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CCL Property Ltd is delighted to bring to market Findhorn Village Store and Post Office. This business occupies a prime location within the sought after coastal village famed for its beautiful natural scenery. The business benefits from being the main source of convenience retail and postal services within the community. The sale includes a 2 bedroom owner’s accommodation situated above the premises and represents an excellent lifestyle business opportunity.
Ground floor retail premises
Self-contained 2 bedroom accommodation
Good trading figures
Liquor and tobacco license
Post Office facilities
Post Office income
Offers over £360,000
The business trades well all year round operating 7 days a week from 7am to 8pm Mon – Sat and 8am to 8pm on Sunday. It has been run under the current owners since 2003 and offers a large selection of general convenience and grocery items including fresh dairy produce. Traditional news confectionery and tobacco lines are also stocked. A large choice of beers wines and spirits as well as a DVD rental service are available as is national lottery facilities and a Pay point connection. A post office service operates alongside the retail trading hours. This provides a community service, additional footfall and a post office income. Trading hours are extended during July and August to 9:30 pm due to increased visitor numbers and the popularity of nearby holiday accommodation.
The Findhorn Village Store and Post Office occupies an excellent trading location on the main one way system through the village. There is one further commercial premises in the vicinity with the majority of surrounding dwellings being residential. The village, situated on the Eastern shore of Findhorn Bay occupies an enviable position overlooking the tranquil water and Culbin forest beyond. Previously a fishing port the village retains its connection with the sea and is home to the Royal Findhorn Yacht Club with water sports proving a popular attraction throughout the warmer months as the village’s popularity peaks. The magnificent coastline also provides miles of dunes and beach walks in a pleasant micro climate. Wildlife is abundant in the area and can be frequently seen along the coastline. Findhorn is also known for the Findhorn Foundation, a holistic community and Ecovillage located on the outskirts of the village. As aforementioned the business provides the main convenience and retail service to the community with two hotels/pubs and a few cafes providing further commercial uses. Findhorn is located 5 and 12 miles from Forres and Elgin respectively with both locations offering a large selection of amenities. The larger settlements of Inverness and Aberdeen can be reached easily via the A96 trunk road. Both locations provide airports.
The original premises is of traditional stone construction which has been extended at ground floor level to provide a large retail space. There are two distinct retail areas connected by an archway with a combined area of roughly 1140 sq. ft. providing excellent frontage. A selection of fridges, freezers, display cabinets and shelving can be found throughout the premises. The shop counter has one cash register and is located towards the entrance of the shop behind which is the medical, cigarette and spirit display area. The post office service is located next to the main counter. The premises features an internal motion sensor fire alarm system and 9 camera CCTV system. There is extensive storage at the rear of the shop with shelving, fridge and freezer facilities as well as a fire door. Additionally there is a staff toilet and staffroom. The owner’s accommodation is accessed via a separate entrance and comprises kitchen/dining area, lounge, bathroom and two bedrooms arranged over two floors. It is double glazed and has oil fired central heating. The accommodation offers excellent views over the bay and the Moray firth.
There is small front garden area.
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