Reduced asking price (was £310K).
A superb opportunity to live and work as a family in this long established (over 100 years) shop in rural Northumberland. This extremely well presented shop and property is a wonderful example of a successful and pleasant lifestyle business, generating a full, family income. No previous experience required as we will offer full training, financial advice, hand over and extensive support to the new owner.
In 1842 William Brand opened a printing and stationery shop in the centre of Wooler High Street. The business grew to become Wooler's finest gift shop, staying in the Brand family until 1976. Retaining the original, Victorian frontage and traditional charm 'Brands' still remains a favourite destination for visitors and locals looking for quality gifts, stationery, books, toys, greetings cards, confectionery and much more.
The large freehold shop has an extensive, fully renovated 3 bedroom apartment above. This stunning, period property and business has been independently valued by three agents. The business can be self run, or fully staffed as an investment venture.
This is a genuine retirement sale after 12 years. Viewings and offers are invited from genuinely interested buyers.
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Council tax Band B
8.00 - 4.00 Mon ~ Fri
8.00 - 2.00 Sat
8.00 - 12.00 Sun
Is accommodation included?:
Above the shop is a first floor apartment. Approx 1500 square ft with numerous rooms and similar in size to a large 3 bed detached house.
In 2006, when we bought the shop, a major renovation was undertaken costing tens of thousands of pounds. All electrics, plumbing, heating, kitchen, bathrooms etc were stripped out and replaced - a number of period features were discovered and reinstated.
Currently there are 3 bedrooms, with easy potential for 4. A large living room, similar size kitchen, study, bathroom and en-suite make up a very pleasant and quiet family home. The apartment is an independent entity from the shop, having a different house number, private external door and totally separate services.
A small court yard sits to the rear of the shop. We lived here for six years before buying another property for renovation and finding ourselves moving there. Since then the apartment has been rented out to just one tenant - an extremely reliable and honest 'custodian'. The shorthold tenancy agreement requires only a short notice period.
The property is extremely well maintained and presented.
Support and Training:
We will offer full training, financial advice, hand over and extensive support to the new owner.
Wooler is a small, traditional market town situated at the foot of the Cheviot Hills in Glendale, close to the border with Scotland. Famous for beautiful scenery, magnificent castles and ancient history the area has long been a magnet tourists and visitors. The town is within easy reach of Newcastle, Edinburgh, Berwick, Alnwick and Morpeth.