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Outstanding Baby Equipment/Clothing/Products Store in Dorset

Bridport, Dorset

£40,000 +SAV

Ref: 1959

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Description

Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market Babygear. This popular and delightful shop is well respected by mums and dads and is Bridport's premier supplier operating from this charming prominent premise.

Founded by our client nearly thirty years ago, the business has an excellent reputation and is very well supported by the local community. Babygear is very well stocked with a comprehensive range of quality products with nationally recognised brands including Mamas and Papas, Bugaboo, Chicco, icandy, Mountain Buggy, Maxi-Cosi, Maclaren and Silvercross.

The range of stock is extensive including over 50 prams, 40 car seats, cots, bedding, safety equipment, bathing products, furniture sets, carriers, and toys and much much more. Everything required for modern day baby and toddler care. The stock value varies from between £40,000 to £70,000.

Babygear's excellent reputation is built upon the professional friendly service offered by our client and team with additional touches such as full product demonstrations, free car seat fitting, product hire service, and a full service and repair service on products bought in store. It is the dedication that has clearly contributed to the success and longevity of this profitable business.

The business has a user friendly website www.babygearbridport.co.uk with full product descriptions. We feel the business has the potential to further turnover by developing the website to include e-commerce sales.

Early viewing of this outstanding business is highly recommended with the business genuinely coming to the market as our client looks towards a well-deserved retirement.

Tenure

Leasehold

We are advised leasehold.

Lease length: 3½ years.
The lease is automatically renewable.
Rent: £650 per calendar month.

Hours

The business opens-

Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday closed.

Staff

The owner only works 3 regular days a week with the assistance of 1 x full time and 3 x part time members of staff.

Financial Profile

The business reports a fantastic turnover of £271,403 per annum with reported gross profit at £91,772.

Location

The business is located in the cultural market town of Bridport in Dorset.

Babygear is located within a former Victorian School shared with other local businesses, just off the main retail street in the town centre. The business benefits from a private car park for 6 vehicles.

Bridport is a affluent town with a population of circa 13,560. This vibrant town is located just off the A35 running between Dorchester to the East and the busy seaside resort of Lyme Regis on the West along the stunning West Dorset coast. The area is famous for The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and other popular tourist attractions drawing thousands of tourists and holiday makers year after year.

Premises

Character former Victorian School premise briefly comprising:-

The entrance to the shop is in the centre of the school building and is very distinctive.

The retail area occupies what was the school hall now divided into 2 distinct areas with office/counter separating the sales areas and adjustable shelving around perimeter in places.

The main showroom has the serving area, a sharp electronic till, card payment terminal & cctv.

The office is small with desk computer and internet access, storage area.

Showroom 1
A large vaulted space with bespoke displays for car seats, a wide range of prams, carrycots and accessories. There is a central display area with additional prams and push chairs on display.

There is a small store room with separate toilet and sink/hot water. There is also a flexible arrangement for extra storage in the building next door and plenty of roof storage on 2 mezzanine floors.

Showroom 2
2 central islands displaying a range of toys, baby clothes, swimwear, shoes, bedding and bedroom sets with cots and wardrobes.

Between both showrooms is a dedicated room full of the latest child and baby wear, clothes, nightwear, bodysuits and toys.

The entrance porch has a wide range of clothing displayed as well as home security gates.

There is car parking to the front of the building (in the old school playground) for 6 vehicles.

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