Retail Property (high street) for sale

South Main Street - DG8

£180,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Well established Post Office and Shop in historic ?book town?
  • Easily Manageable with much potential for growth
  • Post Office salary and Lottery
  • 4 bedroom owners accommodation FREEHOLD

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description
Wigtown Post Office and Stores is one of the main shops within this very popular and historic "book town" and is heavily relied upon in the local community. The business has been under our clients’ careful ownership for the past 17 years and has been placed on the market due to their impending wish to retire. Goods on offer within the shop include newspapers, magazines, gifts/toys, greeting cards, confectionery, etc. The business also comes with fantastic owners’ accommodation currently being let on a short term lease.

Situation
The Business is situated in the heart of Wigtown overlooking the square. Wigtown is situated in South West Scotland overlooking Wigtown Bay on the Solway Firth. Although the area was already very popular with tourists, this has been increased with Wigtown being awarded Scotland's National Book Town with the town's own web page estimating visitor numbers of nearly 50,000 people. Apart from books, Scotland's largest nature reserve was opened covering 2,500 hectares of Wigtown Bay and is an ornithologists dream. The area has an extremely mild climate with the town surrounded by natural unspoilt countryside. As well as receiving much tourist trade, the business enjoys a consistent local clientele.

Building Internal
The property is a traditional mid terrace building. Entry to the shop is from the front with display windows either side leading directly into the sales area. The shop floor is well designed with goods displayed on shelving to the walls and two centre aisles. Items on offer include toys, cards, newspapers, magazines, sweets, etc. The shop, which has undergone a recent refurbishment, also contains an ice-cream freezer and single bottle fridge. A serving counter with glass frontage is located at one side of the shop and has an electronic cash register with lottery machine, and at the rear of the shop there is a post office counter with two serving positions. The Post office counter is fully fitted with the expected post office equipment and facilities and at the very rear of the of the premises there is a sorting office / storeroom.

Owners accommodation
One of the main advantages of the business is the large owner's house included in this sale. The owner's house has its own separate external entrance from the front, although there is also access from the rear of the shop. The house is of large proportion and would be suitable for bed and breakfast trade (subject to permission). The current layout offers: - two large lounges, two bathrooms, kitchen with dining area, two double sized bedrooms, two single bedrooms, study and two utility/storage rooms.

Building External
To the rear of the property are attractive and well designed large gardens as well as an outhouse and double garage.

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

Tenure
We are advised that the property is Freehold.

Summary
The sale of Wigtown Post Office, Stores and House offers an opportunity to purchase a thriving business in a beautiful rural town and comes with substantial owner's accommodation and large private gardens.

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


Nearest station

  • Barrhill (20.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Bruce & Co

First Floor Office, Unit 9A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

0131 291 0567 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Barrhill (20.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Bruce & Co

First Floor Office, Unit 9A South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB

0131 291 0567 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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