Well Established Butchers For Sale
Please quote reference B06424
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market, Country Butchers.
There has been a butchers at this site for over 60 years and the current owner has run it as Country Butchers for the last 16 years or so. The business has been a real labour of love accruing many regular customers and a fantastic reputation whilst under the vendors ownership.
The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to the owners wish to enjoy a well-earned retirement, he is keen to see his beloved butchers shop pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take this already thriving business to the next level.
Country Butchers sells a great selection of products including:
- Christmas Meat Hampers
- Whole hams
The business has an impressive number of regular customers, many of whom are known on a first name basis by the vendor who is a popular and well-respected member of the local community.
Scope to improve
- Advertising and marketing campaign
- Maximise the use of social media particularly Facebook and Twitter
- Website, ideally with an online ordering facility
- Explore online voucher discounters such as Groupon and Wowcher
- Extend the opening hours, business is currently being run at a pace to suit
- Introduce a customer loyalty card/ scheme
- Expand the product range stocked, perhaps fruit and vegetables etc
- Introduce a delivery service
Reasons to Buy
- A well established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
- All fixtures and fittings included making this a real Turnkey business opportunity
- Ideal owner managed or partnership business
- Current owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success
- Includes lovely living accommodation
- Prime trading position in an unusually busy and vibrant shopping centre
- Little or no competition locally
- Refrigerated Window bed
- 2 glass serve over counters
- 2 upright dairy fridges
- Cooked meat slicer
- Counter top oven
- 4 sets of scales
- 40 meat trays
- Electric till
- 2 butcher blocks
- Vac PAC machine
- Sausage filler
- 2 walk in fridges
- Large upright fridge
- 2 upright freezers
- Burger maker
- Air conditioner
Hilton Smythe highly recommend early enquiry to avoid disappointment
This great little business is likely to attract considerable interest.
We are advised the business generated an advised turnover of circa £312,000, further financial information can be made available upon request.
Please quote reference B06424
The business is run and managed by our client with the help of 1 full time staff member, 1 part time staff member and 1 Saturday casual staff member.
The business trading hours are as followed:
Monday to Friday - 07:00am - 14:00pm
Saturday - 07:00am - 11:00am
Sunday - Closed
Country Butchers is located in Chard.
Chard is a town and civil parish in Somerset. It lies on the A30 road near the Devon and Somerset borders, 15 miles south west of Yeovil. The town has a population of approximately 13000.
Country Butchers is ideally situated in the main shopping area of the town. It sits alongside other complimentary retail businesses and thus benefits from high levels of footfall and passing trade along with regular custom.
The business is nicely presented and maintained with clear visible signage and distinctive blue and white livery. There is free on street parking immediately outside the premises and there are a number of inexpensive public car parks within easy walking distance of the premises.
The business occupies the ground floor of an attractive, period property with living accommodation arranged over the first and second floor and briefly comprises of:
Windows and glazed door to front creating a light, airy and inviting interior, pull-out sun shade to front, ideally fitted to suit the trade with tiled walls and floor, refrigerated window display, 2 glass serve over counters, butchers block, generous run of worktop, electronic weighing machine, tape dispenser, wall mounted menu boards, open dairy chiller, egg display, wall mounted air conditioning unit, commercial oven, cooked meat slicer, second weighing machine.
With tiled walls and floor, fluorescent lighting, bug zapper, butchers block, stainless steel preparation tables, weighing machine, vac pac machine, sausage machine,2 walk-in chillers, stainless steel sink and drainer with open storage beneath, double stainless-steel fridge, 2 upright fridges, wall mounted paper towel dispenser, door to rear garden
To the rear of the shop is a pretty courtyard garden with artificial grass, raised beds and a useful timber shed.
To the first floor is the surprisingly generous and light living accommodation including:
A generous and bright room with bay window to front, feature fireplace, wall lights and tv point
Good sized kitchen with slate tile effect vinyl flooring, a range of base and wall units in a beech effect finish with complimentary worktop, white sink with Monobloc tap, space for washing machine and tumble drier, built-in dresser with Glass doors, ample space for dining table and chairs
With tiled walls and floor and corner shower cubicle with electric shower.
To the second floor are two bedrooms and a family bathroom.
We are advised the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis with the Lease on a 3 month rolling agreement, the rent is £1201 per month.