West Burton is one of the most sought after villages in the Dale, situated between the market towns of Hawes and Leyburn. It has a beautiful protected village green, notable waterfalls and is surrounded by stunning hills and dales. It is an active community, retaining a primary school, village hall, shop and tearoom, butchers & a number of small businesses. As well as having a loyal local clientele, West Burton is a popular tourist destination for day visitors. There are holiday cottages, caravan parks & Westholme luxury lodges nearby resulting in additional seasonal income.
The current leaseholders have kept the property in excellent order, resulting in an attractive shop and tearoom as well as a small preparation kitchen & customer WC & Washroom.
The shop is well equipped with quality fixtures & fittings, shelving & display fridges. In addition to everyday essentials, the shop stocks a wide range of local produce, as well as food & non food gift items and is also an off licence & newsagents . There is a galley kitchen for preparation as well as a customer WC.
The tearoom enjoys the benefit of full windows with views over the village green, giving a light & contemporary feel. It has solid oak tables & chairs as well as shelving and counter with coffee machine. The tearoom doubles as a gallery space and offers gift and craft sales opportunities. Throughout the property there is internet access for staff and customers, with pay as you go WiFi.
There are over 8 years of the lease remaining ending in 21 November 2024 with a rent of £456 per calendar month. The trading accounts for 14/15 show a turnover of £91,457.49 with a Gross Profit of £29,455 and Net Profit of £17,874. The current leaseholders are selling due to personal circumstances which have led to modest accounts for this period. The previous leaseholder gained a turnover of £176,440 with a Net Profit of £42,101 in their final year of business showing that there is potential to substantially improve the business.
Fixtures and fittings are included within the sale price. Inventory available on request.
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