Reference - 40273
Tarbert is the main community on Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland. It is also a car ferry teminal to Uig on Skye. Approximately 36 miles from the Isle of Lewis’s principle town of Stornoway. Tarbert benefits from having its own ferry port accommodating ferries from Uig on the Isle of Skye. Tarbert is the main port and capital village of Harris. The name Tarbert comes from the Norse Tairbeart meaning “draw-boat”.
The village has the main ferry terminal, local tourist information and a range of shops available, including the Harris Tweed Shop overlooking the main access road to the CalMac ferry terminal.
The business has been operated by the current owner for over 20 years. Our client has also upgraded many of the fixtures and fittings.The business trades all year round mainly from the locals who support the shop. Opening times are Mon - Sat 08:30 – 18:00, opening to 20:00 in the summer months and being closed on Sundays.
The current owner adopts a hands-on approach, although he employs 2 full-time members of staff.
The shop is presented to a modern standard and stocks everything from newspapers/magazines, tobacco, fruit & veg, frozen goods, cooked meats, groceries and stationary, greeting cards and ice cream. The sale of John Morrison Newsagents offers an opportunity to purchase a successful business which would appeal to first time buyers or experienced buyers looking for a change of lifestyle.
The property is located on a central thoroughfare and has an abundance of free parking outside the business and nearby areas.
The service areas comprise of cash desk with 2 till points, kitchen/office and a store room with staff toilets.
The owners’ accommodation is presented to a modern standard which comprises of a 3 bed family home. The home consists of 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom, lounge, dining room, galley style kitchen and family bathroom. All of the rooms in the property benefit from the views across the harbour. The property is full of period features and boasts 4 open fires.
We have been advised that all mains services are connected.
The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold.
Turnover £641,935. Full trading information will be made available after a formal viewing has taken place.
The availability of John Morrison Newsagents & Grocers offers prospective buyers an opportunity to purchase a well established local business with potential to develop and enhance trade.
Offers Over£299,999 are sought for the heritable property, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.
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