SOLD / WITHDRAWN
14815 H / RightBiz
Hilton Smythe are delighted to bring to the market (on a freehold basis) this very busy licenced convenience stores and café with an excellent reputation that is located in a wonderful highland setting within the Cairngorm National Park and is the real hub of the community for locals and tourists alike. Dows Store & Osprey Café has been under the careful ownership of our client since 2013 and is now offered to the market for sale due to a change in family circumstances, along with the desire of our client to take well-earned retirement. The store caters for the daily needs of the local population and supplies a wide range of fresh and frozen produce, meats, vegetables, bakery items, alcoholic drinks, household items, newspapers, tobacco, confectionary and stationary items. The business has the benefit of a significant increase in trade during the tourist season with the store being ideally positioned next to a holiday park with 75 caravans and numerous holiday homes within the local area, thus generating an impressive level of turnover. The café side of the business offers quality fayre including, tea's, coffee's, Paninis, sandwiches, toasties and various other hot and cold meal options. The business prides itself with its selection of homemade soups and baking, all delivered in a modern and relaxed setting with space for up to 18 covers. The Cafe is a welcomed stop off for walkers, cyclists, wildlife enthusiasts, and its regular customers from within the local area. The store & café really are the hub of activity and are both very well used. Turnover may be increased by possibly introducing some new retail lines, extended opening hours, a modest investment in the dedicated website with online ordering facility and venue hire for perhaps smaller club events in the evenings with catering provisions. The café also has a number of gift items on display for customers to purchase. The premises are in good general condition having undergone a modest programme of refurbishment over the past couple of years and are well maintained throughout. We feel that this is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this popular business to the next level. Early Viewing is highly recommended.
Freehold Price: £215,000
Location: Boat of Garten, Scottish Highlands
Sector: Convenience Stores, Cafes
Annual Turnover: £400,000