Bistros for sale in Innerleithen

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Polly Franey (July 2015)
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Freehold Price: £135,000 Price Reduced
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Business Description

Delightful Café/Coffee Shop in Scottish Borders town. Well fitted 42 cover Café. Sales circa. £2,500 per week. Gross profit in excess of £80,000. Close to and on the route of many cycling activities. Scope to develop existing trade. Ideal for first time buyer.

Occupying a highly visible pitch on the north side of the High Street within Innerleithen town centre, The Whistlestop Café is located within a mixed commercial and residential area in premises comprising mainly retail/office premises on the ground floor with residential dwellings above. The entranceway is positioned on a corner with two display windows either side and attractive canopies above.

The café is well fitted throughout with a range of wooden tables and chairs making up a capacity of 42 covers. There is also space for 8/10 covers outside the café on the pavement.

Solid wooden flooring underfoot and spotlights above lend to a very warm welcoming atmosphere within the café. A selection of railway memorabilia and local artists’ work adorn the internal walls, not all of these will be included in the sale. The sales counter has a small prep area behind with the main fully fitted kitchen just off.

The business benefits greatly from the influx of visitors to the nearby Glentress Mountain Bike Centre and also as a pit-stop for the many road cyclists who use the road stopping for the traditional coffee and cake on offer.

The business has a full Class III Hot Food Licence and has a BYOB license for the consumption of alcohol.

If this business is of interest to you, please request full Sales Particulars or alternatively contact Cornerstone Business Agents on 0131 445 7222 or by email to
Trading Hours:

The business trades from 8.30am to 4.30pm 7 days a week.

Number of Employees:

The business is currently run by two full-time and two part-time assistants.

Tenure: Freehold

Location Details:

The Whistlestop Café is located in a highly visible position on the corner to Chapel Street and the High Street in the picturesque Borders town of Innerleithen. Innerleithen is a small Scottish borders town situated on the A72 route on the tourist trail and is around 6 miles east of Peebles, 12 miles west of Galashiels and 23 miles to the south of the city of Edinburgh.

The town is close to the junction of Leithen water and the River Tweed in the eastern part of Tweeddale and this area of the Tweed Valley offers a wide range of country pursuits including fishing, golf, shooting and mountain biking. The famous Glentress International Downhill Track Centre is close whilst the A72 is also a popular route for road cyclists along with being a busy vehicular route as well.


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