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£17,500

Sublet Of 15 Middle Unit, Exmouth EX8

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Property description

Business
Hilton Smythe are proud to present to the market Spotless Grooming.

Spotless Grooming is a well-established and respected dog grooming business. The business acts as a traditional dog groomer to the local community and is increasing its client base on a regular basis. Spotless Grooming has been an established business for over 10 years and our client has owned and built it up over this time including moving to larger premises.

Unfortunately, now, she has reluctantly decided to sell due to ill health but is prepared to stay on and offer training if needed on a short-term basis. The groomers offer all treatments separately or as a full groom which includes a bath, ear and eye clean, expressing of anal glands, dry, nail trim and clip of the customer’s choice. We have been advised that the business is relocatable.

The business is currently turning over a figure of £30,000 as per 2016 accounts with a gross profit circa 68%. Although this is a good turnover we also feel there is scope to improve this by investing in another grooming table and renting it out. This would not only bring a lot more money into the business but expand to more appointment availability and more clients as there is currently a waiting list and forward bookings of 6 - 8 weeks. We therefore believe that the current turnover of the business does not reflect the potential the groomers could reach.

There is also a doggy day care facility licensed for 8 dogs available for separate negotiation.

We feel an early viewing on this business would be highly beneficial to avoid disappointment.

Location
Spotless Grooming in situated in the port town of Exmouth, Devon.

The business is found on a busy main road in the middle of small retail parade in a residential area with other local businesses surrounding the shop including a laundrette and dry cleaners, a carpet retailers and a car wash. The business is also a mile away from the town centre and there is free off and on road parking for the business.

Exmouth is known as a popular seaside resort in the east of Devon. As per the 2011 census Exmouth has a population figure of 34,432. The port town is also known for its historic architecture ranging from small cottages to its seaside promenade and railway.

Exmouth has constant public transport that runs through the area, the nearest bus station is a short walk from the business. Exmouth train station is located a 10-minute drive away from the shop and takes you directly from Exmouth to destinations such as Paignton, Barnstaple and Exeter St David’s.
Premises
Spotless Grooming is situated in a sublet space at the rear of a larger equine and country store.

There is a main serving counter behind which is the grooming parlour which has a hydraulic grooming table and associated equipment. This follows through to the bathing area and onto a drying area with laundry facilities. There is then access to the rear of the property to a good sized gravelled and newly fenced outside play/toilet area for grooming and day care clients.

Within the premises adjacent to the grooming area there is also the possibility for some extra space for expansion.
Tenure
We are advised that the business is Leasehold.

We are advised that there a new lease to be negotiated.

Rent: £5,250 per annum plus council tax and utility bills.
Hours
The business is open from:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday- Closed
staff
The business is currently owner run.
Financial profile
The business reports an annual turnover of £30,000 as per 2016 accounts and has a gross profit of 68%.

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Nearby transport

  • Exmouth (1.0 mile)
  • Lympstone Village (1.8 miles)
  • Starcross (2.2 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (7.1 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (53.0 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (59.8 miles)
  • Exmouth Ferry Landing (1.5 miles)
  • Starcross Ferry Landing (2.1 miles)
  • Turf Lock Inn Ferry Landing (3.6 miles)

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  • Withycombe Raleigh Church of England Primary School (0.1 miles)
  • Marpool Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • Brixington Primary Academy (0.5 miles)
  • Oakwood Court College (Phoenix Learning Care Ltd) (4.4 miles)
  • Education and Care (Devon) Ltd At 7-9 Oak Park Villas (4.4 miles)
  • Wesc Foundation College (6.5 miles)
  • Exmouth Community College (0.5 miles)
  • St Peter's School (1.5 miles)
  • Dawlish Community College (4.3 miles)
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