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For sale: High Cross Inn, Broughton In-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6ES


Summary: A fine substantial country inn/cafe occupying a prominent location enjoying wonderful views. The property has been considerably upgraded and improved and includes four guest letting bedrooms, all en-suite, self-contained three bedroom owners accommodation,

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AddressHigh Cross Inn
Broughton In-Furness
LA20 6ES
Property TypeHouse
Sold StatusAvailable
Bedrooms6 Beds
Bathrooms0 Bathrooms
Reception Rooms0 Receptions
ParkingOff Street Parking
EER/EI Ratingschart

A fine substantial country inn/cafe occupying a prominent location enjoying wonderful views. The property has been considerably upgraded and improved and includes four guest letting bedrooms, all en-suite, self-contained three bedroom owners accommodation,

gardens and patio terraces, a large car park and land. Excellent edge of town location within the glorious Lake District National Park.   Energy Rating 'F'.

The current business was established in July 2017, operating as a licensed cafe/tea room together with four en-suite bedrooms. The business has grown as trading has become more established.   There is considerable scope to grow the business more significantly by operating a restaurant and expanding the trading of the guest bedrooms. Due to unforeseen circumstances relating to health, the owners are no longer able to continue with their plans for the expansion of the business. However the sale is a tremendous life style opportunity for somebody to further the excellent potential that the property offers for income generation.

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

The first years accounts are currently being prepared. Once ready they will be made available for inspection at our Kendal 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.

The sale price is not subject to VAT.


The current owners are in receipt of 100% small business rate relief.

A very fine and considerably refurbished 19th Century Country Inn/Cafe.
Delightful licensed Cafe/Tea Room with thirty covers with additional covers to the sun terrace.
Large dining/function room with fabulous views.
Comprehensively equipped catering kitchen and ample ancillary accommodation.
Four attractively presented en-suite guest letting bedrooms.
Self-contained three bedroom owners apartment with superb open plan living room/kitchen.
Extensive gardens including lawns and patio terraces, a large car park and a parcel of land, in all around 1.5 acres.
Growing business established in July 2017 with huge potential for expansion.
Planning consent obtained for alteration, extension and alternative uses; potential for new hotel use.
Wonderful location in a highly prominent position.

The property is located at the junction of the A595 and the A593 roads. From Broughton town centre follow Church Street in a westerly direction. At the T-junction at the end of Church Street the property will be found on the right-hand side.

The property occupies a prominent, elevated position on the edge of the historic town of Broughton-in-Furness, overlooking the beautiful Duddon Valley with views of the surrounding fells and out to sea; the trading position is excellent.

Broughton-in-Furness is a delightful town with its central square surrounded by elegant buildings. The town offers a range of amenities, including a small number of shops, a tourist information office, cafes, a church and village hall. The town and the surrounding area are highly popular with tourists, enjoying all year round trade.

Broughton-in-Furness is located within the southerly part of the beautiful Lake District National Park, with dramatic and breathtaking scenery all around. The town is convenient for Ulverston, Coniston and Coniston Water, Millom and the coast. Junction 36 of the M6 motorway can be reached in around 45 minutes by car.


Cafe/Bar:28'2" x 23'11" (8.59m x 7.3m). A light, well proportioned and attractively presented room, with around thirty covers. On one side are built-in upholstered bench seats. Equipped bar/counter. Windows on two sides. Front entrance porch and rear entrance door.   Fireplace with a wood burning stove.

Hall: Under stairs cupboard.

Storeroom:10'5" x 3'3" (3.18m x 1m).

Function Room:30'9" x 16'6" (9.37m x 5.03m). A split level, versatile space, with windows on two sides, that is open plan to the conservatory.

Conservatory:23' x 20'11" (7m x 6.38m). A curving sweep of windows takes in the spectacular views across the Duddon Valley towards the Lakeland Fells.    Perfect as a restaurant/dining room, sitting room or as part of the function room for afternoon teas and functions.

Ktichen:27'4" x 15'11" (8.33m x 4.85m). A comprehensively fitted and equipped commercial kitchen with brushed steel work surfaces, two stainless steel sinks, and stainless steel wash hand basin, ample storage, large oven with ceramic hob and plate warmer.

Storeroom:9'2" x 9'1" (2.8m x 2.77m). Two commercial refrigeration units.

Pantry:6'9" x 6'1" (2.06m x 1.85m).

Rear Entrance Hall:9'1" x 14'10" (2.77m x 4.52m). Rear entrance door. Built-in cloaks cupboard.

Utility Room:12'4" x 8'2" (3.76m x 2.5m). Two gas fired central heating boilers and two large, pressurised hot water storage cylinders. Plumbing for two washing machines and ice machine machine.

Separate Ladies and Gents WC Facilities

First Floor

Galleried Landing: Approached by a dog leg staircase.

Main Landing: With further landing area off.

Guest Bedroom No.1:18' x 10'7" (5.49m x 3.23m). A double bedroom with windows on two sides.

En-Suite Bathroom:11'9" x 4'9" (3.58m x 1.45m). Suite in white comprising a jacuzzi bath with shower and screen, a pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c. Heated towel rail.

Guest Bedroom No.2:13'9" x 14'3" (4.2m x 4.34m). A double bedroom.

En-Suite Bathroom:7'9" x 4'8" (2.36m x 1.42m). Suite in white comprising a panelled bath with shower and screen, a pedestal wash hand basin and a w.c. Tiled walls. Tiled floor.

Guest Bedroom No.3:11'7" x 10'1" (3.53m x 3.07m). A double bedroom.

En-Suite Shower Room:6' x 2'7" (1.83m x 0.79m). Shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c. Tiled walls.

Guest Bedroom No.4:11'1" x 8'10" (3.38m x 2.7m). Currently arranged as a single bedroom, but suitable as a double bedroom.

En-Suite Shower Room:8'10" x 3'3" (2.7m x 1m).

Guest Bedroom No.5: A good sized single bedroom (currently used as a storeroom), ideal for use with Bedroom No.4.

Shower Room:8'1" x 5'11" (2.46m x 1.8m). Wash hand basin and w.c. Shower unit (tray removed).

Guest Kitchen:10'7" x 7'5" (3.23m x 2.26m). Fitted with a range of modern built-in floor and wall units, work surfaces and an inset stainless steel sink. Built-in oven, electric hob and extractor hood. Washing machine and drier.

Storeroom/Linen Room:

Balcony: A ballustraded balcony with panoramic views.

Owners Apartment A first and second floor three/four bedroom maisonette.

Entrance Porch:

Living Room/Kitchen:23'8" x 17'10" (7.21m x 5.44m). A superb open plan room, very spacious and with windows on three sides providing lovely views. Beamed ceiling. Under stairs storage cupboard.

The kitchen area is fitted with an excellent range of modern, contemporary style floor and wall units with work surfaces and an inset stainless steel sink. Built-in oven, ceramic hob and extractor hood. Plumbing for a dishwasher.

The living area has ample room for lounge and dining areas.

Study/Bedroom No.4:13'5" x 10' (4.1m x 3.05m). A versatile room, currently used as an office.

Bathroom:8'7" x 6'3" (2.62m x 1.9m). Suite in white comprising a panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c.

Second Floor


Bedroom No.1:17'10" x 9'8" (5.44m x 2.95m). A delightful double bedroom with dormer windows to both front and rear. Open ceiling. Built-in wardrobes.

Bedroom No.2:9'10" x 9' (3m x 2.74m). A double bedroom.

Bedroom No.3:9'2" x 7'9" (2.8m x 2.36m). A single bedroom.

Shower Room:6'9" x 8'2" (2.06m x 2.5m). Suite in white comprising a shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. Part tiled walls. Chrome ladder towel radiator.

South facing sun terrace to front, currently with nine tables with benches, providing up to thirty-six covers.

Good sized car park to rear.

Lawned gardens and stone paved patios. Walled utility area for bins and storage. Fenced compound with solar panels. Further stone paved patio with open fronted potting shed. Storage outbuilding and basement store. Ballustraded balcony with a spectacular outlook.

Additional parcel of land, adjoining the western side of the main property, of around half an acre.

Mains water, gas and electricity. Septic tank drainage. Solar panels (hot water).

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