BPA Ripon 2018
BPA Ripon 2018
BPA Ripon 2017
BPA Ripon 2017
Guide price £150,000
Under offer
36 and 36a Cecil Street Carlisle CA1 1NT
4 bedrooms
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  • An attractive, four storey period Town House with enclosed courtyard/garden, situated in the highly favoured Chatsworth/Portland Square Conservation Area in the centre of the historic City of Carlisle
  • Georgian staircase which leads to the first and second floors and a part glazed door leading to the enclosed courtyard/garden/outbuilding and external WC.
An exciting and rare opportunity to purchase an investment property or re-convert into a characterful family home is this attractive, four storey period Town House situated in the highly favoured Chatsworth/Portland Square Conservation Area in the centre of the historic City of Carlisle, currently utilised as a hairdressing salon, beauty salon, independently accessed Tea Shop/Restaurant on the lower ground floor and second floor Studio Flat .
The ground floor hairdressing salon is accessed via steps leading into a reception hall, two open plan salons, customer WC, an elegant, Georgian staircase which leads to the first and second floors and a part glazed door leading to the enclosed courtyard/garden/outbuilding and external WC. The first floor is split to provide a beauty salon/treatment room and kitchen/staff room and the second floor is currently used as a bed-sit i.e. bedroom/sitting room, kitchen and shower-room. The lower ground floor was a thriving tea shop/restaurant which has independent access i.e. steps with ornamental railings leading down into an ‘L’ shaped main room, catering kitchen, rear tea room/snug and separate Gents and Ladies WCs.
Internally the property is well fitted having undergone sympathetic refurbishment throughout the current ownership; retaining the original features where possible, and the charm and character of the original property.
To the rear is a walled courtyard/garden offering a good degree of privacy and principally paved with well-stocked flower borders. External WC and outbuilding/store.
Achievable rental figures for the property are approx. £6,500 per annum for the lower ground floor Tea Shop/restaurant and £10,000 for the upper floors presently the Hairdressing and Beauty Salons and Studio flat.
The property is situated on the south eastern fringe of Carlisle City Centre. Carlisle is the County town situated at the northern end of Cumbria adjacent to M6 Motorwork network and close to the Lake District and Scottish Borders. The City has a population of just over 75,000 and is the main administrative and retail centre for Cumbria. It offers a wide variety of shops, serviced and amenities and historic attractions include the Castle, “Tulllie House” Museum and the majestic Cathedral. There are several primary and secondary schools in the city and a Racecourse, swimming pools and other leisure facilities. Cecil Street is in the Portland/Brunswick Square conservation area being accessed directly from the A69 Warwick Road which is situated 200 m to the north and is a short distance from the City’s main retailing centre including English Street, Lowther Street, Scotch Street and The Lanes shopping centre.
The A69 Warwick Road provides access east to the M6 junction 43 approx two miles distant or the A6 Botchergate and London Road, travelling on to junction 42 of the M6 approx five miles to the south east. The A69/Warwick Road also connects with the A7 leading north to Kingstown and junction 44 of the M6 approximately four miles away. Carlisle Central Railway Station is approx. 800 metres to the west with main line trains to London/Edinburgh.

Accommodation Summary

Lower Ground Floor 58.01sq m 624sq ft

Ground Floor 39.65sq m 427sq ft

First Floor 37.47sq m 403sq ft

Second Floor 18.11sq m 195sq ft

Approx total internal
area 153.24sq m 1,649sq ft

Further advantages include part wooden and part uPVC double glazing, part gas fired heating and security alarm.

The accommodation in more detail comprises:


Currently a hairdressing Salon

Reception Foyer: Via glazed entrance door. Plaster cornice. Dado rail.

Main Salon/Reception: Via part glazed, pine internal door. Window to the front elevation. Double, built in pine cupboard providing useful storage. Opaque glazed door to the rear garden. Four hair washing sinks, two banks of hairdryers and three combing out tables. Plaster cornice. Dado rail.

Inner Hall: Elegant, Georgian staircase with open spindles and mahogany hand rail leading to the first floor and having cupboard underneath, providing useful storage.

Cloakroom/WC: Opaque window to the
side elevation. Two piece white suite comprising wall mounted wash hand basin and low level WC. Painted panelling to half walls. Dado rail. Coving.
Currently a Beauty treatment Salon

Landing: Georgina staircase continuing to the second floor. Built in double, pine cupboard providing useful storage. Dado rail.

Beauty treatment Room: Twin windows to the front elevation. Central feature fireplace with oak surround, tiled insert and hearth and housing gas fire. Wall mirror. Built in shelved cupboard. Dado rail. Plaster cornice. White, vanitory wash hand basin with electric hot water heater.

Staff Room/Kitchen: uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation. Plaster cornice. Built in shelved cupboard. Central feature fireplace with mahogany surround, tiled insert and hearth housing gas fire. Dado rail. Plaster cornice. Double formica, base unit with stainless steel sink. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Commercial hot water tank.

Currently an Office/Studio Flat. Landing: Velux roof light. Access to roof void.

Lower Ground Floor - Currently run as a thriving Tea Shop/Restaurant.

Sitting/Bedroom: Velux roof light. Coving. Black painted cast iron hob grate with stone surround. Storage into the eaves.

Kitchen: Velux roof light. Two double formica base units one with stainless steel sink and double wall unit. Storage into the eaves. Coving.

Shower Room: Tiled shower cubicle with curtain. Two piece, white suite comprising wall mounted wash hand basin and low level WC.

Was run as a thriving Tea Shop/Restaurant which could be re-instated.

Entrance: Stone steps and attractive, ornamental railings to entrance.

Principal Tea Room/Restaurant: ‘L’ shaped room via half glazed, panelled entrance door. Window to the front elevation. Original black “range” oven/fire. Coving. Original stone flags to the main of the room. Dado rail. Part painted wall panelling. Exposed beam. Three radiators.

Fitted Catering Kitchen: uPVC, opaque glazed window to the rear elevation. Borrowed light to second tea room. Wall shelving. A range of modern white units are fitted at base height with laminate working surfaces and inset 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink and two further circular sinks. White ceramic wall tiles to working areas. Electric/gas cooker points. Space for fridge/freezer. Quarry tiled floor.

Second Tea Room/Snug: Stone, flagged floor. Extractor fan.

Inner Hall: Quarry tiled floor.

Separate Ladies and Gents WCs. Both benefitting from two piece, white suites comprising wall mounted wash hand basins and low level WCs. Extractor fans. Quarry tiled floors. One having wall mounted gas fired boiler serving heating via radiators and domestic hot water.

Rear Hall: Metre cupboard. External store to the front.
Courtyard/Garden: The property benefits from an enclosed courtyard/garden to the rear within high boundary walls offering privacy. Paved for ease of maintenance principally with original sandstone flags and well-stocked flower borders including Hosta bed.

External WC: White WC with high flush cistern. Outbuilding/Store.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Vinden Estates on 01765 606885

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