The business and premises is prominently positioned on the Scratby Road, B1159 Old Coast Road, which leads from Caister-on-Sea to North Walsham. The property lies on the outskirts of the village of Scratby close to the Scratby Garden Centre, Village Store and Post Office. There is a lot of passing vehicular traffic particularly in the summer months due to the influx of holidaymakers to this area.
The property comprises a detached complex of a traditional brick and pan tiled roof building with a number of lean-to and flat roof additions. Vehicular and pedestrian access is to the front of the property using a shared driveway providing parking for customers with side car parking for staff. There is dropped kerbed access to the rear of the property via double gates where there is a store yard. There are two pedestrian access points to the front of the property. One opens into the retail shop area which contains a large chiller display cabinet, further freezer display cabinets, stainless steel preparation areas and sink. The second door leads into the main preparation area which has been purpose fitted for fish preparation including tiled floor, raised wash down area and stainless steel fixtures and fittings. To the rear there are staff room areas and a further dedicated packing area recently installed, manager’s office and a useful large workshop with a door providing side access to staff parking. To the rear of the site there is a fully enclosed concrete yard area ideal for storage.
Retail area: 22.47 sq m
Preparation area: 14.35 sq m
Wash preparation area: 25.22 sq m
Rear preparation and stores: 23.25 sq m
Total 86.22 sq m (928 sq ft)
The freehold property, fixtures and fittings and considerable business goodwill is to be sold at a guide price of £195,000.
The property is assessed for business rates as Shop, Workshop and Premises. Rateable value £2,550 and rates payable of £1,275. 100% rates relief may be available.
The property and business has been owned by the current proprietors for over twenty years. The business is therefore established and enjoys an enviable local reputation with an unusually large catchment of local village customers, those coming from other villages and further afield with holidaymakers during the holiday season.
The business is very well run with accounts showing an increase in turnover and excellent profitability. Accounts are available upon request following a viewing of the property.
The property currently trades on the following hours: Tuesday to Friday08:30 to 16:00, Saturday 08:30 to 15:00 and Sunday 09:00 to 13:00.
The business is run by the proprietor and up to three members of her family. There is potential for a transition period in order to assist the new owners in the business.