SHOP, TEAROOM AND RESIDENCE in North Yorkshire for Sale. A truly outstanding and well-loved business and property in one of the most beautiful, picture-postcard settings within the North York Moors National Park, eight miles north-west of Pickering. The shop and tearoom is the hub of this small, historic village which attracts tens of thousands of visitors all year around to the site of a 12th century priory. The property is at the head of the village, directly across from the site of the priory and on the village green. The property extends over both banks of a picturesque beck, providing relaxing private gardens for the owners, as well as idyllic outdoor seating areas for patrons of the tearoom business.
The Property: The property has undergone many improvements over the last five years, including recently installed UPVC double glazing throughout. The private accommodation on the first floor is family sized and is very nicely appointed, with three double bedrooms, living room, family bathroom and modern fitted kitchen diner, all off a long hallway. The business premises is spread over the ground floor and includes a general store with locally sourced goods and gifts, convenience goods, greeting cards, news, pastries, cakes and the essential ice-cream servery, plus open access through to the tearooms which comfortably accommodates 30 or more diners. Customer WC. Stores cupboard. Catering kitchen, well-equipped and with ample food prep and dry / chilled storage. A stone built detached outbuilding provides sizeable additional storage facilities. The main property has oil fired central heating throughout. CCTV and security alarm. The outside of the property has customer seating on the forecourt fronting the shop and tearoom, easily accommodating 50 guests, plus an enclosed terrace overlooking the beck which seats 42 or more. From the rear of the residence, a small yard leads to a wooden bridge spanning over the beck and into a wonderful, private and spacious lawned garden.
The Business: The general store and tearoom are run as one venture and attract annual sales in excess of £300,000 per annum, attracting good net profits. In high-season the business has achieved daily sales of over £2,500. Detailed financial information will be available to seriously interested parties who have viewed the property. Weekends are particularly busy with tourists and visitors and therefore viewings arrangements are limited to weekdays and only by prior appointment.