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Claire's Newsagents, 11 Church Street, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, NE47 6JG


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Christie & Co, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Key features

  • Turnover YE Feb 2021: £478,754 + VAT
  • Commissions, Lottery etc c. £11,121 per annum
  • Closes 6pm weekdays & 1pm on Sundays
  • Double fronted shop, two flats included
  • Popular village location, parking to front
  • Genuine retirement sale. Energy Rating C
  • Christie & Co Ref: 6410993

Property description

Tenure: Freehold


A family run newsagents, off licence and village store, with scope to increase trade further. Current average weekly turnover is £10,000, plus other commissions.

Also included in the sale is a one bedroom flat and a two bedroom flat.

Our client is selling the business in order to pursue retirement.


The property is situated on Church Street in the pleasant village of Haydon Bridge, approximately 6.5 miles west of Hexham and is reached via the A69 trunk road. This is a pleasant, rural village surrounded by countryside. The village is expanding with housing developments, it also has a railway station. In the vicinity is a chemists as well as other complementary businesses.

Internal Details

Well fitted and smart village convenience store. Non-slip floor, suspended ceiling, air conditioning, CCTV. U-shape trading area due to being two shops combined into one. Wall shelving, displaying convenience foods, 4m open multi-deck chiller for soft drinks, sandwiches, dairy products. One central gondola aisle - crisps, bread, cakes. One double upright freezer, wall shelving for household products, toiletries, pet foods. Small ice cream freezer. Fruit & vegetable area, coffee machine, microwave, and bagged sweets.

Large newspaper & magazines display, four greeting cards stands, stationery, wrapping paper, party items. Confectionery display racks, 3m multi-deck open chiller for alcohol. Sales area with two cash registers, online lottery terminal, PayPoint, Hermes, spirits,and tobacco.

Ancillary areas include a store room and staff toilets.

Letting Accommodation

On the first floor is a one bedroom flat and a two bedroom flat which have their own access.

The Opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase this double fronted family run village store and newsagents in a popular rural location, with easy access routes via rail or road to Hexham and Newcastle upon Tyne. This presents a great opportunity for an owner-operator and there is further scope to introduce other services and extend the opening hours.


Our clients both work in the business with the assistance of two staff who work on alternative weekends. There are also two newspaper delivery staff.

Trading Information

The average turnover for year end 28 February 2021 was £9,200 plus vat per week, plus £11,121 commissions from lotto, PayPoint and others. Producing a gross profit of £93,816, with an adjusted net profit of £77,000. Plus £6,900 from the rental income of one of the flats, (our client the seller lives in the other flat).

Average newspaper bill at cost per week between £1,400 to £1,500. In addition, one of the flats is let and generates a rental income of £7,450 per annum. Total gross profit £84,625.

Trading Hours

The business trades from 6.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday and 6.00am to 1.00pm on Sunday.

Business Rates

The Rateable Value is £6,500 with effect from April 2017. Confirmation of actual business rates payable should be obtained from the local authority.


Premises Licence

Energy Performance Certificates



Claire's Newsagents, 11 Church Street, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, NE47 6JG


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Haydon Bridge Station0.1 miles
  • Bardon Mill Station3.9 miles

About Christie & Co, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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