Commercial property in Aberdovey

Sold - £390,000

The Sweetshop, 2 Seaview Terrace
Aberdovey, Gwynedd, LL35 0EE

Commercial property in Aberdovey

The Sweetshop
2 Seaview Terrace
LL35 0EE



Property description

The Sweet Shop/Aberdyfi Ice Cream Limited is a well established business, with a renowned reputation for its award winning artisan ice cream.

This is a superb opportunity to take on a lifestyle business. It is seasonal (February to October) and very profitable,
situated in one of the most sought after and beautiful coastal villages in Wales.

There has been a sweet and ice cream shop on the premises for nearly 100 years, and in the 1930s ice cream was churned in the back yard using local milk.

The current owner revisited this tradition in 2006, a year after buying the business, purchasing American and Italian machines, and producing the ice cream on-site.

Since then turnover has increased year on year, and the business has flourished,winning many awards and building an enviable reputation. It really has been a labour of love for her. Now the owner wishes to retire so the business is being sold.

She is very keen to see her beloved shop pass on to an ambitious, energetic, entrepreneurial new owner,who can build on existing success and take the business to a new level.

The Shop is primarily an award winning artisan Ice Cream business.
It sells home-made ice cream, sorbets, frozen yogurt, vegan gelato, whippy and lollies,
as well as:
hot/cold drinks
wide selection of cones and pots
sweets in jars
confectionery gifts
Little Jack Horner artisan sausage rolls

The Sweet Shop is situated in a prominent position fronting the main road through Aberdyfi, benefiting from extremely high footfall levels.

The Dairy Room and Kiosk are directly opposite the shop within the pretty wharf gardens, adjoining the very busy Tourist Information Centre and featuring undercover seating looking out over the estuary and to the mountains beyond.

The shop occupies the ground floor of an attractive period style building, and sits in a terrace comprising other independent shops. It has wipe down walls and anti slip flooring throughout, high speed broadband and a 3 phase electricity supply.

The shop features: serve over 24 pan counter twin soft ice cream machine Rijo coffee machine display freezer for smoothies and ice cream cakes shelving throughout the customer area air conditioning unit

Behind the counter, the prep area consists of:
2 commercial blenders
cone holders
small wash up sink
hand wash sink
air conditioning unit

In the back, there is a wash up and storage area, comprising of:
7 commercial freezers
large commercial stainless steel sink with drying shelves above
handwash sink
6 pan blast freezer
stainless steel trolley
air conditioning unit

Downstairs there is a cellar/store with shelving throughout and a staff toilet and sink. Outside there is a small yard.

The building has 983 years left on the lease. Ground rent is 150 a year and comes with a 50% share of the entire building.

The whole business is beautifully presented, well maintained with visible signage and distinctively unique, recently overhauled branding, of which the base materials can be provided for future marketing purposes.

The Dairy Room and Kiosk are located in one of the prime locations of the village, on the wharf gardens next to the jetty, with A3 planning status. It has been completely fitted out as a designated production area, with wipe down walls and anti slip flooring throughout.

The Entrance Area features:
a fridge and freezer
a wash up sink
storage shelves
staff toilet with sink and changing area

Inside, the main production area has:
air conditioning unit
hand wash sink
2 commercial freezers
18 pan batch freezer
3 stainless steel wheeled trolleys
3 storage bins
mezzanine store area
stainless steel shelving
2 pastuerisers
3 batch freezers
a commercial blender

The Kiosk, situated between the Dairy Room and Tourist Information Centre includes:
13 pan serve over counter
drinks chiller
Rijo coffee machine
bake off oven
wash up sink
hand wash sink
air conditioning unit
outside tables and chairsa sliding hatch through to the pier facing side of the building
undercover customer seating situated around the serving hatch

There is a 3 phase electricity supply into the building.

The Dairy Room and kiosk are rented from Snowdonia National Park with 7 years left of a 10 year lease and an option to extend for a further 10 years.

Additionally the business has a Caterpod fitted out with a serve over counter and chest freezer for events, weddings, parties or any occasion.

A sign written convertible Smart car for delivering ice cream to wholesale customers.

The Kiosk, Caterpod and wholesale business all have tremendous opportunity to expand and significantly increase turnover and the business also has the potential to be run year round.

This is a well established and highly regarded business with an enviable reputation. Situated in a prime trading position in the beautiful and desirable village of Aberdyfi within the Dyfi Biosphere and Snowdonia National Park

All fixtures/fittings/machinery included in the sale plus the Caterpod and Smart car

A turnkey business opportunity

Ideal for a family managed or partnership business

Current owners happy to offer help over handover to ensure continued success

We highly advise early viewings as opportunities like this rarely come up in Aberdyfi. It is a lovely little business, with potential to increase turnover, in a stunning place and is likely to attract considerable interest.

Please contact Welsh Property Services for further details 01654 710500

Financial information will be available on viewing.
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