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Long Established Dorset Wine Seller

Bridport, Dorset, England

  • Leasehold Price: £25,000
  • Annual Turnover: £77,000
Seller Reference: 1305
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Business Description
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Seller Reference: 1305
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Business Description
• Long established Wine seller
• Mix of Retail & Trade customers
• Stocks a wide range of Wines from around the world
• Well-presented throughout
• Located in sought after Dorset town
• Healthy turnover and profits with scope to improve
• Excellent local reputation for first class service
• Desirable town centre trading position
• Fantastic change of lifestyle opportunity
• Good mix of complementary businesses nearby

Falcon Commercial is delighted to offer for sale this popular Wine Merchants which occupies a prime trading position on one of the main trading estates just off the town centre in this sought after Dorset town. Wessex Wines has been serving the local area since the 1970’s and is now reluctantly being placed on the market as the owner wishes to retire.

During our client’s stewardship the business has built up an excellent reputation for its welcoming atmosphere, friendly service and fantastic selection of wines.

This turnkey retail business enjoys a Highly visible trading position on a trading estate which is located just a short walk from the town centre. There is ample customer parking. Shoppers are attracted to the area by the range of independent and multiple owned businesses on offer. This rarely available opportunity has established itself as the area’s premier independent wine supplier with a good mix of both retail and trade customers. This is largely due to the way the business is run with a fantastic selection of wines along with free local delivery.

The Premises
Substantial leasehold building, benefiting from being in a highly visible position on a trading estate in Bridport which is in Dorset.
The premises are fitted and presented to create highly functional internal business accommodation.
The premises briefly comprise:

Ground Floor
• Main showroom
• Store
• Toilet

• Customer parking to front

Business Details
Wessex Wines enjoys an all year-round trade supplying wines from all around the world to both retail and trade customers. Sales are in the region of £77,000 with excellent gross profit margins. There is tremendous potential to increase the turnover possibly by running a modest marketing campaign, expanding the delivery area, growing trade sales or by establishing a strong online presence.

Opening Hours
• 9.15am – 1.00pm then 4.00pm – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
• 9.15am – 1.00pm Saturday
• Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays

Business Rates
Business rates payable: TBC
Interested parties should make their own enquiries of the local billing authority to ascertain the exact rates payable or enquiries can be made online at the VOA website

The business stock value is: approximately £16,000

The business is run by the proprietor with help from one member of staff who works on a casual basis as required

Commercial Energy Performance rating: TBC

Legal Costs
Each party to bear their own legal costs incurred in the transaction.

Accounts will be provided to genuine purchasers after a formal viewing

Strictly by appointment with the vendor's agents, Falcon Commercial, Second Floor Offices, 114/116 High Street Honiton EX14 1JP on 01404 758081

Agents Note
Please remember that selling a business can be a sensitive issue and staff or suppliers may not be aware of a sale at this point. Do not attempt to contact the business directly. Thank you
Location Details:
Bridport is a bustling market town with a history of rope-making and is close to the World Heritage Jurassic coastline. It has a variety of independent shops, supermarkets, public houses and restaurants catering for a range of tastes and an excellent arts and music scene. There is a cottage hospital, a large medical centre, a popular leisure centre plus the famous Art Centre and Electric Palace Theatre. West Bay has its harbour and beaches and a variety of small businesses catering for everyday needs. Bridport is conveniently placed for Dorchester and Weymouth to the east and Axminster to the west. Walking, water sports, golf and riding opportunities are plentiful in the area and there are several beaches to choose from. Communication links are good with road links along the A35 and mainline stations at Maiden Newton, Dorchester, Axminster and Crewkerne.
Leasehold Term:
The business is offered for sale on a leasehold basis. It is currently held on a rolling rental agreement where the rent payable is £432 per calendar month. We are advised that the landlord would grant a new lease to suitable applicants the details of which are to be agreed.
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