Cafe for sale

West Road, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34


Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Unique North Devon Coastal Bistro, Bar & Café
  • Prime Trading Position Overlooking Beach
  • Bar & Restaurant (52), Sea View Terrace (12)
  • Recently Refurbished to Exceptional Standard
  • Trading Only 91/2 Months of the Year
  • Opportunities for Year Round Opening

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

The Beach House is an impressive and extremely well presented bar, bistro and cafe occupying a prominent and prime trading position in the heart of Woolacombe. The Beach House has been the subject of fastidious renovation and refurbishment to exacting standards by our clients over the last three years and consequently, it is presented and furnished to an exceptionally high standard throughout. The owners have created an Attractive and Contemporary Bar and Dining Area which comfortably seats 52 customers, with panoramic sea views to the front and a feature atrium glass roof to the rear. This is serviced by a Well-Equipped Commercial Catering Kitchen. To the front there is also Al Fresco Seating with sea views for 12 customers. The Beach House is undoubtedly a unique business opportunity and a viewing is strongly recommended in order to fully appreciate the exceptional quality and standards inherent throughout all aspects of the business and the property, and the tremendous potential which it offers.

The Beach House occupies a prominent and prime trading position with extensive sea views, located in West Road within the heart of Woolacombe, North Devon's premier surfing resort. Woolacombe is recognised as one of the UK's best beach resorts and has been recently voted the number one beach in the UK. The three-mile-long golden sandy beach facing the Atlantic Ocean, makes it one of the UK's premier surfing spots and the long sandy beach attracts many thousands of holidaymakers throughout the year, as well as regular visitors year-round attracted by surfing, walking and other recreational facilities which the beach provides. With easy access to other renowned surfing beaches at Puttsborough, Croyde and Saunton, Woolacombe is also ideally positioned for investigating the surrounding coast and countryside. From the wild splendour of Exmoor National Park to the natural wonders of Lundy Island or the charm of the nearby villages of Morthoe and Croyde. Golfers have the choice of two picturesque courses in Woolacombe itself, or can take on the challenging championship links course at Saunton. The regional centre of Barnstaple offers a mix of High Street names and independent boutique stores and is approximately ten miles south.

Fully glazed frontage offering tremendous sea views to the front of the property. Glazed entrance doors leading in to Main Bar Area an attractive area tastefully furnished and decorated with an eclectic and contemporary style with stripped wood flooring, wall mounted menu boards, wall mounted large screen colour television, part exposed brick wall, feature lighting, a range of free standing poser high tables and stools comfortably seat 16 customers. Reclaimed timber fronted and zinc topped Feature Bar Servery fitted with associated back bar fittings and display shelving, with single glass fronted bottle fridge, double glass fronted bottle fridge, stainless steel sink unit, glass washer, small single glass fronted fridge, beer fonts with flash cooler, zinc work surfaces, EPOS cash register with handheld tablets and maître de ordering system with printer links to both the bar and the kitchen, Nespresso coffee machine, hot water still and CCTV system. Customer WC's. Bistro Dining Area open plan and leading through from the bar, with a continuation in style, theme and ambience with part stripped wood flooring and part concrete slab flooring, feature lighting, wall mounted menu boards, feature ceiling atrium, glass fronted upright wine fridge, wine racking, range of assorted free standing wooden tables and chairs comfortably seating 36 customers. Delivery access to rear. Theatre Style Commercial Catering Kitchen with Altro flooring, part tiled, part wipe clean clad and part stainless steel clad walls, fitted with a comprehensive range of commercial catering equipment to include:- extractor system with stainless steel canopy over and gas interlock, six burner gas range, warming cabinet with lit serving gantry over, twin floor standing deep fat fryer, stainless steel wall shelving, two 3-door under counter commercial fridge units (one with saladette over), 2-door under counter commercial fridge unit, commercial upright freezer, twin deep bowl stainless steel sink unit, stainless steel hand basin.
Please note: The fittings, equipment and services listed have not been tested by the agents, although we are informed that all items are in working order.

The front of the bar and bistro is a Customer Seating Terrace with sea views, glazed wind shelter and sea and high poser tables with stools for 12 customers. Rear Storage and Bin Store Areas.

The Beach House trades as a quality bar, bistro and cafe, located in a popular and much sought after North Devon village with tremendous sea views. With stylish contemporary décor and furnishings throughout enhancing the property, The Beach House is an exceptionally well presented with an excellent reputation. The business trades for 9? months of the year, closing throughout January, February and early March, but offers potential for a year-round operation. The menu includes tapas dishes, tasting boards, salads, burgers, steaks with daily fish specials, complemented by a selection of quality beers and wines. The business is well regarded for its high quality, freshly prepared food using the best available locally sourced produce. This attention to detail ensures the business enjoys good levels of regular repeat trade, with an excellent local following which is greatly enhanced during the busy holiday months. The Beach House has been awarded a 5-star food hygiene rating and was recently featured as one of the top ten coastal restaurants in Devon, by Coast Magazine. The business has its own website which provides further background, information and videos of the business. The Beach House also benefits from numerous excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. The sale of The Beach
House represents an excellent opportunity to purchase a well-regarded and unique catering business, which is undoubtedly a very special place to work and a formal viewing is essential to fully appreciate all that this high-quality business and property has to offer.

Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2018 show sales of £215,584 net of VAT. The split of trade was 66% food sales and 34% wet sales. It should be noted that the business only traded for around 9 1/2 months during this period, closing at New Year and reopening at Easter. Detailed trading information can be made available to interested parties following a formal viewing appointment.

The trading hours are dependent on the time of year. During the peak season the bar and bistro trades all day, everyday with food being served from midday until 2.30pm and 5.30pm until 9pm. In the off season (November, December and March) trade is restricted to Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday all day opening.

The business is run by our clients, a husband and wife partnership, with four members of staff during the peak season, reducing during the low season. There are undoubtedly savings that could be made to the wage bill by hands-on owner operators with a background in catering/hospitality. Further details available on request.

Our clients advise that there is tremendous potential to develop all aspects of the business still further and for future growth in trade levels, particularly by focused, hands on owner operators maximising all available income streams. There are undoubted opportunities to operate the business on a year-round basis and for further marketing and promotion. The Beach House would ideally suit a working couple, especially those with a background

in catering/hospitality. There is also the potential for incoming operators to develop their own style of cuisine and take advantage of these high quality, purpose fitted premises. The sale of The Beach House represents a rare opportunity to acquire a truly unique multifaceted business, in a sought after coastal location, the like of which rarely comes to the market.

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All mains services are connected to the subject property.

£49,950 for the valuable free of tie leasehold as a going concern business and full trade inventory. Wet and dry stock subject to additional valuation.

The owners are proposing a new 10 year FREE OF TIE lease with a proposed rent of £25,000 per annum, on full repairing terms. Further details available on request.

Strictly by arrangement with the vendors Sole Selling Agents, Stonesmith. Tel: or email: for an appointment.

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Nearest station

  • Barnstaple (9.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest station

  • Barnstaple (9.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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