Busy Village Post Office with Accommodation
Ref: 2552 J
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this long established Post Office business in Beacon Hill, Hindhead, Surrey. The business was established over 100 years ago and has been in our clients careful hands since 2001. The business is only now being offered to the market due to our clients desire to explore other business ventures. The business is open 6 days a week and generates a turnover in the region of £39,000 per annum with a gross profit of approximately 9%. With a post office salary around £30,000. Beacon Hill Post Office is a very long established and well known Post Office. The business is very busy as it serves the whole of the village with no local competition. The business sells a variety of products such as stationary items, greeting cards and craft items. The Post Office also sells a wide range of sweets, chocolates and soft drinks, which are very popular with the nearby school and local residents. The Post Office offers services such as Drop & Go, Parcelforce, Foreign Currency, National Express, Lotto prize payments and Lotto ticket sales. The premises has fantastic spacious owner’s accommodation with very large rear garden with large summer house. The accommodation features a kitchen, living room, 3 double bedrooms, master bedroom and bathroom facilities. We feel the business could introduce further food and drink ranges, which could increase the turnover greatly. This is a fantastic opportunity for a new owner to take this well-established business to the next level; therefore, an early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
We are advised the business generates a turnover in the region of £39,000 per annum and a gross profit of approximately 9%. With a post office salary around £30,000.
The business is owner run and managed with the assistance of 1 part time staff members.
The business is open: Monday – Friday: 9am till 1pm and 2pm till 5.30pmSaturday: 9am till 1pmSunday: Closed
Beacon Hill Post Office is located in Beacon Hill, Hindhead, Surrey. Beacon Hill Post Office is located in a densely populated area of the village. Situated a very short walking distance away from Beacon Hill Community Primary School and many other complimentary shops and business, which help generates excellent footfall. Beacon Hill is a pretty village with a lot of character. The village has three churches, a primary school, a shopping area and a range of sporting facilities. The village lies between two main roads, the A287 Haslemere to Farnham road and the Tilford Road, an alternative and more rural route from Hindhead to Farnham via the village of Tilford. Churt is located approximately 5 minutes drive away and around the same distance away from Hindhead, the A3 arterial road is also located around 5 minutes away.
Detached, single fronted premises, briefly summarising:- Ground floor:The ground floor of the premises is made up of a large sales area, the area is well presented with greeting card display stand, central display table, twin multi layered display stands, twin multi shelved stationery display, pegged boarded wall to rear displaying further stationery items displayed and a chewing gum and sweets display. The area is equipped with a hot point freezer with a counter table above, small white melamine folding leaf table, Coca Cola single door branded chiller, Walls branded ice cream freezer and an aluminium free standing adjustable shelving display housing chocolates and sweets and basic stationery items. Also in place is a Canon branded FAX-B155 bubble jet fax machine and a Panafax branded DF-1100 photo copier/fax machine. To the rear of the premises is a fully glassed fronted Post Office counter, which is also used as a counter for non-Post Office items. A doorway to the side of the Post Office counter leads through to a rear store room, staff toilet facilities and staff kitchen. A further doorway leads into owner’s accommodation, which includes a nicely decorated kitchen area and bright living room with large French doors, which lead into the garden. First floor:The first floor is made up of 1 double bedroom with loft access, 2 double bedrooms and a master bedroom. The floor also has bathroom facilities, with a second loft access point. External:The exterior of the premises features a large garden area with patio, which steps down to the lawn with a large summer house at the end of the garden. Side path leads from the front of the property to the rear garden, with access to the kitchen along the path. The front of the premises is well signed with old style red Perspex sign above the entrance, oval Post Office sign and Perspex lottery sign. The premises is also fitted with a canopy above the entrance.
We are advised freehold.