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Cafe And Gift Shop In Filey For Sale

Filey, North Yorkshire
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ReferenceHO8142 / RightBiz
Advert ID45681
LocationFiley, North Yorkshire
SectorCafes, Gift Shops
Freehold Price£425,000
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This large, imposing property is located in the lovely seaside resort of Filey, North Yorkshire. It is situated in the town centre and approximately 300m from the large sandy beach. Filey is an unspoilt, traditional coastal resort and attracts many visitors throughout the year. It is a popular family holiday destination and there are many caravan parks and guest houses in the locality. The beach has Blue Flag status and the area is well maintained and cared for by the local residents and authorities.

The business is known as Yorkshires Famous Bronte Vinery and derives its name from Charlotte Bronte, the famous author who stayed at the house during the mid 1800s. In addition, the cafe located in the conservatory, has a large 300-year old grapevine running across the ceiling. The cafe and gift shop is well known in the area and attracts many visitors because of its historical link. The cafe was established in 1926 and the current owner took over in 1980 when he set up the gift shop along side the cafe. Its trade is predominately through the summer months when there are a high number of tourists in the area and takings well exceed £1,000 a day.
The owner now wishes to retire and as such, the business requires a new, enthusiastic owner to expand the trade through new ideas and products. In addition, the property is in need of some refurbishment and this could present a good investment opportunity for someone willing to upgrade the building and realise its full potential.

(all sizes are approximate & should be considered 'nominal'.)
Gift Shop
The main entrance into the gift shop is located at the side of the property which fronts the main road running down to the beach. There is also an entrance from the front of the building. The gift shop is L shaped and is fitted with a range of shelving and display units. The merchandise on offer is typical of a seaside gift shop but could be expanded and changed if the new owners wished. There is access into the cafe from the shop and also a door which provides access to the private accommodation.

The conservatory to the left hand side of the house is where the cafe is located. It is a light, airy room with the famous vine running the full length of the roof and seating for 40 customers.
There is a serving counter, with open plan kitchen behind, drink fridges and ice cream cabinet. The current menu is typically British, serving a range of hot and cold meals and snacks such as all day breakfast, fish & chips, sandwiches, and jacket potatoes.

There are a further 20+ covers outside on the terrace which runs the full length of the house and conservatory. This makes the cafe a very popular venue during the warm weather.

Where items of equipment and appliances are mentioned, no warranty is given or implied as to their operational condition.

Kitchen & Preparation Area
In addition to the open plan kitchen area, there are further rooms behind the cafe for the preparation of food and frying of fish & chips. There is also a storage room and staff toilet.

To the left hand side of the property is a large concreted area where the owner parks his car. There are also 2 out buildings which currently house the chipping machine and provide additional storage space. This area in itself could be developed, subject to the necessary planning permission.

(all sizes are approximate & should be considered 'nominal'.)
The living accommodation is located over 2 floors and
briefly comprises:
First Floor
Lounge - large, front facing L shaped room with bay window, high ceilings and gas fire.
Dining Room open plan room leading from the lounge and rear facing.
Kitchen located off the dining room and fitted with a range of cupboards and work surfaces.
Second Floor
There are 3 double bedrooms all with additional roof windows and a family bathroom fitted with bath, WC and hand wash basin.
The private accommodation is in need of some refurbishment but could provide beautiful living space

TENURE: Freehold

The vendor advises us the business rates payable are in the region of £2,000 per year. This figure will be confirmed to any interested party.
This information has been obtained either from the current rate demand for the property, or by telephone from the local authority. The amount payable is the standard rate for the Rateable Value shown. In some circumstances this may vary, and therefore it is recommended that. potential buyers make their own enquiries through the local authority to
check whether the rateable value remains correct and whether the rates payable will be the figure quoted above.

The current owner operates the business from Easter through to October and the opening hours vary depending upon the weather. During the peak summer weeks the business tends to open at 9am and close at 5.30/6.00pm.

The owner and his wife run the business with the assistance of 4 full time members of staff during the peak trading weeks. These are all casual workers and no contracts are in place.

The vendor informs us that the value of the gift shop stock is approximately £25,000.
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