Description Bruce and Co are pleased to introduce for sale Wards Of Largs, a popular and busy giftware shop located in the coastal town of Largs. The business has been in our client’s family for over 40 years and they have very reluctantly chosen to place the business on the market due to their impending retirement. Wards Of Largs is a long established and very well-known business, as well as having an enviable location in a popular tourist area; the business also has a good base of loyal clientèle and enjoys much repeat custom due to the excellent range of bespoke gifts and toys on offer. The business also benefits from custom from the local community, as it is the local stockist for secondary and primary school logo clothing. Wards Of Largs is trading well however still offers opportunity for new owners to increase turnover, one possibility would be to introduce online sales.
Situation Wards Of Largs is perfectly situated on the main street directly across from the train station in the popular coastal tourist town of Largs. Largs is an extremely desirable seaside town in Ayrshire in the West Coast of Scotland and attracts a large number of tourists to the town throughout the year. The town provides excellent local shopping, restaurants, bars and the iconic Nardini’s as well as schooling at both primary and secondary level. The town benefits from good access to all major road networks and is in close proximity to both international airports at Glasgow and Prestwick. A direct train service operates several times daily to Glasgow Central Station making Largs an excellent commuter base as well as a popular seaside town. In addition to its excellent road and rail links, Largs also provides a regular ferry service to the Isle of Cumbrae otherwise known as Millport.
Building internal The business boasts an excellent trading position located on a very popular street where retail units are seldom available and it benefits from high footfall from passing trade. The business premises benefit from a large glass display window next to the entranceway. The shop floor is well designed to maximize display opportunities and it is presented to a good standard with functional display shelving surrounding the walls, glass display cabinets and an island stand. The customer service counter is currently positioned to the front and the shop benefits from staff WC facilities and good storage facilities which are located to the rear of the shop floor. The property also benefits from a second floor which is currently used as another retail area and also office accommodation.
Trading Hours 09:00 - 17:30 Mon - Sat
Staff Owner Managed.
Building External The business is situated in a highly visible trading position on a busy street in the centre of Largs. The front of the property looks straight to street and there is ample parking directly outside the premises in addition to the main car park behind the property.
Services The property has mains water, drainage and electricity.
Trading Figures Available after a formal viewing has taken place.
Summary Wards Of Largs presents buyers with a well established business at an attractive asking price. The premises are presented at walk in condition and the business is located in a prominent trading spot which is rarely available. Early viewing essential!
Price Offers £18,200 Leasehold
Viewing Strictly by appointment through the sellers’ sole agents, Bruce & Company. Please remember when viewing that staff and locals may not be aware that the business is on the market and we would be grateful if you do not talk openly about the business while in the area.
Offers All offers, couched in Scottish Legal Terms, should be submitted to the seller’s sole agents Bruce & Company.
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