Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this busy grocery store and tea room, which is ideally located within Shevington, near Wigan, Lancashire.
The business was established by our client in 2011 and is only now being offered to the market, due to our client's unfortunate health problems. The business currently operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £100,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 40%, as per the 2016 accounts.
Our client offers a range of goods and services. The shop stocks fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, preserves, dairy produce, convenience items and snacks, to name a few, all of which are locally sourced wherever possible. The tea room boasts 20 covers using the local produce sold in the shop serving homemade snacks, soups, Paninis, sandwiches, baked potatoes, cakes etc. The business also serves Fredericks ice cream, which has proved very popular.
The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area for the high quality and freshness of the goods offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.
We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by expanding the tea room. A new owner could also introduce a delivery service or outside catering side of the business. The concern benefits from having a page on the popular networking site Facebook, although we feel a dedicated website would benefit the business by advertising the goods offered.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to acquire a thriving business in a prime location; therefore, early discussions with Hilton Smythe must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
TENUREWe are advised Leasehold:
Original lease length: 5 years
Remaining lease length: 3½ years, as of 2017
Rent: £850 per month
HOURSThe business is open:
Monday - Thursday: 9.15am - 5.30pm
Friday: 9.15 - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am 3.30pm
STAFFThe business is owner run and managed with 2 x part time staff members.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business generates a turnover in the region of £100,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 40%, as per the 2016 accounts.
Rounds Country Fayre occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within the village of Shevington in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Lancashire. The business is situated on Gathurst Lane, within a parade of complimentary shops and businesses, therefore, benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The shop also benefits from layby parking facilities very close to the property.
Shevington is a village and civil parish in Lancashire. The population of the Wigan ward of Shevington and Lower Ground was 11,482 at the 2011 census. Amenities within the village include a clinic, a doctor's surgery, two pharmacies, a Post Office and a small supermarket. There are four primary schools within the village and a secondary school.
The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property, with routes to the surrounding towns and villages, including Wigan. The nearest railway station is Gathurst, which is approximately one mile away. The area is also well served by the road networks, with the M6 bypassing the village, with junction 27 being just two miles away. Wigan is approximately 4 miles away and Chorley is 8½ miles away.
Substantial ground floor premises in a prime trading location, briefly comprising:
Easy clean tiled flooring.
Display shelving for fruit and vegetables.
Central bespoke shelving.
Several shelving units to perimeter walls.
Upright dairy refrigerator.
2 x open chiller units.
Serve over counter with electronic cash register and scales.
Tea room with:
Easy clean tiled flooring.
Tables and chairs for 20 x covers.
Infant high chairs.
Stainless steel work surfaces.
Stainless steel shelving.
Double bowl commercial sink unit.
3 x upright refrigerators.
Layby parking close by.