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2 bedroom post office for sale

Central Buildings, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22

Guide Price £195,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Highly lucrative, first class post office
  • Post office salary circa 67,500 per annum, weekly takings 3,750, excellent profits
  • Prime position, delightful Cumbrian town of Ambleside
  • Beautifully modernised 2 bed s/c accommodation, owners retiring, viewing a must

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

This is an extremely rare and exciting opportunity to acquire a well known and highly lucrative post office, which occupies a prime trading position in the delightful and ever popular Cumbrian town of Ambleside.

Ambleside is frequently referred to as the jewel in the Lakeland's crown and is located within the Lake District National Park at the head of Lake Windermere, which is England's largest. The town is extremely popular with walkers, tourists and local residents throughout the year, enjoying extremely high levels of footfall and activity ensuring both regular repeat and passing trade during the day.

Ambleside Post Office is ideally located at the very heart of the town centre, amongst an abundance of retail outlets including specialist walking shops, boutiques, crafts and gift shops with the town's hotels, pubs and car parks in the adjacent vicinity.

Having served the town for many years, this heavily relied upon business has forged strong relationships with the local residents and has become an integral part of the community, boasting an extensive and loyal customer base.

Ambleside Post Office operates from a highly visible double fronted and imposing corner premises, offering a spacious ground floor retail space which is has been recently refitted to an exceptionally high standard.

To the first floor of the property, we understand there is a beautifully refurbished 2 bedroomed self contained apartment, which is rented out as a holiday let for typically 6 months of the year and can generate an additional income in the region of 16,000 per annum. Should a new owner wish to reside on the premises, this would provide a lovely family home.

In addition to the usual post office facilities, the business also offers a host of additional services including MVL, passport check and send, travel insurance and Bureau de Change offering a full range of currencies.

The business retails a wide range of greeting cards, stationery, gifts and homeware, as well as providing tourist information advice and acting as an agent for the bookings of local trips and excursions.

Ambleside Post Office is a thriving and extremely lucrative business, yet still offers genuine scope for future growth and development. With this in mind the business represents an ideal acquisition for an ambitious family, who can enjoy the financial rewards and lifestyle a business of this quality has to offer.

Only now being offered for sale due to retirement, a viewing of this superb business opportunity is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Currently shop sales average 3,500 - 4,000 approximately.

Annual PO income approximates to 67,500.

Current records and accounts can be inspected when viewing.

Monday - Saturday 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Managed by the owners with 1 full and 4 part time members of staff.

The highly visible and imposing corner premises offers a deceptively spacious and versatile accommodation across two floors.

The spacious air conditioned sales area has been recently re-fitted to an exceptionally high standard, with excellent quality fixtures and fitments creating a welcoming environment. The business has an open counter with a fortress position and a separate retail serving counter. To the first floor of the property there are 4 rooms currently not utilised and toilet facilities.

This part of the property has not been inspected but we are advised by the owner that it comprises of:

A separate side entrance leading to a spacious first floor living room, with a feature fireplace and delightful views across the rooftops and fells. A fitted kitchen with a range of quality wall and base units, 2 double bedrooms and a modern bathroom with underfloor heating.

We are advised that the property is held on a 12 year lease which commenced in 2011. The annual rent is 26,500 exclusive (correct as advised on 17/08/16). Rent reviews are at 3 yearly intervals.

We have been unable to check this information and advise prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a thriving and highly lucrative business with a beautifully presented living accommodation, which is located in such a desirable setting. Only now being offered for sale due to retirement, a viewing is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The business is owned by a limited company and so it is anticipated that this sale will be by way of a share sale of 100% of the issued capital of the company.

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