Post Offices for sale in Doncaster

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Freehold Price: £249,950 Price Reduced Turnover: £47,924
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market Parkside Post Office. Our clients first took over the store 12 years ago, and are now looking to sell the business due to the desire to retire.

The business runs as a busy mains Post Office and sells a small range of stock like cards, stationary, toys, a small range of confectionary, cigarettes and also stock some pet foods. The Post Office also has a lottery terminal and scratch cards, this a great source of income. The store also generates an extra turnover from an ATM machine and an Id photo booth.

The store operates 6 days a week and we are advised it is currently generating a turnover of around £47,924 per annum. The Post Office salary is approximately £45,899 per annum.

The premise boasts a spacious sales area, which is well-equipped to suit the trade and has been fitted to a very high standard throughout. The store was extended in 2005, due to the high demand. The extension includes a new frontage and the internal shop area was also fully fitted out.

We believe the store could increase turnover by extending the shop further. This can be done by utilising the ground floor accommodation space. This way the new owner could increase stock.

We are advised the business benefits from 16 x 4kw solar power system panels, this reduces overhead costs therefore allowing for a higher gross profit figure.

This popular Post Office would be a perfect walk in opportunity for a husband and wife team due to the property being accompanied by a 3 bedroomed owner’s accommodation. We highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.

Parkside Post Office is located in Wheatley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. The Post Office is set within a densely populated housing estate from which the business derives much of its trade.

Wheatley is approximately 1 mile from Doncaster town centre. This is a great place to live and work with a handful of businesses all within close proximity of each other. The Post Office holds a substantial corner trading position, and is visible to passing trade. There are several chain stores in this area such as a Londis, Co-op and a William Hill bookies. There are also several independent convenience stores and take aways.

The property is located just a short drive away from the A630 a main road connection that leads through to Doncaster town. The road also connects to the national motorways. This area is well served by the public transport system with a bus stop just a short walk from the property.

The property is a brick built semi-detached corner building.  There is a 3 bedroomed owner’s accommodation included in the sale. The property is fitted with 16 x 4kw solar panels which are located at the front, these generate electricity for the shop and the living accommodation.

The entrance is well presented with bright signage, the property has disabled access with a disabled ramp and push button door entry.

Inside the store is a clear display area for stock. There are two open plan post office counters to the right.  Also to the left is a combined counter and fortress counter. The store is fitted with two air conditioning units, which allows for a fresh airy store.

Equipment includes-

ID photo booth (owned by Photo Me)

ATM cash Machine  (owned by post office)

Coca Cola drinks chiller (owned by Coca Cola)

Photo copier (owned by owner)

3x Card display units (owned by owner)

2x Centre gondolas toy display unit (owned by owner)

To the back of the store is the owner’s accommodation. On the ground floor of the accommodation is the lounge with a large bay window, a dining room and separate large kitchen. In the kitchen is a free standing gas cooker and automatic washing machine, which is included in the sale.

On the first floor are 3 reasonably sized bedrooms. One of the rooms has fitted wardrobes another has free standing wardrobes. The bathroom is well fitted with a modern bathroom suite. The loft is fully boarded and has ladders from the first floor, there is also electricity in the loft.

To the rear of the premises is a garden area with a drive to the side of the property. In the garden is a shed and outside toilet with a plumbed tumble dryer.

We are advised the business is freehold.

The business opens:-

Monday-Saturday: 9am – 5:30pm

Sunday: Closed

The business is run and managed by the owners with the assistance of 2 part time members of staff.

The business reports a turnover of £47,924 per annum.

Post office salary £45,899 per annum.

Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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