Successful seafront cafe for sale in time for new season
An Isle of Wight beachfront business, currently trading at The Salix Cafe, is for sale in time for the holiday season, in the popular tourist town of Shanklin.
Hose Rhodes Dickson is offering an opportunity to buy this successful licensed café, at Small Hope Beach, for £450,000.
The building is block construction, on a raised platform, surrounded by seating areas and decking (75 outside covers), and there is extra seating on the revetment.
Inside, there is space for 25 coves, served from a counter.
Isle of Wight County Press property need to know:
Price: £450,000 (plus rent)
Agent: Hose Rhodes Dickson
There is a designated ice cream serving area, coffee machine, wood burner, store room and toilet.
A commercial kitchen offers a range of catering equipment, included in this freehold sale.
Solar panels on the roof provide hot water, CCTV is installed, there are electronic window shutters and the cafe's entrance is via a ramp, or via double doors, facing the sea.
Set on council-owned land, with around three years left on the current lease (which would be renewed for a new owner), an annual rent of £8000 is payable to County Hall.
The cafe currently trades year-round, five days per week, between 9am and 4pm.
It hosts evening and private functions and it is licensed to serve alcohol until midnight.
A range of cocktails have been specifically created for the VAT-registered business.
Shanklin is on the southeast coast of the Island and is famous for its safe sandy beaches.
It is possible to walk all the way from Sandown.
The beach is only yards from the front of the café and there are panoramic views, towards Sandown and Culver Cliff.