Bovisand Lane, Down Thomas, Plymouth, PL9


A single storey seafront beach café/restaurant with maximum seating area for approximately 50 customers inside (currently reduced to 34 to comply with Covid-19 measures) with outside seating for further 50 (plus the lawns and beach) BCD

Info in a nutshell • Licensed Lock-Up Cafe Restaurant • Fantastic Trading Position • Excellent Opportunity • New Long Lease Available • Dramatic Coastline and Fantastic Sea Views • Approximately 100 Covers, 50 Out and 50 In • Current Trading Hours 10am to 4pm Weekdays, 9.30am to 4pm Weekends, 9.30am to 7pm In School Summer Holidays • Much Further Potential to extend trading hours • EPC Rating E BCD

Cafe/Restaurant 10.34m x 5.64m (33'11" x 18'6") A bright and open dual aspect room with uPVC double glazed windows to the front and side elevations, making the most of the spectacular panoramic sea and coastal views. There is a main bar/servery counter which has been well fitted out. This room provides capacity for up to 50 customers as well as providing a counter for a large volume of takeaway business.

Kitchen 5.60m x 1.78m (18'4" x 5'10") Well fitted out with all the necessary equipment, a full inventory can be provided to interested parties. The main kitchen incorporates a walk-in daily store cupboard, whilst located externally is an External Store with power, housing further freezers.

Cloakroom/WC Separate ladies and gents WC facilities. Both with a single obscured glazed windows to rear elevation, wash hand basin with taps over and wall mounted 'Airforce' hand dryers.

Outside The business owners benefit from two free parking spaces in the general public car park (staff for the business can obtain a concession parking permit at approximately £20 per annum.

External Store 4.61m x 1.77m (15'1" x 5'10") Housing freezers.

The Business The cafe opens all year (363 days) to cater for visitors and walkers as well as good local regular trade. Trading hours are generally in the region of 10am to 4pm during the week, 9.30am to 4pm at the weekends, with extended opening hours during school summer holidays between 9.30am and 7pm. There is additional potential for bistro/evening restaurant or for private parties etc. There is extremely good trade in the summer months, as Bovisand Beach is very popular with holiday makers staying at the nearby caravan park. There are also numerous holiday homes as well as daily visitors from Plymouth and the district. Cafe Bovisands benefits from a table alcohol license.

Tenure A new 10 year lease is available.The current passing rent is £6,912 per annum (£576pcm, £132.92 per week).

Trading Information Full accounts will be made available to bona fide buyers. Turnover yr end 31/03/19, of £144,000 (an increase of more than 65% on turnover from when the owners took over the business in Sept 2015)Café Bovisand has proved beyond doubt that it is a sustainable, profitable business despite unprecedented disruption.

Services Mains water, electric and shared septic tank.

Business Rates Rateable Value (2017 list) - £7,400. N.B. This is not the amount you pay. Qualifying businesses qualify for 100% small business rate relief. For more information visit party to bear their own costs in the transaction.

Agents Note The business has fully adapted to Covid-19 restrictions re-opening after lock-down on 11th May for take-away only and then participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme with reduced indoor seating (from 50 to 34 covers). Take-away business has been fully embraced by the business and the public and now accounts for much higher proportion of current turnover.Unexpectedly re-available due to long-term buyer apathy; Café Bovisand has proved beyond doubt that it is a sustainable, profitable business despite unprecedented disruption.

Rural Location

POST CODE FOR SATNAV: PL9 0AE. Follow sign posts for Down Thomas and Heybrook Bay. On reaching Down Thomas, turn right into Bovisand Lane and follow road down the hill until you reach the end. The cafe is located on the left as you enter the Bovisand park development.

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