RESTAURANT / TAKEAWAY WITH 20 COVERS PLUS ONE BEDROOM FLAT in Cumbria for Sale.
Owned and operated by the same family since 1908, this truly is a huge opportunity for enterprising new owners to acquire a coastal West Cumbrian institution. The grade two listed property was built in the 17th Century and has three stories, with the fish & chip shop and licensed restaurant / wine bar over two floors and private one bedroomed flat on the third. The property has a basement with substantial dry stores and wet prep areas. Located across from the marina and just off Market Place, this period property is imposing, attractive and very much a part of this vibrant bustling community with its covered outdoor seating area - perfect for people watching. The property is full of character with many original period features - some floors have even been made from re-claimed wide plank timber from the decks of an old sailing ship! Of late the business has been run on a very low key basis (lunchtimes only) as the owner heads toward well-earned retirement, and so this presents a huge opportunity for ambitious and enterprising new owners to step it up and take it to a whole new level, perhaps focusing on and developing the bistro or wet trade business. The potential is huge here, especially given the new major commercial expansion that has recently been passed by the council and the recently opened Albion Square development (only 100 yards away), an office complex owned and operated by the nuclear industry with 1,100 permanent staff in occupancy. In addition, a further office complex accommodating 2,000 office workers across the road has been passed by the council. Our client is willing to consider offers for the property and business on a freehold basis, but may also consider granting a lease on the property to a competent and experienced tenant with a proven track record operating similar businesses.
The Premises Comprise: ENTRANCE & GROUND FLOOR - Corner, double fronted premises with central access off Market Place into: FISH BAR TAKEAWAY (4.86m x 4.20m) - Tiled floor, part tiled walls, two cooler units with stainless steel work surface and wall units, regularly specialist serviced and maintained Preston and Thomas fryer unit, table seating for 4-6 customers, short steps to: SEATING AREA (5.89m x 2.43m) - Tiled floor, door to outdoor seating area (seating 8 customers), part tiled walls, two sliding sash windows, access to serving area and: CATERING KITCHEN (3.42m x 2.31m) - Open plan, fully equipped catering kitchen with a range of commercial catering equipment and large gas cooker under a commercial ventilation unit. Stainless steel units, triple sink, food preparation surface, storage shelves, fully tiled floor. From the seating area, door and tiled steps down to: BASEMENT (9.89m x 3.45m) - Tiled floor, ample food and dry goods storage areas, wet prep area comprehensively equipped and with water supply and drainage channel, part-tiled walls. From the ground floor seating area, door and wooden staircase to first floor landing with doors to: DINING ROOM (4.55m x 4.32m) - Beautiful room with original period character from the two sliding sash windows, original wooden floor and wall panels, ornate fire surround with tiled inset and stone hearth and plaster coving to the ceiling. Currently set for 14 covers, this could be increased. CUSTOMER WC (2.09m x 1.74m) - Award winning cloakroom with traditional style wash basin and WC, wooden floor and wall panels, wall mounted hand dryer. Lots of natural light through a frosted sliding sash window. COCKTAIL LOUNGE (3.88m x 3.60m) - Another lovely period room with two sliding sash windows and outlook over the harbour area, wooden floor and wall panels, ornate fire surround with tiled insert, beautiful Italian mural around the upper part of three walls, wood panel ceiling. Currently a lounge area for pre/post dinner drinks and relaxing this could easily be utilised to accommodate additional d