2 bedroom commercial property for sale

Ottery St. Mary, Devon

£245,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Established and respected Dog Grooming Salon
  • Large premises with owners 2 Bed accommodation
  • Reception/retail area, grooming parlour, wash room
  • Additional basement, separate barn & garden
  • Accessible prime town centre trading position
  • Income 59,179 trading 3 days per week
  • Currently trading 3 days each week - considerable scope
  • Potential to introduce day care or training
  • Comprehensive handover available
  • EM&F reference number: GP34466N

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description: An established and respected Dog Grooming Salon, holding a valuable client database ensuring regular trade with ample bookings in hand. Currently only trading 3 days each week offering considerable scope to build on the current levels of successful trade through additional grooming and the introduction of other services. Operating from spacious premises, comprising a 4 storey property, providing basement storage, ground floor reception/retail area, grooming salon, wash/bathing room, staffroom and cloakroom. Extending over 2 floors above the business can be found owners accommodation comprising sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 double bedrooms, shower room and cloakroom whilst outside to the rear can be found courtyard, raised garden area and a substantial barn/workshop considered suitable for numerous uses, in particular other services associated with the business.

Location: Occupying a prime town centre trading position, highly visible, fronting one of the main shopping thoroughfares, lying just off the main square, at the time of our inspection situated next door to a hair salon, opposite a florist, adjacent a jewellers with other surrounding businesses comprising a loose food store, opticians and travel agent. Mill Street offers free restricted on street car parking ensuring easy access, additionally a pedestrian walkway exists to Hind Street where Sainsbury's supermarket is situated along with its free car park. Close by are popular residential areas to include newly constructed residential developments with further planned.

Area: The expanding East Devon town of Ottery St Mary nestles in the attractive Otter Valley, surrounded by countryside of outstanding natural beauty, supports a good size resident population with numerous new housing developments having taken place over the years with additional developments currently in the course of construction and further planned, renowned for its 'Kings' secondary school with additional trade drawn from the many surrounding villages, hamlets and farming communities, The popular regency coastal resort of Sidmouth lies approximately 6 miles away as does the historic market town of Honiton whilst the expanding City of Exeter together with the M5 motorway network lies approximately 12 miles away.

Premises: Presented to a high standard having been the subject of investment over recent years to include new roof, electrics, boiler, kitchen and a shower room. Character glazed bay window single frontage, glazed entrance door opening to RECEPTION/RETAIL AREA (10'9'' x 16'3''), front aspect, wood effect laminate flooring, reception desk, wall shelving and wall peg display shelving in respect of accessories, ceiling spot lighting. Through to rear GROOMING SALON (11'11'' x 14'11''), contains 3 height adjustable hydraulic grooming tables, 3 pens, 2 dryers and 1 blaster, also provides access to the BASEMENT providing an abundance of STORAGE, fully ventilated. Adjoining the grooming salon is the BATH/WASH AREA (12'0'' x 19'0'' to include staffroom), rear aspect, fitted with 2 baths and showers, comprising 1 large bath with adjustable floor and 1 smaller bath, also fitted with wall mounted high velocity blaster, contains washing machine. Inter-connects with STAFFROOM fitted with base and wall storage units, work counters and stainless steel sink/draining unit, contains fridge and microwave oven, CLOAKROOM leading off fitted with toilet, back door opening to the rear of the property.
(None of the above appliances/systems have been tested and a purchaser must satisfy themselves as to the serviceability of these).

Accommodation: Extending over 2 floors above the business premises from which it is accessed, central stairway rising to FIRST FLOOR and 'L' shaped LANDING AREA from which all rooms lead off. SITTING ROOM (10'11'' x 15'10'') with front aspect, fireplace and fitted storage. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM (9'10'' 13'1'') with rear aspect, laminate flooring, fitted with base and wall storage units, work counters, stainless steel sink/draining unit, integral fridge/freezer, oven, hob and extractor canopy, plumbed for washing machine. Newly fitted SHOWER ROOM, side aspect, cupboard housing new gas fired boiler, walk in shower cubicle, hand washbasin, toilet, heated towel rail and wall mirror. Separate additional CLOAKROOM fitted with toilet and hand washbasin. Stairs to the SECOND FLOOR and LANDING with loft hatch, leading off is BEDROOM 1 (11'9'' x 14'8''), a double with front aspect and fitted wardrobe, BEDROOM 2 (10'3'' x 15'5''), a double with rear aspect being fitted with 3 double door wardrobes.

Outside: To the rear of the property, enclosed COURTYARD offering a pleasant place in which to sit, also host to substantial OUTBUILDING/WORKSHOP, considered versatile and offering numerous uses in connection with the business such as dog day-care and/or training. Steps to raised GARDEN AREA, offers a further place in which to sit.

Business: Established by the vendor in 2004, operating from the current premises since 2017 which has proved successful in view of the high profile location and ease of access, only now offered for sale in order to concentrate on other business activities. Providing a quality dog grooming service, a valuable client base is maintained ensuring regular repeat trade with a full appointment book stretching some 3 weeks in advance, some accessories are retailed to include collars, leads and harnesses, an aspect of the business lending itself to expansion. No real advertising is undertaken, new clients being obtained through word of mouth/recommendation together with the website - Such are the nature of the premises ample opportunity exists to build the grooming side of the business but also introduce other services such as day care and/or training.

Trading Hours: Due to the other business interests of the vendor the business only trades 3 days each week, Tuesday and Thursday 9.00am through to 5.00pm and Saturday 9.00am through to 2.00pm. By simply opening additional days income could easily be increased albeit the business still proves most profitable based on the current opening hours.

Staff: Operated by the vendor with the assistance of 1 part time trained groomer.

Takings: Accounting information provided confirms a year or year growth. In respect of the financial year ended 5th April 2019 income amounted to £59,179 ex Vat returning a Gross Profit of £54,896 equating to 94%, a figure which could easily be increased through additional opening hours and the introduction of additional services.

Comments: The sale of SDG provides an opportunity to acquire a thriving respected business which still lends itself to considerable further development. Coupled with this is a substantial character property offering further uses in addition to its owner's accommodation. To ensure a smooth transition to new owners a comprehensive handover is available together with full training if required with the vendor being a qualified City & Guilds trainer.

Tenure: Freehold.

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

Price: £245,000 for the benefit of the Freehold, Goodwill, Fixtures, Fittings & Equipment (according to inventory) plus stock at valuation.



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  • Feniton (2.4 mi)
  • Whimple (3.4 mi)
  • Honiton (5.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Feniton (2.4 mi)
  • Whimple (3.4 mi)
  • Honiton (5.2 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

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

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