Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Yoxall Post Office. This business was originally established in the 1960's and has been a great asset to the village. Our clients first took over the business in 2000 but are now looking to sell due to the desire to take a well-deserved retirement.
The business runs as a village post office and convenience store. The shop stocks a range of products from greetings cards, stationery, confectionery products and some basic groceries. It also has a dry cleaning agency.
The business generates a healthy turnover of around £35,000 per annum with a gross profit of around 25%. The Post Office carries out all major transactions including car tax and the National Lottery.
Post Office salary - £29,500 per annum.
Although this is a great turnover there is potential for this to be increased. Half of the retail space is unused and could be utilised to allow for more stock such as fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, frozen food, toiletries and other convenience products.
The shop also has an alcohol licence and other options could include flowers and plants, hot food option and local deliveries.
Directly facing the Post Office is a well-respected specialist Butchers and Delicatessen. This attracts trade from far and wide which benefits the whole area.
The sale includes an owner’s accommodation which is 3 bedroomed with potential for a fourth if required. The accommodation is ready to move into and looks presentable. This is a very large property with flexible living accommodation.
There are 36 new luxury homes currently under construction close to the business. Once completed there will be more footfall in the area allowing for more custom.
This is a store that receives much of its trade from local residents plus passing trade from the location on the A515 and visitors to the area. The National Football Centre at St. Georges Park is just 5 miles away. This would make an excellent opportunity for those looking to relocate to a village with huge community spirit.
Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing in order to take in the full potential of this freehold Post Office.
Yoxall Post Office is located in Yoxall, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire.
Yoxall is a village with a population of approximately 1700 that is surrounded by rolling fields in the Heart of England. This is a fantastic location for those looking to relocate from the hustle and bustle of city life. The village has a plethora of residential properties and this Post Office is situated in the centre of the village, the next nearest post office is situated 3 miles away. The business sees generous repeat trade from the locals in the area. Close by is the local primary school and village hall, from which the business receives a generous amount of trade. There are several pubs and other independent retail outlets such as a butchers shop, classic car specialist, garage, beauty salon, hairdressers and newsagents.
The business is located on the arterial road through the village. This is the A515 which runs from Buxton all the way down to Lichfield. This is an excellent location due to the great road connections. The area also has a local bus service to Burton (onto Derby) and Lichfield (onto Birmingham). Birmingham is also just a short 40 minute drive and Derby just 30 minutes away.
The business boasts a large corner property on the end of a terrace of 3 houses built in 1800. The front and side of the property is signed with post office branding and colours.
The retail space is very spacious with shelving around the perimeter. In the centre of the room are greeting card spinners, the Lottery Stand and an Ice-cream freezer. Along a third wall are greeting card stands and spinners. To the back of the retail space is the Post Office counter and service counter. The service counter houses an electronic till and Lottery Terminal.
The Post Office comprises of one counter and a parcel hatch secured behind a bandit screen.
Behind this, through a doorway is counter space and some shelving for stock. This space can be used as the office area. Some of the retail area has been split off (by shelving) and the rear half of the room is used for storage of stock and other equipment.
Ground Floor Owners Accommodation
The owner’s accommodation starts on the ground floor, with entrances through either the shop or a separate entrance to the rear of the property.
Large “den” or potential owners lounge 4.8m x 4.4m (15'9” x 14'5”)
Cloakroom and toilet
Farmhouse open plan kitchen/diner 4.4m x 5m (14'5” x 16'5”) with fitted units, inset sink, part tiled walls, large pantry and exposed beams.
First Floor Owners Accommodation
Large Lounge 4.2m x 5.1m (13'9” x 16'9”)
Office area (dressing room/bedroom) 4.6m x 2.2m (15'1” max x 7'3” max)
Master Bedroom 4.9m x 4.6m (16'1” x 15'1”)
Double Bedroom 4.3m x 3.3m (14'1” max x 10'10” max) with fitted wardrobe
Double Bedroom 3.8m x 3.2m (12'6” max x 10.6” max )
Family Bathroom with white suite, shower over bath and airing cupboard with boiler in.
Second Floor Owners Accommodation
Large open plan loft room in 2 parts. Wooden staircase access from office area.
The property benefits from central heating and double glazing throughout.
At the back of the premises there is a self-contained living accommodation. Comprises of living area and bedroom with en-suite.
There is a driveway for approximately 4 cars and a large lawned area. There are also two garages at the rear of the property.
At the front of the property is parking for approximately 6 cars.
We are advised the business is being sold as a Freehold opportunity.
Business opening hours:
Monday – Friday : 8.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday – 8.30am – 6.00 pm (Post Office closes at 2.00pm)
Sunday – Closed
The business is run and managed by our clients with the help of 1 part-time member of staff.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £35,000 per annum
Gross Profit 25%
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