Convenience Store for sale

Robin Hill Stores, Burton Street, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1PH

Guide Price £510,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Fantastic lifestyle business opportunity
  • Community status Post Office
  • Large 3 bedroom owners' accommodation
  • GP for Y/E 31/03/18: 104,835, ANP 56,809
  • Limited local competition
  • Loan available via Christie Finance, subject to status. Energy Rating C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


A fantastic lifestyle business opportunity in a quintessential Dorset village location.

This well regarded Post Office and convenience store has been operated by our clients for the past three years and has a large, loyal, customer base.

The spacious on site living accommodation above the store is ideal for most operators including families.


This well established two storey Post Office and store is situated in the village of Marnhull, surrounded by an idyllic backdrop of Dorset countryside.

The prominent building benefits from extensive main road frontage and provides a focal point for the community in the heart of the village.

Marnhull is situated approximately 19 miles to the east of Yeovil and 6.5 miles south west of Shaftesbury.

Internal Details

The store is equipped for the sale of grocery and convenience goods, confectionery, soft drinks, chilled and frozen foods, newspapers and magazines, greeting cards, deli counter, off licence and National Lottery. There is also a stockroom.

Fixtures & Fittings

We are advised by our clients that all fixtures and fittings are owned outright and included in the sale price.

External Details

Storage sheds can be found to the rear together with a fully enclosed garden with decking and lawn areas.

Customer parking is available directly outside the store.

Owner's Accommodation

Accessed either from the store or a separate private entrance, the owners' accommodation is split across the ground and first floors and includes three large bedrooms with a dressing room off the master bedroom.

There are two large reception rooms, office/fourth bedroom, bathroom, separate shower room and kitchen.

The Opportunity

This well established Post Office and convenience store offers great scope to increase trade further by extending the opening hours beyond 5.30pm to capitalise on the lucrative early evening and commuter trade.

Located in the centre of the local community, the store offers considerable potential to increase profitable lines including fresh produce and food/coffee to go.


The business is currently run by the owners along with a team of part time staff.

Trading Information

The Turnover for the period 31/03/2018 was £251,756 with an additional Post Office salary of £21,264. The combined Gross Profit was £104,835 with an Adjusted Net Profit of £56,809.

Trading Hours

Monday-Saturday: 7.30am-5.30pm
Sunday: 7.30am-12 noon

Business Rates

The business rateable value April 2017 is £6,900. The premises currently benefits from 100% Small Business Rates relief.


Premises Licence.

The business is currently an appointed National Lottery agent. The transfer is at the sole discretion of the operating company Camelot Group PLC.

Nearest stations

  • Templecombe (4.5 mi)
  • Gillingham (Dorset) (4.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Map & Street View

Nearest stations

  • Templecombe (4.5 mi)
  • Gillingham (Dorset) (4.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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