Retail Property (high street) for sale

109 Main Street - KY1

£600,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • A WELL PRESENTED AND EXTREMELY PROFITABLE BUSINESS WITH LUXURY OWNERS ACCOMMODATION ATTACHED
  • Extremely Well Established
  • Same Family Since 1959
  • Excellent Trading Location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Situation
The attractive village of Thornton is located approximately 2 miles north of Kirkcaldy. Kirkcaldy is the largest town located in the Kingdom of Fife with an approximate population of around £47,000 people. Kirkcaldy is the largest coastal settlement between Edinburgh and Dundee with Dundee located around 45 minutes north, while Edinburgh can be reached in around an hour’s drive. The town lies on the north shore of the Firth of Forth with the neighbouring Burghs of Dysart, Linktown and Pathhead all nearby. Due to the reputation Thomson of Thornton has generated over the years, trade is derived not only locally but from as far afield as Edinburgh and consistent trade from locals, some from larger towns including Glenrothes.

Business
The business is extremely well established and was originally set up by William Thomson who came from the west coast in the 1930s. After retiring in the mid-late 60s, the current owners’ family have owned the business with the current owner being there for 15 years. During this time, it is obvious an excellent reputation has been generated and this has progressed even further with the renovation of the shop. The business has expanded from not only retail counter sales but now generates approximately 65% of its business through pre-packing and labeling products to supply Spar shops and David Sand shops throughout Fife. On top of this, and something which is continuing to grow, is also the supply to many RS McColl shops. Further details of these contracts will be made available after a formal viewing has taken place. The business is run by the current husband and wife team along with approximately 15 members of staff, an area of which the business boasts to be one of the largest employers in the town. There is also a delivery van to supply these aforementioned businesses. The business is open from 8.00am — 5.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8.00am — 1.00pm on a Wednesday with the shop being closed on a Sunday.


Building Internal
The property is of traditional stone construction under a pitched and slated rood. Entrance to the house is via a separate entrance from the front as well as having a backdoor entrance. The shop has a single glass doorway as well as a folding consortina style frontage which completely opens the shop to the front. There is also a modern signage and manual canopy to the front.

Shop
The shop has recently undergone a major refurbishment throughout with it now being presented in fantastic order with high quality fixtures and fittings. Undoubtedly, one of the main features is the way the shop frontage opens, allowing the outside in which creates a very continental feel, particularly in the Summer months. Along with the various display chillers, other features and equipment include stainless steel workstations and an angled mirror where the meat is chopped allowing customers to see. The floor is quality dark slate tile with white tiled walls, one of which displays many pictures depicting the long and successful history of the shop. The overall area is enhanced further by the quality lighting above, again creating a very modern and contemporary feel.

Service Areas
Service areas within the property are extensive. Within the body of the shop there is a private office, whilst to the rear there are 3 lock-up units mainly used for storage at the moment, one of which has a rehearsal/recording room which comes fully equipped with multi-core cables for music recording etc. There is another large lock-up which currently houses Avery Berkel electric semi —auto large bacon slicer, 2 Turbovac vac packers, Webomatic 3 phase large vac packer,
3 Stainless steel prep tables , beech cutting block 4’ x 2’, 2 Nylon cutting tables, walk in chill 12’x10’, 2 M200 Avery labelling scales and Avery 215 Scale. A further inventory of equipment is enclosed.


Building External
Access to these service areas are via a back door from the body of the shop, or a shared access drive that leads to this area. The business van can be parked here which is ideal for deliveries and pick-ups etc. Private parking for the owners is also available here as the ground is extensive. Beyond the aforementioned service areas/lock-ups there is a sizeable piece of ground which could be developed further, subject to planning permission, and has stunning views over the Countryside.

Owners Accomodation
The owners accommodation is particularly impressive and undoubtedly compliments the current business. The owners accommodation consists of 3 good sized double bedrooms, attractive lounge with open fire, diner / kitchen and a particular note to mention is the luxury bathroom which has marbled tiling, under floor heating, body drier and free standing roll top bath.

Services
We have been informed that all mains services are connected.

Tenure
The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold.

Accounts
The business trades extremely profitably with a rise in turnover, a full profit and loss account will be made available after a formal viewing has taken place.

SUMMARY
The sale of Thomson of Thornton Butchers offers a rare opportunity to purchase a thriving business which new owners are able to enjoy an abundance of trade from immediately. A viewing is highly recommended to appreciate, not only a fantastic business, but quality owners accommodation also.

PRICE
Offers over £600,000 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.

OFFERS
All offers, couched in Scottish Legal Terms, should be submitted to the sellers’ 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.

BUSINESS FINANCE CENTRE
For a free, no obligation quotation on the finance available to purchase this business, please phone THE BUSINESS MORTGAGE CENTRE - 0131 558 9832.
WEBSITE
Visit our website at http://www.bruceandco.co.uk for a range of other properties available.

BRUCE & CO
Bruce & Co is the trading name of Bruce & Company Limited. Registered in Scotland No: 190660.

REF NO
35277.


Nearest stations

  • Glenrothes with Thornton (0.5 mi)
  • Markinch (2.3 mi)
  • Kirkcaldy (4.0 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 stations

  • Glenrothes with Thornton (0.5 mi)
  • Markinch (2.3 mi)
  • Kirkcaldy (4.0 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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