Cafe for sale

Talbot Street, PR3

Guide Price £149,995

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Beautiful 17th Century shop and tea room, established Since 1668
  • Annual turnover 2016 £80,402, fitted to a high standard
  • 3/4 double bedroom self contained accommodation
  • Large gardens, garage, outbuildings

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

DESCRIPTION
Brabin's Shop and Tea Rooms is a charming 17th century Grade II* listed stone cottage style shop, with extensive retail areas, gardens and outbuildings.

The business stands in the centre of the medieval village of Chipping in the picturesque Ribble Valley, within the Forest of Bowland AONB and is reputed to be the oldest continuously trading shop in Great Britain.

The village of Chipping with its cobbled sidewalks and medieval church is situated on the slopes, above the River Loud and features former alms houses, a duck pond and Chipping Brook trout stream, which runs along the boundary of the property.

Brabin's Shop and Tea Rooms was built in 1668 by John Brabin, dyer and cloth merchant and benefactor of Chipping. Frequent winner of Best Kept Village and Britain in Bloom competitions, the quaint village of Chipping nestles in the valley between Longridge Fell and the Bowland Fells, halfway between Clitheroe and Garstang. It is conveniently situated 5 miles from Longridge and 9 miles from the historic market town of Clitheroe. Also within easy reach are the Trough of Bowland, Stoneyhurst College, Beacon Fell Country Park and the roman village of Ribchester.

The vibrant village of Chipping boasts two public houses, an excellent village hall and a gym, plus superb sports and recreation facilities. It draws tourists from all over the UK and the nearby fells are a magnet for walkers, cyclist and day-trippers.

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase an established and heavily relied upon village store, which occupies a prominent trading position in the heart of Chipping. Brabin's is the only grocery store and newsagent serving the village and the wider community.

The store retails newspapers, groceries, ice cream, greetings cards, gifts and traditional sweets. The business hosts an Outreach Post Office two mornings a week bringing extra footfall and rental income.

The business has a tea room at the rear of the premises and can cater for 12 people inside and over 20 people outside in the picturesque garden, where you can also find the free animal 'Petting' area.

At the back of the property is the original coach-house. The 1st floor is let out as an art gallery and the ground floor houses a second-hand book shop and additional gifts. There is huge potential to use this space to extend the tea rooms or for an alternative use if required. Please take a look at the business Facebook page.

The shop premises provides a well presented sales area with oak beams and décor in keeping with the traditional building. There is a newly added extension that houses groceries and has good quality fixtures and fittings, including a large cabinet fridge and freezer.

Brabin's Shop and Tea Rooms is a thriving business generating good profit margins, yet still offers genuine scope for future growth and improvement. Increased opening hours and the addition of an off licence would increase weekly sales and profits.

This is a first class opportunity to acquire a lifestyle business and to live and work in this beautiful conservation village in the heart of the Ribble Valley.

To fully appreciate this first class opportunity, a viewing is highly recommended.

ANNUAL SALES
Currently shop sales average £80,402 approximately.

ACCOUNTS
Current records and accounts can be inspected when viewing.

TRADING HOURS
Monday - Friday 07:45 - 17.30
Saturday 08:00 - 16:30
Sunday 09:00 - 16:30

STAFF
The business is managed by the owners with part time members of staff.

PROPERTY
This is a stone built shop with attached residential accommodation. There is a relatively recently added extension housing groceries and a tea room. The property also benefits from extensive gardens.

TRADING AREAS
The sales area is oak-beamed and decorated in keeping with the age of the building. The business is well fitted with a selection of good quality fixtures and fitments including ample refrigeration.

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION
The living accommodation is located to the side of the business. The ground floor comprises of a living room, a kitchen, a study and a dining room.

The first floor has 3/4 double bedrooms and a bathroom. There are two entrances to the accommodation, one from the shop and one to the side of the property.

There is a large area of garden, mostly laid to lawn, in a pretty brook-side location with a secluded summer house.

TENURE
We are advised that the property is held on a leasehold basis with 3 years remaining on the lease and a monthly rent of £794.

SUMMARY
An excellent business opportunity in a unique location and a viewing is therefore highly recommended.

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Nearest station

  • Clitheroe (7.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Kings

Kings Business Transfer, 7b Edward Vii Quay, Navigation Way, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YF

01772 399199 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Clitheroe (7.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Kings

Kings Business Transfer, 7b Edward Vii Quay, Navigation Way, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YF

01772 399199 Local call rate

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

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