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Probably the most idyllic village convenience store in the West Country is now for sale. This business has been successfully owner operated with part time assistance when required and is offered with a two-bedroomed cottage to the side. Hugely supported by the village and uniquely situated in Lustleigh, which is a sought-after, picturesque village in the Dartmoor National Park, Devon. Trading day-time opening hours only has provided our clients with an enviable lifestyle over many years and the business is being offered with a new negotiable length lease and very low overheads! Early viewings are highly recommended....
Lustleigh Diary is in the sought-after village of Lustleigh in the Dartmoor National Park, Devon. It is a small village and civil parish nestled in the Wrey Valley and between the towns of Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead. Often dubbed ‘the prettiest village in Dartmoor’, Lustleigh is a beautiful blend of thatched cottages, narrow lanes and lush green woodland. There is a new community path that runs between Bovey Tracey, Lustleigh and Moretonhampstead which brings in a high number of visitors to the village. Close to the village are great arterial motorways, the A38 being only minutes’ drive away and equal distance to Plymouth and the Cathedral city of Exeter with mainline railway, M5 motorway and International Airport.
Due to the size of the business premises, it could easily be operated by a couple team and many times with one person only. It is seen as the central hub and is hugely supported by the village and visitors. The village draws a large influx of tourists and Lustleigh Diary is the only shop. The opening hours are currently 9.00 – 18.00 but this could easily be extended earlier or later to expand on the already impressive income. It also offers a simple outreach post office facility for which training will be provided onsite. We, the agents feel there is tremendous scope to expand into “parcel drop-off” with DHL, Hermes, eBay or as a ‘click and collect’ to increase profitability.
Part glazed door into:
RETAIL AREA 1
Entering the shop there is an array of wall mounted shelving units with dry goods, bespoke counter with bakery products, confectionary, quality ice cream to go, outreach post office counter with electronic scales, EPOS till, dairy upright fridge and drinks upright chiller. To the rear of this area is a deli counter with a refrigerated glass bow fronted display unit for meats and pasties and to the side is a large perspex magazine gantry for magazines and daily papers. To the rear of this area is a commercial meat slicer, under the counter fridges and a smaller kitchenette prep area with wash up and work top space. There is a window and door leading to an outside decked space. This area has many large windows to the front creating a lovely bright and airy working environment and benefits from tiled flooring throughout.
RETAIL AREA 2
This space is a few steps down from the main area and benefits from an array of product shelving and a refrigeration gantry, two upright glass fronted fridges, large freezer and large window to front.
The Owners accommodation is a two-bedroomed cottage to side and can be accessed either via the shop or independently to the side and rear of the property. Entrance through large door to:
With staircase to upper floors, under stairs large storage and door to:
A lovely large room which is used for a day lounge with comfortable sofas, office table and chair, ornate fireplace and surround, shelving for additional storage for the business and window to side.
A fully fitted-out kitchen with an array of wall and base fitted units with inset single stainless-steel sink and drainer, four ring electric cooker with fan assisted oven, ceramic hob, washing machine, upright fridge, under counter freezer, table top commercial fan assisted oven for ‘bake off’.
To one side is an oil fired boiler for the central heating and hot water, down lighting throughout and dual aspect windows and stable door to a pretty courtyard to side.
Stair to FIRST FLOOR
A very large bathroom which could easily incorporate a dressing room with sunken corner bath, individual shower, wash hand basin, low level WC, built-in storage cupboard and obscured window to front.
A lovely double sized bedroom with window to rear.
A good-sized room with wood effect flooring and two windows to front overlooking the pretty church opposite.
A very large double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and dual aspect Velux windows to front and rear.
To the side of the property is a lean-to which could accommodate a vehicle but is currently being used for paper and food collection during the COVID pandemic. Via this space there is a door to:
This is a long narrow space which can be accessed via the kitchen or rear of the property. There is ample space for table and chairs, oil storage tank and it offers a great deal of privacy.
To the rear of the property are two individual storage units , one containing a large chest freezer, which belong to the business and can be used for waste packaging and general storage.
MONDAY – SATURDAY 09.00 – 18.00
SUNDAY 09.00 – 13.00
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All trade fixtures and fittings except for our vendor’s private inventory will be included in this sale. A full inventory will be provided prior to exchange of contracts. All stock will be sold at valuation on completion. No testing of these fixtures or any appliance has been undertaken by the agents, Ware Commercial.
Mains electricity, water, broadband and drainage are all connected. No testing of these services has been undertaken by the agents, Ware Commercial.
Please make enquiries on the local valuation website (VOA) at www.voa.gov.uk (currently the property is fully exempt from business rates because of small business rates relief)
Leasehold. There will be a new negotiable length lease offered from the start.
The ingoing tenant to pay landlord’s reasonably incurred lease assignment/setup costs.
All viewings and enquiries are to be made through the agents, Ware Commercial.
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