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Please Quote Reference B05802

**Sale includes all stock and has recently had £27,000 spent on a full new set up. **

Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market, The Painting Pottery Yard.

The Painting Pottery Yard was moved from Ripon to Thirsk and came under new ownership in 2018. The business has been a real labour of love for the owner and is well-stocked and beautifully presented.

The business is now being sold, reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to ill health. The owner is keen to see her beloved business pass to an ambitious new owner who can take this great little business to the next level.

The business is a relaxed studio in which you can paint your chosen pottery. Parties and workshops for all ages from pottery painting/ cupcake decorating/ foam clay & much more. With parent and tots’ sessions for story time and painting with juice and snack.

The business has taken off since opening and now has good established business with other local establishments. They offer mobile workshops to local care homes and dementia day care centres. They offer a bespoke painted party plate for the local children’s play barn centre. They also supplier catering to the local children’s play barn on a regular basis bringing in extra revenue than just the painting pottery studio.

The premises are equipped with a full pottery painting studio and also a kitchen/party food room. They offer ladies/adult evenings. Children’s parties and regular workshops to attract all ages. They also offer a mobile service either diy or staff lead workshops at outside venues.

They have hosted craft days for all ages, in the party room along with the pottery painting. Also cupcake decorating parties. They offer light refreshments and party foods. They often are flexible for customers by offering out of normal hours events.

They have recently started another avenue of hand castings of children and families and pets which is still in the early stages of setting the service up but is another avenue for revenue being offered. They are also offering wet clay workshops soon.

There is so much scope to develop the studio further and reach out to further establishments of schools and child care facilities and provide extended hours and other activities for all ages on a regular basis. There is the added bonus of having a 5 star council hygiene rated kitchen for providing catering for local play barn centres which is being increased.

The sale price includes all fixtures and fittings, pottery stock, kitchen facilities and stock and a full handover for the transition of the new owners. All ongoing business and diary bookings, business payment system, register and online web services and social media platforms.

Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.

This lovely little business is likely to attract considerable interest.

The Painting Pottery Yard is ideally situated within Thirsk, Thirsk is home to The World of James Herriot and the famous TV series’ set.

The studio is located in the market square of Thirsk, North Yorkshire. It is in a 16th century building on the upper floor with a hairdressers below. There is paid parking in the market square opposite the business and long stay car parks a few hundred yards away. It is a popular town for locals and tourists.

The area is easily accessible from the A19 and A61, with the A1(M) just a short drive away. The town has excellent public transport links, supported by its own railway station and frequent bus services.

Fantastic newly refurbished premises.


  • Studio kiln.
  • All tools.
  • Till.
  • Included full stock (around £4,000).
  • Printers.
  • Fully fitted kitchen and much more.

We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold.

Original lease length: 5 years.

Remaining lease length: 4 years as of 2020.

Review period: 3 years.

Rent: £9,000 per annum.

Monday - Friday: 10.00 - 16.00

Saturday: 10.30 - 16.00

Sunday: Closed

The business is run and managed by our client with the occasional help from family.

Financial Profile
The Painting Pottery Yard generated an advised turnover of circa £20,000 as of the 2019, with a net of £8,000. For further information reference B05802.

Map & Nearby

Local Amenities

  • Thirsk 1.3 miles
  • Northallerton 8 miles
  • Thirsk Community Primary School 0.3 miles
  • All Saints Roman Catholic Primary School 0.4 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Thirsk 1.3 miles
  • Northallerton 8 miles
  • Thirsk Community Primary School 0.3 miles
  • All Saints Roman Catholic Primary School 0.4 miles
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