Post Offices for sale in Tunbridge Wells

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Katie Crompton (Sept 2017)
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Freehold Price: £825,000 Turnover: £200,179 Gross Profit: £33,208
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Business Description
Business
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Speldhurst Post Office

Speldhurst Post Office is a 3 times award winning post office including ‘The best all-round rural retailer 2016’.

Our client is now looking to retire after spending 6 years developing this business and being of service to the local community.

The business is a Freehold property which includes a good size 4 bedroomed property with amazing views.

This idyllic post office not only provides

• Newspapers,
• Cigarettes
• Alcohol etc.

This business goes above and beyond by offering an array of added services to the local community such as;

• Clothes/shoes recycling,
• Delivery service to the elderly,
• Dry cleaning service,
• Paper delivery,
• Providing local produce i.e. milk, meat, handmade cakes and curries and also the famous ‘Speldhurst sausage’ which is still produced locally.

There is also room to expand this service by setting up a coffee and cake table service as there is room outside for a small table and chairs alongside the bench.

Location
Speldhurst Post Office sits within the affluent village of Speldhurst, which is located 3 miles West of Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

The business is along the Barden Road, in Speldhurst with ideal parking outside the shop for 30 minutes.

Speldhurst has a chapel which is located directly opposite Speldhurst Post Office, also Speldhurst Primary School, which has a Ofsted review of ‘Outstanding’, 13th century gastro pub and a small business park.

The population of the village is approximately 5,000.

Speldhurst Post Office is located 4.3 miles from the A21 which is approximately 1 hour driving time into Hastings or 1 hour 15 minutes driving time into central London.

The nearest train station is the Southeastern train service at High Brooms, which is located approximately 3 miles away.

Premises
Shop

Accessed via a ramp from street level Directly outside the entrance to the shop is the clothes/shoes recycling facility and a bench.

As you enter the shop you have the lottery stand to your left and drinks chillers to your right, in front is a sweet stand and ice-cream freezer.There is also a selection of local produce jam, cakes and eggs.

To the rear of the shop is the post office kiosk which houses the till system, to the right of the kiosk is the alcohol selection along with upright fridges/freezers full of local produce.

To the left of the shop is the post office section where they sell; envelopes, greeting cards, bubble wrap and boxes.

Equipment.

• PC,
• Safe,
• 4 x CCTV
• 2 x Chest Freezer,
• 2 x Drinks chillers,
• 2 x Freezers,
• 2 x Food Chillers,
• Till System,
• Scales and Printer

Total shop area is 65.2 msq

Down the stairs is the entrance to the store room and the living accommodation.

The accommodation consists of;

First Floor-

• Seperate entrance to the left of the building,
• 3 double bedrooms,
• Fitted wardrobes,
• Dining area,
• Bathroom,
• Split level lounge with the most outstanding views over the countryside

Second Floor

• Master bedroom
• Ensuite
• Fitted wardrobes

Ground Floor

• Kitchen

External

• Driveway for 2 vehicles,
• Garden is tiered with stunning views,
• Patio area at the top with grassed area and flowerbeds at the bottom tiers.

Tenure
We are advised this is being sold as a Freehold property, and we are also advised that zero rates are payable to the shop.

Hours
Monday-Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday - 9am-12:30pm
Sunday - Closed

Staff
The business is run and managed by our client, with the help of a full-time member of staff.

Financial Profile
Speldhurst generated a turnover £200,179 in 2017, with a gross profit £33,208,

Post Office salary is £16,000 and adjusted Net Profit £12,000

Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe

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