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Retail Property (high street) for sale

16 Main Street - DG8


Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Freehold
  • Community Post Office
  • Ideal Lifestyle Business
  • Excellent Owners Accommodation

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Longmans Grocers and PO is an extremely busy business which has been run by the current proprietor for 28 years. The business benefits from being fully equipped and presented in walk in condition. Although currently trading extremely successfully, there is still opportunity to expand the business. Longmans is being sold due to the current vendors wish to retire. The business trades seven days per week from 07:00 - 18:00 and offers a good selection of general groceries, chilled and frozen produce, newspapers, magazines, confectionary and cigarettes. The business further benefits from having a national lottery terminal. The post office is on a community PO contract, and as such is exempt from the Local transformation process. We are advised the Post Office salary is circa £500 per calendar month.

Longmans Grocers and Post Office is well located on the main street of Sorbie. The property occupies a prominent position within the village and is surrounded by residential premises.

Building Internal
The property is a traditionally built terraced property extending to a well presented shop, stock room and single garage. The sale also includes a spacious two bedroom cottage with large well maintained gardens to the rear. The main entrance is from the front which in turn leads into the shop. On entering a single counter post office fortress is located to the left. The service counter is directly in front of you. The shop is well presented with display shelving on three walls. Opposite the service counter there are three upright chillers (one for frozen produce).

The owners cottage is accessed via a door off the shop. The accommodation comprises of a family tv room to the front. To the rear is a large family lounge, modern fitted kitchen, well presented shower room with modern corner shower cubicle. On the first floor you will find two spacious double bedrooms.

Building External
The front of the property is straight to street occupying a terraced position with ample on street parking. To the rear there are well maintained and spacious gardens. The gardens benefit from a patio area, summer house and well maintained lawn and borders. There is further storage by way of two outhouses. One of which has power and is being utilized as a utility room.

We have been advised that all mains services are fitted.

The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of freehold.

Full trading figures will be made available after a formal viewing has taken place.

The sale of Longmans Grocers and Post Office offers a great opportunity to purchase an established and well performing business. Viewing is highly recommended!

Offers in the region of £174,995 are sought for the freehold, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.

An inventory will be compiled to detail all items of a personal nature excluded from the sale and items subject to lease, this will be available to all parties wishing to offer.

Strictly by appointment through the sellers’ sole agents, Bruce & Company. Please remember when viewing that staff and locals may not be aware that the business is on the market and we would be grateful if you do not talk openly about the business while in the area.

All offers, couched in Scottish Legal Terms, should be submitted to the seller’s sole agents Bruce & Company.

Further Information
Should you require further information on this or any other property, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 314 0660.

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