POST OFFICE AND VILLAGE STORE WITH FAMILY SIZED RESIDENCE in Barnsley for Sale.
Established over 50 years ago and a vital asset to this pleasant village located just 4.5 miles from Barnsley town centre in South Yorkshire. This is a substantially extended freehold property encompassing a ground floor village store with dual Post Office counters, off-licence and news, and the recent addition of a highly popular hot and cold sandwich takeaway. Located on a major trunk road but with good off road parking for customers and adjoining a village park and play area, the business enjoys good levels of turnover from several revenue streams. This is already a densely populated community, about to further expand with a large new housing project in development close by. Additionally, the area is abundant with industry and commerce, providing a steady stream of custom all day long.
THE BUSINESS - Two Post Office counters returning the owners commissions in excess of £46,000 per annum. Retail sales by way of off-licence, convenience goods and news average £8,500 per week (excluding Lotto). Add to this sandwich takeaway sales and Lotto and the weekly takings reach an average of £14,500. Collection point for Evri and Amazon, DPD in process. Trading accounts for the year to 31 July 2022 show turnover of £446,425 (excl. VAT, Post Office remuneration and Lotto commission).
THE PROPERTY - The shop originally occupied the end terrace property. The adjoining terrace house was bought by the current owners, enabling the shop to be extended and the first floor knocked through to make a substantial family home with four double bedrooms (one on the second floor) and two single bedrooms (one currently used as an office). Large, fully tiled house bathroom with roll top bath and corner shower enclosure. Second fully tiled bathroom with corner shower cubicle. Ground floor private accommodation has a fully-fitted kitchen diner and large reception room. Extra long brick built garage to the rear and wrap around decked terrace seating area. Utility room. The retail shop has had a recent total refurbishment, including a modern bank of display chillers along one full wall, energy efficient lighting and air-conditioning recessed into a drop ceiling. CCTV. Recently refurbished frontage with electronic sliding door, new windows and signage. To the rear of the shop counter is the food operation, with a comprehensively equipped catering kitchen and a hooded extraction system. Deep sink pot wash. Ample storage racking. There is an additional house kitchen, fully fitted with modern cabinets and appliances. Long, shop store room, shelved and with chilled goods storage for the caterers.
Stock £32,000. Commercial EPC Band A. Residential EPC Band A.