CCL are delighted to bring to market Portknockie Fish & Chip Shop with 3 Bedroom Family Home. This extremely popular business has an excellent reputation, situated in a prime central trading location offering a prominent frontage central to the popular seaside village of Portknockie. The business is set on the popular North East 250 tourist route. The fish & chip shop is an exceptionally well-appointed business with modern and new equipment throughout, making this a standout operation. Both the shop and family home have been fully refurbished to exceptionally high standard. This is a leasehold sale, with a purchase option available.
Portknockie is a picturesque cliff-top community overlooking the Moray coast and is a popular location to stay and explore the wider region. The fish and chip shop are situated in an elevated location and within walking distance to the harbour and the coastal footpath of the Moray Firth which has some stunning rugged scenery along its shoreline. There is also a choice of spectacular walks on pebbled and sandy beaches. There is a beautiful harbour with swimming pool where people love to sit to take in the views and eat their fish and chips. The village has a population of around 1200 inhabitants with supporting amenities to include local shop, post office, hotel, pub, hairdresser, chemist, and primary school. The nearest town of Buckie, about 5 miles away, offers numerous leisure facilities including a leisure centre with swimming pool, two links golf courses, and outdoor bowling greens. There are major NHS centres within the town, banking facilities, restaurants, cafés, pubs, local shops, and supermarkets. Primary schooling is located in the village and secondary education is located in Buckie. The villages of Findochty and Cullen are close-by offering many social and welfare facilities for local inhabitants plus pub, hotels, restaurants/cafes, and campsites. The self-catering and other accommodation within the area draws tourists to the Portknockie Fish and Chip Shop, boosting trade especially during the main season. The local area offers a wide range of walks and other golf courses. There are many historical castles, cathedrals, and monuments within a short drive of Portknockie, including the famous Bow Fiddle Rock, plus the Whisky Trail is close by. The chip shop is set on the increasingly popular and unique North East 250 tourist route. A comprehensive East Coast bus network operates through Portknockie and Buckie with the rail network operating from the nearest station of Keith, 10 miles away.
The business is an easy-to-operate venture with a simple but highly effective trading model, being presented in excellent condition with efficient and exceptionally well-appointed facilities and catering equipment provision. Portknockie Fish & Chip Shop has an excellent trading reputation within its locality and people travel many miles to partake in their fayre as reflected on review sites.
The trading unit has excellent and modern signage, providing an appealing exterior and impactful branding. The takeaway caters to a strong year-round demand from residents and passing trade, with tourists significantly enhancing turnover during the spring and summer seasons. Portknockie Fish & Chip Shop provides traditional and high-quality fish and chip meals plus a wider food offering including pizzas. They extensively cater for all dietary requirements including vegetarians and those with allergies. The business mainly sources it produce locally to ensure the best quality products are used in the food preparation.
A unique aspect of the business is the famous ‘Crunchy Fried Pop Pop Chicken’ which is exclusive to Portknockie Fish & Chip Shop currently. The franchise and trading name were started by the owners in 1996 and though they are content to allow new owners to enjoy this aspect of their business, the trading name will not be allowed to be used in any further outlet without the express consent of our client.
The business opening hours are as follows; January & February: Tuesday to Saturday 4.30pm to 7.30pm, March - December: Tuesday to Saturday 4.30pm to 8pm and Sunday 4.30pm to 7.30pm, July & August: Tuesday to Saturday 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Sunday 4.30pm to 7.30pm. There is undoubted scope to extend opening hours further trading 7 nights per week plus open during lunchtimes during the main tourist season. The business trades to a highly profitable level currently but has the capacity to increase income further.
This property is the held on the Sottish equivalent of a Leasehold.
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