Shop for sale

Old Rowlands Gift & Christmas Shop, The Cliffs, Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar, Somerset, BS27 3QE

120 sq. m.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 1,297 sq ft (120 sq m)

Key features

  • Superb Freehold Gift Shop Business in Cheddar Gorge with Accommodation
  • Substantial Period Property
  • Prime Central Location
  • Three Bedroom Self Contained Owners Accommodation
  • Suitable owner occupation, holiday (c17 to 20,000pa) or residential (c9,000) letting
  • Growing turnover and profits
  • One of England's prime tourist attractions
  • Potential to considerably increase turnover by trading 12 months of the year estimated at approximately 105 000 per annum
  • Easily run by couple. Current owners 13 years
  • 100% Business Rates Relief

Full description


Situated in the world famous Cheddar Gorge at the foot of Jacobs Ladder & next to Cox's Cave amongst the rolling Mendip hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Old Rowlands Gift & Christmas Shop is centrally located in the busiest tourist area with very high volumes of footfall, adjacent to all of the main attractions and the central Cox's Mill car park.

The village of Cheddar has a number of facilities including speciality shops, supermarkets, banks and building societies together with churches, schools, hotels, doctors surgery, dentist surgery and public houses.

Access to the M5 motorway at Junctions 21 and 22 (Burnham-on-Sea and Weston-Super-Mare). Main line railway stations in Highbridge and Weston-Super-Mare. Bristol International Airport approximately fifteen miles.


OLD ROWLANDS GIFT & CHRISTMAS SHOP is a superb freehold Retail Gift & Homeware Business in the heart of the world renowned Cheddar Gorge occupying an enviable prime trading location. Substantial period property with immaculate, tasteful 3 bedroom self-contained owners accommodation with newly-fitted kitchen & bathroom complete with a beautiful garden overlooking the Mendip Hills AONB. Suitable for both owner occupation, holiday letting (c17-20,000pa) or residential long term letting (c9,000pa) should new owners choose not to live on the premises. Growing turnover and profits. One of England's prime tourist locations & attractions, long established lifestyle business, open 10 months of the year, easily run by couple.

Freehold 415,000

Enjoying a superb and enviable trading position in the heart of Cheddar Gorge, one of England's most visited and well known tourist attractions, Old Rowlands is now offered for sale only due to the current owners' plans to move on to other opportunities after 13 successful years.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of Cheddar Gorge's most famous and well known businesses, ideally located in the centre of the Gorge next to the world famous caves and at the foot of Jacob's Ladder

The substantial, extended stone built and tiled character property is extremely well presented and welcoming with its washed elevations and commanding presence in the Gorge.
It has benefitted from much refurbishment over the years and the current owners take an obvious pride in the appearance of the business and superb 3 bedroom owners' self-contained living accommodation. There is a lot of history and heritage attached to the property and business - as the photography shows.

Run by a husband and wife team, in the shop you will find many gifts and home accessories, as well as a vast collection of Christmas ornaments and decorations.

Of particular benefit is the attractive & spacious 3 bedroom owners' accommodation, modernised and extended with conservatory kitchen, very nicely decorated and appointed, including a newly fitted kitchen & bathroom.


You arrive in the shop with prominent wide frontage with four large display windows and are greeted by an attractively merchandised 'Aladdin's Cave' of gifts, shabby chic home accessories, Christmas decorations and ornaments - and much more! Externally there is a covered space to present a wonderful entrance to the shop and display stock.
Customers can also visit the website and place and pay for orders online. The shop is pleased to be stockists of bestselling brands including Gisela Graham, Sass Belle, Enchante, Wrendale Designs, Waxcrayon and Heaven Sends. The shop also benefits from its own self-contained WC, store area and small kitchen area.


The accommodation is a real added benefit to Old Rowlands and provides a very nice home for a couple or family. The property has its own self-contained separate entrance via a metal gate leading to a small paved, gravelled and decking area to the entrance door where you will find the superbly modernised, equipped and spacious living accommodation on the first & second floors. Once through the door you enter the newly fitted conservatory kitchen with fully fitted appliances & fan assisted oven and ample space for a dining table and chairs for a family or to entertain. Leading from here is a door to the rear garden or through double reclaimed pine doors to the spacious living room with triple aspect windows, exposed beams and a dual fuel log/coal burning stove for those cosy winter evenings. There is also an under stairs cupboard. From here the staircase leads to the second floor landing where you will find three bedrooms and the newly fitted bathroom, comprising briefly of two double bedrooms with exposed beam & dual aspect windows over the river and up and down the Gorge. These two bedrooms also have the benefit of built in cupboard wardrobes. To the rear of the property you will find a third single bedroom & the newly fitted bathroom & WC with freestanding bath and taps and a separate shower cubicle.

Outside and to the rear of the property is the beautiful private garden with a large decking area and various other seating areas with mature trees and plants, all of which have a gorgeous view up and down the Gorge, The River Yeo and Mendip Hills (AONB), a stunning location to relax and rewind. The accommodation is suitable for both owner occupation, holiday letting (c17-20,000pa) or residential long term letting (c9,000pa) should new owners choose not to live on the premises.


Growing sales are over 75000, maintained below VAT threshold, with high gross profits and reasonable overheads. Trading for 10 months of the year. Financial information is available to serious applicants.


Mains Electricity
Mains Water
Faster Fibre Broadband
100% Business Rates Relief

Business Rates

100% Business Rate Relief. Sedgmoor District Council.

Nearest station

  • Yatton (8.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Map & Street View

Nearest station

  • Yatton (8.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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