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Monties Cafe & Monties Bed & Breakfast, Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere, LA23 3BX
Price: £235,000
Tenure: Long Leasehold
Type: A3 - Restaurants / Cafes, Guest House / Hotel

Property Details

A prime position in the heart of Bowness-on-Windermere on busy Crag Brow, amongst the major shopping and restaurant areas and close to the busy boat operations and visitor attractions of Bowness Bay. The café frontage is very visible and well placed for passing trade and the main public car park for the centre is only a short distance along Rayrigg Road. The versatility of the two businesses has created a successful operation and there is an opportunity to expand this even further through extending opening hours, or to attract evening trade through a bistro style menu.

The licensed café has around forty covers and is finished in a contemporary style with quality equipment and furnishings with an excellent generous size working kitchen behind. The guest house operation is on the upper two floors and offers seven guest bedrooms each with their own facilities. Further information and images can be found on the website www.montiesbnb.co.uk . This is a rare combination of the two business opportunities which we feel will appeal to a wide range of buyers and which has the advantage of good size owners or managers accommodation on the lower floor with direct access off to the rear courtyard.

Ground Floor
Main Cafe
22’ x 21’ (6.7m x 6.4m)
A bright open area with contemporary finishes, oak flooring, tasteful decorations and good quality fittings and furnishings. There is an attractive bar counter and servery and the room is finished with a solid hardwood floor and painted wall panelling.

21’ x 21’ (6.4m x 4m)
This is an excellent working space and preparation area with well equipped cooking and wash up areas.

Entrance Hall
Porch and reception hall directly off Crag Brow for the guest house business with separate access to the lower floor and original Victorian pitch pine staircase to the upper floors.

Lower Ground Floor
The accommodation on the lower floor is currently used as staff accommodation and has its own separate access at the rear and currently utilised as two separate living units. The main area has living room, double bedroom and bathroom and the smaller unit has living room with kitchenette, double bedroom and en-suite shower room.

First Floor
A split level landing with deep linen cupboard.

Separate WC
Used for café customers.

Bedroom One
14’ x 13’ (4.3m x 4m)
A double bedroom at the rear with en-suite shower room and WC, tastefully decorated with original Victorian fire surround.

Bedroom Two
18’ x 15’ (5.5m x 4.6m)
A double room at the front of the house, often used as a family room with a separate single bed.

Shower Room
A private facility used by bedroom No: 2 fitted out with modern tiling and wide shower cabinet, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.

Bedroom Seven
21’ x 14’ (6.4 x 4.3)
An excellent double bedroom with bay window and separate sofa bed together with en-suite shower room and WC.

Second Floor
Bedroom Three
19’3 x 13’ (5.9m x 4m)
A double bedroom at the rear of the guest house with side window and en-suite shower room with WC.

Bedroom Four
18’ x 15’ (5.5m x 4.6m)
A front double bedroom with original Victorian fireplace and en-suite shower room/ WC, tastefully tiled and with chrome towel radiator.

Bedroom Five
21’ x 14 (6.4m x 4.3m)
A double bedroom at the front of the property with en-suite shower room and WC.

Bedroom Six
15’ x 10’3 (4.6m x 3.1m)
A smaller double bedroom at the rear of the house with a pleasant outlook over the village to the fells in the distance together with en-suite shower room and WC.

Note: All letting bedrooms are tastefully presented, neatly decorated and well furnished together with equipment including flat screen TV’s and tea and coffee making facilities.

There is a service courtyard area at the rear of the property together with access onto a small lane off Rayrigg Road. Small storage shed.

The Business
The two businesses run separately with the seven room guest house trading just up to the VAT threshold with the Monties Café operating well into VAT. Trading figures will be made available to genuinely interested parties. The combined business operation is offered for sale leasehold as a going concern to include full inventory of fixtures and fittings.

Monties B&B and Monties Café are held jointly on two concurrent leases, twelve years from February 2011 with a combined rental of £30,000 per annum.

Rateable Value
Monties Guest House: £4185,
Monties Café: £7987.50

Council Tax Band
A – Owners accommodation

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