42 Main Street, Bentham

For Sale £250,000


42 Main Street

The ground floor accommodation briefly comprises: generous double fronted retail shop with excellent display windows; staff kitchen and office/store.

Further commercial space on the first floor, comprising 3 large retail showrooms, along with a staff cloakroom. Following conversion, showroom 2 would become a studio apartment.

Stairs rise from showroom 3 to the second floor with 2 bedrooms and a spacious workshop. This floor would be converted to create the 2 bedroom apartment under the current Prior Approval.

Outside, there are 2 secure stores to the rear, with a locked passageway providing access to a small yard and fire escape. These stores provide utility rooms and access for the 2 residential units under the current plans for conversion.

High Bentham Location

High Bentham is a bustling market town with a good range of amenities, including: shops, pubs, bars, cafes, Post Office, GP surgery, primary school and train station on the Leeds/Lancaster line. Nearby towns include Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale - both with excellent secondary education options. Lancaster and the M6 are around 30 minutes in the car, as is Kendal on the edge of the Lake District. The town is a great base for days out in the Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland, Lake District and coast at Morecambe Bay.

Property Information

Freehold property. Rateable Value: £12,000. Mains electricity, water and drainage. Currently let to The Bentham Hub.

Details of the Prior Approval Notification and related plans can be found via the Planning portal. Application Number: 2021/23113/OTHERS. Changes to the current plans would require written consent.

Ground Floor

Shop (9.22m x 7.28m)

Large retail shop space with double display windows and customer entrance to the front aspect, and UPVC double glazed window to the side aspect. Range of fitted shelves. Laminate flooring. 2 electric radiators. Access to side office/store and staff kitchen. Stairs rising to first floor.

Staff Kitchen (2.35m x 3.73m)

Staff kitchen with UPVC double glazed window to the rear aspect. Sink with drainer. Fitted desk and shelving. Laminate flooring. Electric radiator.

Office/Store (2.16m x 3.08m)

Side office or store with UPVC double glazed window to the front aspect. Laminate flooring.

First Floor

Showroom One

Large first floor showroom with 2 UPVC double glazed windows to the front aspect and 2 to the side aspect. Carpet. Access to 2 further showrooms.

Showroom Two

Impressive showroom space with timber framed single glazed window to the front aspect and 2 to the side aspect. Fire escape door to the rear. Exposed beams and fireplace. Carpet. 3 electric radiators.

Showroom Three (6.41m x 3.69m)

A further showroom space with UPVC double glazed window to the front aspect. Carpet and laminate flooring. Electric radiator. Access to cloakroom and stairs rising to second floor.


Single glazed sash window to the rear aspect. WC and wash hand basin. Laminate flooring.

Second Floor


Landing with timber framed single glazed window to the rear aspect. Period balustrade. Exposed floorboards. Access to 2 bedrooms and workshop.

Bedroom 1 (4.23m x 3.70m)

Double bedroom with UPVC double glazed window to the front aspect. Period fireplace. Exposed floorboards.

Bedroom 2 (4.35m x 2.00m)

Bedroom with single glazed sash window to the rear aspect. Fitted shelving. Exposed floorboards.

Workshop (8.82m x 3.58m)

Large former workshop with 2 UPVC double glazed windows to the front aspect, 2 to the side aspect and a timber framed single glazed window to the rear aspect. Platform storage area over. Exposed beams. Exposed floorboards.


2 lockable stores. Passage to rear yard.


Store 1

Lock-up store accessed via Tweed Street.

Store 2

Lock-up store accessed via Tweed Street.


Rear yard with fire escape.


Agent Notes

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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.

  • Substantial commercial property
  • Currently let
  • Prior approval for conversion
  • Mixed residential & commercial
  • Resale or let opportunity
  • No chain
  • Reduced to £250,000
  • Lower rate Stamp Duty
Floorplan for 42 Main Street, Bentham
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