3 Bed Accommodation
Potential for expansion if required
Everett Masson & Furby are delighted to offer a unique opportunity to acquire a rarely available, substantial period property, providing 3 bedroomed owner’s living accommodation together with an established and profitable convenience store.
In the hands of the present owners for more than 10 years but managed by family members, the store is currently taking some £9,500 weekly on average although the vendor is of the opinion that £12,000 a week is possible in the right hands.
The prominent detached premises are positioned at the heart of a picturesque West Hertfordshire village, nestling in the foot of the Chiltern Hills. As such the store is not only unopposed in the village but also draws in business from other local villages.
Accessed via a double fronted shop front with new canopy, the deceptively spacious retail area extends to a total of some 1,000 square feet.
The well equipped shop includes a drinks cooler, large ice cream chest freezer, magazine and newspaper racks, cash machine, an open dairy cooler, internal security grill – used at night as an external grill is not permitted for the building - a large modern counter and open display for sandwiches and snacks and two large chest freezers for frozen food and a photocopier.
To the rear of the shop is the former “Fortress Area” which was used when the business was also a Post Office, as well as staff cloakrooms. Also there is a further large storage area on the back of the store, accessed by a door on the back wall.
The owner’s accommodation can be accessed via separate entrances at the front and rear of the building or via the office / store room at the front of the store.
The accommodation includes:
Office / store, to the rear of which is a door to an
Open hallway, with stairs to the first floor
2 x double bedrooms
A single bedroom
The business is now solely a convenience store although at one stage it was a Post Office but this was lost due to rules that were in force at that time.
In addition to the usual range of convenience items, the store has National Lottery, Off Licence Sales, Dry Cleaning Collections, Paypoint, Cash machine and hot and cold snacks.
Currently takings are in the region of £9,500 a week and in recent years peaked at £10,000 a week (summer 2013) with a gross profit margin of around 25% (average).
The sale of this business & property represents a rare and unique opportunity to acquire a most attractive freehold property set in an unopposed position in a picturesque rural village and early viewing is strongly recommended.
This is a confidential sale and interested parties will be required to complete a non-disclosure agreement before further details are released. The shop is located in a small quiet village and the owners request that any viewings of the shop or the area are made by prior appointment.
£649,950for the benefit of the valuable freehold property, Goodwill, Fixtures, Fittings & Equipment
EM&F Reference G31529XB
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