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Please note that this property is no longer on the market
Giggling Goose Cafe, North Road, Ambleside, LA22 9DT
Price: £95,000
Under Offer

Property Details

Enviably located adjacent to Stockghyll with delightful riverside gardens accessible from both North road and Rydal Road, opposite the famous Bridge House, of which Rydal Road has the benefit of the principle car park in Ambleside. Occupied within a substantial Grade II listed property with an abundance of character including high ceilings and exposed beams. Externally the property has the original Water Wheel which is fantastic feature. Internally the property is extremely quirky with generously proportion rooms with an entrance on the lower ground floor, first floor housing the main café area with 25 covers, then superb storage facility and or office space on the upper floor. Outside there are approximately 30 covers at present with scope for additional if required. Additionally there is a small shop/retail space adjacent to North road, currently selling antiques, though could be utilised for many other purposes such as ice cream kiosk. Accessible from both sides as the property is located between Rydal Road and North Road. Set back from the parade of Victorian shops in the heart of picturesque Ambleside. Ambleside is a highly popular, all year round tourist destination in the heart of the Lake District National Park well placed for a variety of retail uses with excellent foot fall in the heart of the town.

An excellent business opportunity to acquire a highly prominent and substantial Leasehold property. Set in the heart of this highly popular market town. The sale of the leasehold interest is available, whether as a going concern with all relevant fixtures and fittings or purely to acquire the lease.

The business is a profitable business which is a well established family operated cafe run by a husband and wife team. This sale allows a perfect opportunity for a new lifestyle business for someone who wishes to enjoy living in the centre of the Lake District and operate a business that offers a good income, whilst also offering fantastic scope to expand the business in various ways, as currently the property doesn’t have a license for example.


Entrance Area 
From Rydal Road. Attractive room with flagged floor and wide open staircase. Storage facility.

First Floor
Landing with open staircase leading to second floor.

Highly useful room with freezers.

The landing leads to:

Main Café Room
A highly characterful room with high ceilings exposed beams and dual aspect room with views over the Ghyll. Accessed from either North Road or Rydal Road. Covers for 25. Counter area with ice cream freezer and archway leading into kitchen which is semi open plan with a range of stainless steel work surfaces, stainless steel sink unit, additional wash hand basin and electric cooker. Glazed door to WC.

Second Floor
Large space with vast potential, leading to two subdivided rooms which could be utilised as office space etc. Housing boiler.

Adjacent to North Road. A riple aspect room with electricity and water. Presently selling antiques however could be utilised for a wide variety of uses.

Useful storage facility leading to a WC with wash hand basin and housing Sector water heater.

A delightful river frontage location opposite the Famous Bridge House. The gardens are a good size and enjoy an attractive array of mature shrubs and bushes. With seating for approximately 30 covers, however there is scope to extend this if required. Outside WC.

Please note: there is a right of access across the gardens for the Opticians.

Mains water, electric and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

The property is held on a ten year internal repair and insuring lease from 1st August 2011 with two yearly rent reviews. Rent at £12,600 per annum. Plus Buildings insurance. The Wheel is the responsibility of the tenant.

A copy of the lease will be made available to the Ambleside office.

The Business
Currently open 5 days per week closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Operating over an 11 month period with 1 x Full time staff and 4 x part time staff members and 2 x owner operated.

Rateable Value
£11,750. Actual amount payable £5,475.50. This could be reduced to ZERO 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.

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