Businesses for sale in Devon

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Card and Gift Shop in Torquay

A prime positioned gift, novelty and fancy dress shop which is ideally situated in the very heart of the all year-round busy seaside town of Torquay, Devon. The premises comprise of open plan ground floor retailing giftware, novelty items...

Location: Torquay, Devon, England

For sale under: Card Shops, Fancy Dress Shops, Gift Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £12,500

Unique CRAFT/ANTIQUES CENTRE incorporating GALLERIES & STUDIOS, sought after SIDMOUTH, the jewel of the EAST DEVON coast. Comprising a most attractive courtyard development, enjoying a valuable and lucrative trading position, a stone’s...

Location: Sidmouth, Devon, England

For sale under: Vacant Premises, Investment Properties, Retail Space, Shopping Centre Units, Business Units

  • Asking price
  • Nil Premium
  • Annual T/O
  • £27,720
Well Presented Business Premises with

The Old Cattleshed is a modernised and much improved business unit with timber cladding and uPVC double glazed windows. Suite 1 is currently available and provides an open plan office, a single Manager’s office, a useful store room and a...

Location: Tiverton, Devon, England

For sale under: Office Space, Business Units

  • L/H Price
  • £6,000

* High footfall location with attractive pavement fronting tea gardens * Lawn tea gardens with floral borders providing covers for 50 * Tea rooms offering a further 33 covers * 4 bedroomed family accommodation with additional one bedroomed...

Location: Ilfracombe, Devon, England

For sale under: Bistros, Cafes, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Tea Rooms

  • F/H Price
  • £474,950
Barnstaple town centre investment

We are acting on behalf on the Landlord who has let the ground floor lock-up premises as a takeaway on the residue of a 20 year lease at a current rent of £10,000 per annum. We understand the rent review pattern is every 5 years and the...

Location: Barnstaple, Devon, England

For sale under: Kebab Shops, Takeaways (Other), Pizza Takeaways and Delivery Shops, Investment Properties

  • L/H Price
  • £130,000
Boutique Styled Lynton Guest House

This Victorian townhouse built around 1891 has many original Victorian features including the fireplaces and high ceilings. The accommodation offers spacious rooms which have been fully modernised in recent years and is presented as a...

Location: Lynton, Devon, England

For sale under: Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels, Self Catering, Residential Investments

  • F/H Price
  • £625,000


Location: Devon, England

For sale under: Restaurants, Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels

  • F/H Price
  • £1,095,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £261,000
High Street location - sold with vacant

Three storey town centre commercial premises, used for offices until recently. In need of modernisation but enjoys some period features including exposed beams and exposed brickwork. There is no outside space or parking. Potential to...

Location: Honiton, Devon, England

For sale under: Accountancy Practices, Office Space

  • F/H Price
  • £145,000

Daytime CAFÉ, reputed to be the oldest in NEWTON ABBOT, established approaching 60 years, under current ownership approaching 10 years, enjoying strong local trade. Occupying central town centre trading position, just off main shopping...

Location: Newton Abbot, Devon, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • £59,995
  • Annual T/O
  • £93,283
Well Established Town Centre Restaurant

Attractive Victorian 5-bedroom property Superb fitted ground floor restaurant with 31 covers Open plan kitchen with authentic pizza oven Has operated as a successful Pizzeria for over 10 years Huge potential to extend hours and develop...

Location: Ilfracombe, Devon, England

For sale under: Restaurants, Pizza Restaurants

  • F/H Price
  • £325,000
Post Office for Sale in Paignton

A professionally presented Post Office and Store which has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment programme and enjoying impressive trade and subsequent income figures. Offering a wide range of products from newspapers, magazines,...

Location: Paignton, Devon, England

For sale under: General Stores, Post Offices

  • L/H Price
  • £85,000
High Quality Fish & Chip Shop, Torquay

A wonderfully located and presented, high quality fish & chip shop with 20 + cover dining area and spacious 3 x bedroom owners accommodation. The business has been owner operated successfully for many years and comprises of a 3 x pan digital...

Location: Torquay, Devon, England

For sale under: Restaurants, Fish & Chip Shops, Takeaways (Other)

  • L/H Price
  • £138,000
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Long Established Retailer of Windows,

Long-established retailer of windows, doors and conservatories with additional income from other sources. Trading from unique, substantial, well presented leasehold lock-up site comprising central office building and a large display of show buildings. The business has built a regular domestic trade in the local area and around the South West and has also worked alongside commercial companies looking to utilise their...

Location: Devon, England

For sale under: Other Retail businesses, Glaziers, Other Service Businesses, Window and Conservatory retailers, Builders Merchants

  • L/H Price
  • £225,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £400,000
Town Centre Offices/Retail Space

The premises comprise of a mid-terraced unit of ground and first floor accommodation, providing 472 sq ft of shop/office on the ground floor, with smaller office beyond of 125 sq ft and staff cloakroom. To the first floor is an additional...

Location: Barnstaple, Devon, England

For sale under: Investment Properties, Office Space, Retail Space

  • F/H Price
  • £110,000
Commercial Property Cleaning Business

Well established business with huge development potential. Currently managed by franchise company as successful ‘model’ for UK wide franchise operation. Currently 24 contracts producing £139,000 p.a. (adjusted net profit in excess of...

Location: Devon, England

For sale under: Contract Cleaning Services, Cleaning Services, Cleaning Franchises

  • Asking price
  • £70,000

Town centre EMPTY RETAIL PREMSIES/RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT/INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY, popular and developing EAST DEVON town, fronting main OTTERY ST MARY shopping thoroughfare. Substantial versatile property, former electrical appliance outlet,...

Location: Ottery St Mary, Devon, England

For sale under: Vacant Premises, Investment Properties, Development Sites, Retail Space, Showrooms

  • F/H Price
  • £250,000

FISH & CHIP TAKEAWAY, popular EAST DEVON seaside town, lucrative EXMOUTH main road trading position, fronting primary thoroughfare to town centre and seafront/esplanade, surrounded by densely populated residential areas. Forming part of...

Location: Exmouth, Devon, England

For sale under: Fish & Chip Shops, Kebab Shops, Takeaways (Other), Pizza Takeaways and Delivery Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £18,995
Ilfracombe Ground Floor Lock Up Shop

We are instructed to offer the ground floor of this mid-terraced commercial property comprising of a shop, offering some 324 sq ft of retail space, with office and kitchen beyond offering approximately a further 218 sq ft as well as staff...

Location: Ilfracombe, Devon, England

For sale under: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Catering premises, Retail Space

  • L/H Price
  • £3,600

A profitable, newly-established traditional tearoom, beside the picturesque harbour in Lynmouth, the jewel in the crown of the Exmoor National Park. Newly fitted-out for 24 covers, the business is established within a 14th century thatched...

Location: Lynmouth, Devon, England

For sale under: Cafes, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Ice Cream Parlours, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • £59,950

A delightful Victorian guest house with nine guest rooms, separate owners’ flat and spectacular sea views across Lynmouth Bay. Parking for up nine cars, patios and balconies with sea views, and gardens of approximately ½-acre.

Location: Lynton, Devon, England

For sale under: Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses, Hotels and Motels, Pubs and Hotel Property

  • F/H Price
  • £660,000

Buying a business in Devon

Buying a business in Devon can enable you to start a new life as an independent entrepreneur, with the cash flow of an established enterprise from day one. Before you buy, make sure you have researched the specific area and the type of business carefully, and you could soon be making the most out of your new life as a Devon entrepreneur.

The vast majority of businesses in Devon are owner-managed SMEs (or small-to-medium sized enterprises), and there are lots of excellent business opportunities available to suit a wide range of budgets. Tourism is a huge industry in Devon, and guest houses, B&Bs, pubs and other tourism-fed businesses are popular in the area.

Devon is one of the furthest counties from London, and is flanked on two sides by water, limiting the hinterland around it. As a result the area has never traditionally been known for having a strong services sector, but all that is beginning to change, with the advent of the digital age. The global pharmaceuticals company Actavis have a large UK base in Barnstaple, the Met Office are headquartered in Exeter, and more than 200 financial services firms operate within the county.

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