Fantastic Opportunity To Purchase A Unique Village Stores & Post Office for Sale
Freehold : £ 475,000
Post Office : £ 10,000p.a.
Turnover : £ 5,000 p.w.
Gross Profit : 21%
Main road ( A road )
Set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest this Sussex village has a close nit community of approx 800 houses. The Post Office & Shop had been neglected for several years and was running on a minimal profit. We took a great risk financially in taking it on, however we have been able to turn the business around through commitment and hard work.
The list of works already completed on the shop is very long including, a complete new floor, new roof, fully rewired, new exterior cladding and insulation, new counter, freezers, delicatessen, hot food server and bake off oven and a small seated coffee area that can provide light lunches and takeways. All this and a partial rebuild of the Post Office area.
We are also a National Lottery retailer.
This gives an approximate retail area of around 750sq ft. The stockroom area (approximately 400sq ft) has two small utility areas plus two rooms, one holds the backup freezers one being used as a tool room. above this area is a room currently being used as the office, (20' long x 10' wide)
There is also scope to segregate the shop from the house and lease the shop.
The pathway outside of the shop has been relayed and the frontage is laid mainly to lawn with flowerbeds. During the warm months we have tables and chairs to attract the passing walkers/cyclists.
The Post Office has survived the latest round of closures, so is secure for the forseeable future
We are selling the shop as a freehold property.
||8:00 am - 7:00 pm monday to Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday
||Husband & Wife + 2 part timers + 2 Students
||The accommodation, which is on two levels, comprises of; Upstairs, 5 bedrooms (3 doubles 1 single & 1 eaves room big enough for granny to stay) & family bathroom Downstairs' Kitchen Approx 10' x 12' Small and secluded courtyard area, Dining room Approx 13' x 12' Living room 18' x 13' with inglenook fireplace, a large woodburning stove, and solid oak floor Toilet/shower room. Conservatory that leads into Private garden with decking area, mainly lawn, edged with flowerbeds. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a well established business (recently been nominated for a national award) with substantial accommodation. We have lived and worked this business for almost eight years and enjoy the village life. We have made some wonderful friends and are selling to focus on our other business interests. We hope to remain in the village. There is scope to purchase the freehold and then lease the shop Price is for the Freehold of the whole property