Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Aprils. The clothing store was established by our client in 2014. The owner is now looking to sell the store, due to the desire to take a well-deserved retirement.
The business runs as women’s clothing and gift retailer, in the town centre of Castle Cary. The store boasts a prime trading location and benefits from repeat loyal trade, as well a large customer base from tourism. The store offers a variety of high quality clothing, handbags, accessories, jewellery, local art and gifts.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £33,000 per annum, with a gross profit of 53%. This is a healthy turnover, with the potential for an increase. The purchaser should look to market and advertise the store further. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are a great cost effective ways of marketing a business.
This is a profitable business in a great location. The store would be perfect for a purchaser looking to own a store in a close community. All stores complement each other and there is a great support network within the town.
This is a fantastic Leasehold opportunity that is not to be missed. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to take in the full potential of the trade.
Aprils is located in Castle Cary, Somerset.
The clothing store boasts a prime trading location on a main high street, in the town of Castle Cary. There are a variety of retail outlets, allowing for a generous amount of footfall. Close by there are pubs, restaurants, takeaways, bakeries, convenience stores, delicatessens as well as clothing and shoe shops. The high-street benefits from ample parking, with parking directly outside the store.
Castle Cary is a beautiful town just 12 miles from Yeovil and 24 miles of Bath. The old part of the town in which the business is located has vibrant character and lots of history. The town is set amongst countryside and benefits from many walking and rambling sites. This is a fantastic town to both live and work, the purchaser will be highly welcomed into the community.
There is a bus stop close by, this has regular routes around town and into surrounding villages. Castle Cary has all amenities and there are bus stops located on the main high street. The closest train station is also just a 5-minute drive away. The A371 runs to the side of Castle Cary, this is an arterial road, that receives heavy footfall all year round.
Aprils is located on a main high street, in the centre of a retail parade. The store has a large shop window, this is used for eye catching window displays.
On entry is the shabby chic retail space. This is bright and open, due to the large window. Around the perimeter are clothing rails and in the centre, is another clothing rack. Directly facing the entrance is a counter with a till, plus draws and a table used for further displays.
Through to the rear is another room, used as the gift shop display area. This room has shelving and is well lit.
Equipment included in the sale includes: -
We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold opportunity.
New lease available upon negotiation.
Rent: £4,800 per annum
The business opening hours: -
Monday - Saturday: 9am – 5pm
The business is run and managed by our client.
The business generated a turnover in the region of £33,000 as of the 2016 accounts, with a gross profit of 53%.
There is a predicted forecast of a £40,000 turnover in 2017.