Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this popular deli and café business, which is ideally located within the town of Highcliffe, Dorset.
The business was established by our clients' in 2016 and is only now, reluctantly, being offered to the market, due to our clients' other business interests. The business currently operates 5 days per week and offers a variety of delicatessen foods, including a selection of quality locally sourced hams, cheeses, homemade soups and deli specialities such as quality sauces, chutneys and condiments. Also, a variety of homemade savoury dishes, speciality coffees and selection of hot and cold beverages are served as a sit in service or take away.
The deli counter compliments the café to represent a diverse business. With the café offering home-cooked dishes from breakfast to lunch, all of which are prepared using local produce, as well as a selection of hot and cold beverages. The café provides seating for 12 covers inside, with a further 10 covers outside in the warmer months.
We are advised turnover is in the region of £120,000 per annum.
The fayre is simple home-made bistro and deli style food and includes a special ingredients bible for the businesses pastries, soups, lasagne, pasties and sausage rolls. Blue Sky Deli is proud to have earned 5* trip advisor reviews and 5* hygiene rating from the food standards agency
Friday evenings have proved successful food nights which can cater up to 20 people, ranging from traditional British fayre to Italian themed nights and there is great scope to increase these throughout the year.
The property boasts 74 sq. metres of floor space, are very well maintained and beautifully decorated. The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area for the high quality of the fayre and services 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 further increase the turnover by extending the opening hours, perhaps by opening later on Mondays and Wednesdays. Our client also believes that opening on a Sunday would be a fantastic opportunity to take further advantage of holiday trade.
A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the food and services offered. There is also scope to offer a delivery service within the area to corporate businesses. There are 3 local holiday complexes in the area that provide a massive boost to turnover in the summer months with 2000 local holiday chalets on the doorstep.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already popular business to the next level; therefore, early discussions with Hilton Smythe must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
TENUREWe are advised Leasehold:
Original lease length: 6 years (renewable).
Remaining lease length: 2 years, as of 2017
Rent: £10,500 per annum
HOURSThe business is open:
Monday: 8.30am - 2.30pm
Tuesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 2.30pm
Thursday - Saturday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
STAFFThe business is owner run and managed with the assistant of 1 full time member of staff and 2-3 casual staff members.
FINANCIAL PROFILEWe are advised turnover is in the region of £120,000 per annum.
Blue Sky Deli occupies ground floor premises, ideally located within the affluent town of Highcliffe in Dorset. The popular deli and café business is situated on the very busy Lymington Road, opposite the town's main shopping car park and the main route to Highcliffe Beach and cliffs, therefore benefiting from a very high volume of footfall and passing trade.
Highcliffe is a small town in the borough of Christchurch in Dorset. The town lies on a picturesque stretch of the Solent, with views of the Isle of Wight and the famous Needles rocks. According to the 2011 census, the town had a residential population of 3,456. The town boasts award winning beaches, nature reserves and a clifftop castle overlooking the beach, as well as being a 5-minute drive from the New Forest and as such has grown substantially since the last census.
The area of the deli is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance property. The nearest train station is Hilton Admiral, which is approximately 1½ miles away. The area is also very well served by road connections, with the business being located on the A337, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. Christchurch is approximately 5 miles away and Bournemouth10½ miles away.
Substantial ground floor premises in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising:
Well signed with etched windows to two sides.
Seating area, which can accommodate 12 covers internally, 10 covers externally.
Beautiful presentation, décor and ambience.
Central counter and servery.
Deli and local produce displays.
Refrigerated display cabinet.
Modern and contemporary fixtures and fittings, all of which are new.
Preparation, service and wash up area.
Fully fitted commercial kitchen with ancillary areas.
Large patio area, which is self-contained with wrought iron railings that incorporates an 'igloo' for the winter months and outside 'al fresco' dining in the summer.