Whimple Stores, 1 The Square, Whimple, Exeter, Devon, EX5 2SN
Commercial property specialists Stonesmith, are delighted to be marketing the sale of Whimple Stores – an attractive character property and well-regarded village shop.
Incorporating the Post Office, in the centre of the East Devon village of Whimple, the business occupies a prominent and highly visible trading position on The Square, overlooking the village church. Whimple is a popular and much sought-after East Devon village, with an active village community and benefiting from two pubs, a primary school and a railway station on the Exeter to London Waterloo line. Transport links are excellent, with the A30 dual carriageway approximately one mile away, which provides swift access to the city of Exeter (9 miles) with its international airport and motorway access. The market town of Honiton is 10 miles away.
Owned by our clients for 7 years, the property has benefited from continued investment and improvements during this time, including the recent refurbishment of the shop with commercial non-slip flooring fitted throughout. The substantial character property briefly comprises:- Character Retail Area with Post Office Counter and which also offers some seating for teas and coffees and a Stock Area. The Owner’s Accommodation is totally self-contained and particularly spacious and offers a Character Sitting Room, Spacious Kitchen and Dining room, Utility Room, 4 Double Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. To the rear is a large enclosed split-level rear garden with lawned areas, vegetable patch, covered storage, greenhouse and a storeroom. The property benefits from unrestricted car parking immediately to the front.
This impressive business has gone from strength to strength and an opportunity now exists for new owners to purchase this profitable business opportunity, combined with a spacious family home. Our clients purchased the business in 2013 and it has shown year on year sales growth during their ownership. The business enjoys good levels of regular repeat local trade, together with some passing trade, such is the ease of access and car parking. Operating as a modern convenience store, retailing groceries, fresh bread and cakes, household items, dairy lines, frozen foods, fruit & vegetables, hot and cold soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits, snacks & confectionery, newspapers & magazines (counter sales only), stationery and greetings cards. The business benefits from being a Post Office Local Plus outlet, the serving of fresh teas and coffees proves popular and the seating offers a place for locals to meet.
The freehold business and family home is on the market for an asking price of £425,000. Full property details are available on our website: www.stonesmith.co.uk and viewings arranged by calling 01392 201262.