A profitable and established business located in the centre of this historic Northants village and opposite the ancient parish church. A modern and well-stocked village store benefiting from a centrally heated self-contained flat above the shop. A profitable lifestyle business in a prosperous village location, which would ideally suit a couple/ partnership able to maximise profitability.
THE BUSINESS ITSELF
Situated in the heart of this well-regarded and historic Northants village this village store was originally an old barn attached to a pub owned by the seller’s parents.
When they decided to sell the pub in 2005, our clients decided to use the barn and reopen a village shop and post office, which had been closed for several years and was badly missed by the village. The old barn was taken down brick by brick, new foundations laid, and the shop built using all the old materials plus new to fit in with the local surroundings.
Trading began in 2006 and although the post office pulled out at the last moment, this proved not to be a problem as support came immediately, not just from this village but from those surrounding also, so that turnover is now running at around £7,700 per week.
With its location close to the A14 trunk road and with the site of Naseby battlefield just to the north there is also plenty of passing trade. It has recently been announced that there is a strong possibility that the village church, which is directly opposite the shop, will house a new Battlefield Museum along with a Visitors’ Centre.
Our client has been associated with the village now for 30 years and feels that the business with its self-contained accommodation, would suit a young or old couple alike, in a place with friendly and supportive people and a great village spirit.
This business represents what is best in a traditional village store and is highly recommended by us.
ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE AND FOR GUIDANCE ONLY.
A detached, two-storey brick-built property with double-glazing, centrally heated accommodation and with layby parking to the front.
Sales Area (c. 415 sq. ft) air-conditioned with fixtures, fittings and equipment toinclude: CCTV system; two Staycold cabinets (one double door; one single door); an illuminated dairy deck with pull-down blind; a wooden bread display stand; an L-shapedeli display counter; s/steel sink; s/steel table; electric meat slicer; sealing machine; electric price/weigh scales; magazine stand; newspaper stand; greeting cards stand; Walls 3-section ice-cream cabinet; Coca-Cola single door cabinet; wooden counterwith confectionery display; Drinkmaster coffee maker; off-licence shelving; cigarettedisplay stand; microwave oven.
Office (c.9’ x 6’) with desk; chair; wash basin; radiator. Passage behind shop with tall sliding door cabinet; radiator. Disabled Toilet with low- level w.c. radiator; wash hand basin.
Stock Room with four bays of metal shelving; tall freezer; tall refrigerator.
Rear gravelled Yard/Bin Area with wooden fencing, two prefabricated lock up sheds, double wooden gates for vehicular access, lock-up store; outside tap.
Self-contained double-glazed and centrally heated Flat on 1st Floor: Long Landing leading off to: Lounge (16’ x 12’) carpeted with two radiators. Bathroom(8’3” x 7’) with bath; wash basin; low-level w.c. radiator. Kitchen (c. 9’ x 8’) with fitted kitchen units; plumbed for washing machine; electric cooker and hob. Bedroom (17’ x 10’) with radiator. Airing Cupboard. Together with good storage capacity in roof space off landing.
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