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Popular Takeaway With Three Bedroom Home For Sale

Portknockie, Moray, UK
Asking Price:
£460,000 Furniture / Fixtures included
Turnover:
Available on request
Net Profit:
Available on request

- Refurbished to an Extremely High Standard
- Beautifully Presented Throughout
- Excellent Reputation
- Profitable Business
- True Walk in Condition
- Stunning 3 Bedroom Family Home
- On-Site Business
- Vendor Finance Available
- Turnover Circa £270,000
- GPM 57%
- Offers In The Region Of £460,000
- Freehold

CCL are delighted to offer the opportunity to purchase Portknockie Fish & Chip Shop with store, 3 bedroom family home. This extremely popular business has an excellent reputation, situated in a prime central location offering a prominent frontage central to the popular coastal village of Portknockie. The business is set on the popular North East 250 tourist route. The fish & chip shop is an exceptionally well-appointed business with modern and new equipment throughout, making this a standout operation. Both the shop and family home have been fully refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. Early viewing is strongly recommended to truly appreciate the quality of this property and the full business potential it offers.

Portknockie is a picturesque cliff-top community overlooking the Moray coast and is a popular location to stay and explore the wider region. The fish and chip shop is situated in an elevated position within walking distance to the harbour and coastal footpath of the Moray Firth which has some stunning rugged scenery including the famous Bow Fiddle Rock. There is also the choice of spectacular walks on pebbled and sandy beaches. The beautiful harbour with swimming pool is where many people love to sit taking in the views and sunsets while eating their fish & chips. The village has a population of around 1200 inhabitants with supporting amenities to include local shop, post-office, hotel, pub, hairdressers, chemist, outdoor bowling green, tennis courts, churches, village hall and primary school. The holiday homes and campsites in the village and surrounding area draws draws tourists to the Portknockie Fish & Chip Shop, boosting trade all year round but especially during the main season. The villages of Findochty and Cullen are close-by offering many social and welfare facilities for local inhabitants. The nearest town of Buckie offers a leisure centre with swimming pool, gyms, 2 links golf courses, outdoor bowling green, Doctors, hospital, banks, restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops, supermarkets and secondary education. There are many golf courses, historical castles, monuments and cathedral within a short drive from Portknockie plus the Whisky Trail is close by. A comprehensive East Coast bus network operates through Portknockie, Findochty, Cullen and Buckie and the nearest train station is in Keith, 10 miles away

Property Information

Property:

Freehold

Living Accommodation:

An attractive aspect of this sale is the beautifully appointed owners house adjacent to the trading elements. The house has been fully renovated including rewiring, new plumbing, and internal fittings throughout. The house has LED down lights offering a bright living space. Upon entry there is a spacious entrance hallway benefitting from under stair cupboard with the lounge to the left, a family bathroom located centrally and a door to the right leading to the family kitchen / dining room plus utility area. Stairs lead to the first floor and 3 bedrooms. The master double bedroom is en-suite and there is a further double bedroom. An additional bedroom is currently being utilised as an office however the desk pulls down to create a small double. All areas have been developed to an outstanding standard. The modern kitchen has been finished to a high standard with excellent workspaces and storage options plus offers a dining space. The utility room is also finished to an equally exacting standard. The ground floor bathroom benefits from contemporary fittings to include a bath with shower-over plus wash-hand basin and W.C. The lounge has a glazed door leading to the courtyard and a window to the side. A feature fireplace is set to the central back wall. Of good proportions, the lounge is ideal for family use. The stairs are attractively finished with glass panels which assist the circulation of natural light within the home. At the top of the stairs to the left, is a small double bedroom which is currently being utilised as an office. Across the landing is a large double room and further along the landing is the master bedroom. This attractive room has an exposed stone wall with inset feature fireplace and an en-suite shower room

Location:

Portknockie is a picturesque cliff-top community overlooking the Moray coast and is a popular location to stay and explore the wider region. The fish and chip shop are situated in an elevated location and within walking distance to the harbour and the coastal footpath of the Moray Firth which has some stunning rugged scenery along its shoreline. There is also a choice of spectacular walks on pebbled and sandy beaches. There is a beautiful harbour with swimming pool where people love to sit to take in the views and eat their fish and chips. The village has a population of around 1200 inhabitants with supporting amenities to include local shop, post office, hotel, pub, hairdresser, chemist, and primary school. The nearest town of Buckie, about 5 miles away, offers numerous leisure facilities including a leisure centre with swimming pool, two links golf courses, and outdoor bowling greens. There are major NHS centres within the town, banking facilities, restaurants, cafés, pubs, local shops, and supermarkets. Primary schooling is located in the village and secondary education is located in Buckie. The villages of Findochty and Cullen are close-by offering many social and welfare facilities for local inhabitants plus pub, hotels, restaurants/cafes, and campsites. The self-catering and other accommodation within the area draws tourists to the Portknockie Fish and Chip Shop, boosting trade especially during the main season. The local area offers a wide range of walks and other golf courses. There are many historical castles, cathedrals, and monuments within a short drive of Portknockie, including the famous Bow Fiddle Rock, plus the Whisky Trail is close by. The chip shop is set on the increasingly popular and unique North East 250 tourist route. A comprehensive East Coast bus network operates through Portknockie and Buckie with the rail network operating from the nearest station of Keith, 10 miles away.

Premises Details:

The original house was built in the 1860’s and the shop dates from around 1951, being located within a conservation area. The trading elements, with its prominent signage, is set to the ground floor only. The fish and chip shop is constructed from concrete blocks with sheet metal profile roofing. Access to the customer areas is via a door to the front aspect and there is a secondary rear staff / fire dooring opening into the courtyard. Of traditional stone construction, the house is set over 1½ stories with a dormer projection. The house has a private entrance. All areas are double glazed.

Entrance to the shop is via a single door leading into the customer service area which is beautifully presented with a modern stainless-steel food production / servery counter to the front and illuminated menu signage to the side. The internal décor of the trading aspects is delightfully presented and is enhanced with artistic representations of a bygone era and fishing scenes.

The cooking elements include 3-pan high efficiency frying range with 5 separate basket fryers to the rear for specific food cooking. The range has a glazed hot display unit above for hot holding. There is also a double deck pizza oven, contact griddle and refrigeration. The shop has excellent extraction and has 2 air conditioning units, these are both a heat recovery system so can produce both hot and cold air, one in the customer service area and one behind the servery counter and fryers.

A very good level of lighting is supplemented with double aspect windows providing not only natural illumination but a good view into an outstanding business for customers, as well as offering attractive sea views. The business has a fully automated EPOS system which facilitates ease of service.

To the side of the service area is a spacious food preparation room which boasts excellent dry storage, freezer and refrigerated storage and ample workspaces. This area is fantastically appointed with a range of cooking aids and appliances to include potato rumbler and stand, mechanical chipper, electric hob, oven, Merrychef oven, microwave, grill, dishwasher etc. This area has 2 air conditioning units. There is a smart staff washroom to the rear aspects.

An attractive aspect of this sale is the beautifully appointed owners house adjacent to the trading elements. The house has been fully renovated including rewiring, new plumbing, and internal fittings throughout. The house has LED down lights offering a bright living space. Upon entry there is a spacious entrance hallway benefitting from under stair cupboard with the lounge to the left, a family bathroom located centrally and a door to the right leading to the family kitchen / dining room plus utility area. Stairs lead to the first floor and 3 bedrooms. The master double bedroom is en-suite and there is a further double bedroom. An additional bedroom is currently being utilised as an office however the desk pulls down to create a small double. All areas have been developed to an outstanding standard. The modern kitchen has been finished to a high standard with excellent workspaces and storage options plus offers a dining space. The utility room is also finished to an equally exacting standard. The ground floor bathroom benefits from contemporary fittings to include a bath with shower-over plus wash-hand basin and W.C. The lounge has a glazed door leading to the courtyard and a window to the side. A feature fireplace is set to the central back wall. Of good proportions, the lounge is ideal for family use. The stairs are attractively finished with glass panels which assist the circulation of natural light within the home. At the top of the stairs to the left, is a small double bedroom which is currently being utilised as an office. Across the landing is a large double room and further along the landing is the master bedroom. This attractive room has an exposed stone wall with inset feature fireplace and an en-suite shower room.

The shop benefits from mains electricity, gas water and drainage. In May 2019, the chip shop was completely refurbished including rewiring, new plumbing, and new roof. The house renovations also included rewiring, new plumbing, and new dormer roof. The drainage and water mains were renewed in May 2019. A gas-fired boiler provides underfloor heating for the ground floor of the house and wet radiators on the first floor. The property has external lighting and benefits from external and internal CCTV. The business is completely fire and EHO compliant. All aspects of this property have been fully rewired in recent years. The property is fully double-glazed.

Energy Performance Rating:
D  View EPC Graph for this property

Business Operation

Trading hours:

The business opening hours are as follows; January & February: Tuesday to Saturday 4.30pm to 7.30pm, March - December: Tuesday to Saturday 4.30pm to 8pm and Sunday 4.30pm to 7.30pm, July & August: Tuesday to Saturday 4.30pm to 8.30pm and Sunday 4.30pm to 7.30pm. There is undoubted scope to extend opening hours further trading 7 nights per week plus open during lunchtimes during the main tourist season. The business trades to a highly profitable level currently but has the capacity to increase income further.

Other Information

Home based:
This business can be run from home.

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