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Profitable Fish & Chip Shop Near Fort William For Sale

Caol, Highland, UK
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• Well-established fish and chip shop set in the middle of the residential area Caol, Fort William.

• Ideal main street trading location with a net internal area of around 92m2.

• Purpose built, exceptionally maintained fish and chip shop, with an enviable reputation.

• Perfectly equipped for the level of trade.

• Undeveloped grounds of approximately 280m² offering future development potential.

• Lease to buy option available, contact selling agents for further information.

Property Information




Fort William is renowned as the “Outdoor Capital of the UK” with rugged mountains and deep-sea lochs. The area hosts some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery and with it an array of birds and wildlife. Miles of unspoilt countryside provide terrain to please walkers and climbers of all aptitudes. The West Highland Way, which is a 96 mile long distance footpath, runs from Milngavie north of Glasgow to Fort William. Mountain Biking is also a popular activity, with sailing, water sports, coastal cruising and fishing are all being available locally. Field sports is another popular pursuit and the proximity to Aonach Mòr / Glencoe adds skiing to the list. The popularity of the area for winter sports complements summer tourism to drive potential year-round trade where new owners may wish to maximise income or change the trading pattern. The area is also renowned for its more leisurely pastimes include golf, genealogy, sightseeing and distilleries. Fort William has a wide range of social amenities including schools, medical facilities, shops, financial services and recreational amenities to name but a few.

The A82 is the arterial route which goes to Inverness in the north and Glasgow in the south and the A830, links the south end of Skye via a ferry to Mallaig and back to Fort William, skirting pass Caol. Fort William has both a rail and bus station.

Premises Details:

Sammy’s Fish & Chip Shop is an established and very profitable business set within the growing community of Caol, close to Fort William. An extremely popular takeaway locally, the business enjoys a huge level of repeat business from the local community. The premises are ideally situated near the extremely popular Fort William to Mallaig (A830) route giving the opportunity to generate significant levels of passing trade out with the immediate Caol area. This establishment has a great online presence, and uses social media extensively to raise awareness of the business.

The sale of Sammy’s Fish & Chip Shop offers a rare opportunity to purchase an extremely popular and well-established business which has potential for further business development.

The majority of the trade is derived from the sale of award winning Fish and Chips. The business is fully equipped with high quality deep fat fryers, horizontal rotisserie oven, pizza oven, microwave ovens, fryer units with hot display units and bain maries. The business has an EPOS system, which maximises efficiency facilitating the effective turnaround of customers. The well-designed separate preparation areas offer ample working surfaces with the added benefit of a potato chipper and peeler and chest freezers nearby. The entire premises are immaculately kept and impressively clean throughout.

The current business hours are:

Monday to Saturday - 17:00 to 21:30
Sunday – Closed

There is undoubted scope to open longer hours, providing carry-out lunches and possibly a café service should the adjacent land be developed. There is strong demand in the main season from the large number of accommodation providers in the region. The business is well supported all year by local residents and also the influx of tourists during the main season (April to October).

The owners trade with the support of an extremely reliable small team of local staff, who are each contracted for a variety of hours per week.

The property
Sammy’s Fish & Chip Shop was purpose built around 30 years ago by the current owners and has provided them with a successful business and enjoyable lifestyle. The building is a traditional concrete block building. The roof is tiled and is moss free. All elements of the building are exceptionally well maintained.

The front of the building has an extensive wall area onto which the current owner has placed a sizeable business sign. The building is around 92m² and has the following accommodation:

• Fish and chip shop display and sales counter
• Separate confectionery display and sales counter
• Staff toilet
• Internal store area
• A separate, sizable preparation area
• Walk in fridge

The level of cleanliness in this business is absolutely second to none and the best we have ever seen demonstrating the level of care taken in running this successful business.

To the west there is a well-tended fence enclosed area of grass which could be developed, measuring approximately 24m x 7.5m. There are various development opportunities available to new owners.

To the rear of the property is a tarred area, measuring approximately 10m x 8m. This area currently provides access to the rear of the property and parking. In this area there is a portable cabin measuring approximately 5.5m x 2.8m which is primarily used as an office for the chip shop. If required there is a further store which the current owner currently uses to store recyclable waste.

All business aspects are well represented and is visible on social media channels including Facebook.

The property has mains electricity, water and drainage is licensed under the fire regulations. The business has an LPG supply for tank. Wi-Fi is available to customers.

Development opportunities
This sale represents some opportunities to develop the current business such as:

• Increase trading times during the day
• Opening on Sunday
• Develop grassed area to extend the building and potentially expand the trading model – the relevant permissions would need to be sought

Offers over £375,000 are invited for the freehold interest complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory). Stock at valuation. Lease to buy option available, contact selling agents for further information.

Business Operation

Reasons for selling:

It is the current owners desire to retire.

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