Excellent opportunity to acquire a retail food and licensed off sales business right in the heart of Rothesay. Stocking snacks, sweets and drinks with DVD rentals—something for everyone! Occupying a main shop area of 35.32 sq. Mtrs and fully equipped to provide the hot and cold takeaways and deliveries currently offered. Well presented and modernised retail unit with rear storage area and staff W.C. Compartment. Fixtures, fittings & equipment included. Further scope to develop trade. An ideal family operation. This rare opportunity presents buyers with a unique and exciting opportunity to purchase a ready to operate business. Early viewing recommended.
The propertiy is situated in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute on the west coast of Scotland. Rothesay is the principal town on the Isle of Bute, set on the Firth of Clyde. The island is served by two frequent ferry services, the main one is Rothesay to Wemyss Bay (approx. 35 minutes), thereafter by road, Glasgow Airport is approx. 45 minutes, Glasgow approx. 1 hour and Edinburgh approx. 2 hours. The other ferry is located at the north end of the island operating from Rhubodach to Colintraive (approx. 2 minutes) The island is within easy commuting distance to Glasgow with train services available at Wemyss Bay. Road Equivalent Tariff (ret) is now in effect for the ferry fares to Bute.
The Isle of Bute is a popular destination not just for holidays but for those who wish to enjoy a lifestyle change since the regular ferry sailings and the proximity to both Glasgow and Prestwick airports make any form of commuting relatively easy in comparison to other island locations. Further information on the Isle of Bute is available on Visit Bute’s website—
The premises comprise a single retail unit with window frontage at 16, Gallowgate, Rothesay. Licensed as an Off Sales.
The property is currently family run with additional staff as required.
Main Shop Area
(Approx. 7.58m x 4.66m)
Retail unit with single display window to Gallowgate, Currently presented with contemporary lighting, tiled walls and floor. Main front shop area of approx. 35.33 sq. M. With a small rear storage area of 1.87 sq. M and a WC compartment . Well equipped and designed for the smooth operation of the business with service counter and ample chilled and display units, fridges and freezers. Black gloss base and wall units provide good storage. Twin stainless steel sinks and a separate hand sink.
Chilled Display Units
Double Fryer & Single Fryer
Free Standing Electric Cooker with Halogen Hob
Overhead Extractor Units
Shelving and Racking
External Grilles for Window & Door.
Shared back court area with bin storage .
£2,650 net annual value.(May be elegible for Small Business Bonus Scheme which can give up to 100% Rates Relief—Argyll & Bute Council can give further information )
Clients of Wm. Skelton & Co.
Offers over £33,000
Strictly by appointment only through Wm. Skelton & Co., Castle Chambers, 49, High Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute. PA20 9DB. Telephone . Fax . E-mail:
To be submitted in writing to Wm. Skelton & Co., Castle Chambers, 49, High Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute. PA20 9DB or by DX590651, Rothesay.
Please note that these particulars are prepared by us on the basis of information provided to us by our clients. We have not tested the systems or appliances or any central heating system or moveable items within the property. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries. No warranty is given. All fixtures and fittings mentioned in this schedule are included in the sale. All others are specifically excluded. Photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item is included for sale with the property. Please note that the seller is not in the business of selling second-hand goods. If there is any matter within this schedule which you wish to be clarified, please contact our office for further information.