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Gift Shop And Coffee Shop In Affluent Area For Sale

Barnard Castle, County Durham, UK
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Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market Andalucia (Barnard Castle Ltd). This charming independent gift shop and café is beautifully presented throughout and is very well supported by both local residents and tourists alike.

The gift shop established in 2005, offers an array of unusual gift ideas, such as bespoke jewelry, scarves, handbags, candles, quality crockery, seasonal gifts and much more. The store is immaculately presented, a real delight to browse around.

The café established in 2015, is accessed via a separate entrance. Stylishly decorated with quality furnishings and a high level of equipment installed and comfortably seating 35 covers. The café serves hot and cold food accompanied by a range of quality coffees and teas. Offering a calming atmosphere to relax and unwind.

The combined turnover for the café and gift shop is around £90,000 for this financial year with a gross profit of circa 54%. The business genuinely comes to the market due our client’s other interests and is looking towards retiring.

This stunning Grade II listed property also presents as a fantastic investment opportunity. Currently under construction and soon to be completed is a 2 bedroom flat. Our client has spent in the region of £90,000 fully refurbishing the café and flat to a very high standard.

In addition, recently vacated is an impressive adjoining house, this superb 3/4 bedroom accommodation offers the option of either owner’s accommodation or if let alongside the flat the rental potential for both would be in the region of £900 per month.

Early viewing of this outstanding business in this desirable location is highly recommended.

The business is located in the picturesque and historic market town of Barnard Castle, County Durham.

Andalucia sits within a well presented retail parade, set back from the arterial commuter road A67 and within an affluent residential area. The business benefits from free parking directly to the front.

Barnard Castle is a popular tourist destination, with visitors drawn by the towns rich history with the castle dominating the skyline and 19th century Bowes Museum housing the best collection of fine and decorative arts in the North of England. Nearby towns include Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Richmond

Well-presented triple fronted premise.

The retail premises are made up of two shops and the cafe a third.

Gift Shop
The gift shop is an open plan premise made up of 2 adjoining shops, with a plethora of wall displays, free standing display racks and rails and display cases throughout. The serving and till area is to the front of the shop where there is also access through to the cafe.

Behind the till area is access to steps up to a toilet and small side room for further display of retail, and then onto a first floor shop area with further display cabinets and shelving.

A rear door leads to the yard on the ground floor level. To the rear of the second gift shop unit is a store room and large office space.

The cafe is accessed via its own entrance from the street into a welcoming reception area with local information for visitors. It can also be accessed from the gift shop. The cafe itself is split into 2 distinct areas, front and back and separated by the original and restored fireplace. Seating is for up to 35 covers comfortably.

There is a disabled access toilet to the rear of the cafe. The serving area for the cafe leads through to the very well equipped kitchen area and prep room, as well as a large storage area for chest freezers and equipment. This area also leads to a small office space. Rear access leads to the yard.

Owners accommodation
The house has its own door access from the street and also from the rear yard. The ground floor is made up of a very large kitchen and open plan dining area with a small room, potentially a living or dining room and downstairs toilet.

Stairs lead to the first floor landing, which gives access to a large room, potentially an upstairs living room or master bedroom, a further double bedroom, 2 single bedrooms and the family bathroom with bath and shower. The house is recently vacant.

Currently under construction and soon to be completed is the flat. This is all on the first floor and is accessed via a metal staircase from the yard. It comprises of a shower room, open plan kitchen/living room, a double and single bedrooms.

A massive inventory of equipment is included. 2 chest freezers, 1 fridge, washing machine, fridge freezer, upright freezer, 2 panini makers, soup kettle, food mixer, juicer, soup maker, slow cooker, induction hob, 3 microwaves, toaster, 2 fly zappers, another fridge, griddle, deep fat fryer, grill, dishwasher, display fridge, till, oven with hob, extraction unit, all tables, chairs and settees, crockery, cutlery and general kitchen equipment. All retail fixtures and fittings. Display cases and stands and racks and rails also included.

All services are separate for all premises (gas, electric, water).

We are advised Freehold.

The business opens:
Monday and Wednesdays 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

The Gift shop is run and managed by our client with the assistance of 1 member of staff.

The Café is owner run and managed with the assistance of 5 members of staff.

Financial Profile
The combined turnover for the café and gift shop is around £90,000 for this financial year with a gross profit of circa 54%.

There is the potential of further rental income of circa £900 per month for living accommodation.

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