SOLD SUBJECT TO CONTRACT - One of a collection of impressive architect designed timber lodges occupying an idyllic lakeside setting beside the River Swale
Florence is a superb three bedroom lodge situated in Brompton Lakes. The property has the benefit of step free access and two parking spaces. The lodge has a recently updated Oak effect Karndean floor, a shaker style kitchen with granite worktops and tasteful style décor throughout.
The buildings are clad with Siberian larch, packed with insulation, fed by ground source heating and topped with a sedum roof, which combine to form a highly efficient, aesthetically pleasing property. Large expanses of glazing flood the rooms with light and impressive views whichever way you look.
Set in about 29.5 acres of manicured grounds centering around two lakes, each lodge is accessed via a private walkway leading to a wrap around terrace, then via full height sliding doors leading into an impressive living/ dining/ kitchen area which spans the entire length of the building. The large open-plan living area incorporates a stylish fully fitted kitchen, sitting and dining area finished with either wooden flooring or oak effect Karndene flooring, all warmed by a wood-burning stove. The bedrooms are all accessed off this space, the principal bedroom having a contemporary en suite bathroom, the remaining two double bedrooms sharing a further bathroom. The lodges are fronted by a timber deck area which steps out over the lake and provides a super vantage point from which to sit or dine and enjoy the fabulous views.
The properties are approached via a sweeping tarmac drive arriving at the site reception, the various lodges having their own dedicated parking bays and private walkways leading past lockable stores and a wood store. On three sides are beds full of mature shrubs and trees, grading to undulating lawned areas, interspersed with walkways which lead around the park and along the banks of the River Swale which boarders the site. The star of the show has to be the lakeside setting which provides a very pleasant backdrop, in addition the park provides an all weather tennis court and lawn games area, as well as a hot tub and sauna which can be rented for the day. There is also a large spill over car park for visitors with several new electric car charging points.
Whilst the last two financial years of trading were affected by the various restrictions imposed during the pandemic, in 2020 the individual lodges turned over an average gross income of £50,400 and in 2021 £50,950. The current trading figures for 2022 are showing a healthy increase in gross revenue per lodge of around £59,655.
Owners would be restricted from spending more than 30 days consecutively at the lodge and would be granted a 999 year lease, along with a share in the management company. The current owners are also offering to provide a turnkey rental operation, continuing the successful marketing, housekeeping and maintenance processes already in place, enabling owners to hand over the day to day running of the bookings and income, taking the hassle away from owners. More information is available on request.
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A superb second home and investment rolled into one.Ed StoyleProperty agent