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For sale: The Eagles Head, Satterthwaite, Ulverston, Lake District, LA12 8LN

£495,000 Quintessential English Country Pub

Summary: A wonderful life style opportunity to purchase a delightful village pub of great character in the heart of the Lake District. For sale freehold and as a going concern this highly successful free house and restaurant includes owners accommodation, a beer garden and car park.

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Lake District
LA12 8LN
Property TypeHouse
Sold StatusAvailable
Bedrooms3 Beds
Bathrooms2 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms1 Receptions
ParkingOff Street Parking
Price £495,000
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A wonderful life style opportunity to purchase a delightful village pub of great character in the heart of the Lake District. For sale freehold and as a going concern this highly successful free house and restaurant includes owners accommodation, a beer garden and car park.

A delightful detached 18th Century village pub of great character.
Beautiful location surrounded by the Grizedale Forest benefiting from an excellent tourist trade.
Bar and restaurant with around 50 covers.
Specialising in local ales and a combination of modern British cooking and pub classics.
Fully equipped catering kitchen.
Two/three bedroom owners apartment with potential for letting out guest rooms to provide additional income.
Attractive beer garden and car park.
Potential to alter and extend the building, subject to planning permission being obtained.
Excellent potential to expand and grow the business.
For sale freehold and as a going concern, with no ties.

From the south head west along the A590 to Haverthwaite, just beyond Newby Bridge. Turn right, signposted to Rusland. At the T-junction turn right. Follow the country lane to reach Rusland. Bear right in the village centre, signposted to Satterthwaite. Follow the road for about a mile. Turn left, signposted to Satterthwaite. At the next junction turn right. Follow the lane to reach Satterthwaite. The property will be found on the left.

Coming from the north from Hawkshead head south out of the village on the western side of Esthwaite Water. Turn right onto the Grizedale road and continue to the village of Satterthwaite. Continue past the church and the property will be found a on the right-hand side.

The Eagles Head is situated in the highly picturesque South Lakeland village of Satterthwaite which occupies a glorious location surrounded by the Grizedale Forest, just south of Hawkshead and between the Lakes of Windermere and Coniston Water.

Grizedale Forest is a very popular tourist attraction where there are mountain bike trails, walks, a cafe, shops and galleries, sculpture trail and Go-Ape aerial assault course. Also nearby are the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway, the motor museum, the Lakeside Aquarium, Hawkshead and of course the fells, valleys and lakes of the Lakes District.

Satterthwaite is convenient for Kendal, Ulverston, Grange-over-Sands, Windermere, Ambleside and junction 36 of the M6 motorway.

Bar and Main Restaurant:27'4" x 26'11" (8.33m x 8.2m). Spacious and cosy featuring a splendid fireplace with wood burning stove. Exposed beams. Old tiled floor. The bar is finished with an oak top. Eight pumps. Covers for around thirty.

Snug:8'11" x 8'3" (2.72m x 2.51m). Part open plan to the main restaurant this area provides a further six to eight covers.

Dining Area No.2:13'7" x 11'10" (4.14m x 3.6m). An arched openway links this room to the main bar. Covers for around twelve to fourteen.

Kitchen:20'5" x 8'5" (6.22m x 2.57m). Fitted and equipped with a comprehensive range of stainless steel kitchenware including a stove, extractor hood, shelving units, refrigerator/chiller, dishwasher, sink unit and microwave ovens. Pantry.



Hall: Built-in airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder.

Kitchen/Dining Room:11'1" x 10'5" (3.38m x 3.18m). Fitted with a range of built-in floor and wall units together with tiled work surfaces, a sink and display shelves. Built-in oven, hob and extractor hood. Plumbing for washing machine.

Sitting Room:9'7" x 10'6" (2.92m x 3.2m). A versatile room which is also suitable as a double bedroom. Period fireplace. Range of built-in storage cupboards along one wall.

Bedroom No.1:13'1" x 12'1" (3.99m x 3.68m). A double bedroom. Period fireplace.

Bedroom No.2:12'4" x 10'6" (3.76m x 3.2m). Currently used as an office. Ideal as a large double bedroom.

Shower Room:8'7" x 4'2" (2.62m x 1.27m). Shower cubicle, wash hand basin with cupboard below and w.c. with concealed cistern. Built-in limed oak storage unit with shelves.

Bathroom:7'5" x 7'8" (2.26m x 2.34m). Panelled bath (not plumbed),pedestal wash hand basin and w.c.

To one side of the pub is an attractive, tree lined beer garden laid out with patio terraces and six circular tables with bench seats accommodating up to 36 people. There is a further garden area to the rear with a further two tables for up to eight.

To the other side of the pub is the car park. To the rear is a courtyard area and storage outbuilding.

Mains water and electricity. Mains drainage. LPG gas for the commercial kitchen.

The Eagles Head in a free house and as being sold freehold with full vacant possession on completion.

Our clients have owned the property and business since 2013 during which time they have upgraded the bar and restaurant and the beer garden to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere specialising in read ales and delicious food.

The owners website,, offers an insight into the business. This, together with social media marketing, has been very effective in growing the business. The website and social media accounts are included in the sale.

The business is currently run by one of the owners, assisted by a chef and various staff, mostly part-time.

The first floor living accommodation is generally used as owners/staff accommodation with one room utilised as an office. The first floor offers potential for the creation of letting bedrooms to generate additional income.

Turnover has significantly increased during our clients ownership of the property to in excess of £260,000 for the last financial year. Whilst the healthy net income stream will provide a comfortable living there is excellent potential for the growth and expansion of the business further.

Copies of the accounts are available for inspection at our Kendal Head Office to genuinely interested parties only following a viewing.

An inventory of items to be included in the sale will be made available to purchasers.

A full on-premises licence is held.

The building has previously had planning permission for alteration and extension which has since lapsed. The building offers excellent potential for further extension and alteration and interested parties should make their own enquiries to the Lake District National Park Authority, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal, LA9 7RL Tel No: 01539 724555.

All prices, rentals and outgoings are quotes exclusive of, but may be liable to VAT.

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