Bridgend Convenience Store, is a substantial property over three floors which traded successfully as a village store and newsagent. Now offered for sale with vacant possession this unit extends to around 130m2 and is currently fitted out to a fairly good standard which would require only a modest capital outlay to bring it back into operation fairly quickly. The business has a generally sound trading history and there is certainly demand for its facilities and services within the immediate area. Located just off the A9 the shop is conveniently located on this main arterial route, attracting a good level of passing trade and serving the local communities. Bridgend Convenience Store ceased trading in 2017 following the relocation of the tenant, which has resulted in this retail opportunity being presented to the market.
Of traditional construction under a pitched slate roof, accommodation is arranged over three levels with approximate internal areas as follows:
Ground Floor Sales – 63.2m2
Ground Floor Storage and Sorting Office – 44.2m2
First Floor Storage – 19.23m2
Attic Floor Office – 11.80m2
From a prominent roadside location adjacent to the bridge, the store is centrally placed within the village, the building has a large frontage and a commanding position, providing ease of access to both pedestrians and vehicles. The sales area is presented to a good standard and is well-maintained throughout. The business has a good range of flexible fixtures and fittings allowing the maximum of display space within the available retail area. The sales counter is close to the main entrance, enabling a minimum of staffing to maintain service and security. Moving into the main shop display area is a central aisle surrounded by a full range of merchandise. Extensive racking and shelving are in situ including large chilled / freezer cabinets.
The village of Brora is one of the largest centres of population in Sutherland. The region is a tourist magnet and is renowned for its magnificent hills and rugged mountains. Brora has a staggering coastline with a long sandy beach and picturesque harbour: all sheltered to the west by rolling hills. The area attracts a high number of visitors who frequent the store during the tourist season who come to the area to undertake a wide range of activities. Walkers and cyclists make use of the local terrain. The wide range of birdlife appeals to ornithologists and the rivers within the region support large numbers of sports fishermen. Brora has its own 18-hole links golf course which also attracts many visitors to the area. Scottish castles and other historic sites makes the area vibrant in the summer season with Dunrobin Castle being the most famous just a few miles away. The many local self-catering accommodation providers, hotels and guest houses generate footfall for the store. The town of Brora has excellent social and welfare facilities; secondary schooling is provided in Golspie some 5 miles away.
The building has a substantial storage area on the ground floor which also affords easy access for deliveries. Additional storage and office space is available on the first and second floors and these areas could be used for other business activity uses subject to consents being obtained. A further office and utility room is conveniently located behind the main service counter. Staff washroom facilities are also present.
The business is set within an extensive property with prominent roadside frontage and a small car park to the side of the building plus off-road parking immediately to the front.
Mains electricity, water and drainage.
There is no owner’s accommodation with this property.
Lessee to bear all legal costs connected with the sale.
Rent - £9,500 per annum
Rent Review - Every Five years in line with RPI
Lease Duration - 12 – 20 years as required by tenant
Lease Type - Full repairing and insuring lease
Freehold Sale Option Available