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Retail Property (high street) for sale

Main Street - FK8

£225,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Long established business
  • Circa 400,000 visitors to Aberfoyle each year
  • Enviable location
  • Freehold Option Available

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description
Guyana Garden Centre and Gift Shop is an extremely well presented property and successful business that has been owned and operated by the current vendors since 2000.

The business is well located in the centre of Aberfoyle, within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, an area which attracts approximately 400,000 visitors each year.

Guyana trades all year round, offering an eclectic and unusual range of gifts from around the world, along with a full range of garden sundries, furniture, pots, composts and garden plants.

The business is being sold due to the current vendors other business commitments, and offers an excellent business which would suit an owner operated model. Online marketing is carried out through its informative website www.guyana.ltd.uk.


Situation
Aberfoyle is a village in the local government district of Stirlingshire, Scotland. The settlement lies 27 miles northwest of Glasgow, in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

The property occupies a commanding positon on the main street in the village, and benefits from ample customer parking to the rear, in the free public car park.


Building Internal
The main entrance is from the rear, off the Riverside carpark. On entering the property, directly ahead you will find the inside sales area and gift shop. Entry to the shop is via a set of double glass doors. The shop is of open plan design and extends to approximately 20x15m. The shop is well presented with gift displays offering a wide range of products, including homewares, original gift ideas, children’s toys, jewellery, garden consumables, pet food and wild bird care.

The shop also benefits from an entrance directly off the main street to the front.
To the left on entry from the Riverside carpark, you will find the plant area and outdoor sales area. This spacious area offers a wide range of plants, including trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, alpines, roses and summer bedding etc., along with garden ornaments, statues and water features. In the centre of the plant area there is a large covered sales area. This covered area gives access to both the outdoor and indoor sales floors and offers garden and indoor furniture, garden sundries and ornamental garden pieces.

To the right of the property there is an external storage/delivery area. There is also a large, lockable steel container offering additional stock storage.

Internally and adjacent to the main shop, is an office, toilet, small kitchen and internal stock room, along with additional roof space storage which is accessed by a ladder.

The business trades throughout the year, with the stock offered being adapted to suit the various seasons.

Aberfoyle and the surrounding Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park are very popular tourist destinations, and the business benefits from a high footfall, comprising not just local residents but coach parties and day-trippers from further afield. Guyana has a loyal base of regular clientele, who visit frequently to purchase plants, gardening equipment and consumables along with gifts and home décor pieces.

The business trades seven days per week and

Building External
The front of the property lies on the main street of Aberfoyle, with a commanding 80m frontage. To the rear the property is accessed via the Riverside public car park and coach parking area.

Business and Opportunity
Guyana is trading extremely well and is currently run by the vendor, with one assistant manager and several part time staff. Seasonal staff are employed as required.

The business occupies a large site, and offers a potential buyer the opportunity to expand the business, with ample space to include a coffee shop.


Services
We are advised the property has all mains services.

Tenure
The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold. Leasehold Option is also available.

Summary
The sale of Guyana Garden Centre and Gift Shop offers a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality, beautifully presented business which offers the space and scope for a variety of uses. Viewing is highly recommended.

Price
OIRO £225,000 are sought for the heritable property, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.

Inventory
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.

Viewing
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.

Further Information
Should you require further information on this or any other property, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 0131 3140660


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