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6 Compston Road


6 Compston Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9DJ

Property Type: Retail

Size: Ground floor 586 sq ft, basement 455 sq ft

Key features:

Well located retail unit within the popular Lake District tourist town of Ambleside.
Attractive Shop Frontage in the Prime Retailing Core of Ambleside centre.
Nearby occupiers include, Ambleside Sheepskin, Co-Op Convenience store, Zeffirellis Restaurant and Cinema, Esquires Coffee shop, Blacks Outdoor Shop, Boots and a range of independent retailers and awa

Property description

The subject property is situated on Compston Road immediately to the south of the prime retailing pitch in central Ambleside, in the Lake District National Park which has UNESCO World Heritage Status. The attractive town of Ambleside, surrounded in a 'horse shoe' by Lakeland Fells, is situated at the northern end of Lake Windermere, 13 miles north west of Kendal and 20 miles from Junction 36 of the M6.

Ambleside has a resident population of 2,529 (2011 Census) and benefits from all year round trade due to its position. The National Park has a population of 41,831 and receives 40.7 million day visitors and 6.6 million overnight visitors, adding £2.9 billion to the region's economy (Cumbria Tourism 2016), with tourism being the major industry (Lake District National Park Authority).

The premises enjoys excellent footfall due to its prominent position in Ambleside on Compston Road a natural link between the retail core and Lake Windermere. The local vicinity boasts leading high street retailers: Greggs, Fjall Raven, Co-Op, Blacks, Rohan, Fat Face, The Cumberland Building Society and Boots. The immediate area also has a number of quality independent retailers: The Bath House, Friars Confectioners, Huttons Chocolates, Old Court Gifts, F.W. Tyson Mountain Footwear, Mountain Factor, Thomas Bell Chemist (Est 1839) and the renowned restaurants, The Stamp House, Lake Road Kitchens and Doi Intanion.

Ambleside has a connection with Willim Wordsworth, other Lakeland Poets, Beatrix Potter, Harriet Martineau and Charlotte Mason which attracts a large number of foreign visitors.


The property comprises an attractive stone built mid terrace mixed-use building of traditional Lakeland stone construction with the retail shop occupying the ground floor and basement level and the upper floors being residential.


The ground floor shop provides an attractive shop front with side pedestrian door into an open plan retail area leading to a rear stockroom, staff area and WC. A side staircase provides access down to the basement level which is arranged as three self-contained stockrooms.

The property is ready for immediate occupation for a variety of retail options presenting to a good standard throughout.

Leasehold Price: £14,000 pa

For more information please contact the agent:

Edwin Thompson & Co (Windermere)
Edwin Thompson & Co (Windermere)
97 Stricklandgate
Tel: 015394 769790

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