Status: Completed
Tenure: Leasehold
Leasehold Rent: £1,000 per quarter
Turnover: £50,000
Charming Café In Stunning Grade II listing buildingCharming Café In Stunning Grade II listing buildingCharming Café In Stunning Grade II listing building
£34,950 + SAV

Charming Café In Stunning Grade II listing building

  • Reference: 2991
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market the Gatehouse Café. This charming business is situated with a stunning Grade II listed building full of character.

The business was established by our client in 2014 and has quickly established a fantastic reputation for the quality of fayre and is very well supported by the local community. The business reports a healthy turnover of £50,000 with a gross profit of circa 65%.

The café serves traditional hot and cold food, daily specials and home cooked cakes and treats with complimentary quality teas and coffees. The café offers a cosy and friendly environment with capacity for 25 covers, although we feel this could be increased. The café is tastefully decorated with furnishings in keeping with the period of the building. The wooden flooring and feature fireplace all add to the charm of the café.

The business has a presence on social media website Facebook with over 200 likes. Although extremely popular, we believe the business still has potential for further growth. Perhaps by opening on Sunday's or offer deliveries, to the local industrial estates and factories as well as a take away menu or maybe reconfigure the dining space for more internal seating to increase revenue.

This a turn-key opportunity which genuinely comes to the market as our client looks towards a well-deserved retirement.


We are advised leasehold.
Original lease is 10 years
8 years remain
Rent is £1000 per quarter


The business opens:-

Monday to Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday closed


The business is owner run and managed with the assistance of 1 part time member of staff.


The business reports a healthy turnover of £50,000 with a gross profit of circa 65%.
The business is located on the outskirts of the City of Carlisle in Cumbria.

The business is in an excellent trading position, situated in the gatehouse to an award winning cemetery and within a large residential area from which the business derives much trade.

Carlisle is around 10 miles south of the Scottish border and is easily accessible from the M6. The area has excellent public transport links with its own railway station and regular bus services running throughout the City and out to neighbouring towns and villages.
Prominent Grade II listed premise briefly comprising:-

Entrance to the cafe with small reception area.
Serving area to the front.
Through to the left to main seating area with variety of tables for 25 covers with access to store room.
To the right is the kitchen area.
Separate toilet with disabled access.

There is a rear exit which provides additional seating area outside used in the summer months, some external seating to the front is also used at these times.

The café is complete with a good standard of equipment with general fixtures and fittings including all tables and chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a coffee machine, filter machine and grinder, till, drinks fridge, display fridge, freezer, dishwasher, range cooker, Panini grill, microwave, mixer, food processor, toaster, all general crockery, cutlery and utensils.