Market Place, Whitehaven

CA28 7JG



This is a substantial building originally constructed in the seventieth century consisting of three stories, an underground cellar area with the same footprint as the other floors, and a spacious loft area for storage. The building is of stone construction, has sash windows, a slate roof and a small outside area. It contains both a commercial business on two floors and a one bedroom domestic apartment on the third.

The front of the building is situated on the corner of the market place whilst the side, with outside terrace area, opens towards the harbour area. This is a grade 2 listed property that has been refurbished to a high standard that maintains its original character. The property contains many original features, the floors on the second and third have been lifted from the decks of a ship, some of the cornice, fireplaces and all of the stairs are original. The property benefits from both gas and electric heating.

Underground consists of a cellar with two rooms. One is a wet room with commercial equipment and the other a dry room for refrigeration, general storage and racking for wine/drinks. The property comes with a licence to serve alcohol for consumption both on and off the premise.

Ground Floor, currently used as a fish and chip shop with internal and external restaurant areas. The high temperature fish and chip range has been refurbished and complies with all modern standards and has fully certification. This floor also contains a small kitchen with a new gas range and commercial ventilation, all to modern standards.

The first floor consists of a traditional restaurant with original fire place and an Italian themed cocktail room with hand painted mural looking over towards the harbour. This floor also has a toilet for the commercial business.

The third floor and loft areas consist the domestic accommodation. This has a substantial high ceiling lounge with 8kw gas log burner to heat the apartment, a large bathroom and bedroom. The loft areas are used as storage and have been fully insulated as part of the upgrade.

These properties of quality and character rarely come onto the market for sale. This property is been sold with the benefits of a family business that has been in operation for over 100 years and, as such, has a guaranteed monthly income. The business is currently only open for lunch /afternoon trade and has yet to reach its full potential. All commercial equipment is included in the sale along with a full all day and evening licence to serve alcohol.

Located in a busy market area close to the marina, the business will benefit in time from the planned building work as part of the harbour / waterfront development stemming the next five years.