- Iconic cafe and delicatessen business for sale within a leased property in the picturesque village of Beauly and adjacent to the ever-popular North Coast 500 tourist route.
- Easy-to-operate trading model, offering a mix of retail and cafe trade with on-line sales generating a high level of profitability.
- The lease offers a cosy cafe and retail unit extending to circa 113m2 with extensive office and storage to the first floor covering around 101m2.
- The cafe can seat up to 38 guests internally with 16 external covers and is supported by a modern kitchen and customer washrooms.
- Located in the centre of Beauly close to other amenities and facilities.
Offers Over £150,000 (Business Sale)
Corner on the Square is an attractive cafe business, enjoying a prominent corner trading location in the centre of the picturesque and historic village of Beauly. Set to the village square, this charming and spacious leased property dates back to the late 1800s.Trading as a licensed delicatessen and eatery, the cafe offers a wide range of tasty food and drinks to be consumed on the premises. However, the business has a growing reputation for the retail aspects with goods either being sold on the premises, prepared for collection or delivered locally.
The trading premises comprise of an open-plan retail and cafe area with a prominent main servery counter plus a kitchen, store and customers washrooms; all extending to around 113m2. The cafe can seat up to 38 covers internally. The internal facias of the shop present attractive displays for a wide variety of goods and produce, including wines and spirits. To the front of the unit, tables and chairs are set outside for up to 16 customers wishing to enjoy a coffee and snack alfresco. The business offers uncomplicated but highly regarded fresh and wholesome food. The deli and retail aspects offer an eclectic range of locally sourced goods and produce which are popular year-round plus the shop is becoming more established for its food hampers and gifts.
The office and storage elements to the first floor extends to about 101m2 and is a spacious location to prepare hampers and stock for delivery. This space also offers ample room for meetings and general business management. The up-stairs space also has 2 washrooms for staff.Trade
Corner on the Square has a well-established and profitable trading history, operating year-round. The trading aspects generate a strong level of turnover and profitability from retail and cafe sales. The businesses customer base is varied but includes tourists visiting this idyllic part of the Highlands with an increasing amount of passing trade from those undertaking the North Coast 500 tourist route. There is undoubted potential to develop this business further and produce a higher level of turnover and profitability, especially through on-line sales and promotions. The cafe and deli with its 38 seats internally and 16 outside is renowned as a destination shop in the local area with a wide catchment area and with no similar reachable business to the west of Inverness. This catchment area reflects on the extant business operation and the fine reputation it has. The business is well represented on the internet with numerous platforms depicting the business, including its own website and Facebook ( and ).Staff
The business operates with a strong team of around 7 full-time staff and part-time staff as required. Only one of the business owners works full-time hands-on within the business at this time.Reason for sale
The vendors have operated the business since 2003 and it is their genuine desire to focus on other business activities that brings this charming lifestyle opportunity to the market.Location
The village of Beauly is a thriving community which is popular with tourists and visitors alike. An attractive residential village Beauly also is a popular tourist destination with a good selection of shops, cafes and hotels together with a post office, garage, and doctor's surgery. There is a convenient passenger train service both north and south. Primary schooling is available in the village and secondary pupils attend Charleston Academy in Inverness and are transported daily by bus. Inverness, the main business and commercial centre of the Highlands, offers extensive shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities and is 12 miles away. Beauly is a picturesque village, with all the amenities required for a relaxing break, and is an ideal base for exploring the Highlands or touring the "North Coast 500".
For the more adventurous explorer Beauly nestles amidst some of Scotland's most majestic scenery, adjacent to the meeting point of Strathglass and Strathfarrar, a sportsman's dream, where deer forests and salmon rivers converge. The local Glens and the nearby Glen Affric National Nature Reserve are a strong attraction to walkers and climbers alike. The area is a popular destination for many whether for fishing, stalking, golf, cycling or bird watching to name but a few local attractions. In addition to outdoor and sporting pursuit's breath-taking scenery, castles and numerous other historic sites lure a constant stream of visitors to the Scottish Highlands.The property
Of traditional stone construction, built in the late 1800s, the business is an attractive end-terraced property under a pitched slate roof. Corner on the Square is deceptively spacious with accommodation being laid out across 2 floors.
Internally the business exudes a lovely charm, blending modern facilities with traditional retail character. The main entrance is accessed from street level leading into the attractive cafe area where free-standing tables and chairs are set for up to 38 covers. To the centre is a modern servery counter which displays a wide range of chilled deli items. The walls of the shop display a wide range of merchandise and artwork. To the rear aspects of the customer area are two customer washrooms. In addition, there is a modern commercial kitchen with full extraction unit and a good range of cooking facilities. There is a store room at this level.
Via a back door, access can be obtained to stairs leading to the first floor. The first floor provides flexible work areas and is primarily used as a store and management office. There is an initial area with tables that is often used to prepare hampers and food gifts. Two separate offices to the front aspects of the building provide good quality meeting rooms and general administrative areas. An open plan area leads to 2 washrooms but also acts as additional storage space.Owners accommodation
There is no owner's accommodation within this building.Services
The business benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. Heating is electric and lpg gas is available for cooking. The property is fully eho and fire safety compliant.Price
Offers over £150,000 are invited for the purchase of trading name, goodwill, website etc. Plus trade contents (according to inventory). The sale does not include the heritable property which will be leased as below.Lease heads of terms
Rent: £30,000 with phased payments; Year 1 - £20,000, Year 2 - £25,000 and Year 3 - £30,000
Rent Payments: Quarterly in advance
Rent Reviews: Every Five years in line with rpi
Duration: 12 Years with option to extend for a further 10 years.
Type: Full Repairing and Insuring; lessee bears the cost of Insurance
Conditions: Condition survey to be carried out (by mutual Agreement and shared costs
Stock: Valued at cost and paid in full within 7 days.
Entry Date: As Agreed
Full Lease to be presented within 30 Days of Draft offer