Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Tulips. Our clients first took over the business in 2014, who purchased the business from the previous owners who had it for 7 years and has thoroughly enjoyed running this successful business. However, the owners are now looking to sell the business due to the desire to move abroad.
The business runs as a busy town centre café, offering an excellent range of products. They offer hot breakfasts, salads, jacket potatoes, homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks, ice creams and more. All food is available to eat in or takeaway; there is a large seating area in store with some outside seating. We are advised that the business also offers celebration cakes and cupcakes; this is a fantastic extra that compliments the business well.
The business is currently generating an advised turnover of around £55,000 per annum. This is a healthy turnover that has potential to be increased. The new owner should look to add a delivery service and outside catering. The business is already well-known in the town for its delicious cakes and so to generate a little extra business, the owner should look to offer buffet menus for private functions. Opening longer hours could also benefit the business.
The café boasts excellent reviews on the TripAdvisor site. This is great as there are now a lot of potential customers using this site; it is especially popular with tourists, visiting new towns.
This is a fantastic opportunity that is not to be missed. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to take in the full potential of the trade.
Tulips is located in Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset.
The business is set on a retail parade on a main high street in the town. There is an abundance of business in the town; this is a main shopping location that receives a generous amount of footfall daily. The business benefits from the town’s main car park, which is opposite the business with parking for just 70p for 2 hours.
Highcliffe is a popular seaside resort with many attractions such as The Chewton Glen Country Club, the Highcliffe Golf Course and the Nature Reserve at Steamer Point, making the town a popular area for those wanting to relocate to the coast. Christchurch itself offers beautiful rivers, harbours and historical architecture such as Norman Hall. This is a bustling town that sees many tourists each year.
The road on which the business is located, is the A337. This road runs across the coast to Mudeford up to Lyndhurst in Hampshire. This is a very busy road that sees a large amount of passing trade. As well as good road connections, the café also benefits from public transport. The closest bus stop is just minutes away and the nearest train station is a 5 minute drive away.
Tulips boasts a large double fronted property. Across the front are large windows, which allow for a bright interior. Above the windows are canopies that go over the outside seating area. The property is well-signed and is complete with window displays and flower pots outside.
The main seating area has 20 seats, this is a large seating area that leads through an arch to the counter and further seating. The counter is well-equipped with a counter behind, this is used as a preparation area. The premise has been completed to a high standard.
The kitchen area is to the back of the counter. There is also a unisex W/C.
Equipment included in the sale, is as follows-
5 x microwaves
4 hob grill
Double chip fryer
Hot food cupboard
Ice cream freezer
Tables & chairs
We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold opportunity.
Original lease length: 5 years and fully renewable.
Remaining lease length: 3 years as of 2016.
Rent: £12,000 per annum
The business opening hours-
Monday - Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
The business is run and managed by our clients.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £55,000 per annum.
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