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The Dalesman Freehold Café Tea Rooms Sweet Shop Gifts Bistro Business Gargrave Skipton North Yorkshire For Sale

Skipton, North Yorkshire, England

  • Freehold Price: £535,000
Seller Reference: 1253
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Seller Reference: 1253
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AJF Commercial Business Sales are delighted to welcome to the market this stunning and well-established tearoom, coffee shop and sweet shop in the beautiful village of Gargrave, Skipton.


Situated on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the business is located in the centre of the picturesque historic village of Gargrave.

Surrounded by a range of quaint shops, complimentary businesses and residential cottages, the business thrives on much loyal and repeat trade.

This double fronted Grade II listed corner stone property is easily visible from all angles within the village and generates plenty of footfall from local residents and visitors to the area.

Hikers and cyclists are common visitors to Gargrave as the famous Pennine Way National Trail runs directly through the village.

This charming village attracts visitors all year through and the towns of Harrogate, Skipton and Clitheroe are all just a short drive away.

The business has wonderful views overlooking the River Aire with the Leeds Liverpool canal just a few hundred yards away, both of which attract many visitors to the village.

Gargrave is located within walking distance of the main A59 road and the M65 motorway network is just a short drive away.


Our client has passionately run the business for 20 years and over this time has gained an excellent and enviable reputation for providing a range of quality homemade hot and cold food.

The café is well known for their homemade cakes, hot and cold sandwiches, breakfasts, specialist teas, coffees and puddings.

Within the business is a large sweet emporium with a huge range of old-fashioned sweets and confectionery.

The business also sells a large range of homemade chutneys, award winning fruit jellies, food hampers and gifts.

The business has excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, boasts a 5* food hygiene and a Facebook page keeping customers up to date.


Good sized corner positioned Grade II listed stone property over 4 floors with good visible signage.

The business has been decorated to a very high standard taking you back in time with many original features. Some of which include: York stone flagged floors, sash windows and a 1930’s fully working range fire.

Ground Floor:

Main entrance door leading into open plan dining area with vintage wooden tables and chairs providing 29 covers.

Sweet Emporium with traditional serving counter, shelves of vintage glass jars and Victorian cash till.

Doorway leading to further dining area for a further 18 covers with cast iron 1930’s range.

Door leading to good sized well equipped commercial kitchen with a range of appliances. Some of which include: Two group head coffee machine, bean grinder, dishwasher, sink, fridge and freezers, head height grill, twin tank table top fryer, baine marie, microwave, salad preparation bar, gas range oven and hob and extraction system.

To the rear is the vintage garden room with various gifts and antiques, this could be easily converted back to provide a further 8 - 12 covers.

Door leading to customer W/C and access to outside rear planted courtyard and further storage area.

Stairs leading to:

First Floor living accommodation which comprises of:

Good sized landing.

2 x Double Bedrooms.

Bathroom with W/C, hand wash sink, bath and overhead shower.

Kitchen with good range of fitted units and appliances.

Good sized double aspect lounge.

Stairs leading to:

Second Floor Attic currently used for storage but could be converted to 2 x double bedrooms.

Note: Our client has planning permission in place to provide separate access to First and Second Floor living accommodation.

The planning application number lodged with Craven District Council in March 2019 and granted Listed Building Consent in May 2019, (to provide a new staircase to the first floor via the entrance door within the garden area, thereby creating a completely self contained apartment) is 2019/20381/LBC.


Stairs leading to 2 good sized cellar rooms providing valuable storage areas for food, vegetables, soft drinks, 3 x chest freezers, fridge and coal and log store.

Reason for sale:

The business has now become available to the market allowing our client to pursue other interests.


We are advised that the tenure is Freehold.


We are advised that the business is currently exempt from Business Rates.


We are advised that the business is run by our client and 7 part time members of staff.

Opening Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Wednesday: 10.00am – 4.30pm
Thursday: 9.00pm – 4.30pm
Friday: 9.00pm – 4.30pm
Saturday: 9.00pm – 4.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 4.30pm

N.B Our client currently now also runs as a Bistro between the hours of 6.00pm and 10.00pm.

Financial Information:

Turnover – Available on request.


This is a fantastic opportunity to own a superb well-established period, Freehold business with living accommodation in a most idyllic village setting in North Yorkshire.

This certainly is a lifestyle change investment for a family or partnership and must be viewed to appreciate the size, location and opportunity this business offers.

Therefore, AJF Commercial Business Sales strongly recommend early discussions to view.

Contact Details:

If you would like to contact us to discuss the business in further detail or to arrange a viewing, you can by the following methods:

Telephone – 01204 325 101

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You can also find us on:

Facebook – AJF Commercial Business Sales

Twitter - @ajfcommercial

Instagram - @ajf_commercial

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