A village convenience store situated in one of the most idyllic villages in the West Country is now for sale. This business has been successfully owner operated with part time assistance when required and is offered with a spacious two-bedroomed cottage to the side with beautiful rural views. Hugely supported by locals, the store is uniquely situated in Bishopsteignton, Devon, which is a sought-after and picturesque village by the coast. Trading day-time opening hours only has provided our clients with an enviable lifestyle over many years. The business is being offered with a renewable lease. Early viewings are highly recommended....
Bishopsteignton is a large village on the north bank of the Teign Estuary, a mile or two West of Teignmouth. It boasts fine views over the estuary and nearby access to beautiful walks and Teignmouth seafront. Little Haldon Heath nature reserve is situated at the top of the village and there is a local museum, church, pubs, local shops and accommodation. Close to the village are great arterial motorways, the A380 being only minutes’ drive away. It is an equal distance to both Torquay and the Cathedral city of Exeter with a mainline railway, M5 motorway and International Airport.
Due to the size of the business premises, it could easily be operated by a couple and many times with only one person. It is seen as a central hub and is hugely supported by the village and visitors. The village draws in an influx of tourists and it is the only convenience shop. The opening hours are currently 7.00 – 18.00 and early closing on a Sunday, but this could easily be extended earlier or later to expand on the already impressive income. It also has un-tapped potential to greatly expand the product range. We the agents feel there is tremendous scope to expand into “parcel drop-off” with DHL, Hermes, eBay or as a ‘click and collect’ to increase profitability. Actual trading account will be made available following a successful formal viewing.
A lovely double fronted shop with a recessed entrance and part glazed door to:
10.66m x 6.53m
When entering the shop there are two multi-tiered island units with comprehensive dry goods selection together with to one side several chest freezers with frozen goods, newspapers, magazines and vegetable and bread racking. To the rear is a wide dairy refrigeration unit, twin coco cola branded drinks cabinet and an array of racking and wire carousel card displays. To the other side of the shop is the alcohol drinks display with two refrigeration cabinets. Immediately when entering the shop on the left is a bespoke counter with an epos till, pay-point, electric scales, National Lottery and scratch cards display. On the back wall is a large cigarette gantry and the whole shop is serviced by a CCTV camera system. Steps to:
2.40m x 1.14m
A smaller storage area for cardboard and general bin storage. Also, there is a door to
With a low-level WC and wash hand basin.
6.82m x 2.36m
A large storage area with ample shelving and general space for all kinds of products.
Through this area is a door to:
2.28m x 2.36m
A secure further large space but with a door to the rear which could receive deliveries via this entrance.
3.37m x 2.20m
A conveniently located office area overlooking the shop and benefits from a large desk, office chair, telephone and a door to the rear courtyard.
The owner’s accommodation is situated above the shop and can be accessed either via the rear courtyard or independently to the side of the premises. It has both been let out previously but currently occupied by the current tenants. Staircase from side to:
Entrance hallway with doors to:
6.49m x 2.26m
A lovely large space with a separate area with a fully equipped kitchen and window to side together with a dining area and ample space for a large sofa group. This area has a window and glazed door which leads to a private courtyard for the owners.
4.05m x 2.22m
A great space which could be used as a third bedroom/lounge or even an office for the business. It has a built-in storage cupboard and window to side.
3.61m x 2.96m
A good-sized double room with window to side.
3.79m x 2.57m
A double room with built-in storage cupboard and window to front with beautiful rural views.
4.30m x 3.52m
A large room with a fireplace with inset electric fire and large window to front with beautiful rural views.
To the side of the property is a good-sized courtyard which connects directly with business, enclosed with good privacy and with a secure gate which leads to an access road. The courtyard is large and ideal for table, chairs, BBQ and general recreational activity.
MONDAY – SATURDAY 07.00 – 18.00
SUNDAY 07.00 – 11.00
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All trade fixtures and fittings except for our vendor’s private inventory will be included in this sale. A full inventory will be provided prior to exchange of contracts. All stock will be sold at valuation on completion. No testing of these fixtures or any appliance has been undertaken by the agents, Ware Commercial.
Mains electricity, gas water, broadband and drainage are all connected. No testing of these services has been undertaken by the agents, Ware Commercial.
Please make enquiries on the local valuation website (VOA) at www.voa.gov.uk (currently the property is fully exempt from business rates because of small business rates relief)
Leasehold. There is a current lease to be assigned but a new negotiable could be made available from the start. Current rent payable is £1620 per calendar month for both the business and flat.
Each party to pay their own legal fees however, ingoing tenant to pay landlord’s reasonably incurred lease assignment/setup costs.
All viewings and enquiries are to be made through the agents, Ware Commercial.
TEL. 01803 328880 or 01392 462266 Email. [email protected] www.warecommercial.com