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Shop for sale

Main Road, PE23

Sold STC £579,999
218 sq. m.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 2,346 sq ft (218 sq m)

Key features

  • REF: 12403

Full description

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and busy farm shop, restaurant and caravan park business, ideally located within the quaint village of East Kirkby, Lincolnshire.

The business was established by our clients in 1997 and is only now being offered to the market due to our clients' desire for a well-deserved retirement. The business operates 7 days per week and generates an excellent turnover, with a good gross profit. Our client will produce the accounts at the viewing appointment

Our clients offer a variety of services. The farm shop stocks the finest local produce from Lincolnshire farms including fruit and vegetables, fresh local meats, free range eggs, locally milled flour, fresh and matured local cheese and homemade preserves.

The café/restaurant offers traditional home-cooked food, set within a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, including full English breakfasts, sandwiches, soups, freshly cooked bread, Sunday roasts, hot snacks, breakfasts, lunch and dinner, as well as a selection of hot and cold beverages.

The three-bedroom bungalow is very spacious and decorated to a very high standard throughout making it a fantastic family home and includes a large lounge/diner, kitchen, office area, conservatory, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

The small but secluded caravan park offers a relaxing place for a holiday in the Lincolnshire Wolds, nestled within an acre of land. The campsite features electric hook up points, toilet and shower facilities, chemical disposal facilities, a washing up area, tourer storage facilities, as well as the on-site shop and restaurant.

The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area for the very high quality of the goods 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 of the shop and restaurant, perhaps by opening the restaurant later. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the excellent services offered. The business already has an informative website in place to advertise the business.

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

Townley's Farm Shop, Restaurant and Caravan Park occupies substantial premises, set within approximately 1.3 acres, in the village of East Kirkby, Lincolnshire. The business is surrounded by picturesque countryside views and benefits from a large car park to the front of the premises for approximately 30 vehicles. The business is situated on the busy Main Road that runs through the village, therefore benefiting from a high volume of passing trade.

East Kirkby is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire. The village is home to a 13th century Grade II listed Anglican parish church, which is dedicated to St Nicholas and a disused 1820 Grade II listed tower mill. RAF East Kirkby airfield, was a Second World War Royal Air Force base, part of which now houses the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre.

The area is served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station is in Boston, which is approximately 14˝ miles away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the A16 and A158 being within easy driving distance, which link to the national A-road and motorway networks. Skegness is approximately 17˝ miles away and Lincoln is 30 miles away.

Substantial premises in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising:

Owners' bungalow, which is a beautiful family home:

Large lounge diner.
Fitted kitchen with a range cooker.
Office area.
Bathroom with separate shower.
2 x double bedrooms.
Small double bedroom.

Farm shop with:

3 x tier ice cream freezer.
2 x serve over chiller units.
Service counter with weighing scales and electronic cash register.
Chilled display cabinet.
Perimeter display shelving and cabinets.
Central display units.
2 x large chest freezers.
2 x open chiller units.

Rear kitchen with:

6 x burner cooker (calor gas).
Upright freezer,
Chest freezer.
Sink unit.

Café with:

16 x covers.
Service counter with serve over chiller unit.
Coffee machine.
Milk dispensers.
Milk shake mixer.
Electronic cash register.

Restaurant with:

45 x covers.
Disabled friendly WC.

Commercial kitchen with:

3 x pot Bain Marie with hot cabinet.
Lamp warmer.
2 x microwave ovens.
Storage cupboard.
2 x floor standing deep fat fryers.
4 x burner cooker.
3 x door cabinet refrigerator with salad bar.
Double door commercial freezer.
Chest freezer.
Double door refrigerator.
Double door hot cupboard.
Commercial dishwasher.
Domestic dishwasher.
5 x stainless steel preparation tables.
Bug zapper.


Approximately 1.3 acres.
Large car park for approximately 30 vehicles, side access to caravan park and gated pathway to rear.
Rear terrace and lawned area with tables/chairs (outside restaurant).

Caravan site with 5 x hook-ups, additional camping area, and WC/shower block.

Owners private garden area.
Outbuildings including a single garage, storage barn and rear workshops/stores.
Outside WC and wash hand basin.

Covered log area and bin store.

We are advised Freehold.

The business is open:

Monday - Sunday: 9.00am - 3.00pm

The business is owner run and managed with 3 x part time staff members.

Our client will produce the accounts at viewing appointments.

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