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The Kingfisher offers a myriad of opportunities to potential purchasers. There is the opportunity to maintain the current configuration with successful restaurant on the ground floor and holiday let on the first floor with excellent occupancy rates. This could also be used by an owner occupier as living accommodation. Alternatively, the current owners have had plans drawn to convert the ground floor into a superb 3 bedroom self contained apartment with open plan kitchen, dining and living room to take in the spectacular panoramic views of the estuary. Both of the properties would have their own external space. Sandside is located overlooking the Kent Estuary set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers a multitude of opportunities for families, couples and those looking for a new business opportunity. Sandside is ideally located on the edge of Storth which boasts a post office and community shop and is within close proximity to both Arnside and Milnthorpe which offer a range of restaurants, a supermarket and Dallam secondary school. The village itself has Storth primary school, rated GOOD by Ofsted. There are good transport links from nearby Arnside, with a train station (with access to Lancaster, Manchester and the West coast) and the M6 motorway 15 minutes away. The village has a vibrant community with several local groups/societies, play groups, an amateur dramatics society and activities within the Village Hall.
The main restaurant has been thoughtfully designed by the current owners to fully maximise the properties location with stunning panoramic views over the estuary. There is space for 60 covers comfortably within the space and a separate seating/entrance area to the front.
The bar area is the hub of front of house with stunning Burlington Slate top, wine display fridges and draught pumps. There is also a separate cleaning area with glass washer and sink.
The restroom area is tiled with beautiful slate flooring. There are separate cubicles for male/female and disabled and a communal vanity area.
Full commercial kitchen comprising of 3 Gram larder fridge, 3 under counter Gram fridges, 2 free-standing stainless-steel freezers, 3 stainless steel counters, stainless steel passe with heated down lamps with heating cupboard. 2 Blue Seal gas ovens with 4 burner gas stoves, Blue Seal double fryer and salamander. Stainless steel sink units and hand wash basin. Full extraction system and commercial non-slip flooring.
Off the main kitchen providing hand wash basin, dishwasher, sink and storage for crockery and cutlery.
A useful additional space with desk units and plumbing for a washing machine a dryer, mains gas boiler and loft access.
To the front of the property is a good sized garden area with ramped access and space to park several vehicles. With the proposed development this would create a raised terrace area to take in the breathtaking views. Access to the rear is via the side of the property. Currently there is a great sized car park with parking for up to 12 vehicles. Under the proposals this would be split to create 2 spaces for the upstairs apartment and the creation of a detached garage with self contained annexe above for the ground floor apartment.
Currently the first floor apartment is accessed by a separate entrance to the front of the property. Under the new scheme of work the apartment would have a new entrance to the rear from the parking area with separate roof terrace.
Opening to a large entrance hallway with ample space for a home office or additional seating area.
A spectacular open plan kitchen/diner with picture windows overlooking the estuary. The kitchen is fitted with modern light oak coloured base and wall units, space for a washing machine, under counter fridge and freezer.
Floor to ceiling windows allow for uninterrupted views of the estuary and fells.
Heating - Mains Gas Sewage - Mains Rates - Rateable value £14,250 (Small business relief of £1700 with £5000 paid annually) Business accounts are available to interested parties.
Waterhouse Estate Agents, Santon, Silverdale Road, Arnside, LA5 0EH
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