AJF Commercial are delighted to welcome to the market this extremely busy and highly profitable leasehold pet accessories business, located in the stunning picturesque and tourist location of Ambleside in Cumbria.
Ambleside is a busy, vibrant and historic town deep in the heart of the Lake District and hosts a range of complimentary shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and hotels, attracting many visitors all year through.
Being a short drive away from the M6 motorway and located on the major through road, the business draws a large amount of passing trade from local residents, tourists and holiday makers who are wanting to explore the beautiful countryside and lakes within the highly popular Lake District.
This eye catching highly visible 3 storey building stands prominent on a corner position with wonderful views over Lake Windermere and the countryside beyond.
The busy and popular ferry terminal is located adjacent to the business, creating a vast amount of footfall from tourists.
There is ample car parking to the front and sides of the business for visitors with further car parking within the town.
The business has been established for 13 years and over this time our clients have gained an excellent reputation for providing a large range of pet products, some of which include: Dog foods, biscuits, harnesses, collars and leads, pet bedding, toys, travel accessories, training equipment, beds, coats and much more.
In the summer months our client serves English Lakes ice cream which has proven to be extremely popular with visitors.
The business has a good online presence via Facebook with excellent reviews and a website giving a wealth of information about the business and its products.
Introducing an E-commerce system to the existing website would generate further income.
Large corner double fronted premises over 3 floors.
Door leading into good sized retail sales floor area with a range of products, shelving and racking.
Stairs leading to good sized photography sales area with a range of gifts, cameras, photographic equipment, and canvasses.
There is an instant print kiosk which is extremely popular with customers.
(N.B. This part of the business is currently owned by our client’s partner who is relocating the business. However, would be happy to discuss a separate sale should the new owner wish to purchase some stock / equipment).
W/C with hand wash basin.
Good sized lower basement which our client currently uses for storage. However, there is scope to introduce a dog grooming salon.
Door leading to further store rooms.
Door leading to outside rear.
Reason for sale:
The business has now become available to the market due to our client relocating.
We are advised that the tenure is Leasehold with an annual rental of £12,000.
We are advised that the business is currently exempt from Business Rates.
We are advised the business is managed and run by the current owner.
Monday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Friday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Turnover – £100,000 per annum.
This is a fantastic opportunity to own a well-established pet supplies business in the most idyllic location and certainly is a lifestyle change of opportunity and investment in one of the most beautiful settings in Cumbria.
This business must be viewed to appreciate the outstanding dedication and passion our clients have put into the business, coupled with the exceptional location, is certainly not one to be missed.
Therefore, AJF Commercial strongly recommend early discussions.
If you would like to contact us to discuss the business in further detail or to arrange a viewing, you can by the following methods:
Telephone – 01204 325 101
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – www.ajfcommercial.co.uk
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Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria