Bridge Street, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria Longtown Cumbria |
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Bridge Street, Longtown, Carlisle, Cumbria

End Of Terrace House | Auction



Please note that the Auction will be an online auction via our website with remote bidding.

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Reservation Fee Applies.

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Features: • Freehold Restaurant and B&B • Great spot for local and passing trade. • Well Fitted Throughout • Family Run Business • Huge Potential for Growth • Genuine Retirement Sale

A busy cafe/restaurant with 32 covers and a fully fitted commercial kitchen. A successful bed and breakfast operation with two lovely, en-suite bedrooms.

The businesses are in full flow, 7 days per week, however there remains options to improve the turnover and profitability by extending the operational hours and altering the menu’s and offers. By opening evenings as a ‘wine bar or Tapas restaurant there is a captive audience to attract.
The business currently has licensing for 4 outdoor tables to improve the ‘Heads’ and serving capacity. Wednesday’s set meal deals are for Pensioners – attracting regulars. Tuesday’s and Fridays have been ‘Steak Nights’. Sundays is Sunday Lunch for a set price.
Every day involves a ‘take-away’ service and there is huge potential to build on the outdoor catering and ‘wedding events market locally.

The business already has an online booking system for the B&B via BOOKING.COM; however, an online delivery service could be offered to expand the target market and increase profits. Thus, delivery agreements could be established with platforms such as Deliveroo, JustEat, UberEats etc. as this has the opportunity to reach hundreds more potential customers outside of the local customer base. The letting rooms are of an exceptionally high standard, each with luxurious en-suites. The owners live nearby in the town and there is also the potential to return the letting rooms back to their former use, as first floor living accommodation. The subject property is well located along Bridge Street and benefits from being the only B&B in the area. This property is located within easy reach of local amenities, transport links and schools. The subject property is located approximately 4 miles from Gretna Green and approximately 9.2 miles from Carlisle city centre. The owners are retiring and this is a fantastic opportunity to purchase this thriving, combined business in a freehold building, for less than the cost of a semi-detached house. Located in the market town of Longtown, close to the Scottish border, the main tourist route from Edinburgh to the Lake District passes straight by the door. The cafe benefits from lots of local and passing trade, as well as from holidaymakers using the local caravan sites.

Accommodation Cafe 7.70m (25' 3") x 4.40m (14' 5") Kitchen 1 4.70m (15' 5") x 4.30m (14' 1") Kitchen 2 3.40m (11' 2") x 3.30m (10' 10") Bedroom 1 4.60m (15' 1") x 4.40m (14' 5") TRIPLE ROOM - £110 per night. En-Suite Bedroom 2 3.70m (12' 2") x 4.40m (14' 5") DOUBLE ROOM - £80 per night This room was formerly the lounge for the flat above the cafe En-Suite Bedroom 3 4.70m (15' 5") x 3.00m (9' 10")

Rateable Value - The adopted rateable value is £6,100 as of 1st April 2017. Sourced from VOA.

Business Rates - £6100 per annum.

Tenure - Freehold

Disclaimer For sale by Conditional Online Auction.

Terms Auction Method: The auction for this property will be conducted online through our online-bidding platform. This is a “Timed Auction”, so there are no other lots being sold alongside this property. The timeslot for the auction is displayed on Martin Bond Auctions’ website. To view this, search for the property on their website. Then click onto the property to view the property details. The time remaining to bid and end date of the auction is displayed on the page. You are required to undertake identity checks before you can be authorised to bid. You must also provide your payment details. If you do not provide this information, your registration will not be processed. When you place your bid, you are deemed to have agreed to Martin Bond Auctions’ Buyers Terms (England & Wales) which are available on Martin Bonds website.

Auction type - Conditional with Fixed Fee If you are the highest bidder when the auction for the property comes to an end, you will enter into a reservation agreement with the seller. You must then pay the applicable reservation fee. You will then have 40 business days within which to exchange contracts and complete the sale, unless the Special Conditions of Sale contained within the Legal Pack specify a different time limit. If you fail to do so, you may lose your reservation fee. During the 40-business day reservation period, the seller is not able to accept other offers.

Auction Fees The following non-refundable fees apply: Buyer’s Fee- payable on exchange of contracts. This is calculated as a percentage of the actual purchase price of the property. Either: (a) 4.8% (including VAT) of the purchase price, for properties up to and including £250,000 (b) 3.6% (including VAT) of the purchase price for properties sold for over £250,000 The Buyer’s Fee is subject always to a minimum of £6,000 (including VAT). The Buyer’s Fee does not contribute to the purchase price.

Deposit On exchange of contracts, you must pay a non-refundable deposit equal to 5% of the actual purchase price of the property, subject to a minimum of £5,000. The deposit contributes towards the purchase price.

Payment Method When you register to bid, you will be prompted to provide your payment details to Martin Bond Auctions In the event that you are the winning bidder, your card will automatically be charged a proportion of the Buyer’s Fee & Deposit. The payment will be calculated based on the guide price of the property, in line with the fee scale described above. Where the actual purchase price is higher than the guide price, you will be required to pay the difference immediately after the end of the auction, which can be paid by debit card or bank transfer. Payment by cash or cheque will not be accepted. Example: You win the bid on a property with a guide price of £150,000, but the actual purchase price is £170,000. At this point your bid is successful you will be charged as follows: Buyer’s Fee of £7,200- 4.8% of guide price Deposit of £7,500- 5% of the guide price As the actual purchase price amounted to £170,000, after the auction, you will be required to pay the following additional amounts on top of the initial payment: £960 for Buyer’s Fee shortfall (£8160 due as 4.8% of actual purchase price) £1,000 for Deposit shortfall (£8500 due as 5% of actual purchase price)

Legal Pack Before bidding, you must view the legal pack for the property. This is the collection of legal documents that apply to the sale. The documents will include but are not limited to: Special Conditions of Sale, title documents from the Land Registry and Energy Performance Certificate. To view the legal pack, first search for the property on Martin Bond Auctions’ website and click onto the property to view the property details. There will be a sub-heading “Legal Documents”. Underneath this, you will be prompted to “Log in to view the legal documents”. Follow this link, you will then be directed to create an account with Auction Passport to view the documents. The legal pack can change at any time up until the auction starts so you must check for the most recent version of the legal pack. At the point of placing your bid, you are deemed to have read the legal pack in its entirety, including any changes. Failure to check for changes to the legal pack will not be a valid reason for withdrawing from the sale. It is strongly recommended that you instruct a qualified professional to review the legal pack and raise any necessary enquiries before bidding.

Special Conditions of Sale The property is sold subject to any Special Conditions of Sale. These are contractual conditions that are included by the seller of the property - they are not part of Martin Bond Auctions’ terms and conditions. The Special Conditions of Sale are legally binding. You are taken to have read and accepted these at the point of bidding, even if you have not done so. The Special Conditions of Sale are available to read in the legal pack.

Registration Process To register to bid on the property, search for the lot on Martin Bond Auctions’ website. Click onto the property, follow the link to “Log in/register to bid”, and you will then be directed to create an account with the online-bidding platform provider, Offr.

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