As you enter Hawkshead from the North, turn right towards the main car park, continue along and turn first right at the Tourist Information Centre, Sun Cottage is then on the left hand side.
A unique opportunity to acquire freehold premises in the heart of the Lake District National Park. The property is presently let as well established and prominent café business. Sun Cottage operates from premises situated in a central location within a traditional Lakeland building, which is spread over three floors offering a good degree of versatility as the top floor could easily be utilised as owner accommodation or equally suitable for staff. Previously the top two floors have been utilised as owners accommodation.
Centrally located the premises occupies an excellent trading position in the centre of Hawkshead, close to the main visitor car park. Hawkshead is one of the central Lakeland honey pots and attracts visitors all year round to enjoy the architecture and scenery of the village and the strong literary connections with William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. The café is an established business and the present owners have created a strong local and visitor trade operating well over the VAT threshold. The café is also licensed.
The current tenancy is based on a secure 25 year commercial lease from 2012 at a current annual rent of £8400, with 3 yearly rent reviews.
At present the leasehold business is also available to purchase, meaning subject to negotiation vacant possession could be a attained.
Main Café Area
With a comfortable seating area providing 22 covers internally and 16 covers externally. With counter, tea and coffee making facilities and fridges, plus additional benefit of a highly useful dumb waiter which is connected to the first floor kitchen. External steps leading to;
A fully equipped commercial kitchen with stainless steel work surface and preparation area. Industrial appliances including oven, grill, fridge, dishwasher, sink etc. Additionally there is a bathroom with new three piece suite including duo bath, WC and vanity wash hand basin.
Presently two rooms, one used as a staff bedroom and provides a spacious double room. The additional room utilised as a baking room although has previously formed part of the living accommodation.
9Â6Â x 6Â2Â (2.9.m x m)
A useful storage facility with electric.
All mains services are connected.
Freehold, however there is an existing tenancy which is held on a secure commercial lease with an original term of 25 years from 2012 with 3 yearly rent reviews. The current rent is £8,400 per annum on an internal repairing and insuring terms.
£8,900. Actual amount payable £4,423.30. 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.