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Bluebird Lodge, Coniston LA21 8AJ
Price: £269,950
Sold STC
Tenure: Long Leasehold
Type: Guest House / Hotel

Property Details

On entering the village from the North, turn left at the bridge onto Tilbertwaite Avenue (B5285) and continue over the bridge for approximately 400 metres. Bluebird Lodge can be found immediately on the left hand side. Alternatively, entering Coniston from Hawkshead Hill, proceed down the hill until the road levels out on the long straight. The property can be found on the right hand side.

Bluebird Lodge is a substantial stone built Lakeland property which is presently operating as a highly successful and well established guest house providing five double, twin and family en-suite letting rooms which provide a healthy turnover operating up to the VAT threshold. In addition there are two, two bedroom self contained 4 star holiday apartments that Lakelovers manage, generating a turnover of £30,000 per annum. Excellent views are enjoyed across the private garden towards Coniston Old Man. Furthermore the property has the distinct advantage of highly desirable and spacious three/four bedroom owners accommodation, again with attractive views. Although the current occupiers have installed a new kitchen in what was the fourth bedroom. The private accommodation also has a benefit of a private lawned area to the rear. The majority of the property benefits from magnificent views over the surrounding gardens and countryside towards Coniston Old Man and the Coniston Fells with generous parking and delightful lawned gardens.

The property occupies a superb position on the edge of Coniston which is a highly popular tourist destination due to its connections to Donald Campbell and John Ruskin. Together with this magnificent scenery which attracts all year round visitor trade including ramblers and cyclists. The property is positioned within two hundred metres of the lake and only a short level walk to the centre of the village which has a wide variety of amenities.

Guest Accommodation

The business currently operates five letting bedrooms, all of which are well presented and furnished to a high standard with a mixture of double and twin rooms with one family suite. Each room benefits from tea and coffee making facilities and colour TV’s with en-suite facilities. Two of the bedrooms are situated to the front with magnificent views towards Coniston Old Man and the Coniston Fells. The Guest House element benefits from a substantial kitchen with direct access to the rear court yard and laundry room. Whilst to the front is a delightful guest dining/living room with fabulous views towards Coniston Old Man and surrounding countryside.

Self Contained Apartments

Flat One, Old Man View
Well presented and highly successful holiday let.

First Floor Accommodation
Private door into hall with useful storage cupboard.

Open Plan Living/Kitchen
18’3 x 12’7 (5.5m x 3.8m)
Attractive dual aspect room with a selection of contemporary wall and base units with stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap. Electric point. Plumbing for washing machine, breakfast bar and TV point. Part tiled walls and excellent views to the front.

Front Bedroom One
9’8 x 8’10 (2.9m x 2.7m)
A dual aspect double room with excellent views of Coniston Old Man and surrounding countryside.

Rear Bedroom Two
12’8 x 8’11 (3.9 x 2.7m)
Dual aspect twin room.

A three piece suite comprising of panelled bath with shower over. W/C and wash hand basin. Electric light/shaver point and heated towel rail.

Flat Two, Old Man View
Double doors leading to a wide hall with spacious and highly useful storage cupboard.

Front Bedroom
10’4 x 8’11 (3.2m x 2.7m)
A double room with excellent views towards the Coniston fells including Coniston Old Man.

From the hallway, go through the door leading into:

House Bathroom
A generously proportioned room with excellent four piece suite comprising of panelled bath, corner shower cubicle, WC and vanity washing basin with extractor.

12’11 x 6’10 (3.9m x 2.1m)
Newly installed selection of wall and base units, 1.5 stainless steel sink unit, four ring electric hob, oven and microwave. Integrated dishwasher and fridge. Leading through to;

Living Room
18’1 x 9’11 (5.5m x 3m)
A delightful dual aspect and highly attractive room with stunning views of the Coniston Fells. Feature recessed arch. Gas fire on a slate hearth. Concealed fuse box.

Bedroom Two
10’11 x 8’8 (3.3m x 2.6m)
A double room with and en-suite comprising of corner shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Part wall tiled.

Private Owners Accommodation
Private entrance in to vestibule, leading into:

Living/ Dining Room
29’2 x 15’11 (8.9m x 4.9m)
An attractive and generously proportioned room with feature exposed Lakeland stone wall. Multi fuel stove set on a slate hearth. TV point. Stunning views towards Coniston Old Man.

Rear hallway

WC and wash hand basin.

Private Kitchen
11’ x 10’9 (3.3m x 3.3m)
Formerly a double bedroom having undergone recent transformation with the installation of a contemporary selection of wall and base units with 1.5 stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Electric cooker point. Part wall tiled and rear UPVC door and attractive garden views.

Bedroom One
18’7 x 9’7 (5.7m x 2.9m)
A superbly well proportioned double room with excellent views over the front garden towards Coniston Old Man.

Bedroom Two
11’2 x 9’9 (3.4m x 3m)
A spacious double room. TV point and lovely view over the front lawn.

Bedroom Three
12’ x 7’5 (3.7m x 2.3m)
Situated to the rear, a spacious single room with sky Velux light and built in cupboard.

House Bathroom
Attractively presented three piece white suite comprising of panelled bath with Mira shower over, vanity wash hand basin with cupboard underneath and WC. Majority wall tiled with heated towel rail and electric light/shaver point.

Approached by a private gravelled drive to the front providing generous parking facility and access to the substantial lawned garden to the front with fantastic sunny aspect with fell and country views. Additionally to the rear, there is a courtyard with additional private parking leading to a highly useful laundry/workshop area providing excellent storage facility.

All main services are connected. Gas central heating.

Leasehold. Brand new ten year lease has been agreed. On IRI Terms. The current total rent is £14,120 per annum.

The Business
Bluebird Lodge is a well established Guest House attracting excellent passing trade and repeat business. More information on tariffs etc. can be obtained at www.bluebirdlodge.co.uk. Accounts will be provided to genuine interested parties once they have viewed the property premises.

£13,500. Actual amount payable £6,709.50. This could be reduced if the purchaser is entitled to Small Business Rates Relief.
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