• Thriving owner-run car service & repair business in Lake District tourist town
• Workshop, reception and offices plus parking areas
• Just a few yards from A66 Crosthwaite roundabout
• Excellent opportunity for mechanic seeking established business
• The property also has development potential, subject to planning
• Leasehold Price £165,000
Based in the heart of the Lake District and run by the current proprietor since 2002, the business provides vehicle MOT Testing, servicing and repairs to customers from a wide area. It is highly regarded being one of the top ranked garages in the North West in the Good Garage Guide. Previously operated by the owner with one full time employee, just the owner currently works in the business offering plenty of scope for expansion and development, as he seeks to retire. The sale includes two 4-pillar lifts, one 2-pillar lift, an MOT station, bench tools and a range of other equipment. We are advised that turnover for the year ended 31 March 2016 was £152,506 net of VAT. Full accounts will be made available to bona fide applicants, normally after viewing. The property also has potential for development for other uses, now or in the future, subject to planning permission.
Keswick is a busy tourist town situated in the Lake District National Park about 18 miles west of Penrith and junction 40 of the M6 Motorway via the A66. It lies adjacent to Derwent Water, surrounded by stunning Lakeland fells and provides a range of shops, hotels, restaurants, pubs and other tourist related businesses and facilities. The resident population is around 5,600 but the tourist season in the town now lasts for most of the year providing a substantial non-resident population.
The property comprises a steel portal frame workshop with brick walls, profile steel clad roof, concrete floors, metal frame windows, high bay lighting, gas fired blowers, mezzanine floor and steel up-and-over access doors. Included within the main building are brick partitioned offices and reception and a parts/ office room. It also has a covered steel framed canopy to the side and a small separate building includes a wc and and further storage.
Workshop.......................193.5 sqm (2,083 sqft)
Mezzanine Storage...........23.2 sqm (250 sqft)
Offices and Reception......21.4 sqm (230 sqft)
Covered Canopy...............41.0 sqm (441 sqft)
WC/ Store.........................14.0 sqm (150 sqft)
Workshop Eaves height.........4.93m (16’1”)
Loadings Doors................4.94m wide x 3.04m high
All references to areas and dimensions are deemed to be approximate and measured on a gross internal basis.
We are advised that mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected to the property. No warranty is given regarding the working order of any appliances or services referred to in these particulars.
The business is offered for sale with the freehold property.
Alternatively, the business is offered for sale with a full repairing and insuring lease of the property for a term of years to be agreed at an initial rent of £18,000 per annum exclusive, subject to 5 year reviews.
Description in list: Garage and premises
Rateable Value: £6,000
The property qualifies for 100% small business relief.
Fixtures and Fittings
Included in the sale is an inventory of trade fixtures, fittings, equipment and furnishings. Any items not included in these particulars or the inventory are excluded. Stock will be valued separately and taken on completion.
Energy Performance Certificate