2 bedroom takeaway for sale

Dawlish, Devon

£310,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Rare seasonal Freehold Fish & Chip Shop
  • Popular South Devon holiday resort of Dawlish Warren
  • Valuable highly visible central resort location
  • Immaculate well equipped premises with 2 bed self contained Flat
  • Detached Garage/Store, unused Forecourt - scope for seating
  • Long established business, only 2 owners in over 40 years
  • Operated on lifestyle basis, trading 7 months each year
  • Currently trading below VAT level - huge scope
  • Offering traditional fish & chip menu plus other fast food items
  • EM&F reference number: CF33987N

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description: A rare Fish & Chip shop opportunity which has only seen 2 owners in over 40 years, currently operated on a seasonal/lifestyle basis opening limited hours, offering considerable scope for new owners to build on the current levels of successful trade. Operating from immaculately presented premises, extensively equipped, maintained and presented to the highest of standards. Providing customer reception area, 'L' shaped servery counter with open plan cooking area behind, preparation room and cloakroom. Above the business premises can be found a self-contained 2 bedroom flat, ideal for owners or could be rented out on either long term or holiday let basis providing additional income. Outside to the front is a forecourt offering potential for alfresco seating, to the rear is large garage/store incorporating walk in freezer, owners car parking. The business enjoys a substantial amount of trade from day trippers and holidaymakers albeit such is the length of time established and accessibility regular local trade is also received.

Location: Enjoying a high profile trading position fronting the main thoroughfare passing through Dawlish Warren, close to the entrance to the main car park leading to the beach and numerous attractions. Forming part of a small parade of 3 shops, a number of major holiday parks can be found close by together with other catering businesses, retail outlets, public houses and residential housing. Dawlish Warren ( is a renowned beach resort situated on the South Devon coast at the mouth of the Exe Estuary, opposite Exmouth, in the borough of Teignbridge, host to a substantial number of holiday parks to include Welcome, Coften, Golden Sands, Dawlish Sands, Peppermint Park and Lady's Mile attracting literally thousands of holidaymakers during the busy summer months. The famous sand spit, in the region of 505 acres, offers a 'Blue Flag' beach and is also a National Nature Reserve being a haven to wildlife with its sand dunes and lakes, during the summer months it is host to a number of open air events. The resort is easily accessible, a short distance from Dawlish Town and its mainline railway station, approx 11 miles from the City of Exeter with it's access to the M5 motorway network.

Premises: Immaculately presented, commanding a 5* EHO rating, uPVC framed glazed single frontage, signage above, aluminium framed half glazed entrance door opening to customer RECEPTION AREA, tiled floor, ceiling suspended illuminated menu boards and fluorescent strip lighting, contains ice cream conservator. 'L' shaped SERVE OVER COUNTER incorporating glazed refrigerated serve over drinks display cabinet with refrigerated salad bar, main serve over counter comprising 4 drawer/2 door stainless steel refrigerated counter together with glazed heated display cabinet, electronic till. Behind is the open plan COOKING AREA, fitted with stainless steel wall cladding, extraction system and base storage units, host to substantial equipment inventory, includes chicken rotisserie, southern fried chicken pressure cooker, fish fryer, 3 Valentine twin basket fryers used in connection with chips, additional chip scuttle, 6 pot Baine Marie, additional single and twin basket fryers used in connection with sausages, scampi and vegetarian items. Other equipment comprises griddle, commercial combination microwave oven, commercial microwave oven, filtration machine, 3 door stainless steel refrigerated chef counter, stainless steel upright fridge, freezer and fish keep, useful compactor. Through to rear PREPARATION ROOM, tiled floor, part tiled walls and part stainless steel cladding to the walls, fitted with 2 stainless steel sink units, wall storage cupboards and shelving, contains stainless steel work table, 4 ring cooker, chipper and waste disposal unit. CLOAKROOM leading off, fitted with hand washbasin and separate toilet, back door opens to the rear of the property and COVERED AREA providing potato pallet storage and where the potato rumbler is sited. (None of the above appliances/systems have been tested and a purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the serviceability of these.)

Accommodation: Situated above the business premises, totally self-contained, benefiting from uPVC framed double glazing and electric heating. Accessed from the rear of the property, uPVC entrance door opens to LOBBY, stairs rise to FIRST FLOOR and LANDING AREA from which the rooms lead off. SITTING ROOM with rear aspect, provides access to the KITCHEN, also with rear aspect, fitted with laminate flooring, work counters, base and wall storage units, sink/draining unit, oven, hob, extractor, contains fridge and dishwasher. Back door opens to BALCONY providing a pleasant place in which to sit. The bedrooms lead off the landing, BEDROOM 1, a double with front aspect, BEDROOM 2, a single with front aspect. Also leading off the landing, modern SHOWER ROOM, tiled floor and walls, inset spot lighting, fitted with large corner shower cubicle, hand washbasin and toilet.

Outside: To the front of the property, FORECOURT, considered ideal for the placing of tables and chairs providing alfresco dining facilities should new owners wish to introduce with the option for a canopy above. Shared private side DRIVEWAY to the side of the property provides vehicle access to the rear of the property providing owners CAR PARKING and BIN STORAGE, also provides access to the substantial GARAGE/STORE, incorporates useful walk in freezer, and provides storage shelving, also houses additional/spare equipment to include milk shake machine, flame grill and Panini press.

Business: An established respected business, acquired by the current owners in 2009, only offered for sale in order to spend more time with family, the previous owners had owned the business for 34 years. Operating as a fish & chip takeaway, also offering some other fast food items, menu lines include fish, burgers, southern fried chicken, sausages, chips, various accompaniments and soft drinks. Scope exists for additional menu lines such as kebabs and/or pizza, there is also the option to introduce deliveries for which good demand would be anticipated. Regular local trade is received albeit this is boosted considerably from the masses of holidaymakers staying at the nearby holiday parks placing large family orders with additional trade from day trippers.

Trading Hours: The vendors choose to operate the business on a seasonal basis, opening mid-March and trading through to October half term albeit there is the opportunity to trade all year round. Despite the location/trading position the vendors also choose to open limited hours to suit their lifestyle, opening Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 5.00pm through to 8.00pm (Later in School Holidays) with the exception of the main 6 week summer holiday when the business also opens on a Wednesday. New owners could easily open additional days, extend the opening hours with the option to also offer breakfast and lunch which is always in demand.

Staff: Operated by a couple with the assistance of 1 part time seasonal member of staff.

Takings: Sales reflect the low opening hours the vendors choose to trade, purposefully trading bellow the VAT threshold but at the same time still proving most profitable such are the low day to day operating overheads. Huge scope exists to build on the current successful levels of trade, returning to those levels previously seen when the vendor opened longer hours which produced sales well into six figures, of late sales have increased following the introduction of a debit/credit card machine proving most successful and worthwhile.

Comments: The sale of Penaligons Plaice provides an opportunity to acquire rarely available immaculate Freehold catering premises with the benefit of accommodation occupying a quite unique and lucrative coastal trading position. Coupled with this is a thriving profitable business which lends itself to considerable further development.

Tenure: Freehold.

Rates: Currently 'Nil' after 100% rate relief.

Price: £310,000 for the benefit of the Freehold, Goodwill, Fixtures, Fittings & Equipment (according to inventory) plus stock at valuation.



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  • Dawlish Warren (0.1 mi)
  • Dawlish (1.5 mi)
  • Starcross (1.9 mi)
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