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* Cafe premises offering 39 covers inside and 12 covers within covered Pannier Market
* Well positioned for take-away / lunchtime trade, adjacent to High Street and car parking
* Trading daytime only 8.15am - 3pm, 6 days per week
* Currently operated by owner plus 1-2 staff, but ideally suited to a partnership with little / no staffing requirements
* Currently receiving full business rates relief
The rural town of Great Torrington is an important local service and employment centre, with a range of independent and national business, and a strong local community and arts scene. Its resident population numbers over 6,000 when nearby villages are included, and plans are in place for over 600 new homes, plus infrastructure and development for the local economy. Though surrounded by beautiful countryside, North Devon’s beaches are just 10 miles away, and the area’s commercial centre of Barnstaple is just 14 miles away. The notable towns of Bideford (9 miles), and Hatherleigh (11 miles) are also nearby, and easily reachable by car and public transport.
The premises forms part of the historic Pannier Market which is located on the Town's High Street and provides direct covered access to the Castle Street Car Park. There are a wide variety of other operators within the Pannier Market making it a well known destination for locals as well as a popular location for visitors to browse.
The property and construction
Part of the premises is within the parade of Pannier Market shops and offers a single frontage, adjoining this is the main seating area which is accessed by double doors from the main Market Hall. The cafe premises offers covers for 39 and counter servery for take-away orders as well as further covered seating for an additional 12.
Our clients are inviting offers for the Leasehold interest. We understand the Landlords (Torridge District Council) will offer a new 3 year lease upon completion at a rent of £2,500 per annum.
Our client has operated the business for the past 10 years and offers a manageable menu of hot and cold drinks, snacks, cakes, light lunches, breakfasts, sandwiches etc. During this time the business has generally been operated by our client (4 days per week) plus a family member and an additional member of staff. It is thought new owners, particularly a partnership, may be able to operate the business with little / no staffing requirements if desired, thus reducing the overheads further. Turnover for yearends 2019 and 2020 have both been just under £75,000 with low cost base operational costs including rent of £2,500 per annum and currently zero rates. Operating hours are 8.15am - 3pm, 6 days per week.
Any current stock to be purchased at valuation upon completion.
The property is sold with an inventory of trade fixtures, fittings and equipment.
payable, if applicable, at the prevailing rate.
Energy performance certificate
please contact the agents for a copy of the energy performance certificate and recommendation report.
The accommodation (comprises)
single fronted cafe unit, counter servery, tiled floor, 3 under counter fridges, 3 under counter freezers, jacket potato oven, double and single deep fat fryer, 3 x microwaves, extraction hood, l'anna double coffee machine, panini press, coffee grinder, till, hot water heater, stainless steel wash hand basin, stainless steel single drainer sink, worktops, cctv monitor
double doors from market hall, table and chair seating for 39 covers, non slip flooring. Further seating for 12 within covered pannier market area.
having been in the trade for many years we have established good connections in the finance sector. Our association with these banks and commercial brokers mean that we are able to offer you introductions to competitive finance packages, for a new purchase or refinance purposes alike. Whether it is initial advice on your likely purchase level or if you are at the point of making an offer, you will often be able to achieve preferential rates, possibly saving you thousands of pounds. Please call for more information.
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1. The particulars are set out in general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Prospective purchasers should seek their own professional advice.
2. All descriptions, dimensions and areas, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchaser should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact and must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
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