4 Victoria Street, Windermere, LA23 1AB


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Located right on the main thoroughfare in the heart of Windermere village, this excellent well placed trading position offers a great opportunity to acquire a freehold investment opportunity which can be used for a variety of uses including A1, A2 or A3 class uses. The whole premises comprising of a ground floor 425ft² shop unit with a separate 3 bedroom maisonette apartment above would be an ideal investment as a HMO/buy to let with a potential rent of circa £16,000 per annum, staff accommodation, or an ideal location for a home run business with private accommodation. Positioned minutes from the railway station, Booths supermarket and a range of shops, restaurants and amenities offering a prime position in the beautiful Lake District National Park and recently acclaimed UNESCO site.

The property is a most attractive and charming Lakeland stone and slate constructed mid-terrace built in 1859 retaining many character features throughout including a fabulous vaulted ceiling living room with exposed beams. The accommodation which is now in need of some updating, spread over three levels in total briefly comprising of retail unit with large window frontage including a kitchen area and toilet facilities to the ground floor, separate entrance adjacent leading up to the first floor level and the 3 bedroom (2 ensuite) maisonette which has a large open plan living room and kitchen, mezzanine balconies, house bathroom and large store room.

Planning permission has been granted on the 7th June 2017 for 4 Victoria Street to change existing use of the building from mixed used A3 (café) and flat (owner occupied) to A1 or A2 use (retail or betting office). This permission allows for a change of use for A1 or A2 of the whole building or A1/A2 plus a residential flat. Essentially this means change of use to retail, with the flat remaining upstairs not having any occupancy conditions so the occupant of the flat and shop can be different.

Directions Upon entering Windermere village proceed down past the train station on your left entering the one way system downhill. The property can be found on the right hand side immediately after the entrance Booths and adjacent Lakelovers.


Retail Area/Café 17' 7" x 17' 5" (5.36m x 5.31m) Excellent 17' window frontage onto Victoria Street and the main thorough thru into Windermere village. Superb light and airy space with laminate flooring and spot lighting, to the rear there is a partitioned off area which is fitted with kitchen units and has services connected for equipment. This space could also be used as a store room. WC facilities and store cupboard at the rear.

Maisonette Apartment Separate entrance to living accommodation.

Entrance Hall  Staircase leading to first floor level.

First Floor Landing  Cupboard under staircase.

Open Plan Lounge  21'5" x 14'2" (6.53m x 4.32m) A superb open plan living space with tall open vaulted ceiling and large window with exposed 'A' frame beams. Wood stripped floor, wall lights and gallery overlooking main room.

Open Plan Kitchen  11' 7" x 6' 7" (3.52m x 2.01m) Fitted with an excellent range of base and wall units with laminate worktops, inset stainless steel inset sink unit, glass display cabinets and incorporating Diplomat electric hob, double oven and extractor fan. Plumbing for washing machine, space for standing fridge/freezer. Finished with tiled floor and backsplash, down lighting.

Inner Hall leading to:

Bedroom One 12' 4" x 10' 0" (3.76m x 3.05m) Double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and overhead units. UPVC window.

Bedroom Two 12' 9" x 10' 6" (3.89m x 3.2m) Double bedroom to the rear with UPVC window and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, vanity unit and WC. Finished with part tiled walls, tiled floor, shaver light, heated towel rail and extractor fan.

Shower Room  Fitted three piece suite comprising tiled shower cubicle with electric shower, WC and wash basin including fitted units. Finished with part tiled walls, tiled floor, extractor fan, shaver light and heated towel rail.

Staircase to Second Floor with access off leading to:

Gallery/Mezzanine area Cupboard housing gas central heating boiler.

Second Gallery/Mezzanine Office Area 13' 10" x 6' 11" (4.22m x 2.11m) Overlooking the lounge area, this area would make a nice snug or home office.

Bedroom Three 13' 3" x 8' 1" (4.04m x 2.47m) Third good size double bedroom with Velux window, exposed 'A' frame beam.

En-Suite Bathroom  Three piece suite comprising of panelled bath with electric shower over, wash basin and WC. Large Velux window, mirror, heated towel rail, shaver point, tiling to walls.

Additional Large Store Room  21' 4" x 9' 8" (6.5m x 2.95m) Accessed via Bedroom Three, this is a useful storage/attic room with exposed beams. Potential exists to convert into further bedroom accommodation or dressing room.

Services Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity connected. Gas central heating installed to apartment.

Business Rates Rateable value of £7,100 with the amount payable of £3436.40. Small business rates may be applicable. 

Tenure Freehold. Vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax Band D

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