Shop for sale

Swanage, Dorset

£280,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Use class orders: A1 Shops

Key features

  • Valuable town centre trading position
  • Eye catching double fronted 2 storey property
  • Retail space over 2 floors with store and cloakrooms
  • Formerly a Restaurant, currently a Gift Shop
  • Close to beach, quay, marina and pier
  • Rarely available, current ownership 25 years
  • Popular seaside town situated on the Isle of Purbeck
  • EM&F reference number: E33578R

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description: A rare opportunity to acquire valuable prime positioned trading premises currently used for the retailing of gifts but considered most versatile and would suit a variety of retail uses or alternatively catering (subject to PP) having formerly been a restaurant. The premises extend over 2 floors, providing ground floor retail area and storage facilities, first floor retail area and storage/former kitchen together with cloakroom facilities.

Location: Considered to be occupying one of the best trading positions in the town, considered most valuable such is the substantial amount of pedestrian foot flow, fronting the main shopping thoroughfare and one of the primary vehicle routes through the town leading to the nearby pier, marina, car parks and other attractions. At the time of our inspection situated next door to a popular delicatessen, opposite Oxfam and Bet Fred, close other popular retailers and catering establishments which act as a magnet for day trippers and holidaymakers ensuring substantial pedestrian foot flow. Institute Road links the travel interchange incorporating the taxi rank, bus/coach drop off point and station with the famous Square located just around the corner, enjoying spectacular coastal views, host to the Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre.

Area: Swanage continues to grow in popularity, as a place to live, holiday and visit, situated on the Isle of Purbeck designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, forming part of the Jurassic Coast with some of the best beaches on the South Coast. Visitor numbers continue to increase, attracted by the activities on offer - walking, cycling and camping to name a few, being within easy reach of Dorchester, Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch, numerous attractions exist, these include historic Corfe Castle, not to mention the Swanage Steam Railway drawing visitors to the town throughout the year with direct services to London. Businesses continue to thrive, assisted by the numerous events which take place throughout the year comprising Jazz, Blues and Folk Festivals and other planned events.

Premises: Character glazed double frontage, part recessed and covered with central glazed entrance door opening to RETAIL AREA, carpet tiles to the floor, ceiling fluorescent strip lighting and additional spot lighting. To the rear access is gained to the STOREROOM, tiled floor and walls, fitted with stainless steel sink/draining unit, contains storage racking, back door opens to the rear of the property. A wide gently ascending staircase rises to the FIRST FLOOR, currently used for STORAGE, very bright with large central skylight, previously an additional retail area, suit numerous uses could even be converted to coffee shop (subject to planning permission), benefiting from the former rear KITCHEN leading off still fitted with extraction equipment. Also leading off is the CLOAKROOM fitted with toilet and hand washbasin whilst an INNER LOBBY leads to a further CLOAKROOM, fitted with toilet and hand washbasin, and continues to rear fire escape.

(None of the above appliances/systems have been tested and a purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the serviceability of these.)

Outside: Looking at the front of the property, to the right hand side a walkway exists providing access to the rear of the property.

Comments: The sale of 24 Institute Road provides an opportunity to acquire spacious prime positioned premises the likes of which rarely become available.

Tenure: Freehold.

Rates: Approximately £6,350 per annum payable.

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Energy performance rating of 99.

Price: £280,000 for the benefit of the Freehold.



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  • Poole (7.7 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Poole (7.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

EM&F , Devon

3 Cornhill, Ottery St. Mary, EX11 1DW

01404 606038 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

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

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