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CCL Property is delighted to bring to market Braemar Service Station in the Royal Deeside village of Braemar, Aberdeenshire. This long established family run business operates 7 days per week and benefits from a great reputation and a loyal standing client base which adds to its success and profitability.
The business comprises a modern workshop/MOT Test Centre, rural filling station with forecourt and retail premises. It enjoys a prime main road location within the village on the busy A93 and possesses considerable commercial advantages from its monopoly trading position with the local market.
Prominent picturesque location
Fully equipped modern workshop
Class 4 MOT Centre
Private Gleaner Filling Station and Shop
Split sale / lease considered
Excellent net profits
4 bed owner’s accommodation available via separate negotiation
This Service Station is a well established going concern situated in a prime trading location within the quaint village of Braemar in the heart of Royal Deeside. Forming part of the Cairngorm National Park, the village is located 60 miles west of Aberdeen and 50 miles north of Perth and is serviced by a number of local amenities including local shops, a primary school and a doctor’s surgery.
The comparatively small rural community boasts an extensive tourist trade and hospitality sector and benefits from excellent road links throughout the area and a direct route to Aberdeen and the North. The business enjoys considerable commercial advantages from its prominent trading position on the busy A93.
The area is popular with tourists from across the UK and abroad offering a diverse range of activities and sightseeing opportunities to suit all. Walking, cycling and skiing are popular pursuits with a number of trails and routes in the vicinity. The Deeside Way, Scotland’s largest ski centre Glenshee, Balmoral Castle, Whiskey Distilleries and 18 hole golf courses are all within close proximity.
The business has been operated by a husband and wife team since 2003, during which time they have built up and developed a reputation for quality and service. Run with the aid of 1 full time Apprentice Mechanic the business enjoys a monopoly share of the local market with the nearest competitor being located 17 miles to the east.
The workshop specialises in general car mechanics and repairs offering a wide range of services including servicing, tyre fitting, repairs, batteries, brakes, clutch replacement, Class 4 MOT’s, and breakdown/recovery services. The recently installed ATL MOT lane has the provision for the testing of motorbikes.
The fuel station and convenience store is operated with the aid of 1 part time member of staff. The store provides a range of general convenience, car care products, confectionary, household goods, hardware and a selection of food-to-go. A coffee machine and microwave enable the proprietors to offer hot food and drinks.
The business also operates a breakdown and recovery service with contracts in place with a number of leading UK insurance companies. This income stream offers perspective purchasers the potential to expand the service for which there is great demand. Given there are no competitors in the vicinity, the business is ideally situated to take full advantage and meet that requirement
The business operates with consistently high trading margins and has an established customer base and benefits greatly from passing trade due to its ideal location.
The open plan 189.63 sq m workshop and VOSA approved Class 4 MOT Test Centre houses a range of specialist equipment including a newly installed Bradbury ATL MOT lane, a further 4 post service lift, compressor, tyre changer, wheel balancer, diagnostic machine and emissions analyser. An enclosed office space and storage room are located at the rear of the property while a number of work benches and tool/storage boxes line work areas.
The sale includes a fuel forecourt and convenience store which adjoins the workshop. The 54.18 sq m store stocks a range of auto and general convenience products including hot foods, displayed on fixed and free standing merchandising stands and refrigerated units. A service counter with single till is located to the near side upon entering the premises with a customer seated waiting area being located at the far side. The forecourt has a steel canopy with Gleaner signage, housing 2 quad fuel dispensers positioned in single file which are serviced by 2 diesel tanks and 2 petrol tanks.
Self service air pump, public WC facilities and a further office/storage room are situated at the front of the building accessible directly from the forecourt.The site provides excellent access for both vehicles and pedestrians alike on to the main A93 road and can accommodate a number of vehicles at any one time.
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