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Village Store and Post Office with Owners Accommodation for Sale in Thornhill

Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway
Freehold Price:
£269,000
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238434
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CCL is delighted to offer for sale Closeburn village store and Post Office; a wonderful lifestyle business opportunity with fantastic owners accommodation in the picturesque village of Closeburn, a short distance from Thornhill in Dumfries and Galloway. The business occupies a prime trading spot on the A76, the main Dumfries to Kilmarnock road, benefiting from passing foot and vehicular traffic.

The sale includes a busy local convenience store with Post Office that benefits greatly from an established customer base, the national lottery and general convenience. The superb owner’s accommodation comprises a stunning two storey new build house with; large lounge, kitchen diner, family bathroom and 2 double bedrooms. There is a large private enclosed garden with double garage. The area benefits from a vibrant local community, seasonal tourist trade and all year round passing trade. There is a great opportunity to expand the business and take advantage of the demand for its services in the area.

Local village store with Post office
Stunning 2 bed owner’s accommodation
Profitable business
Rural location
Easily managed business
Private enclosed gardens
Freehold
Flexible Business Accommodation
Garage
Offers over £269,000

Closeburn Store has been owned by the current proprietors for over 8 years and during that time the shop has been completely refurbished with the addition of a substantial 2 bedroom new build house which provides fantastic owners accommodation. The business is busy all year around, trading 7 days per week from 6.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday, from 7.00 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday and 8am – 11am on Sundays. The store offers for sale a range of general and frozen convenience grocery items together with bakery and dairy products, local fresh produce, traditional news, confectionery and tobacco lines. Also benefits from the National Lottery, tobacco certificate and Pay Station connection. The post office is located within the shop and currently attracts an annual PO salary of around £9,000 p.a. The Post Office counter only operates from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm Monday to Friday and to 12:30pm on Saturday. The current owners have elected to not operate with the benefit of a liquor license which represents an excellent opportunity for new owners to increase revenues.

The premises benefits from its position on the busy A76 and as such reaps the reward of the strong tourism trade in the area.

Closeburn Store has been owned by the current proprietors for over 8 years and during that time the shop has been completely refurbished with the addition of a substantial 2 bedroom new build house which provides fantastic owners accommodation. The business is busy all year around, trading 7 days per week from 6.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday, from 7.00 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday and 8am – 11am on Sundays. The store offers for sale a range of general and frozen convenience grocery items together with bakery and dairy products, local fresh produce, traditional news, confectionery and tobacco lines. Also benefits from the National Lottery, tobacco certificate and Pay Station connection. The post office is located within the shop and currently attracts an annual PO salary of around £9,000 p.a. The Post Office counter only operates from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm Monday to Friday and to 12:30pm on Saturday. The current owners have elected to not operate with the benefit of a liquor license which represents an excellent opportunity for new owners to increase revenues.

The premises benefits from its position on the busy A76 and as such reaps the reward of the strong tourism trade in the area.

 

Location:

The subjects occupy a prime trading location in the village of Closeburn on the A76, the main road linking Dumfries and Kilmarnock. The property enjoys a wonderful rural setting, ashort distance from Thornhill, an attractive and bustling village well known for its individual shops and boutiques. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the village provides a wide range of amenities including hotels, tea rooms, bank, library, community centre, tennis and squash courts, health centre, pharmacy and a variety of shops. Thornhill has a well-regarded primary school and is also home to Wallace Hall Academy recognised nationally as a secondary School of Ambition. Closeburn Store is also well placed for access to the market town of Dumfries 13 miles to the south, which offers a wide range of services and amenities including a variety of shops, restaurants, primary and secondary schools. The surrounding area is popular with tourists offering many pursuits including sailing, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, bird watching, shooting and numerous coastal and woodland walks. The M74 provides transport links to the north and south and is approximately 25 miles to the east. Dumfries also has a mainline railway station with onward connections to London and the South. This is an ideal area for those seeking a tranquil and peaceful lifestyle.

Premises Details:

Entrance to the shop is through a single door that opens on to the main road through Closeburn. The shop is a rectangular shape with the main serving counter at one end. There is a window either side of the main door providing a good amount of natural light. The shop is fitted with a range of shelving and display cabinets. The post office counter is located at the rear of the shop. There is a door that opens to the office and in turn the owner’s accommodation.

The owners accommodation is a modern new build house that has been recently completed by the current proprietors. A central hallway with solid wood floor provides access to the main lounge. A spacious room with carpet and wood burning stove. In turn a door leads to the kitchen diner. This is a modern country style kitchen with a good range of cream colored base and wall mounted units and wood effect work surface. There is a free-standing cooker with overhead extraction fan. There is plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine. With dual aspect french doors open on to the patio and large garden beyond.

There is modern family bathroom located on the ground floor with walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin.

A stair from the main hall leads to the first floor. On one side of the landing is a large double bedroom with built in wardrobe and storage. On the opposite side is the master bedroom. This is a substantial room with ample built in wardrobes and storage. It also benefits from a stunning partially tiled ensuite bathroom that includes a free standing roll top bath, WC and wash hand basin.

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Freehold Price: £269,000
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Sector: Convenience Stores
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