Hugely Attractive Village Store and Tea Rooms in the delightful Village of Rufforth, near York

York, North Yorkshire



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C 982 / Rightbiz
Leasehold: £89,950
Annual Turnover: £113,000
Annual Net Profit: Available upon request

The availability of this most appealing Victorian themed business represents a rare chance to acquire a thriving concern offering a lifestyle change that many now crave. The business is well established and includes a village shop selling all types of day to day foods as well as speciality items such as cakes, home made bread and pies, a range of fine wines and spirits, confectionary and ice cream as well as the highly lucrative sale of newspapers and cards. The business also includes a most popular tea room with covers for up to 24 where light meals are served including all day breakfasts, pies, sandwiches jacket potatoes, paninis as well as a range of teas and coffees.   As well as the indoor area there is an appealing outside seating area with covers for up to another 30 plus a car park with space for around 9 vehicles.
Viewing of this most attractive business is highly recommended

ACCOMMODATION ( note, sizes are approximate and taken from the Valuation Rating Web Site )

The shop is accessed  from an attractive front lobby area which allows for further display of items for sale. This open to:

Sales area 49 sq m  having an open ceiling with exposed roof trusses, a  true Victorian ambience is achieved through the extensive use of many  solid wood displays and a specially commissioned oak counter area which houses a range of displays for cakes and confectionary, electronic cash register and electronic scales, Hot food oven; Fagor electric oven for making bread, buns, pies etc,  glass fronted ice cream fridge, Double width cold drinks cabinet, dairy product display cabinet, newspaper display racks and a range of greeting card displays ( two more are available at no extra cost if required).

A door from the shop leads through to :

Tea Rooms  24 sq m with covers for up to 24 , timber tables and chairs, range of stainless steel catering equipment including a 5 cabinet chillerunit, ‘Brasilla’ multi function coffee machine, separate ‘Ranchilio’ coffee grinder, chilled double cabinet, Ambient 4 tier glass fronted display unit, toaster, wash basin with electric water heater, electric room heaters.

Small kitchen area with base and wall cupboards and drawers, single drainer sink unit, Bufallo Panini maker, James Martin hot plate, electric water heater. Note, a doorway has already been created externally to one side of the kitchen which can easily be knocked through to enable the kitchen to be extended if required.

Rear lobby, with Williams tall stainless steel commercial freezer, dishwasher. Door to:

Office, having desk and chair, 3 additional microwave ovens, back up grill and additional hot plate.

To the rear of the shop area is a rear lobby accessed off the car park housing a wash basin and access to a wc.

The overall floor area is approximately 88 sq m.


The premises are shown on the Valuation Office Rating web site as having a RV of £4550. Under current arrangements for small businesses, no rates should be payable however interested parties must check this information prior to proceeding.


A new lease will be available on terms to be agreed and it is anticipated that the rent, which is currently only £400 per month,  will remain at a very competitive level. Interested parties will be able to enter into direct discussion with the landlords regarding their lease preferences and terms.


The business is run by our client and his wife with additional part time staff however our client is reaching retirement age and now only opens until 4.00pm and is closed all day Monday and Sunday afternoon, therefore there is enormous scope for business expansion. In addition to regular sales, further income is derived from outside catering and in particular the adjacent Village Hall, run by the Village Institute, can be hired for functions at competitive rates and the catering for such functions is regularly undertaken on a third party basis by the owner of this business.  It is also worth noting that there is a play area for children under five, primarily for use by village residents, lying immediately behind the parking area and rear boundary of this property and which has been upgraded. The proximity of this and the expected increase in likely visitors should provide potential for further business in the shop and cafe. Preliminary Accounts for year Ended 5th April 2021 show sales of £108,311 and a Gross profit of 54.34%. Assuming a twp person team with minimum staffing, net profit will be substantial. As indicated above it would be very easy to substantially increase this by extending the opening hours. Full accounts information can be made available to genuinely interested parties after having viewed the premises.


The property has an EPC rating of TBA


We are seeking around £89,950 sav for this highly desirable business.


All prices and rents are deemed to be exclusive of any VAT which may  apply


Where staff are employed in a business, it is possible that they are unaware of any impending sale,therefore it is essential that all viewings are arranged through us and no direct approaches should be made under any circumstances.  Buyers will be required to provide details of their identity ( passport / driving license and two utility bills) and proof of funding ( bank statements / mortgage offer ).


Details and general information provided within these particulars have been confirmed by The Client, are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, however all proposed purchasers/tenants must satisfy themselves as to the correctness of the information provided.  We understand that all services and items of equipment are in functional order, but no warranties can be given in this respect. Neither the agents nor any person in their employ bind themselves in any way, nor are any warranties given as to the correctness of the information provided. No part of these particulars form part of any contract or agreement for sale or lease.

Key Features
  • Established Business
  • With Car Park
  • Retirement Sale
  • New Lease
  • Accounts Available
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