Commercial property for sale in Chislet, Canterbury CT3

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Property description

Ref 5615 – Leasehold Lawn Mower Specialists

Blacks Brokers are proud to bring to the market this leasehold lawn mower specialist business located on the much sought after Chislet Business Park in Canterbury, Kent.


Barnett’s Garden Machinery has been trading since 1988. During its impressive trading history, the business has firmly established itself within the local community and within this business sector having built up a large customer base and excellent reputation. Recommendations and word of mouth bring continual new customers and the existing customer base is loyal with much repeat trade. The business offers a variety of products and services, from sales and service to repairs, spare part solutions and expert advice; this includes lawn mowers, garden tractors, chainsaws and brush cutters.


Hersden is a village east of Canterbury. The area is close to Upstreet and Westbere with excellent links to the A28 and A2. This area is very well populated and the business is positioned on a former farm on the outskirts of the village.

Reason for sale

Barnett's Garden Machinery is only being offered for sale due to our client’s retirement.


The building is available on a competitive rent on a Full Repair and Insure lease (Fri lease). This is the most common form of commercial property lease. The current lease is 2 years and began in 2016 at a cost of £5,000 plus VAT per annum.

Building information and layout

Barnett's Garden Machinery is housed within a former agricultural building adapted for commercial use. Inside the business there is a hallway which leads to the main shop area of the business; this is home to a large machinery display area and servery counter. To the front of the shop there is also a separate entrance for the staff and this area also houses an array of professional and well maintained equipment. This secure site is positioned on a private property, giving good security and space for numerous vehicles on site. A full inventory is available by request.


Barnett's Garden Machinery is currently operating with our client on a full time basis.

Financial details

Financial details are available upon a viewing of the business and Barnett's Garden Machinery has traded solidly over its long and impressive trading history. Annual Turnover £59,045 (Year End 31 June 2019), Gross Profit £39,374 (Year End 31 June 2019). Most customers are from the local area as one would expect, with additional trade from recommendations and word of mouth.


This is a superb opportunity to acquire an exceptional business with long trading history and large customer base in a private and secure industrial unit in much sought-after area of Kent. The business brings consistent takings and profits, yet still offers scope for expansion with more staff enabling additional work load. The business could also benefit from an online presence and potentially a social media following. Early viewings are strongly advised and are welcomed by appointment only. This opportunity would suit an owner operating team, but may also be of interest to a similar business looking to expand into this area.

Business: £15,000.

Please quote ref: 5615

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