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Elder Grove, Lake road, Ambleside LA22 0DB
Price: £975,000
Tenure: Freehold
Type: Guest House / Hotel

Property Details

LOCATION
Located in an enviable and highly prominent position in the centre of this most popular Lakeland town in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Ambleside offers strong all year round visitor trade and is a haven for a multitude of visitors including ramblers and weekend visitors old and young. Situated in the heart of the town with a wide variety of amenities close at hand and Lake Windermere is approximately half a mile away at Waterhead. There are also endless fell and country walks from the doorstep.

DESCRIPTION
Elder Grove is arguably one of the finest guesthouses in the area and has undergone a significant refurbishment over the years by the present vendors creating an immaculately presented guesthouse. A substantial detached Victorian property spread over four floors which has retained some attractive original character features combined with modern fittings and appointments. A highly versatile property currently operating with 10 en-suite bedrooms combining a mixture of single, double and super king rooms. There is excellent 3 bedroom owners accommodation, although it could be easily changed to 11 en-suite letting rooms and 2 owners bedrooms. Extremely well planned accommodation for both guests and vendors, especially the private owner’s accommodation which will likely be the best in the village. Attractive views over the village towards the surrounding fells from the majority of rooms.

ACCOMMODATION
THE BUSINESS
The guesthouse has been awarded -4* Visit England and Silver award together with a breakfast award form Visit Britain and has also be graded as a ‘5 star breakfast’ and also has a Gold award for Green tourism. Room rates and bookings reflect the Silver Award level of service and standard of accommodation on offer. All rooms have Tea & Coffee making facilities and flat screen TV’s. The guesthouse benefits from excellent repeat business and personal referrals, as well as many enquiries from passers-by due to the excellent location and obvious parking available.

Currently the business operates eleven months of the year presently with an excellent occupancy level of 70%.
Trading well in excess of the VAT threshold and is being offered with extensive guest records and established advance bookings for the 2013/14 season, all secured with deposits.

All rooms benefit from tea and coffee making facilities as well as colour flat screen TV’s.

ACCOMMODATION
GUEST LOUNGE
Beautiful room with feature bay window and attractive cornice ceiling. Inset gas fire with slate hearth and surround. TV and telephone points.

PRIVATE LOUNGE
A spacious attractive room with feature high cornice ceilings and bay window. TV point and multi fuel stove set on tiled hearth with attractive surround. Door leading to:

INNER HALLWAY
Laminated floor. Shelved cloaks cupboard providing useful storage facility. Access to lower ground floor. Step up to:

SUN ROOM
Attractive dual aspect room with Juliette balcony and views towards the lower slopes of Wansfell Pike, Fairfield and Loughrigg.

PRIVATE BEDROOM ONE
Double room with country views and TV point. EN-SUITE BATHROOM; Three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment, WC and vanity wash hand basin with slate top. Part wall tiled with electric light/shaver point and extractor. With potential to be made into an additional letting room.

PRIVATE BEDROOM TWO
Double room with fitted wardrobes and views towards Wansfell Pike and Fairfield. TV point.

PRIVATE BEDROOM THREE
Single room with TV point.

SEPARATE SHOWER ROOM
Three piece white suite comprising corner shower cubicle, WC and vanity wash hand basin. Extractor, tiled walls, heated towel rail and electric light.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR
HALLWAY RECEPTION
GUEST LOUNGE/BAR
Attractive room with slate bar. Excellent storage cupboard.

GUEST DINING ROOM
Beautiful triple aspect room with feature exposed walls, fireplace and covers for twenty two.

RECEPTION
Telephone point.

OFFICE
Telephone point and substantial boiler room housing cylinder, boiler etc.

LAUNDRY ROOM
Separate WC and wash hand basin. Plumbing for washing machines and rear door. Pantry cupboard providing useful storage facility.

KITCHEN
A combination of residential and commercial kitchen units with stainless steel sink unit, gas hob, griddle, grill and extractor. Plumbing for dishwasher, hot water boiler and part wall tiled.

PRIVATE DINING ROOM
Patio doors with internal staircase leading to owners accommodation. TV point and quarry tiled floor.

FIRST FLOOR
Half landing with useful linen cupboard.

REAR BEDROOM TWO
Attractive and spacious single room with built in wardrobe, TV point and lovely country views. EN SUITE BATHROOM comprising panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin. heated towel rail, fully wall tiled and extractor.

REAR BEDROOM THREE
Spacious twin/double room with feature window seat giving lovely views towards Loughrigg and St Mary’s Church. TV point. EN SUITE BATHROOM; three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Majority wall tiled, extractor and electric light/shaver point.

FRONT BEDROOM FOUR
Lovely spacious L shaped double room with canopy bed and with bay windows giving views towards the lower slopes of Wansfell Pike. TV point. EN SUITE BATHROOM; three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Heated towel rail, fully wall tiled, extractor and electric light/shaver point.

FRONT BEDROOM FIVE
Attractive double L shaped room with four poster bed and feature bay window enjoying views towards the lower slopes of Wansfell Pike. TV point. EN SUITE BATHROOM of three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Fully wall tiled, heated towel rail, extractor and electric light/shaver point.

REAR BEDROOM SIX
Double room with views towards Loughrigg and TV point. EN SUITE BATHROOM with three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Majority wall tiled, heated towel rail, extractor and electric light/shaver point.

SECOND FLOOR
Half landing.

REAR BEDROOM SEVEN
Attractive and spacious single room with lovely views towards Loughrigg, built in wardrobe, dresser and TV point. EN SUITE BATHROOM of three piece suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Fully wall tiled and extractor.

LANDING
Excellent linen cupboard with loft hatch and velux window. Excellent storage facility.

REAR BEDROOM EIGHT
Double/twin room with lovely views towards Loughrigg and St Mary’s Church. TV point. EN SUITE BATHROOM of three piece suite comprising of paneled bath with shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Majority wall tiled, heated towel rail, extractor and electric light/shaver point. Rear door with porch and flagged floor.

BEDROOM NINE
Double room with views towards Wansfell Pike and TV point. EN SUITE BATHROOM of three piece suite comprising paneled bath with shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Fully wall tiled and extractor.
Electric light/shaver point. Heated towel rail.

BEDROOM TEN
Double room with views towards Wansfell Pike and TV point. EN SUITE BATHROOM of three piece suite comprising paneled bath with shower attachment, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Fully wall tiled and extractor.
OUTSIDE
The property has a private tarmacadam drive with parking for nine vehicles. A small but attractive and manageable low maintenance garden with decking, shed with electric and outside tap.

SERVICES
All mains services are connected. Gas fired central heating.

OUTGOINGS
RATEABLE VALUE
£13,750 actual amount payable £6,476.25

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