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Cafe for sale

4 Station Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, HD9

87 sq. m.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 936 sq ft (87 sq m)

Key features

  • REF:12422

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Cornerhouse Café occupies substantial three storey premises, ideally located within the picturesque town of Holmfirth in West Yorkshire. The property is surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops, businesses and residential properties, from which the business derives much trade, as well as from the many tourists, visitors, bikers and cyclists to the town. The café benefits from excellent car parking facilities within the area.

Holmfirth is a popular market town bringing many visitors to the area every year. In 2014, the iconic Tour De France passed right through Holmfirth, drawing thousands of visitors from across the country and the Tour de Yorkshire saw more than 2 million spectators line the route. The popular market town is also a meeting place for visitors from across the country.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with the bus station directly opposite the property. The nearest railway station is Brockholes, which is approximately 2½ miles away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the property located on the busy A635, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. Barnsley is approximately 15 miles away and Huddersfield is 6½ miles away.

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular café business, which is ideally located within the quaint town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.

The business was originally established in 1969 and has been in our client's careful ownership since 1998. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our client's other interests. The business currently operates 5 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £27,000, with a good gross profit as per 2014 accounts.

Our client offers a wide variety of hot and cold food, to eat on the premises or take away, as well as a selection of hot & cold beverages. The café specialises in large and small breakfasts, with a vegetarian option available. The breakfasts include tea or coffee, plus toast or bread and butter.

The café boasts approximately 87 sq. metres of floor space and is well fitted out to suit the trade with 55 covers. The first and second floors offers two flats, which are currently being used as owners' accommodation. Flat 4a, which is on the first floor covers the entire footprint of the café with a spacious lounge, kitchen/dining room, bathroom and two bedrooms. Flat 4b on the second floor boasts a spacious open plan living room/kitchen/dining room, bathroom and two double bedrooms.

The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality of the food and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours and perhaps open on Monday and Tuesday, as the business is currently closed on these days. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the excellent fayre offered. We also feel the business would benefit from the launch of a website to promote the business.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already busy business to the next level; therefore, early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Substantial and unique premises in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising:

Ground floor:

Main entrance leads into the café area, which is split into two rooms, one on the left and one on the right.
Bi-fold windows.

To the left is seating for 30 covers, with stair access to the WC.
To the right is seating for 25 cover over two levels, with access to the service area and WC.
Behind the service area is the kitchen, with a drink preparation counter leading to the main cooking area.
2 x store rooms.
Staff room.
External store.
Double garage.

Access to the owners' accommodation is from the side of the property.

First floor:

Flat 4a:

Steps lead down from patio to the flat.
Large lounge.
Kitchen/dining room with integrated appliances, central island and high ceilings with storage.
Bathroom with bath and shower.
Master bedroom with fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom, currently used as a child's room.

Second floor:

Flat 4b:

Entrance is from the patio area.
Open plan kitchen, dining room and living room.
Bathroom with bath and shower.
2 x bedrooms (currently being used as a bedroom and dressing room).
The attic is boarded out and used for storage.

There is a hidden staircase between the flats and café, which could be opened up again, should a new owner want the accommodation to be a single dwelling.

Both flats are double glazed with central heating throughout.


Very well signed shop front.
The garden is laid out on several levels, with plants and greenery throughout.
On the first level is a patio seating area.
Further up the garden is a children's play area with a swing and slide, fish pond and a further seating area.
The next level is currently laid out with a large hobby railway complex.

The gardens have magnificent views over the local area.

Equipment included:

Double drink chiller unit.
2 x electronic cash registers.
Front display refrigerator.
Cup warmer.
3 x toasters.
Double sink unit.
Hand wash basin.
4 x door stainless steel work bench.
6 x ring gas burner oven.
2 x Bain-Maries.
3 x microwave ovens.
2 x deep fat fryers.
2 x upright freezers.
Tin opener.
Electric oven.
Washing machine.

We are advised Freehold.

The business is open:

Monday - Tuesday and bank holidays: Closed
Wednesday - Sunday: 8.00am - 2.00pm

The business is owner run and managed with 1 x part time staff member and casual staff when needed.

The business generates a turnover in the region of £27,000, with a good gross profit as per 2014 accounts.

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