Cafes for sale in Callington

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Leasehold Price: £29,950 Annual Turnover: £35,000
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Business Description

The town of Callington is situated in East Cornwall between Dartmoor to the East and Bodmin Moor to the West. A former agricultural market town, it lies at the intersection of the south-north A388 Saltash to Launceston road and the east-west A390 Tavistock to Liskeard road. The South Cornish coast and attractive beaches and fishing villages are but a short drive away.

In recent years, the town has seen much residential development with more planned. In common with nearby Liskeard it is increasingly seen as a viable commuter town for the city of Plymouth.

This long established town centre tearoom and takeaway benefits from a regular clientele including the retired, professionals and business people as well as local college students and seasonal tourists. The current offering comprises all day breakfasts, lunches including traditional soups, a range of attractive hot meal options, jacket potatoes, pasties, omelettes and salads, sandwiches and snacks to eat in or takeaway, a selection of mouth-watering puddings, and an excellent choice of hot and cold beverages. An alternative menu is also offered for those with smaller appetites.

The vendors advise that the premises hold full A3 consent. Currently laid out to provide 24 covers in comfort we understand that previous owners were able to accommodate up to c 35 covers.

A particular feature of this opportunity is the spacious residential accommodation laid out on two floors above the tearoom. It is attractively presented throughout and is held under a renewable lease at a particularly low rent which makes it a viable proposition as a lifestyle business opportunity for a committed couple with or without children.

We understand that a similar business has operated from the site for many years. The current owners acquired the lease in October 2012.

Please note that if a business is VAT registered, all figures exclude VAT.
Sales of £32,409 were reported in the year ended 31 March 2015

One of the partners has received an open ended attractive job offer in an area of particular interest and wishes to take up the opportunity and the second partner is retiring

The business is operated by a husband and wife team without assistance.

Tuesday to Friday: 8.30am to 3.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am to 3.00pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

There is scope to open longer hours and more days.

(all sizes are approximate & should be considered 'nominal'.)
Stone built end of terrace period property laid out over three floors under a pitched and tiled roof. The property is most spacious and is presented in good order throughout.

Attractive shop front with three large windows and half glazed wooden door with glazed panel over all set within a wooden frame.

Two small steps up from street level the front door opens into:

Main Café Area (7.5m x 5.3m):
• Full width curtains fitted to display window
• Wood effect Karndean commercial flooring
• Four x 3 bulb ceiling light fittings
• Wooden wall paneling to half height with wallpaper above
• Small wooden window to side elevation
• Wooden chairs and tables, the latter with glass tops laid out to provide 24 covers
• Child’s foldaway high chair
• Large radiator
• Fire extinguisher
• Valera serve over chilled display unit for cakes and pastries
• Sanden chiller unit
• Heated cupboard for pasties and pies
• To the right rear of the Main Café Area two steps rise to a wooden door with a small glazed panel for customer access to the WC facility
• To the left rear of the Main Café Area is a:

Servery Area:
• 4 spotlights over
• Deep roll edged work surface with considerable storage space below
• Casio electric till
• Crem Espresso coffee machine (plumbed in)
• Burco water boiler (plumbed in) on roll edged surface with refrigerator below
• Open wooden unit
• Further unit with roll edged surface and wooden shelf over
• Eazyzap insect killer
• Two steps up to an open doorway gives access to:

Commercial Kitchen (4.7m x 2.3m):
• A neat and efficient kitchen set up
• Small wooden window to rear elevation
• Wooden stable type door to rear elevation with fitted steel curtain opening into yard for bin storage and permitting access to the street at the rear (right of way only)
• Non slip floor surface
• Wipe clean wall surface to part
• 6 burner range with 2 ovens with stainless steel extractor hood over
• Stainless steel twin sink unit with single drainer to side
• Fitted Kenwood dishwasher
• Range of fitted floor cupboards and roll edged work surfaces
• Stainless steel preparation surface with cupboards and three drawer unit below
• Two microwave ovens
• Three deep fat fryers
• Tall refrigerator
• Tall freezer
• Chest freezer
• Inset stainless steel sink for hand washing with electric water heater over and wall mounted paper towel dispenser to side
• Wall mounted insect killer
• An open doorway (slightly lower than standard height) gives access to:

Inner Hall (2.5m x 1.3m):
• Non slip floor surface
• Two freestanding stainless steel shelving units are located here to make best use of the space for storage
• Telephone point
• Carpeted stairs with wooden handrail rise to the residential accommodation above on the first and second floors
• A half obscure glazed wooden door (currently unused) opens into:

Outer Hall (4.0m x 1.2m):
• Extra width half glazed wooden door to side elevation. This gives access to the walkway to the side of the property and also to the parking space used by arrangement with a neighbouring commercial property
• A wooden door with small glazed panel gives access to the rear of the Main Café Area
• Wall mounted meter boxes
• Wooden door to under stairs storage cupboard
• Wooden doors to:

Customer WC:
• Vinyl floor surface
• Wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash back, shelf and mirror over
• Wall mounted paper towel dispenser
• Wooden door to single cubicle, half tiled with low flush WC

Staff WC:
• Vinyl floor
• Wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splash back and mirror over
• Wall mounted paper towel dispenser
• Wooden door to single cubicle with low flush WC

Where items of equipment and appliances are mentioned, no warranty is given or implied as to their operational condition.

(all sizes are approximate & should be considered 'nominal'.)
The residential accommodation is accessed via a carpeted staircase with wooden hand rail to one side which rises from the Inner Hall to:

First Floor Landing:
• Feature arched window to side elevation comprising 3 obscure glazed panels
• Under stairs storage cupboard
• Doors to:

Bathroom (3.4m max x 1.3m):
• 4 panel wooden door with glazed panel over
• Bath with full height tiles above and shower over with shower curtain and rail
• Non slip floor surface
• Radiator
• Doorway to area with lower ceiling height
• Deep wooden window sill with small obscure glazed window to side elevation
• Pedestal wash hand basin
• Wooden bathroom cabinet
• Low flush WC

Kitchen (3.5m x 3.5m):
• Half obscure glazed wooden door
• Wooden window to rear elevation
• Vinyl floor covering
• Fluorescent light
• Radiator
• Stainless steel sink unit with single drainer with cupboard below and tiled splash back
• Fitted electric cooker with hob integrated within roll edged work surface
• Range of matching wall and floor units with roll edged work surface
• Space under worktop for refrigerator and freezer
• Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer
• Wall recess (former cupboard) with shelving for storage
• Wall mounted Baxi gas boiler supplying hot water and central heating to the whole property – new in mid 2015 and fitted by the current owners

Lounge (5.3m plus alcove x 4.1m):
• A most attractive and spacious room very attractively presented
• Bow shaped sash window to front elevation
• Fitted gas fire set within feature tiled hearth with painted wooden surround
• Radiator enclosed within wooden cover
• Deep skirting boards
• Picture rail
• TV Point
• Telephone and broadband connection
• Carpeted
• Feature light fitting

From the landing carpeted stairs with half landing and half turn rise to:

Second Floor Landing:
• Gallery rail
• Carpeted
• Doors to:

Bedroom 1 (4.2m x 3.8m into alcove):
• 4 panel wooden door
• Large sash window to front elevation
• Large double room
• Carpeted
• TV point
• Radiator
• Telephone connection

Bedroom 2 (3.4m x 3.3m):
• 4 panel wooden door
• Wooden window with 2 double glazed panels and deep wooden sill to rear elevation
• Large double room
• Two alcove cupboards with wooden doors
• Carpeted
• Radiator

Bedroom 3 (3.2m x 2.0m):
• Wooden sliding door
• Large sash window to front elevation
• Small double room
• Carpeted
• Radiator

From the landing a wooden door gives access to a wooden staircase rising with half turn (below average head height) to a second wooden door opening into a large attic storage space (c 5.6m long) with wooden window to side elevation. Light connected.

There is a longstanding arrangement with the owners of a neighbouring commercial property where previous and current owners use a nearby parking space


The property continues to be held under the terms of a 10 year lease from 2005 on full repairing and insuring terms which has now expired. Rent of £10,250 is currently payable and has been subject to review every 3 years. A new lease (expected term of 10 years) will be issued to the purchasers of the business.

Non Domestic EPC Ref 0030-9051-0381-1220-8060
Domestic EPC Ref 8691-6323-6170-6462-6006
Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Adams & Co
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