17 Main Street, Bentham

Sold Subject to Contract £185,000

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17 Main Street

Long established hardware store in central location, now with planning permission for conversion to create a spacious 2 bedroom apartment and commercial shop front unit for resale or let investment. With good demand for residential accommodation, High Bentham is also a holiday destination, presenting opportunities for holiday letting.

In brief, the ground floor accommodation currently comprises: large retail store with double frontage to Main Street and back room for storage. Stairs rise to the first floor retail space with staff kitchen, cloakroom and office.

Outside and to the rear, there is a small yard area and access way.


Right in the centre of town, the property is well-located for a good range of shops, pubs and eateries, with free parking a short walk away. High Bentham also benefits from a GP Surgery, primary school, bank, Post Office and train station on the Leeds/Lancaster line. Excellent secondary school options are available in the nearby market towns of Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale.

A great location for holidays, Bentham is close to the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park and on the northern edge of the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Lake District and Morecambe Bay are both within easy reach too.

Property Information

Freehold property. Current business rateable value (1 April 2017 to present) at £10,500 with 100% small business rates relief. Business Rates Classification: Shop and Premises. Mains water, drainage and electric.


Application No: 2022/23999/FUL
Proposal: Conversion of part of retail area to residential.
Decision/Date 29th July 2022

Under the current plans, the ground floor will be reconfigured to create a shop unit with staff kitchen and cloakroom. To the rear of the ground floor, access to the new apartment will be via King Street into a kitchen/dining room, with ground floor cloakroom and utility room. Stairs then rise to the first floor, compromising: L-shaped lounge, 2 double bedrooms and a house bathroom.

Ground Floor

Retail Shop

Retail store with double frontage to Main Street and external rear door to King Street. Fitted display units. Counter service area. Stairs to first floor. Access to:

Back Room

Store room with external door to rear.

First Floor

Retail Space

Further retail space with window to side aspect. Fitted display units. Partitioned storage area. Access to:

Staff Kitchen

Vestibule connecting retail area to staff kitchen and office. Built-in units with sink. Access to:

Staff Cloakroom

Staff cloakroom with window to rear aspect. WC.


Office with window to the side aspect.


Rear yard and access way. Adjacent properties have rights of access over.



Agent Notes

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Fisher Hopper is a trading name for Fisher Hopper Limited, which is registered in England No 08514050. The registered office for the company is: 5 Battalion Court, Colburn Business Park, Catterick Garrison, England, DL9 4QN. Company Directors: D. Spratt, M. Alexander
The office address for Fisher Hopper is: 43 Main Street, Bentham, Lancaster, North Yorkshire LA2 7HJ.
Please note, floor plans are not to scale and are for illustration purposes only. Plans are produced using PlanUp.

  • Corner Terrace Retail Store
  • Planning Permission
  • Residential Conversion
  • Development Opportunity
  • Residential, Commercial, Holiday Let
  • Town Centre
  • Close to Amenities
  • No Chain
  • Freehold
  • Small Business Rates
Floorplan for 17 Main Street, Bentham
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