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Desirable Cafe, Gift Shop And Gallery On The High Street In Crieff, Perthshire for Sale


3 bedroom

Freehold : £ 225,000

The Red Squirrel Cafe is situated on the busy High Street in the charming Highland town of Crieff, which is a popular tourist destination ideally set within magnificent scenery with a variety of facilities on the doorstep. Crieff lies on the A85 road between Perth and Crianlarich and also lies on the A822 between Greenloaning and Aberfeldy. It has developed into a hub for tourism, trading mainly on its whisky and cattle droving history. Tourist attractions include the Caithness Glass Visitor Centre and Glenturret Distillery. Innerpeffray Library (established c. 1680), Scotland's oldest lending library, is also nearby. St. Mary's Chapel, adjacent to the library, dates from 1508. Both the library and chapel are open to the public; the library is run by a charitable trust, the chapel is in the care of Historic Scotland. Crieff is the second largest town in Perthshire, after Perth itself. It is enclosed around the slopes of the Knock of Crieff as they descend to meet the River Earn in its valley to the south west.

Red Squirrel Café is an attractive and modern business located in the High Street in Crieff.
The café itself offers a mix of seating, leather couches and wooden tables and chairs as well as an attractive wooden bar with corian counter and bar stools. The café can accommodate 36 covers and offers a variety of hot and cold food, served from 9.30am until 5pm, Monday to Saturday. An added feature of this property is that it is fully licensed to serve alcohol. Red Squirrel Café has also hosted some evening functions for local groups and this is certainly an area which could be developed further.

An interesting array of gifts can be found within the café which are nicely presented on open shelving and in stands throughout. A large purpose built display unit houses some jewellery which proves very popular with the café clientele. There is also a stunning display of art around the walls which is offered for sale and adds to the character of this popular business. The café presents a double frontage on to the pavement with two points of access to take advantage of passing trade, there is ample off street parking. An attractive yet practical feature are the full shop awnings which draw attention to the business but also provide the required shade in the summer months. Outside dining is available to the rear of the property where a patio area can seat up to 10 diners.

The present owners bought the café in 2010 and have developed a successful and unique business in this market town. They have decided to place the property on the market due to a desire to pursue new challenges.

Spread over two floors the café and service areas include the customer seating area with toilets and a log fire stove. The shop front includes two large window display units with a third purpose build display unit within the seating area. Flooring is laminated throughout the customer areas and the stairs leading up to the kitchen and storage room are non-slip.

The café is complete with leather couches and wooden tables and chairs creating a warm and welcoming environment to customers. An attractive feature within this section is the wooden bar with corian counter. Within the café is a collection of gifts which are well presented on some open shelving and stands throughout the seating area. A large purpose built display unit houses some jewellery which proves very popular with the café clientele. There are also stunning displays of art around the walls in a gallery fashion providing an elegant finish.

To the rear of the service area is the well-appointed, fully equipped commercial kitchen. Complete with anti-slip flooring this space provides ample preparation, storage and cooking facilities including a five hob gas cooker. Behind the kitchen area is a substantial storage room which houses several fridges and freezers along with dry goods, this room includes access to the rear of the grounds. Adjoined to the storage room is the spacious office which includes adequate space for staff to store personal items etc.

The subject is located within a prominent road side trading location on a busy high street attracting a high level of passing trade. There is a private driveway leading to spacious parking facilities to the rear of the building allowing deliveries to be handled with no disruption to service.

The property has gas fired central heating, mains electricity and drainage. The business is fully fire compliant with fire alarm, smoke detectors and emergency lighting. There is a spacious disabled toilet. The 5 burner cooker is gas and most of the equipment in the kitchen has been replaced recently.

The business operates year round on a six-day operation from Monday to Saturday.
Full accounting figures will be made available to seriously interested parties.

Accommodation: Adjoined to the business is a spacious and modern 3-bedroom property which is not part of the sale, however, there is the possibility to purchase or lease the accommodation separately. This property is currently let out by the owners.
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