Popular Butchers in Hedge End, Hampshire For Sale
- Asking Price: £215,000
- Turnover: The business generates a turnover in the region of £196,758 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 42%.
- Tenure: Freehold
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular butchers business in Hedge End, Hampshire. The business was established at a former address in 1980 and has been in our client`s careful ownership at the present address since 1997. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our client`s desire for a well-earned retirement. The business is open 5 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £196,758 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 42%. The turnover of the butchers is generated from specialising in the sale of locally sourced meats, poultry and seasonal game, as well as eggs, pickles and chutneys, seasonal meats/poultry and sausages that have been recommended by Gourmet Britain. The business has an excellent reputation within the area for the high quality produce available and the friendly service offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base with a vast amount of repeat trade, as well as word of mouth referrals. Although the property is currently being utilised as a butchers, it could lend itself to a variety of different retail uses as it is in a prime trading location. We feel the turnover could be increased by extending the opening hours and trading 6/7 days per week, as we feel there is demand for it. There is also scope to embark on a small marketing campaign to advertise the business and the produce on offer. A new owner could also establish a website to promote the business. This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this thriving business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended.
The business is owner run and managed with 1 x part-time staff member.
The business is open: Monday: Closed Tuesday - Saturday: 7.00am - 5.00pm Sunday: Closed
Hedge End Butchers occupies substantial two-storey premises within a parade of shops in the town of Hedge End, Hampshire. The premises are surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops and businesses and benefits from a large amount of footfall and passing trade. The business prospers from being close to densely populated residential areas, from which it draws much of its trade. The business also benefits from car parking facilities within the area, as well as on-street and disabled parking to the front of the premises. Hedge End is situated to the east of the City of Southampton, adjoining the districts of West End and Botley. According to the 2001 census, the town had a population of approximately 17,978 residents. The area is well-served by the public transport system with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station is approximately 2 miles away in Botley. The area is also well-served by the motorway network with the M27 within easy driving distance. Southampton is approximately 5½ miles away and Portsmouth is 14½ miles away.
Two-storey retail premises, briefly comprising: Ground floor: Main sales and display area: Tiled walls and floors. Two large curved display chiller cabinets. Large display chiller cabinet to perimeter wall. 2 x TEC weighing scales. TEC electronic cash register. Credit/debit card terminal. Slicing machine. Wooden chopping block and knives. Safe. Preparation area: Large walk-in refrigerator. Mincing/sausage machine. Ham cooker. 2 x turbo vac over wrappers. Large two-door refrigerator. Label printer. Mixer. Convection oven. Microwave oven. Double sink and drainer. Stainless steel preparation tables. Wash hand basin. WC with wash hand basin. Small store cupboard. Rear secure access to car park. First floor: Two rooms with 4 x large chest freezers, small chest freezer, racking and shelving to suit trade and dry goods storage. External: New bi-fold doors to open the whole shop front. Butchers awning. Free on street parking.
We are advised Freehold.