Hilton Smythe welcomes onto the market Scholes Post Office and Village Store. Situated in this much sought after affluent village, the business is in a monopoly trading position.
Established around 40 years ago and under the loving care of a successful husband and wife team. The business is sadly offered for sale as our clients look towards retirement.
Alongside the usual post office services, this profitable business also retails newspapers, sandwiches, large selection of greeting cards, office stationary, useful DIY and household goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, daily fresh bread and milk, comprehensive range of convenience foods and limited beer and wine sales.
The village store also offers a dry cleaning service, lottery sales, photocopying and fax facilities and paystation and local paper round delivery.
The business also boasts a substantial two bedroomed private living area and we would highly recommend viewing this outstanding business to fully appreciate.
TENUREWe are advised the property is Freehold.
HOURSThe business currently operates:-
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7.30am - 6.30pm
Wednesday 7.30am - 7.30pm
Saturday 8.00am - 1pm and 5.00pm - 7.30pm
Sunday 8.30am - 11.30am.
There is the potential to increase opening hours which in turn would increase turnover.
STAFFThe business is owner managed and run by successful husband and wife team with the assistance of seven part time staff.
The wages bill is approximately £550 per week.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business reports a very healthy turnover of circa £280,000 per annum with reported gross profit of just under £70,000 per annum.
The post office salary is £20,000 per annum.
The business is set in the scenic affluent village of Scholes 1 mile from the town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. Located around 6 miles south of Huddersfield and 13 miles from Glossop nestled in the Pennine Hills.
The business is found on St George Road, in this quaint village setting surrounded by stone built residential houses and stunning views from the rear of the property overlooking the Yorkshire countryside.
Holmfirth runs regular bus services from the village to the surrounding areas and to Huddersfield where the main railway station is found. Huddersfield connects to the national motorway network via the M62.
This attractive double fronted property briefly comprises:-
From the entrance to the right is long serve over counter with useful underneath storage space, wall shelving behind the counter, around the perimeter are display units for convenience foods, chiller unit, upright drinks chiller, in the main retail area are two chest freezers, and several shelving units again stocked with groceries and convenience foods.
There is a separate area with substational supply of greeting cards, and office stationery.
The post office counter is situated at the rear of the property in a secure area accessed via double doors.
The living accommodation on the upper floor comprises of large reception area leading to the office/study area, a lovely lounge, dining kitchen area, all rooms benefit from having breathtaking views over the countryside.
The property also boasts a spacious bathroom with shower, bath, toilet, hand basin and two good sized bedrooms. The premises also features a large boarded loft with stair access and potential for development. Additionally there are large cellars/workshop and garage accessed from the shop floor, which opens on to the rear car park.
The property is protected by a monitored 24/7 alarm system.