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3 bedroom convenience store for sale

Church Street, BB7

Under Offer £65,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Charming village store & post office
  • WT 3,700, P O Salary approx 5,000 per annum, impressive audited profits
  • Delightful setting, monopoly position, unique opportunity
  • Spacious 3 bed accommodation, rent only 46pw, owners retiring, viewing recommended

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

DESCRIPTION
This is a unique and rare opportunity to purchase a well established and heavily relied upon general store and post office which occupies a prominent position in the charming rural village of Slaidburn in the Ribble Valley.

Slaidburn is a highly sought after and desirable hamlet which is located within the Forest of Bowland surrounded by rolling countryside and is approximately 9 miles from Clitheroe.

Slaidburn Central Store is located at the heart of the village opposite the youth hostel and close to the local pub and is well supported by the local community as well as being popular with the large number of walkers and cyclists who frequent the village, especially during the summer months.

Having successfully operated within the village for many years, the business has established an enviable reputation for offering a warm, friendly welcome and has built strong relationships with the community. The business therefore boasts an extensive and loyal customer base.

The business operates from a commanding and imposing double fronted grade II listed stone premises, offering an excellent blend of versatile retail space and spacious living accommodation.

Slaidburn Central Store retails a range of newspapers, groceries, frozen foods, confectionary, soft drinks, sandwiches, pies, dairy products, ice cream and tobacco lines as well as also offering the usual Post Office services, National Lottery and an ATM.

Slaidburn Central Store is a successful and lucrative business with extremely low overheads yet still offers genuine scope for an ambitious operative to apply for an off licence and extend the opening times if required. These enhancements will naturally increase the weekly sales and ultimately enhance overall profitability.

To fully appreciate this exceptional lifestyle opportunity, viewing is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.


WEEKLY SALES
Currently shop sales average 3,700 approximately.

POST OFFICE SALARY
Annual PO income approximates to 5,000 including National Lottery Commission.


ACCOUNTS
Available accounts are to year end 31st March and are summarised below:
2014 - Sales 192,528
2013 - Sales 197,517

TRADING HOURS
Monday - Friday 07:45 - 11:30, 12:00 - 17:30
Saturday 08:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 13:00

Post Office opens Monday, Wednesday, Friday
09:00 - 14:00

STAFF
Managed by the owners.

PROPERTY
The charming grade II listed, double fronted stone property offers versatile ground floor retail space with deceptively spacious first floor living accommodation.

TRADING AREAS
The good size sales area is bright and airy with good quality fixtures and fittings creating a welcoming environment. There is an office, stockroom and a cellar providing useful storage.

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION
The spacious living accommodation briefly comprises: A living room, fitted dining kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a bathroom. Externally there is a communal patio area to the rear and a shed.

TENURE
We are advised that the property is held on a 21 year lease which is held by Slaidburn Estate. The lease commenced in 1999. The annual rent is 2,392 exclusive (correct as advised on 13/05/15). Rent reviews are at 5 yearly intervals.

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

SUMMARY
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a successful business which is situated in such a picturesque and charming village setting. To avoid disappointment, viewing is highly recommended.


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