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Retail premises for sale

£21,995

132 Abbotsbury Road, Weymouth DT4

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Property description

Business
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established art & craft, hobbies and picture framing business, which is ideally located within the town of Weymouth, Dorset.

The business was established in this shop by our client in 2013 but unfortunately the owner suffered a heart attack 6 weeks after moving in and as a result the growth was severely hampered for the best part of 12 months. It is now being offered to the market, due to our client's desire for a well-deserved retirement".

Our client supplies a wide variety of art & craft supplies, including acrylics, brushes, calligraphy goods, canvases, card making materials, drawing equipment, easels, craft kits, watercolours and soft toy kits, to name a few, as well as offering a picture framing service. Our client can frame all type of pictures, specialising in box framing and undertake commissions for items that need protecting.

The work shop to the rear, used for picture framing has recently undertaken building work to allow for a bigger and brighter workspace.

The business has built up an excellent reputation within the industry for the high quality of the goods and service offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours, perhaps by offering Sunday trading. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to promote the goods offered. Our client already has two websites in place to promote the stock offered at and , which incorporates online ordering facilities.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already busy business to the next level. Our client would be willing to offer training to the purchaser on the picture framing side of the business; free of charge.

Early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Location
Art 4 All occupies substantial ground floor, lock-up premises, which is ideally located within the town of Weymouth in Dorset. The business is surrounded by a mix of both commercial and residential properties, from which the business derives much trade. The area benefits a high volume of footfall and passing trade, as well as on-street parking facilities within close proximity.

A cafe and local art centre is opening directly across the road scheduled to open in December and will bring in a lot of trade.

Weymouth is a popular seaside town in Dorset. According to the 2011 census, the town had a residential population of 52,323, making it the third largest settlement in Dorset. Weymouth is a tourist resort with many visitor attractions and is situated halfway along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site on the Dorset and east Devon coast.

The area of the business is well-served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. Weymouth railway station is less than a mile away. The area is also well-served by the a-roads, with the A354 being within easy driving distance, which links to the national a-road and motorway networks. Dorchester is approximately 10½ miles away and Lyme Regis is 27 miles away.
Premises
Substantial ground floor corner premises in an ideal trading position, briefly comprising:

Two large display windows.

Carpeted flooring.

61 sq. Metres of floor space.

Racking and shelving to perimeter walls.

Craft display units.

Counter with electronic cash register and credit/debit card terminal.

Work shop to rear, used for picture framing and recently undertaken building work to allow for a bigger and brighter workspace.

Office.

WC.

Kitchen.

Premises are eligible for 100% small business relief so rates payable are nil.

External:

Allocated car parking space.

The business currently has one of their vehicles sign written - it carries a personalised number plate which they are willing to transfer to a new owner if required.
Tenure
We are advised Leasehold:

Original lease length: 2 years

Rent: £8,100 per annum
hours
The business is open:

Monday – Tuesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Wednesday: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Thursday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Saturday: 9.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday: Closed
staff
The business is owner run and managed by a husband and wife team.
Financial profile
The business generated a turnover in the region of £40,505 as of the 2017 accounts, with a gross profit of 75%.

Premises are eligible for 100% small business relief so rates payable are nil.

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Nearby transport

  • Weymouth (0.7 miles)
  • Upwey (2.5 miles)
  • Dorchester South (6.9 miles)
  • Bournemouth Airport (29.9 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (42.2 miles)
  • Southampton Airport (54.0 miles)
  • Weymouth Ferry Terminal (1.0 mile)
  • Poole Ferry Terminal (22.0 miles)
  • Poole Quay Ferry Landing (22.4 miles)

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  • Beechcroft St Pauls CofE VA Primary School (0.2 miles)
  • St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, Weymouth (0.5 miles)
  • Conifers Primary School (0.5 miles)
  • Weymouth College (1.1 miles)
  • The Thomas Hardye School (6.7 miles)
  • Kingston Maurward College (8.0 miles)
  • Budmouth College (1.0 mile)
  • All Saints' Church of England School, Weymouth (1.0 mile)
  • Wyvern Academy (2.1 miles)
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