We are delighted to have been asked to bring this interesting opportunity to the market which we believe will be of appeal to a broad range of potential buyers. This one could suit a commercial property investor looking to add to their portfolio or perhaps an owner operator looking to acquire their own freehold premises to create a restaurant and takeaway of their own style. With the benefit of residential accommodation upstairs there is also the possibility of converting the whole property into a large home subject to the usual planning consents.
Whilst the premises are now in need of a program of renovation works to be undertaken, once complete the new owner will have a charming and characterful property located in a very popular and well served village in south Norfolk.
Previously trading as a Chinese restaurant and takeaway and enjoying very little competition in the village and surrounding area, there is good potential for a new owner to reopen the business with whatever type of cuisine they wish. With mains gas to the kitchen, which currently houses a seven wok burner and full extraction, there is many possibilities available.
Carrying out brief research into the local area shows a growing population and whilst there are good amenities locally there does appear to be a shortage of places to have a meal out or to get hot food to takeaway.
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The Grade 2 listed building we are advised dates back some 400 years and was at one time the village post office. Over more recent times it have been converted to provide a ground floor restaurant with separate reception area for takeaway collections and commercial kitchen with the first floor providing four rooms, kitchen and bathroom.
The entrance from the street is into the reception area of approx. 2.7m x 4.0m with service counter and seating for customers. We understand that behind the counter was the original staircase which we believe could be reinstated if so wished. Off of the reception area is the kitchen which measures in the region of 2.8m x 4.6m with access door to the rear yard and currently fitted with a range of commercial kitchen equipment.
The main dining room is split into two levels by a couple of steps and measures overallapprox 7.7m x 3.5m and has a wealth of original character features with extensive exposed beams and partition timbers and sash windows. The restaurant can seat comfortably 32-34 covers and once renovated will be a delightful room in which to enjoy an evening out in.
A shared side access leads to the rear yard in which one will find a garage style dry store providing useful storage space. An external staircase then takes you up to the first floor accommodation. A good size entrance landing and hall lead to the principal rooms. To one end of the building are two rooms currently set as bedrooms. These two rooms combined provide an area of c. 4.5m x 3.7m and again have a number of features such as exposed brickwork and timbers.To the centre of the building is the bathroom and a large walk in cupboard with shelving for storage. Further along the hallway are two further rooms of 2.86m x 2.65m and 2.89m x 1.6m and then the kitchen of 2.7m x 1.86m. It would appear that all rooms have been created with stud partitioning and so could be reconfigured with ease subject to any consents as required.
The property has oil fired gas central heating however as stated there is also a mains gas supply to the property and so we would expect that the heating system could be easily changed to be supplied by gas if so wished.
Whilst there is no specific parking with the property there is a good sized public car park next door which we understand provides free unrestricted parking.
The business is currently not trading.
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