The premises benefit from charming, eye-catching frontage and good signage, affording high roadside visibility and attracting much passing trade. There are a number of complimentary businesses in the vicinity, with numerous car parks close by and a local bus stop a few paces away.
The town centre is a short walk away, where there is a wide range of shops, businesses and amenities, including Skipton Castle and the well-known and regular street market.
Skipton is a vibrant market town, popular with both local residents and tourists. There are a large number of charming stone buildings and many tourist attractions, and the town centre boasts a wide range of independent and high street stores.
The town has a regular events throughout the year, which draw many visitors. Some of these are the Sheep Day, the Car Show and the hugely popular Christmas Markets. This year also sees the introduction of a new Food and Drink festival.
Skipton is known as the Gateway to the Dales and is situated just off the A59. This provides good access to the local conurbations and further into Lancashire, Cumbria and North Yorkshire.
The business was established by the current owners over 5 years ago and is only now available for reluctant sale due to relocation. The owners have continually enhanced the business, developing an enviable reputation in the town, which is reflected in the glowing comments on internet review sites.
The cafe trades all year round and serves a range of hot and cold food, cakes and snacks, providing approximately 60 covers.
The business operates from a stone-built, end-of-terrace property, with a charming facade and full height display windows.
The main entrance leads into the open-plan dining area, furnished with tables and chairs for 35 covers. The serving counter is equipped with coffee grinder, coffee machine, microwave, cake fridge, Kolpack dairy and salad fridge, 2 x additional fridges, dishwasher, hand wash sink, storage cupboards, stainless steel worktops, CD entertainment system and EPOS till system.
Internal stairs lead up to the 1st floor open plan dining area, furnished with tables and chairs for 20 covers.
There are customer WCs, a cloakroom, office and staff WCs available.
Also to the 1st floor is a fully fitted commercial kitchen with a wide range of equipment including gas range with hob and ovens, hot cupboard, hot plate, double fryer, griddle, grill,toaster, 2 x microwaves, stainless steel salad / dairy fridge, 2 x upright freezers, commercial dishwasher, commercial sink, hand wash sink, stainless steel splashbacks, stainless steel air extraction unit and commercial grade flooring, with shelving and racking for storage.
Externally the deep pavement forecourt provide for tables and chairs for 16 covers however there is potential to double the number of covers available.
The premises are immaculate throughout and very well presented, with superior quality fixtures and fittings complemented by contemporary decor in a red, white and blue theme.
The business would benefit from the addition of a website to provide location and contact details and to showcase the premises and available fare. Social media would boost the visibility of the cafe, and would offer direct marketing opportunities, perhaps with special offers for local residents.
Currently run at a pace to suit by the owners with just 2 part-time members of staff, there is excellent potential to increase turnover. This highly-visible location is a fantastic position to catch passing trade and extending the opening hours in the morning and evening would certainly boost income.
It may also be possible to open in the evenings with a bistro menu and serve a range of alcohol.
Adding to the outside covers would provide seating for extra customers, thereby again boosting income.
Leasehold business for sale - £39,950
Original lease length - 10 years; remaining 6 years; review every 3 years
Annual lease rent - £16,000
Annual business rates - £2,800
Weekly turnover - £1,300+
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a very successful cafe in a thriving market town with much future potential. Due to the low overheads and high turnover, we expect a large amount of interest in this business and therefore would strongly recommend prompt viewing to fully appreciate the scope. Contact Aspire for confidential discussions.
The business is ideally located on a busy road in Skipton, North Yorkshire. This prime corner-site trading location is set on a junction on one of the main roads leading into Skipton town centre. As well as the road, the business is bordered by the canal to one side, offering picturesque views.
Original lease length - 10 years; remaining 6 years; review every 3 years Annual lease rent - £16,000
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