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Thriving Coffee Shop And Dream Home In Grosmont For Sale

Grosmont, near Whitby, North Yorkshire
Asking Price:
£595,000 Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
£50K - £100K
Net Profit:
Under £50K

Looking for a lifestyle change and a new adventure?
This beautiful old school, both business & dream home in one purchase, is now on the market!

In the village of Grosmont, within the North York Moors National Park, the award-winning conversion combines stunning design and generous space with comfort, luxury and energy efficiency.
The impressive open plan use of the original building also includes a mezzanine master bedroom, 2 further bedrooms and 2 luxury bathrooms.

The very special home is moments away from the thriving coffee shop business, established by the current owners - it attracts walkers on the Coast to Coast route, visitors to the adjacent heritage steam railway and happy holiday-makers, as well as loyal local customers (from Whitby & surrounding areas).

The independent successful small business capitalises on its former life as a school. Maps, alphabet pictures and quaint desks decorate the interior, with quizzes, toys & books available for customers with children.
The exterior 'playground' offers hopscotch & hula hoops for families, as well as a peaceful substantial seating area with well-established pergola plants, including vine, rose, honeysuckle & crab apple, perfect for customers seeking shade in the sunshine. Outdoors there is, of course, the added attraction of views of steam trains!

The Coffee Shop has hosted wedding reception, christening party, family get-together and hen party events - there is great potential for expanding these functions, especially with St Matthew's Church nearby and the proximity of North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The coffee shop is fully licenced for the sale of alcohol.

There is also room for expansion of opening hours (currently seasonal, March to October daytimes),
including evening restaurant service. The present business caters for 26+ covers inside, with 50 covers outside - these could be increased, considering the large premises area available.

The whole 'package' has to be seen to be believed!

Further information available upon request, please contact seller below for more details.

Property information



Living Accommodation:

Impressive open plan conversion of large school room, with original ceiling height (well insulated & energy efficient) and tall windows. Wood-burning stove & underfloor heating. Views onto peaceful churchyard. Mezzanine master bedroom and two further bedrooms.
Two luxury bathrooms, utility room and outdoor covered storage area.


Village on heritage steam railway, building includes stunning residential space. Large open plan use of original building, with high ceilings (energy efficient insulation), large windows, mezzanine master bedroom, 2 further bedrooms and 2 luxury bathrooms.

Premises Details:

Converted Victorian sandstone school building

Size in square feet:
18 x 36, cafe; 10 x 10, kitchen; 2 customer accessible toilets & corridor; 18 x 60 residence
Planning Consent:

Consent for evening openings.

Energy Performance Rating:

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

The hours of trading are open to expansion - the village is in need of an extra evening restaurant, for instance; and out of season opening is possible

Competition / Market:

The village includes a number of cafe outlets, each one distinctive and offering different types of food & experience - there is room for everyone!

Reasons for selling:

To move nearer family

Trading hours:

10.30-4.30 six days a week, term-time;
seven days a week, school holidays
Seasonal - March to October

Partnership, with temp school-age staff (8)
Years established:
6 years

Other Information

Support & training:

We would be very happy to support and train new purchasers, envisaging a handover period before we leave.

Furniture / Fixtures value:
£26,000 - included in the asking price
Inventory / Stock value:
£2,000 - included in the asking price
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This business can be run from home.

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