The café/Beach shop is on Littlehampton beach and is on a prosperous parade of shops overlooking the River Arun. The café specialises in ice cream, hot drinks and sandwiches available for takeaway throughout the day. The beach shop also offers a comprehensive offering to meet all crabbing needs on the nearby beach as well as other essential items. The business has been in current vendors hands for 3 years and only now comes to the market due to ill health.
THE PREMISES: The café is located on a prosperous parade of shops overlooking the River Arun and the estuary into the sea. There is parking available on the street or nearby car parks. During the summer months the beach is very popular with families who come to spend the day swimming, crabbing and walking along the promenade. The café was recently refurbished and redecorated throughout. The serve over counter is located to the rear of the premises, and the Mr Whippy ice cream machine is at the front of the premises, allowing for customers to be served via the front of the premises. There is shelving and glass fronted cabinets throughout the premises which is used for toys, crabbing equipment and other popular beach related items. There is also an ice cream chest freezer.
The premises also includes a large yard area which is accessed via stairs to the rear of the premises, which is where the toilet is located and a large basement which is currently being used as a dry store. There is a separate garage as well which is currently being used for parking and can be accessed via the service road. The premises is fitted with an alarm and CCTV.
TENURE: The ground floor premises is held on internal lease at a current rental of £6,000 per annum. The current lease has two years remaining and the lease is fully renewable.
RATES: We have been verbally informed that the business receives the benefit of the Small Business Rate Relief and the amount payable at the present time is zero. Prospective occupiers should make their own enquiries to verify same.
TURNOVER: At present the vendor works full time in the café with the assistance of 1 other family member. We are informed that the average weekly turnover is just over £2,000 per week, based on trading only 6 months of the year. The business is currently run on reduced hours due to family commitments, however prior to this the trading hours were 9am-9pm seven days a week in the summer months and 10:30am-4pm in Spring and early Autumn.
GENERAL REMARKS: This represents an outstanding opportunity to acquire a fantastic café, only minutes away from the beach in West Sussex. The premises have been completely refurbished and comes to the market in excellent condition. Obvious potential of this business will immediately be seen at the time of inspection. Secure lease. Opportunity to trade in the evening and trade for longer hours.
PRICE: We are instructed to quote for the lease, equipment, trade fixtures and fittings £42,500 SAV
LEGAL FEES: Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs.
VIEWING: On no account should any approach be made to the Manager or the staff without a prior appointment through the vendor’s agents, Watkins Commercial, Telephone: 01273 709090.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: Rated E – full report available on request.
- Small Business
- Prime Location
- Fully Fitted
- Unique Business
- Accounts Available