Unique Multifaced Opportunity In A Rural Setting for Sale
Llanberis, Wales-Gwynedd County
Freehold : £ 1,500,000
This excellent pottery business is situated in the outskirts of small, picturesque village of Llanberis, North Wales. It is a popular centre for outdoor activities including walking, mountaineering, climbing, mountain biking and pony trekking as well as water sports such as Scuba Diving. From the town one can catch a train up the highest mountain in England and Wales or walk along the many routes to the summit over three thousand feet high. Nearby, the twin lakes of Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris cut through the mountain range creating the Llanberis Pass, in an area noted for its rugged beauty and scarred with numerous slate mines. Scores of visitors meet in Llanberis; it is truly an impressive place steeped in history yet still retaining an air of tranquillity. The town is easily reached via the A4086 and the A55 making it easy for those who wish to visit from further afield.
UNIQUE MULTIFACED OPPORTUNITY IN A RURAL SETTING – NORTH WALES
Ideal Business for a family or entrepreneur seeking the complete lifestyle change
30 acres of land, two holliday cottages, café, stables & activity rooms
Situated in the outskirts of the stunning village of Llanberis
Pottery business established 1972 T/O Circa £120,000
Viewing essential to fully appreciate the size & scope
Possible equestrian trekking centre set in 30 acres
High amount of regular and repeat trade
Scope to further develop the business
Fantastic views of Snowdonia
Meridian Business Sales are delighted to offer to the market this family run pottery business which was established by our clients in 1972 in an old pig farm in Yorkshire. In 1985 our clients moved the business to LLanberis and it is now situated at Ddol Helyg in nearby Cwm y Glo. The only reason this fantastic business is being offered to the market is due to our clients desire to take a well deserved retirement.
Since the business was established our clients have invested time and money into the business and premises to the point where it is in full walk in condition. Our clients have continually developed and improved the business, introducing new lines and income streams which have enhanced the business massively.
Our clients inform us that they generate a respectable annual turnover which is derived from the welcoming, friendly customer service provided, the sale of hot and cold snacks and beverages and the sale of children’s night lights, piggy banks, personalised pottery and much more. The equipment on site offers the new owner the opportunity to make their own ceramic products to sell in the shop.
Our clients also offer a range of activities for children and adults such as:
• Pot throwing
• Pottery painting
• Pebble painting
• Canvas painting
• Mask painting
• Slate painting
Our clients take bookings for birthdays, schools, hen parties etc. and they also offer workshop tours for a small charge.
The premises comprise of 2 holiday cottages, stables, activity rooms, café, catering kitchen, large shed/ storage, an outdoor riding school and 3 bedroom owners accommodation. There are 8 stables £65 per box per week is currently charged for livery and our clients inform us that these could easily be filled.
There is scope for a new hands on owner operator to further develop the business and to introduce more advertising to increase the turnover.
Our clients have maintained a steady stream of regular customers, but a new hands on owner would be able to increase trade in a relatively short period of time.
It is a highly versatile property, suitable for a number of different ventures including a garden centre, riding centre, outdoor pursuits, campsite etc.
This is an outstanding opportunity to purchase an established business, which is a great base to build upon and as such early viewing is highly recommended as this tremendous business is not to be missed.
||Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 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
The business is open all year round apart from Christmas and Boxing day and our clients open in the evenings on request for groups.
Converted under architect supervision in 2005 to provide a comfortable holiday home, this high quality farm house accommodates up to 14 people in its 5 en-suite bedrooms. The farmhouse benefits from exposed beams, fireplace, full double glazing and oil fired central heating. Each room is fully furnished and equipped with the bedrooms in pine and a flat screen TV in each.
The farmhouse enjoys its own private access and parking with an enclosed garden with patio & BBQ area.
The farmhouse has a dining hall and kitchen, which is fitted with natural wood finished units, worktops and white goods. There is also a cloak room, a snug and a downstairs toilet and separate bathroom with a bath tub.
The sitting room has windows on two aspects including one built into the corner wall allowing stunning views to Snowdon. The sitting room also has double doors leading to the conservatory.
There are five large bedrooms within the farmhouse all of which are en-suite. The bedrooms are currently arranged as three double rooms, one twin room and one room with two sets of bunk beds.
Converted under architect supervision in 2007 this detached barn has solar assisted under floor heating, an auto feed eco friendly wood burner and double glazing.
The barn has a beautifully fitted kitchen with natural wood finish units and granite worktops.
There is also a sitting room with triple aspect windows with a view over the courtyard.
There are five bedrooms within the barn which are currently arranged as three double rooms, one twin room and one room with two sets of bunk beds.
Converted from a former cow house, the owner’s house comprises of a family kitchen themed in pine with slate effect tiled flooring and a good range of floor and wall units. The sitting room has French doors leading to the garden and has a side window overlooking Snowdon. There is a low level WC with a panelled bath, pedestal basin and an airing cupboard. The owner’s house has three bedrooms, one on the ground floor and two eaves bedrooms upstairs. There is also a pleasant garden with a garden shed.
The pottery workshop is a steel portal framed building which links with all parts of the activity complex. It is comprehensively fitted with a variety of commercial pottery equipment and a large range of plaster moulds in a variety of shapes.
The kiln room has a large built in kiln, fired by propane.
There is a stable barn of steel frame construction with four boxes either side of a wide central passage, a secure tack room and a covered hay store.
OFFICE/ STAFF REST ROOM
The activity room is capable of seating 80 people. Its main use is for decorating pots, but it is suited to a function room of any sort and ideal for private parties. It opens directly to the shop and café retail area.
The café has 24 covers and a servery with a brasilla coffee machine, sink unit etc.
Equipped to commercial standard with wipe clean lined walls and hood extraction system.
There is a toilet block outside for ladies, gents, disabled and there is also a baby changing area. There is a car park which is informally laid out in two areas and can accommodate approximately 40 cars. There are 30 acres of land which are divided into 8 paddocks and an area of coppice. The fields are mainly level and have been used for equine events. The land enjoys a long frontage to the Afon Rhythallt River. The old slate mine railway runs through the property. This disused railway line is teeming with wildlife; it can be crossed by a private railway bridge which allows access to the bottom fields and the river. Wildlife including: badgers, otters, owls, foxes etc.