Group of four convenience stores and post offices
Post office salary c. £83,000 per annum
Retail takings to year end 30.04.17 £1,462,236 with high profits
Retirement sale, viewing highly recommended
Ref;46742. Group of four post offices and convenience stores. Run under the same ownership since 2002. Village locations in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Post office salary in the region of £83,000 plus retail income in excess of £1.4m per annum. Limited competition. Retirement sale. Viewing highly recommended.
Ansell Village Stores is a group of four convenience stores and post offices, situated in tranquil villages in both Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
The group was established by the current owners in 2002 in Meppershall, followed by Pirton in 2004, Shillington in 2005 and lastly, Henlow in 2007. All of the villages have a mix of housing dating from period properties to modern day, and the stores benefit from little or no competition locally.
Meppershall is a hilltop Bedfordshire village near to Shillington and is surrounded by open fields and farmland.
Meppershall is a village which is expanding rapidly with 100 new houses being built close to the store, along with an additional 150 which have had planning passed.
Pirton is a small village in Hertfordshire which is also expanding with approximately 100 new homes being built in the near future. Shillington is located in Bedfordshire approx. 2.5 miles from Pirton.
Henlow is also situated in Bedfordshire with an RAF base and Champneys Spa which are located approximately 0.5 miles from the shop.
All four stores are easily managed as they are only approx. 8 miles apart. The villages have easy access to the A1 and A1(M) which are close by.
Whilst village locations, the areas are busy throughout the day, with plenty of cars and people from the surrounding villages passing through. The business has many loyal and regular customers who use the shop on a daily basis, due to the convenient locations, along with the post offices which serve all of the surrounding villages.
The retail side of the business stocks a large selection of everyday goods along with tea and coffee to take away, local produce plus bake n bite. All of the shops have one retail till and are open plan in design, which provides a welcoming feel when entering from the street.
Summary. This is a superb opportunity for an energetic, hands on owner who is looking for a lifestyle change business in a semi rural location within easy reach of London.
A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the overall business opportunity and peaceful village locations.
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