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CCL is delighted to offer for sale Auldgirth Village Post Office, Store and Tea Room; a wonderful lifestyle business opportunity with fantastic owners accommodation in the picturesque village of Auldgirth, Dumfries and Galloway. The business occupies a prime trading spot on the A76, the main Dumfries to Kilmarnock road, benefiting from passing foot and vehicular traffic.
The sale includes a busy local convenience store with Post Office that benefits greatly from an established customer base, the national lottery and general convenience, and a popular tea room which provides a spacious dining area and a well equipped kitchen. The owner’s accommodation comprises a detached two storey stone cottage with; large lounge, kitchen diner, family bathroom and 3 double bedrooms.
The area benefits from a local community, seasonal tourist trade and all year round passing trade. There is a great opportunity to expand the business and take advantage of the demand for its services in the area.
Local village store with Post office
Café / tea room
Attractive 3 bed detached owner’s accommodation
Easily managed business
Pay Point line
Well equipped kitchen
All equipment included in sale
Outbuilding with planning permission
Offers over £350,000
The subjects occupy a prime trading location in the village of Auldgirth on the A76, the main road linking Dumfries and Kilmarnock. The property enjoys a wonderful rural setting while being well placed for access to the market town of Dumfries 7 miles to the south, which offers a wide range of services and amenities including a variety of shops, restaurants, primary and secondary schools. The surrounding area is popular with tourists offering a wide range of pursuits including sailing, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing, golfing, bird watching, shooting and numerous coastal and woodland walks. The M74 provides transport links to the north and south and is approximately 25 miles to the east. Dumfries also has a mainline railway station with onward connections to London and the South.
The business is busy all year around, trading 7 days per week from 7.30am – 6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am – 12noon on Sundays. The store offers for sale a range of general and frozen convenience grocery items together with fresh bakery and dairy products, local fresh produce, traditional news, confectionery and tobacco lines, and a selection of alcohol products. Also benefits from the National Lottery, liquor license, tobacco certificate and Pay Point connection. The post office is located within the shop and currently attracts an annual PO salary of £12,000 p.a. The tastefully decorated 25 cover tea room is renowned for great food, offering quality service, which attracts a variety of visitors and encouraging repeat custom.
The premises benefits from its position on the busy A76 and as such reaps the reward of the strong tourism trade in the area. An established demand for evening meals exists in the area as venues catering for evening dining are limited locally. As a result great potential exists to capitalise on such demand which will be further enhanced seasonally. Planning permission exists to convert the existing retail and tea room building into holiday homes and convert an additional wooden outbuilding into a more compact retail and café area.
The commercial premises is divided with the 64 sq ft convenience store and post office occupying the left section and the 28.5 sq ft tea room and 18 sq ft kitchen occupying the right. Both sections benefit from their own private entrances with internal access between them being gained via the kitchen. The property is fitted with a burglar alarm.
The store provides a retail area that is fitted throughout with a range of fixed and free standing display units and shelves, fridges, cabinets and counter area with electronic till point. From entering the store, the fully equipped and secure Post Office counter is located in the right.
The tea room is well maintained and presented throughout with a variety of paintings by local artists exhibited. The bright and welcoming dining area is presented with a number of freestanding tables and chairs creating a total of 24 covers. Far left behind a functional service counter is a well equipped kitchen with a variety of commercial cooking appliances and ample surface and preparation areas. Toilet facilities are located top left of the dining area. Additional outdoor seating is available on the front patio.
The sale includes a detached three bedroom cottage providing superb owner’s accommodation arranged over one and a half floors. All rooms are spacious and well-presented benefiting from natural light. The Ground floor comprises a spacious lounge featuring two large windows and a traditional focal wood burning stove; generously proportioned and well laid out kitchen with dining area featuring a range of solid floor and eye level units, glazed patio doors to the rear garden; double bedroom; family bathroom featuring bath with shower, sink and WC; cupboard and stairs leading to the upper floor. The first floor comprises two particularly spacious double bedrooms located at either end of the landing and a WC.
The neighbouring buildings are constructed from traditional sandstone and slate while a large wooden outbuilding with planning permission occupies the far end of the site. A large concrete parking area fronts the buildings.
The accompanying owner’s accommodation benefits from an enclosed private garden laid to grass at the rear of the dwellinghouse which is surrounded by woodlands. The subjects sit within a substantial .75 acre plot.
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