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Licensed Tearoom Coffee Crafts potential Restaurant Lake District Cumbria Business for sale

Holmrook, Cumbria, England

  • Freehold Price: £225,000  Price Reduced arrow_drop_down
  • Annual Turnover: £245,000
Seller Reference: Aspire1947
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Seller Reference: Aspire1947
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Business Description
Licensed Tearoom, Coffee Shop with gifts/ crafts shop, Bistro, Potential Restaurant.

• Freehold business for sale £225,000
• Famous award-winning Lake District business.
• Established since 1954.
• Annual turnover of £261,000 with a 53% gross profit.
• Outstanding location on the western edge of the Lake District National Park.
• Licensed tearoom, Coffee Shop with Gifts / Crafts shop.
• Reputation for quality homemade cooking.
• 55 internal covers and 30 external covers.
• No similar businesses in the vicinity.
• Enviable reputation with numerous positive reviews.
• Scope for evening restaurant or micro-brewery / taphouse.
• Well-appointed freehold premises, own car park.
• Summer opening hours of 9.30am to 5pm over 7 days.
• Winter opening hours of 10am to 4pm over 7 days.
• 10 minutes from Wastwater, winner of ITV ‘Britain’s Favourite View’ programme.
• Retirement sale.
• Freehold business for sale £245,000.

Aspire (Business and Company Sales Specialists) are delighted to offer for sale this highly regarded freehold tearoom and coffee-shop business with crafts / gift shop in Cumbria. The tearoom is located in Santon Bridge on the western fringes of the Lake District National Park and is arguably one of the most picturesque settings within the Lake District. The business occupies a spacious site with an attractive, wide frontage and ample car parking facilities. It is in an impressive, idyllic position within the beautiful Lakeland valley of Eskdale, surrounded by stunning views and outstanding scenery. It is also only 10 minutes away from Wastwater which was the winner of ITV ‘Britain’s Favourite View’ programme. The area is easily accessible being only 15 miles south of Whitehaven, 30 wiles west of Windermere and 23 miles north of Ulverston.

Woodland’s Tearoom and Santon Bridge Gift Shop / Wasdale Crafts has been established since 1954 and has built up an enviable reputation amongst several generations of visitors and tourists as well as locals. The licensed tearoom primarily specialises in quality homemade cooking and cakes with an emphasis on fresh baking, cooking to order and quality of ingredients. The tearoom is exceptionally popular all year round with much repeat custom and numerous positive reviews. The business is fully licensed and currently only trades during the day, achieving an annual turnover of £261,000 with a 53% gross profit. There remains plenty of scope to increase turnover further if desired through the introduction of a bistro, early evening menu, wood fired pizza, evening restaurant, or even a tap-house or micro-brewery if desired! The premises have been meticulously maintained by the current owners and benefit from an exceptionally high standard of fixtures and fittings throughout.

The freehold premises briefly comprise of:-

– wide frontage, external terrace / decking with tables, chairs and picnic benches for 30+ covers.
Canopy with further potential for external sliding roof.
Front car park with additional free on-street car parking facilities.

Woodlands Coffee Cabin and Shop;
Front steps with full disabled access and sweeping ramp.
Open Plan Sales and Dining Area.
20+ covers with feature central dining bench, perimeter fixed seating,
Bespoke wooden coffee servery, electronic cash register with card payment terminal,
Simonelli Coffee Machine, single drinks chiller cabinet,
product display shelving for biscuits, fudge and wine.
Through to rear shop and craft workshop area – ‘Wasdale Crafts’
shelving / racking on perimeter walls, numerous product display sands, large ‘craft table’ with 10 chairs, wooden dresser display, card display, retail of gifts, toys, porcelain, jewellery, pictures, bags, leather goods, post cards.
Exit door linking to Food Preparation area, Commercial Kitchen and Tearoom.
Side Office.
Store Room
Staff WC and basin.

Additional front entrance to Tearoom;
double entrance doors, wall mounted menu boards,
tables / chairs for 23+ covers laid out spaciously with scope for more if required.
wide coffee servery counter, EPOS till system linked through to Commercial Kitchen,
chiller display counter, La Spaziale Coffee Machine, coffee grinder, hand sink, rear shelving.

-WC with disabled access and baby changing facilities.

Commercial Kitchen;
6 burner gas range and ovens, EPOS printer from café, stainless steel dairy fridge / salad bar, combi oven, grill, 4 x microwaves, commercial dishwasher, commercial fridge, double commercial sink various fridges and freezers, stainless steel shelving, wipe down perimeter walls,
air extraction and hood, external ‘fat-trap’, gas bottle store for cooking and central heating.

Preparation Room:
with access to both Tearoom, Coffee Cabin / Shop and Commercial Kitchen.
tiled flooring, walk-in fridge, hand sink, 3 x stainless steel upright freezers, chest freezer, stainless steel shelving / racking, 4 pot bain-marie, cold meat slicer, 4 bread makers, double commercial sink.
Dry Goods Store, shelving / racking.
Chemicals Store.
High capacity water treatment plant installed and septic tank.

( it should also be noted that should the purchaser require a house locally, there is a 2-bedroom cottage for sale next door for £350,000 with potential to expand if desired and thereby offering suitable owners accommodation or self-catering income )

This is a unique opportunity to purchase such a well established and highly regarded freehold business in an unrivalled, spectacular location within the Lake District National Park - yet offering plenty of scope for future growth. Early discussions with Aspire, in confidence, must come highly recommended. Ref. 1947. Telephone 01257 440544.

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