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Benview Spar is a most popular licensed grocery business situated in an exceptional residential trading location. The business caters to a solid year-round demand from local residents with the addition of some tourist trade within the summer months. Turnover has historically sat at around £400,000, generating strong profitability of circa £40,000. Trade is driven through traditional grocery and news agency sales which have evolved over recent times to include a wide range of merchandise in this smart, exceptionally well-presented store. Items available for sale include fresh and frozen produce, greeting cards, bakery lines, soft and alcoholic drinks, tobacco, newspapers and confectionery without being exhaustive. A popular draw to the store is the sale of lottery tickets. The store provides for the daily needs of local inhabitants and is well regarded in the locality with a strong and loyal customer base; this is reflected in the consistent sales.
Internally the shop is arranged at ground level and enjoys spacious retail floor space with well-laid out aisles. Large refrigerated and freezer display cabinets show produce to best effect. A spacious and modern sales counter is centrally located providing an ideal focal point for customer service and security. Adequate stock storage and staff facilities are located to the rear of the property.
The business operates 7 days per week opening 07:00 and closing 20:00 Monday to Saturday; Sunday opening is 08:00 to 18:00. The shop is fully staffed with a rota of part-time staff.
Reason for sale
Purchased by the current owner in early 2018, the store has been refurbished and rebranded to represent the attractive business it is today. With work now completed, the unit is ready to be leased out to a motivated and enthusiastic shop keeper or couple who can continue to drive the business forward. The current owner has no operational activity.
The Highlands of Scotland are famous for spectacular scenery and rugged mountains, a reputation which is comfortably upheld by the area around Golspie. The wonderful un-spoilt scenery of the famous coastline and surrounding hills combine to make this a most attractive locality for both residents and tourists alike. Additionally, in the vicinity there are many self-catering accommodation providers, hotels and guest houses whose patrons in turn generate trade for all the services supported by the store.
Golspie is a popular Sutherland village located on the busy A9 trunk road which links Inverness with Thurso and the Orkney Ferry. The village has award-winning beaches and is located in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie Mountain. Golspie also has an excellent 18-hole links golf course and is in easy reach of the famous courses at Brora and Royal Dornoch. These attributes combine with the natural scenic beauty of Sutherland to make it highly popular with a wide range of visitors. In addition the village has excellent schooling and a wide range of social and welfare facilities.
The property is of modern construction under a pitched roof with all accommodation set at ground level with a ramped access.
From a prominent roadside location, the premises have a well-signed frontage and easy access. The sales area is extremely well-maintained throughout and has a good range of flexible fixtures and fittings. The modern sales counter is on the wall immediately opposite the main entrance providing sensible security coverage of the sales area. Extensive racking and shelving offer an excellent display of numerous grocery items throughout the perimeter of the store and large chilled / freezer cabinets offer a wide choice of items. Aisles offer an easy passage for customers separated by freestanding display shelving islands which promote sales. The sales floor is bright and airy.
The storeroom and office area sits to the rear of the trading floor and benefits from a security camera and small office area, this effectively monitors activity within the shop. A staff WC and small kitchen area are off the storeroom.
The business has a prominent roadside frontage with attractive signage. Unrestricted roadside parking provides for customer needs. The business has an area of paved ground and a lean-to for external store.
Mains electricity, water and drainage.
The Energy Rating of the property is 'F'.
Full accounting information will be made available to seriously interested parties subsequent to viewing.
This business operates under the Licensing Scotland Act 2005 and a copy of the license will be made available to interested parties post viewing.
Monday to Saturday: 07:00 - 20:00 Sunday: 08:00 - 18:00
There is no accommodation with this property.
Leasehold Sale - Ingoing Premium of £25,000 for fully branded Spar retail outlet with a rent of £9,000 per annum.
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