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3 bedroom convenience store for sale

Beckford, GL20


Property Description

Key features

  • Unopposed and affluent location within the sought after Cotswold village of Beckford, Gloucestershire.
  • Excellently equipped Village Stores and Post Office with a variety of fridges, freezers and display units.
  • Post Office designated community office offering £14,000 per annum.
  • Two delightful Holiday Cottages both offering Double Bedroom, Lounge, Kitchen and Bathroom.
  • Flexibility for Shop/PO to be leased as a community asset.
  • Potential Change of Use into residential (STPP) along with opportunity for restaurant, café use etc.
  • Stunning three Bedroom Living Accommodation.
  • Advised turnover for y/e 03/13 was £208,360 (inc. VAT) plus £14,000 for the Post Office.

Full description



This desirably positioned Freehold Village Stores & Post Office along with two Holiday Cottages is set within the Gloucestershire village of Beckford.
Beckford is a highly desirable village on the main Cheltenham to Evesham road, five miles north-east of Tewkesbury, on the Gloucestershire - Worcestershire border. The desirable towns of Cheltenham and Evesham are a short drive away.
The village straddles the A46 and is one of the villages at the foot of Bredon Hill.
Beckford lies within the stunning Cotswolds area which attracts a huge number of visitors throughout the year, the village also benefits from Beckford Silk attracting tourists through its workshop tours and demonstrations.

This traditional building is of brick construction, under a pitched, tiled roof, occupying an excellent prominent position within the heart of Beckford, Gloucestershire.

The Village Stores and Post Office is a good sized shop covering the full frontage of the main building. The stores offer everything you would need from a traditional Village Shop with a variety of fridges, freezers, shelving and display units.

The Post Office is located in the corner of the main shop and offers a stand alone income of £14,000 per annum.

Although, this property is being run as a successful village stores, there may be the opportunity to offer other uses such as coffee shop, tea rooms, restaurant etc (stpp).

Located on the first and second floor is the delightful and very well presented owners accommodation. This area comprises of Three Double Bedrooms, Lovely Sitting Room with Log Burner, Dining Room, Fully Fitted Kitchen (not tested), Bathroom and W.C. This accommodation is beautifully presented and offers a lovely lifestyle.

Located to the rear of the main building is a detached property containing two delightful Holiday Cottages. The cottages have only recently started to be rented out, hence there is no letting turnover in last year's income figures.

Both cottages are set on two floors and offer a Double Bedroom, Lounge, Fully Fitted Kitchen and Bathroom.

The cottages are achieving £550 per week in the peak months to £300 off peak.

To the rear of the property is a pleasant Patio Terrace area that can be used for personal use.

We are advised that the business trades with the relevant licences and its current opening hours are:

Mon - Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 1pm
Sunday 8am - 11am

The business is being sold as a Freehold (deeds not seen).

We are advised that the property benefits from all mains services except gas (not tested) and uses oil central heating. Business Rates are advised as being free of charge.

The current owners purchased the business and property in 2002 and are offering the property in excellent condition throughout. Our clients are currently running the property as an owner operator, benefitting from a lovely quality of life within a highly desirable village.
The business has an excellent reputation and benefits from having the extra income from the Holiday Cottages.
This offers an ideal opportunity for an owner operator to enjoy a lovely lifestyle in a profitable business.
We are advised that the turnover for year ending 03/13 is £208,360 (incl. vat) from the village stores. The rental income from the Holiday Cottages is not included as they were not being rented at this stage.

Accounting information will be made available to interested parties after viewing.

This business was viewed by Marc Blackford who would be delighted to discuss further details and can be contacted on 07812 753014.

Viewing appointments must be made by contacting Guy Simmonds.

VIEWING: All appointments must be made through Guy Simmonds. Please note that these Sales Particulars are issued on the strict basis that all negotiations, viewings and contacts in connection with this business are conducted through Guy Simmonds who are appointed by the vendor to act under a Sole Selling Rights agreement with total confidentiality. Any breach of these terms may make you liable in law to litigation and damages. Under no circumstances must you approach the owner direct without a formal appointment or disclose to other customers and staff that the Premises are for sale.

FINANCE FOR PURCHASING A LICENSED PROPERTY: We are in constant touch with a leading finance broker who specialises in arranging Business Finance for Licensed Properties. Whether you are purchasing a Licensed Property through ourselves, or another agent, we will be pleased to contact on your behalf our specialist who can arrange the necessary Finance Package for you at preferential rates. Please telephone for free and no obligation advice with regards to financing a Business.

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(III) Intending purchasers (or lessees) should make their own independent enquiries regarding the use of the property, necessary permissions for use and occupations, potential uses and any other matters affecting the property prior to purchase.
(IV) Guy Simmonds do not make or give whether in these particulars, during negotiations or otherwise, any representation or warranty in relation to this property. No responsibility is taken by Guy Simmonds for any error, omission or mis-statement in these particulars. Guy Simmonds do not warrant the accuracy of any accountancy information supplied and purchasers are advised to take independent advice in order to satisfy themselves.
(V) Guy Simmonds are unable to give any warranty as to the working order of any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services associated with the premises and therefore, cannot verify they are in full working order. Purchasers are strongly advised to obtain specialist reports prior to exchange of contracts in order to satisfy themselves.
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