Reception Rooms: 2
Sale of an established Lakeland leasehold guest house business operated from a traditional Victorian property with 5 guest bedrooms, ideally located within walking distance of the village and many amenities and with valuable asset of sunny garden and off road parking. Alongside the business the property also offers good size separate owners accommodation with private lounge, kitchen and two owners bedrooms with bathroom.
Situated on the approach to Bowness village, Elim Lodge has the valuable asset of private off road parking and gardens onto Biskey Howe Road, a short walk brings you within reach of a wide range of shops, restaurants, cinema and boat landings at Bowness Bay. Elim Lodge is a very well established guest house operating bed and breakfast in one of the honey pot areas of the Lake District National Park. The present owners have created an excellent 3 star business trading up to the VAT level over a 10 month period offering an attractive lifestyle.
Directions From our Windermere office in Ellerthwaite Square head towards Bowness following Lake Road. Entering Bowness passing Aqua hairdressers on the right, take the next left into Biskey Howe Road. Elim Lodge is the second property on the left hand side of the road clearly signposted.
Entrance Hall Traditional Victorian entrance leading into the reception hall.
Breakfast/Dining Room A lovely bright room with bay window, plenty of character and covers for sixteen guests.
Owners Lounge Another comfortable reception room on the ground floor with an outlook over garden areas.
Kitchen A small but practical working kitchen with all the necessary fitments for the business. Door to rear yard. Adjacent is a useful utility area and access to the lower floor.
Lower Ground Floor
Owners Bedroom A good double bedroom with windows on two sides and adjacent bathroom fitted out with attractive three piece suite and wall tiling.
Second Owners Bedroom/Store Room In the past also used as a second private bedroom but presently used as storage for the business.
First Floor Separate WC, Shower Room and Bathroom facilities.
Bedroom One A family bedroom (3) with a sunny south facing window and en-suite shower room.
Bedroom Two A comfortable double bedroom also at the front of the house. A standard room utilising the first floor facilities.
Bedroom Three A generous family bedroom (4) with bay window facing south and a well fitted en-suite shower room with WC.
Bedroom Four An attractive family bedroom (3) with side dormer window
Bathroom A private bathroom facility for use by bedroom number 4 on this level.
Bedroom Five A pleasant double bedroom with private en-suite shower room facility with WC.
Outside The property has an attractive approach along a pathway with level well stocked gardens to either side enjoying a sunny south westerly aspect. To the side of the property is the advantage of parking area for four vehicles. Small yard area and store.
Tenure The property is held on a twelve year commercial lease on full repairing and insuring terms at present rent of £11,500 per annum.
The Business The business is operated by the owners on a bed and breakfast basis and trades up to the VAT level, open 10 months a year. The business operates directly from their own website, www.elimlodge.co.uk and through general booking sites. The business is offered for sale as a going concern with a full commercial inventory which will be provided prior to an exchange of contracts.
Rateable Value £7,300. Total amount payable £3598.90. This could be reduced if the purchaser is entitled to Small Business Rates Relief. More details can be obtained from the local authority South Lakeland District Council 01539 733333.
Council Tax Band B