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Mixed Use for sale

High Street, Staines, Surrey, TW18

1,155 sq. m.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 12,432 sq ft (1,155 sq m)

Key features

  • 14325J
  • Leasehold

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Little Explorers Play Cafe occupies a unique trading position within the historic building, the 'Blue Anchor House' within Staines town centre, Middlesex.

The prominent position at the top of the high street takes full advantage of the busy section of the A308, church street and the high street and faces the busy Debenhams department store.

Staines is a town on the river Thames, 23 miles south west of London and 14 miles east of Bracknell and only 5 mins from the busy M25 motorway network.

The recent investment into the Two Rivers Shopping Centre which is directly across from play cafe has seen a 20% increase in the number of visitors to the area, with lots of parking, details shops, restaurants, bars and cinema.
Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market the Little Explorers Play Café.

Established by our client at the beginning of the year and reluctantly offered for sale due to family reasons. The new business is steadily growing and offers exciting potential to keep growing the party and food side of the business.

The previous public bar has undergone a £70,000 refit and the unique opportunity cleverly combines the soft play area for children with a top quality food cafe and party area.

Our client offers a safe haven for children from 0-7. There is a designated area for toddlers with range of soft sensory toys, a large soft play climbing frame, 80 cover cafe and relaxed parent viewing area. The play cafe capacity is for 100 children

Currently 30% of sales is derived from soft play entry fees, 10% from children's parties, and 60% from cafe food and drink sales.

Birthday party prices range from £10 for under 3's to £16.60 for weekends for the over 3's with a min of 10 children for each party. Our client offers a after school deal, group discount offer, siblings discount, childminders discount, happy hour (between 3-4 pm in term time only) and a new coffee morning.

All food is made fresh to order and uses the finest ingredients to help promote a child's healthy lifestyle, they offer set menus, fresh sandwiches, homemade pizzas, fruit and veggie platters. The cafe offers excellent Italian Bean to cup barista styled coffee.

Our client is also selling a large collection of furniture currently stored in the basement if required.

Ground floor - secure pushchair storage area , 80 cover cafe area with ramp , ground floor toilet which is disabled friendly with baby changing facilities.

New air con with 4 x units, new alarm system, new fire alarm system, cctv with 8 x cameras.

Separate toddler area with gate.

Service area - 2 x under counter fridges, glass fronted drinks chiller, semi auto barista coffee machine and grinder, blender, till and card machine.

Large soft play frame.

Kitchen - 2 x stainless steel prep sinks, hand wash sink, new boiler and large cylinder, large extraction unit, stainless steel prep tables, 2 x buffalo griddles, 2 x fryers, 6 x gas ring oven, buffalo fan oven, single pizza oven (4 x Pizza capacity), trolley, 3 x upright freezers, large walk in chiller and storage racking. Access to rear.

Rear external - 4 x staff parking spaces

Basement - large full height area covering majority of ground floor space.

First floor - mixed toilets with 4 x cubicles and sink area.

We are advised leasehold.
Original lease length is 10 years
As of 2017, 9 years remain on the lease.
Rent is £40,000 per annum.

The business opens:-

Monday to Friday 9.00am -5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am -5.00pm

The business is run by a partnership with the assistance of 1 full time and2-part time members of staff.

According to the latest set of accounts, turnover is in the region of £129,000 with a gross profit at £80,000, adjusted net of £24,000.

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