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Situated in the extremely popular town of Bowness-on-Windermere, The Country Hut is a café and cocktail bar in the heart of the beautiful Lake District that specialises in coffee by the day followed by cocktails in the evening.
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Situated in the extremely popular town of Bowness-on-Windermere, The Country Hut is a café and cocktail bar in the heart of the beautiful Lake District that specialises in coffee by the day followed by cocktails in the evening. Centrally located at the top end of Ash Street overlooking the church, The Country Hut bar and café is easy to find and offers all you could want in a city style bar to drink and socialise. The intimate, atmospheric bar is ideal for couples wanting a romantic venue or a group of ladies out for cocktails. The Country Hut prides itself on its personal service and a comfortable patio outside offers a relaxed and sheltered al fresco experience.

The Country Hut is situated in the highly sought after "Honey Pot" location of Bowness-on-Windermere, with many bars, shops, restaurants and tourist attractions. One of the most popular Lake District tourist destinations home to one of England's largest natural lakes, Lake Windermere

This excellently located end terrace retail unit is situated on the main road through Bowness town from Windermere. The property offers good sized open plan retail space within over ground floor with steps leading up to a secondary area offering further retail space or storage. To the rear of the property there are WC facilities. The property has the benefit of a full sized glazed front onto Lake Road.

Excellent location
Open plan retail space.
Fully glazed frontage
£12,500 per annum

A rare opportunity to purchase a freehold premises in a prominent main road location. Formally a church, a substantial building over 3 storeys with worship room, several meeting rooms, 2 kitchens and store rooms.

There is also the possibility of leasing the property for £50,000 PA.

There is a private car park to the rear and a patio area to the side.

Prominent main road locationPrivate Car Park2 KitchensFreehold premises
Location: Located in a most prominent main road position at the top of Bowness village close to the commercial centre. From the centre of Bowness proceed up Lake Road passing the Royalty Cinema on the left and The Methodist Church is further up on the same side.

Outside: Private car park for approximately 7 cars and patio area to the side.

Services: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.

Tenure: Freehold. The owners may also consider leasing the property at a starting rent of £50,000 per annum. Full lease terms to be discussed.

Excellent Trading Location
Established Business
Dual Entrances and Small Office
Good Storage and Changing Rooms

Description: A well established designer apparel shop right in the centre of the thriving tourist village of Bowness. The business has been trading since 1994 and is well known with locals & tourists alike. Selling men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from high end brands and other associated items. Currently with a usual annual turnover of approximately £500,000. The stock levels fluctuate but average at between £50,000 and £80,000 and are available by separate negotiation.

Location: Currently positioned on Royal Square in the beating heart of Bowness village on the main thoroughfare through. Leaving our Windermere office take New Road and continue down into Bowness. Morse Point can be found just after the roundabout opposite Tesco and has street frontage to Ash Street too.

Empty shop unit ready for immediate occupation
Excellent trading location
Available on a new 6 year lease
No ingoing
Superfast Broadband speed 80mpbs available*

Description: Nestling in the centre of the oldest part of Bowness On Windermere, an empty shop unit available on a new 6 year lease with rent reviews every 3 years.

Location: Located on St Martins Parade, a small terrace of businesses including a post office and hairdressers, in the Lowside area of Bowness which is considered the original area of the village. Set within small narrow streets with a range of buildings, this area which is close to the lake is often popular with tourists who like to explore these traditional side streets.

Well established restaurant
Fantastic trading location
60 covers
Long Leasehold for 999 years

Description: The inside is charming and modern with additional characterful seating at lower level having beamed ceilings and flagged floor together with original fittings, providing an excellent dining experience. The business trades on evening dining only providing a healthy turnover with excellent profits.

Location: Located right in the centre of Bowness village in a prime trading location and being within 200 yards of Lake Windermere. Bear left onto Kendal Road and Jacksons can be found in the first block of property on the right, adjacent to "Hawkshead" outfitters.

Accommodation (with approximate measurements):

Forecourt dining with covers for 8.

Restaurant 19' 4" x 16' 5 into bay" (5.89m x 5m) A tastefully decorated and furnished restaurant with 18 covers, attractive tiled flooring, built in seating, sideboard unit and wine display fridge. Excellent bright display windows and glazed modern entrance foyer.

Open plan bar/Servery Most welcoming and tastefully modern displays and work surfaces.

Ladies & Gentlemans Toilet Closets modern tiled floors and bathroom furniture.

Well Equipped Commercial Kitchen 19' 7" x 8' 0" (5.97m x 2.44m) with extensive stainless steel work surfaces and shelves, commercial 6 ring gas cooker, 2 microwaves, 3 fridges, freezers, grills, dishwasher etc. A full inventory will be prepared on sale.

Return staircase leads to:

2 Lower ground floor Dining areas 18' 10 max" x 13' 9" (5.74m x 4.19m)14' 10 " x 11' 8 min" (4.52m x 3.56m) slate flagged floors, beamed ceilings, electric heaters and original kitchen range. Very characterful and intimate dining for 32.

Outside waste storage shed.

Services: Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity, good broadband.

Tenure: Long leasehold for the residue of a 999 year lease from 1977 with nominal ground rent. Shared responsibility (1/6th) for West End Buildings upkeep, insurance etc.

Business Rates: Rateable Value of £16,250 with the amount payable of £8,320 for 2020/21.

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Windermere Sales Office.

Energy Performance Certficate: The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.


Helen’s Chocolates Limited is a family run business which was established and founded by Helen and Ken Davidson in 1987. The business has therefore been situated in Bowness for 36 years. From 2000, Helen’s daughter took over the running of the business and continues to do so today. The business became a limited company in 2003.

Helen’s Chocolates specialises in the sale of luxurious handmade chocolates. Sourced from a range of local and further afield suppliers which have been built up over the many years of trading. The business now also operates online and delivers products all over the world.

The current owners are looking to sell the business and assign the lease due to retirement. Alternatively, a full lease surrender and re-grant may be attainable, subject to terms. This is a profitable business, well established, at the heart of The Lake District with full audited trading accounts that can be made available to genuinely interested parties after viewing.

Offers in the region of £95,000 are invited for the leasehold interest, fixtures and fittings, trading name and goodwill attached. Stock to be sold at valuation—on the day of sale.

In the event of a sale, the purchasers will be required to enter in to an assignment of the existing lease expiring 28th February 2029 at a passing rent of £16,500 per annum exclusive, or new lease subject to negotiation.

The lease is subject to a rent review in March 2026 and benefits from tenant security of tenure with the lease being within sections 24-28 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954.