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Retail Property (high street) for sale

Market Place, NR11

1,400 sq. ft.

Property Description

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  • Business for sale

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Tenure: Leasehold

These premises have been run by the vendors family for over a hundred years and represents a cornerstone of a market towns life through out that time. Situated in the ideal prominent corner of the market square, this iconic newsagent/stationer has served the needs of generations.

With the large influx of new people as a direct consequence of the massive housing developments in and around the town business can only further improve to satisfy their needs. Since 1908 the premises were used for the printing works as well as the retail arm, the premises have been dedicated solely to retail since the early 70's.

Aylsham is a long established market town serving locals from a large surrounding area, swollen in number by those attending the frequent auctions held in the town and the markets. With numerous visitor attractions nearby - Blickling Hall, Bure Valley Railway being two examples - there are many tourists passing through year round to swell the constant trade

This is truly a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a true piece of Norfolk history which has been captured on film and records yet is fully ready to capitalise profitably on the demands of the increasing numbers of 21st century customers.


This iconic building, situated on the prime corner plot in Aylsham's market square comes to the market to lease for the first time in over a hundred years. It has served generations of townsfolk and those from the surrounding villages and enjoys a special relationship with the community. Occupying the whole of the ground floor, the retail space embraces some c1200 sq ft with store room and staff room adding a further c 200sq ft. The retail area is in an 'L' shape with the till at the front and the many display cabinets, wall racking and gondola's spread throughout to maximise the sales opportunities. There is a separate island towards the rear with another till point and further displays of goods.

The whole is spotlessly presented and offers the new owner the perfect business from which to integrate


The core business is the delivery of newspapers with nearly 550 homes being delivered to each week. The loyal customer base, built up over the generations ensures a consistent turnover of c 320,000 pa with the high G.P. you would expect from this type of business. Stationery, greeting cards and toys make up the balance of sales and the staff of seven, under the guidance of a long standing manageress run the business seamlessly with only occasional input from the owners.

The business is now for sale as it is part of a larger group and internal restructuring leave this business surplus to requirements and as such is ideal either for an owner who wishes to take on a firm, solid existing venture or to be absorbed into a larger group.


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