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A superb lifestyle opportunity to acquire a lovely home with an income comprising a large family house with a fish and chip shop

A superb opportunity to acquire a lovely home with an income comprising a large family house with a fish and chip shop business located in the Sherwell Valley area of Chelston. The present owners have by choice limited the opening times to 9 hours frying time each week, however there is great scope to increase the opening times for business substantially should a new owner wish to do so. The present owners rely on personal callers to the shop, however there is scope to boost this with telephone/online orders and deliveries. The property is located in a densely populated residential area with local shops, schools and a public house closeby. The property has a large rear garden with the attraction of a hot tub. There is a large detached garage and parking area for several vehicles, this offers possible scope for development perhaps as an annexe, subject to obtaining any necessary consents.

Owner's Insight: A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase one of Torquays longest established fish and chips shops with the property being built in the 1930's, it boasts only having five owners. The current owners are now in their 20th year and feel it is time to move on. In the 1930's the area of Chelston was owned by the Manor of Cockington (1.5 miles away) and the local public house/hotel with it's neighbouring parade of shops including the fish and chip shop were put in to serve the workers of the Cockington Estate. The land between was slowly developed for residential housing. This underlines as to why this particular establishment holds such a strong success story. 95% of it's customers come back week in, week out and many are known by name. It's current owners are proud to be part of the local community and will be sad to leave. The shop itself sits on a main artery through the estate with parking directly outside.It boasts a full refit approximately five years ago that included a brand new high efficiency 3 pan Henry Nuttal range and extraction. The owners gave much thought and consideration to the recent Covid pandemic and have been highly praised for their efforts.

The good sized 3 bedroom property with large living accommodation is spread over three floors with the top floor housing the family lounge with outlooks to the rear overlooking their well established garden and parking area, whilst to the front are the open spaces of Victoria Park with it's family play area. The Haywain Public House is situated closeby at the end of the terrace. Torquay sea front is approximately fifteen minutes walk away with it's well known Riviera lifestyle. Although the current owners have reduced their opening hours, this is only of their choosing and Greenies Fish and Chips has never exploited it's full potential.

This is truly an opportunity to purchase not only a business but a family home and the potential of a truly fantastic lifestyle. The current owners would also be willing to assist any potential purchasers with training and assistance where needed.

The Shop. The shop has a 'Covid friendly' wooden deck in and out approach with an outdoor monitoring and ordering system at the front door. The shop has a large glazed frontage and glazed entry door opening to the well presented customer waiting area with recessed ceiling lighting. The shop is well equipped having been re-furbished by the present owners some 5/6 years ago. The principal equipment includes: a five year old Henry Nuttel 3 pan range including a hot box (high efficiency gas), exhaust extraction running underground from the range to the exterior of the building. The owners inform us that the range carries a full Henry Nuttel annual service from new and is on a maintenance contract with them and that all extraction units have been cleaned and monitored from new to comply with insurance company regulations. Other equipment includes drinks fridge with a large glass door, under counter fridge, under counter freezer, till, lemon fruit bowl, baine marie two pan, all stainless steel utensils, various tub-o-ware tubs, batter tin, chip skimmer and lifter plus spares, 5 chip baskets. A full inventory of equipment will be provided by the vendors.

Preparation Room. Fitted stainless steel sink unit and work table with stainless steel splash backs. Separate hand basin. Worktop. Tiled floor. Principal equipment includes 28lb potato rumbler, chipper, fish keeper Bosch fridge, commercial dish washer and chip trough. Various food preparation utensils. Door to outside and rear garden.

Store Room. Situated at the side of the building with a door to the front for deliveries and a door to the rear garden. High level windows. Space for potato and cooking oil storage. Glow Worm gas fired boiler. Storage shelving. Chest freezer. Outside table and chairs.

The House.

Separate PVC double glazed front door to the 

Entrance Hall. Double radiator. Coat hooks. Electricity consumer box. Recessed ceiling lights. Understairs storage cupboard with the gas meter. Fire service panel.

Kitchen/Diner. Window to the rear. Well fitted with modern units comprising floor based cupboards and drawers with roll edge work top areas. Matching wall cupboards and shelves. Stainless steel sink unit with a mixer tap. Tiled surrounds. Space for an electric cooker with a cooker hood over. Recess with space for a fridge with fitted shelving over. Freestanding dresser with glazed display cabinets and shelves. Space for a dining table and chairs. Radiator. Doorway to the hall and a glazed door to the shop.

Utility Room. Fitted with a range of floor and wall cupboards in a modern white finish with roll edge worktops and a stainless steel sink unit. Space for a washing machine and tumble drier. Part tiled walls. Fluorescent lighting. Double radiator. Door to the hall and a part double glazed door to the preparation room.

Stairs from the hall with a balustrade and hand rail lead up to the First Floor.

Landing. Obscure double glazed window to the side.

Bedroom 1. Large double glazed window giving pleasant views over the rear garden. Wall length fitted wardrobes and a matching bedside cabinet and a dressing table with drawers. Radiator.

Bedroom 2. Large double glazed window to the front with views towards the park. Radiator.

Bedroom 3. Currently arranged as the study/office. Double glazed window to the front with views towards the park. Radiator.

Bathroom/WC. Obscure double glazed window to the rear. Fitted with a coloured suite comprising a panelled bath with a Mira Sport electric shower unit and a glazed screen. Pedestal wash basin. Close couple WC. Tiled walls. Mirror fronted cabinet. Radiator. Fitted airing cupboard with a factory insulated hot water cylinder and immersion heater, slat shelving over.

Stairs with a handrail and balustrade lead up to the Second Floor Landing. Obscure double glazed window to the side. Door to the eaves storage space. Door to the

Lounge/Dining Room. Featuring almost full width double glazed windows to the front and rear giving pleasant views over the rear gardens and across the Park and the surrounding area to the front. Alcoves and recessed shelves for television accessories. Access to eaves storage space. Two radiators.                                                                          It may be possible to split this room to create two bedrooms and relocate the lounge to the first floor.

Outside.

The long sloping rear garden is a particular feature of the property and is arranged on several levels with a central path and outside lighting, a paved fish pond area, drying area, areas of artificial lawn and large sitting out areas with flower beds, rockeries, numerous small trees, palms and shrubs. In front of the garage is the covered wooden deck hot tub area with a fence surround. To the top corner of the garden is a large wooden raised deck (not presently used). The garden is enclosed by wooden fencing and hedge borders. There is outside security, lighting and electric points.

Large detached block built Garage with an up and over door to the rear, large windows and a door onto the rear garden. Roof storage space. Fluorescent lighting and electric points.

Large gravelled Parking Area for several vehicles including space for a motor home with a bank surround, wooden fencing and double wooden gates with access to Queensway.

General.

Trade. The present owners trade for just three evenings per week with a total of 9 hours frying time with a turnover in excess of £70,000. There is great potential to increase the trade if required. Detailed trading figures will be made available to genuinely interested parties after viewing.

Council Tax Band A (£1,311.71 2021/22).

Business Rates Paid for 2021 £2,149.

Energy Performance Rating CEPC Band C.