Lawrence Wright. Specialist Business Agent 01747 228941
Ice Cream Parlour, 2 Holiday Flats
+ Owner’s Two Bedroom Accommodation
Rent Free Café!
46 The Esplanade
44 Seats inside and out; 2 x 1 Bedroom Flats + Owners 1/2 bedroom flat. Expected Holiday Flat Income £26,000 p.a. – Rent: £26,000 p.a. = Rent Free Ice Cream Parlour and Accommodation!
Situation and Description. The property is located in possibly the busiest part of Weymouth sea front with magnificent sea views from the Ice Cream Parlour and front windows. The Grade II Listed premises have been considerably improved by the present owners and now offers a busy day time, seasonal Ice Cream Parlour with 2 newly refurbished one bedroom flats and further private 1/2 bedroom living accommodation on the top floor with newly fitted kitchen.
The holiday flats have been received a complete refurbishment including new secondary double glazing, redecoration and refurnishing. The Ice Cream Parlour was created in early 2019 with specialist furniture and equipment.
Weymouth was established by George III as a fashionable resort and since the 18th Century the area has been renowned as a holiday centre. Weymouth provides the more classic seaside leisure and tourist related facilities, whilst visitors can visit nearby Portland for informal, specialist diving and sailing pursuits – the new seven million pound National Sailing Academy is going strong and was the venue for the sailing Olympics in 2012 – this exposure will bring visitors for years to come. Major International Sailing Events take place here. Inland, the attractions of Dorset including ‘ Hardy Country ‘ bring people back to this region year after year. Weymouth attracts in excess of 2.5 million tourists each year and recently the area has experienced an injection of hundreds of millions of pounds on various projects including a new 600 berth marina; a new road linking the A35 to Weymouth; Osprey Quay at Portland: the conversion of the navy quarters to private housing (500 plus units) and commercial development. Dorset Council promote many festivals throughout the year including the The International Military and Veterans Festival, The Seafood Festival, Ironman and dozens of other events centred around the Harbour, Beach and Pavilion.
Ground Floor –
Entrance Hall – stairs to first floor and the lower ground floor.
Front Parlour with bay window overlooking the seafront with seating for 12 with servery area with ice cream freezers (one Marshfield freezer on free loan) till etc.
Rear Parlour with seating for 16.
Lower Ground Floor
Staff Unisex Toilets with 2 cubicles, wash basin.
First Floor – Currently a Holiday Flat
Large Living Room with sofa, bay window and outstanding sea views, Dining table and chairs, easy chairs, coffee table etc.
Kitchen with electric cooker, washing machine, single drainer sink unit, work surfaces, wall cupboards, extractor hood etc.
Bathroom (newly fitted) with bath and shower over, wash basin and w.c.
Bedroom – Double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers etc.
Second Floor – currently used as a Holiday Flat
Large Living Room with bay window overlooking the sea. Similarly furnished to Ist Floor Holiday Flat.
Bedroom – Double sized.
Bathroom with bath, wash basin and w.c.
Kitchen with single drainer sink unit, worksurfaces etc.
Third Floor – Living Accommodation.
Kitchen/Diner – to be fitted shortly. Roof Light and Sea Views!
Bedroom with roof light.
Shower Room with shower cubicle, wash basin and w.c.
Outside: Covered Yard. Utility Room
A well presented ice cream parlour business in a stunning location with additional income from holiday flat letting. The business has traded successfully for the 2019 season with an informed turnover of approximately £20,000.
The business has been staff run and is now for sale as the owners live too far from the business.
The Ice Cream Parlour is currently dog friendly and even offers doggy ice cream!
For the two legged customers a selection of Waffles, Pancakes, Knickerbocker Glories, Banana Splits, Sundaes, Milkshakes and Hot and Cold Drinks are served.
The holiday flats are expected to provide sufficient income to cover the rent of the entire building. Bookings a flowing in.
The present owners pay a sum of approximately £480 p.a. to Dorset Council for use of the pavement outside for further seating.
Tenure: The entire premises over 5 floors is currently held under the terms of a FRI Lease which commenced in March 2019 for a 9 year term with a current rent of £26,000 p.a. with three year rent reviews. There may be a longer lease available, subject to negotiation.
Price: Only £80,000 including all fixtures, fittings, equipment, furniture etc.
Fixtures, Fittings, Furniture and Trade Equipment: An inventory of trade contents is included in the sale price. A detailed inventory will be prepared at a later stage.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the agents.
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