Hilton Smythe are proud to present to the market Courtyard Café, which is located within the quaint town of Ashbourne in Derbyshire.
The popular, well known café was established in 1996 and our clients took over the business in 2013. Only now, reluctantly, our clients have decided to sell the business due to wanting a change of direction, they also feel that a new owner could take this already thriving business to the next level and help it reach its full potential. The business operates 7 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £80,000 per annum, with a good gross profit.
The café is known for their delicious selection of foods and specialise in their full English breakfast, as well as breakfast cobs or sandwiches, toasties, Paninis, jacket potatoes, homemade soup etc. Our clients also serve a wide selection of hot and cold beverages. The property boasts 39 sq. metres of floor space, offering a spacious sales area with 16 covers internally and the café is also licensed.
We feel the turnover could be increased by extending the opening hours to catch the early evening trade. A new owner could also embark on a small marketing campaign to highlight the excellent food and service offered. The business already has a very informative website in place to advertise the business at www.courtyardcafebistro.co.uk.
The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area and further afield for the excellent food and service offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this busy business to the next level, therefore, an early viewing must come highly recommended.
Courtyard Café is located in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. The business is situated just off a busy shopping street down a quaint alleyway. The café is also surrounded by other thriving businesses including a hair salon, charity shop, pub and Barclays bank, the business benefits from a high volume of footfall and passing trade, as well as good car parking facilities in the area.
Ashbourne is a market town in the Derbyshire Dales and according to the 2011 census it has a residential population of 7,112. Due to the proximity to the southern edge of the Peak District and being the closest town to the popular Dovedale, the town benefits from a very high volume of visitors and tourists. The cobbled market place hosts a traditional outdoor market every Thursday and Saturday throughout the year.
The area of the property is served by the public transport system with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the premises. The nearest railway station is Derby which is approximately 14.5 miles away and a 30-minute drive. The business is situated just off the A515, which links to the national A road and motorway networks.
The business premise is a two story building.
The café has a beautiful courtyard to the rear of the business and has 20 covers externally and 16 covers internally. The courtyard is completed with a water feature and an array of pots and plants with established shrubs and trees. It would be perfect to sit out and have some tea and cakes on a beautiful summers day.
Inside the café has been fitted with a counter and serving area. To the front of the premise is a large bay window which creates a light and airy interior. The café has a very welcoming and inviting interior, and has an immaculately presented kitchen with a feature glass wall, bespoke counter and wrapping area.
On the first floor of the business there is a seating area, which is a duel room with 16 covers in total and is nicely laid out. There is also a toilet with a hand wash basin and small kitchenette.
This floor is also fitted with a stainless steel sink and drainer, Heatrae Sadie water heater, freezer, dishwasher and perimeter shelving.
Feature glass brick wall.
Bespoke counter with till and wrapping area,
Glass fronted serve over counter,
Stainless steel sink and drainer,
Hand wash basin,
Arden Italia coffee machine which is regularly serviced by the coffee supplier,
Filter coffee maker,
4 slot toaster,
Freestanding cooker with fan oven, grill and halogen hob,
Beko upright fridge freezer,
2 under counter stainless steel fridges
Utensil hanging rails
We are advised that the business is Leasehold.
The original lease length is 6 years and has 1 years remaining.
Rent £5,250 per annum
The business is open from:
Monday – Saturday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
The business is currently run by the owner, 1 full time member of staff with help of casual members of staff when needed.
The business reports an annual turnover of £80,000 per annum
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