Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Adrian Curtis Family Butchers Ltd. For Sale due to the wish for a well-earned retirement. This long standing and profitable family butchers business has been in the village for decades. Based on good old fashioned customer service, and local butchery with a smile the business enjoys a huge repeat customer base within a 10 mile radius.
Long established and locally renowned for many years, Adrian Curtis is a traditional and highly skilled butchery business offering a full range of cuts, meats and associated condiments, with several locally sourced products. Famed for its ‘Hog Roast’ outside catering facility (for sale by way of separate negotiation) the business is well respected via its online feedback and reviews, and carries a 5 star hygiene rating.
Founded by an older family member in the 1960’s the business has served the local community for decades, has much history and also provides many local operators such as pubs and restaurants with quality meats.
Run at a pace to suit the current operator and although decades of profitable success, there remains excellent scope and growth. The addition of a full online presence would be useful by way of a website, Facebook and social media pages, plus adding further outside catering or more provision to local businesses including deliveries.
Adrian Curtis Family Butchers Ltd is located in the beautiful village of Marnhull, within the county of Dorset.
Situated on the main high street and thoroughfare, at the end of a busy row of village amenities including, hair salon, post office & convenience store, and village pub. Highly visible with good signage, there is plenty of on road parking to the front, plus double coaching doors accessing a private parking area.
Marnhull is a stunning largely original stone built village, with superb connections via the A303. 3 miles of Sturminster Newton, and 6 miles of Shaftsbury the village sits in the Blackmore Vale of North Dorset. With a village population of circa 2,000 people and 1000 dwelling houses, the resorts of Bournemouth and Weymouth are within 30 miles. Public transport links the surrounding villages and towns of Dorset and South Somerset.
A very visible and lovely looking stone built period style premises with large front window elevation, fronting the main high street.
A single unit retail space circa 35 sqm. Well displayed, appointed, and presented throughout, with traditional tiled splash backs, meat hooks and hangers, the unit benefits a large shop floor with refrigerated display counters, and timber dressers for the display and sale of condiments and local produce.
To the rear of the premises is a useful small office and storage area, and rear door to the outside yard.
A substantial rear outside space is accessed from the front of the building via original double coaching doors leading to off road parking and archway. A useful outside yard benefitting plentiful outbuildings, ancillary areas and storage including large walk-in meat chiller.Equipment list, either last or under each floor.
The shop floor and ancillary areas benefit the following equipment, although not exhaustively.
3 x Heavy duty butcher’s blocks.
2 x Large refrigerated display cabinets
5 Chest freezers
We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold business opportunity.
Original lease length: 12 Years
Remaining lease length: 7 Years as of 2017
Review period: 5 Yearly
Rent: £8,100 per annum.
We are advised that the business is currently subject to zero payable rates.Hours
Tuesday: 07:00 to 17:00
Wednesday: 07:00 to 17:30
Thursday: 07:00 to 17:30
Friday: 07:00 to 17:30
Saturday: 07:00 to 13:00
The business is run by a single owner operator, with administrative assistance from his wife.Financial profile
Adrian Curtis Butchers generated an advised turnover of £175,843 as of the 2015 accounts, with a gross profit of £46,542. Bottom line net profits are usually in the region of £15,000 per annum.Extra notes
Stunning location and lifestyle for new husband wife team operators, or small family unit.