Village Shop & Tea Room in West Burton for Sale.
Rarely does such a stunning opportunity reach the open market – do not miss out on a fantastic opportunity to work and live in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. West Burton is a beautiful village close to Wensleydale, located approximately 6 miles south west of Leyburn. This is the only shop in the village other than the local butcher, so enjoys a monopoly position and operates on a fantastic gross profit margin. The retail side of the business operates as a general grocery and convenience store and has a long and established trading history in the local community. In addition to the community of West Burton itself, the business also serves the nearby villages of Walden, Thoralby and Newbiggin, none of which has a local shop. West Burton is well known for the location of the Cauldron Falls within the boundary of the village and receives a high number of visitors, both on day trips and those staying in rented self-catering cottages in the village and local bed and breakfasts. The area is also renowned and popular amongst walkers and cyclists who frequent the village and regularly use the local businesses. The tea room is currently underutilised due solely to the current owner's personal circumstances and offers tremendous potential to new hands-on owners for additional income through extending the menu, additional marketing and offering a breakfast menu throughout the main visitor season. Please note the annual turnover of £50,020 has been derived almost exclusively from the shop alone, with only 5% having been taken from the tea room due to personal circumstances. VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This is a highly prominent double-fronted retail unit with an open aspect directly facing the village green, comprising the village shop which is very well presented and fitted with a wealth of quality commercial fittings, refrigeration and freezer units, a small catering kitchen to the rear and customer/staff WC. The tea room is self-contained with direct access from the village green, although the two parts of the business have joint access internally. The tea room can accommodate up to 16 covers with additional table spaces outside and opposite on the village green. During its past trading activity the tea room has been used successfully for the sale of gifts, crafts and the work of local photographers and these options could be freely explored again by new owners. A three-bedroomed bungalow situated in the village is available by separate negotiation available on short hold tenancy. This has a separate self-contained annex with its own lounge, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen and offers a great opportunity of further income through bed and breakfast or Airbnb. This has already been negotiated and agreed with the owners.
Business & Property also Available for £151,500. EPC Band D.