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Retail Property (high street) for sale

172 Ainsworth Road - BL8


Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Exceptional detached post office & general store
  • PO salary circa £65,000 per annum, WT £4,200
  • Immaculate 3 double bedroom family accommodation, plus one bed s/c annexe
  • Owners retiring, viewing highly recommended

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to purchase an exceptional detached post office and general store, which is located in the popular district of Elton in the Northern Manchester market town of Bury.

Ainsworth Road Post Office occupies a prime trading position, fronting a busy main road within a densely populated and highly sought after residential area, with an excellent primary school in the vicinity and ample parking, ensuring the area is a hive of activity attracting high levels of regular, local and passing trade throughout the day.

Having been in present ownership since the 1990’s, this well known and heavily relied upon business has forged strong relationships with the local community and therefore boasts an extensive and loyal customer base.

Ainsworth Road Post Office operates from a highly visible and imposing, double fronted detached three storey property, providing deceptively spacious ground floor lock up business accommodation, with a delightful family living accommodation and a self contained one bedroom annexe.

The retail space is fitted to a very high standard with excellent quality fixtures and fitments, creating a bright and welcoming environment.

The business retails a range of greetings cards, stationery, confectionery, tobacco products, soft drinks, freshly made sandwiches, pies, cakes, cooked meats and a dairy products and a small selection of grocery items as well as also offering the usual post office services including MVL, National Lottery and an internal ATM.

Ainsworth Road Post Office is a thriving and highly lucrative business, yet still offers genuine scope for future growth and development. With this in mind, the business represents an ideal purchase for a family unit who can extend the hours, commence Sunday opening with the opportunity to possibly introduce an off licence and or convenience lines. These additions would naturally increase the already impressive trading figures, whilst ultimately enhancing o

Currently shop sales average £4,200 approximately.

Annual PO income approximates to £65,000 including National Lottery commission.

Available accounts are to year end 31st October and are summarised below:
2015 - Sales £218,914 GP £146,408

Monday, Tuesday 08:30 — 17:30
Wednesday — Saturday 09:00 — 17:30
Sunday Closed

Managed by the owners with 3 part time members of staff in the post office and 3 part time members of staff in the store.

Building External
The highly visible and imposing, double fronted detached three storey property, offers excellent ground floor retail space with spacious and versatile self contained family accommodation.

The spacious sales area is light and airy creating a welcoming environment, with a fortress position and 2 additional open post office counter positions. The retail space is fitted to a very high standard with a comprehensive range of excellent quality fixtures and fitments. There is a fitted prep kitchen, a stock area and a useful basement offering additional storage.

The unusually spacious living accommodation is beautifully presented throughout, with tasteful, attractive décor and would ideally suit a growing family.

The accommodation briefly comprises:

First Floor
Living room - An inviting and comfortable first floor living space with a feature fireplace and a dining area, with access to the first floor decked balcony.

Fitted kitchen — A comprehensive range of quality wall and base units with complimentary worksurfaces, a built in extractor and a stainless steel sink unit.

Double bedroom — A generous room with a range of fitted wardrobes.

En-suite shower room — A shower cubicle, a wash hand basin, a low level W.C and tiled elevations.

Family bathroom — A modern three piece suite comprising of a wash hand basin, a panelled bath, a low level W.C and part tiled elevations.

Second Floor
Double bedroom — A good size bedroom with a range of fitted wardrobes.

Double bedroom — Another generous double room with a range of fitted wardrobes.

En-suite shower room — Accessed via both bedrooms and comprising of a double shower cubicle with raindrop shower, a contemporary vanity wash hand basin and a low level W.C.

Separate annexe
A versatile self contained living space that would be ideal for an elderly relative or teenager. The property comprises: A comfortable living room, a modern fitted kitchen, a double bedroom with a range of built in wardrobes and a bathroom.

A good size, well stocked garden laid to lawn with a patio area. To the front of the property there is off road parking for several vehicles.

We are advised that the property is freehold.

We have been unable to check this information and advise prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.

This is a superb opportunity to purchase a first class business, with a beautiful family accommodation positioned in a desirable residential area. Only now being offered for sale due to retirement, a viewing is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

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