freehold premises and business for sale - £410,000

Annual turnover - £60,000

This is an excellent lifestyle change opportunity for a purchaser looking for a new situation in a lovely countryside setting. With an already successful business in place, there is good potential to further enhance turnover. Prompt viewing to fully appreciate the property and the location is strongly recommended. Contact Aspire for confidential discussions.
Tenure: Freehold

Location Details:

The business is situated in a highly desirable trading location in the centre of the charming village, and boasts an attractive, period exterior facing onto a cobbled street. The property is the first business next to the main car park, providing high footfall and attracting much passing trade.

Listed by: Aspire
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