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Quilting Supply Store

Blackhall Mill £179,995 Freehold REF: NE1156

Location

Blackhall Mill is a pleasant village located just off the A694 at Hamsterley and approximately 5 miles south west of Blaydon.  The A694 is one of the main routes running between Blaydon, Shotley Bridge and Consett. 

Blackhall Mill is clearly signed at the Chopwell turning and the premises front onto the main road running through.  There is on street parking available as well as a free car park nearby.

Business

The business operates as a long established and reputable patchwork and quilting supply store providing a range of complementary services.  Services including a busy retail shop which draws in customers from throughout the region as the shop carries up to 2,500 Bolts of fabric.  There is a dedicated sewing studio which comfortably holds up to 16 students for classes and workshops and the Long Arm quilting service is operated by a self-employed seamstress using the Gammill machine (value circa £10,000) included in the sale.

There is an active Facebook page and a dedicated retail website with a computerised stock control system (EPOS) currently having in excess of 9000 customers registered. There are 5,000 people registered on the mailing list and the business is very active via social media.

The business was awarded second place in the ‘Best Sewing & Haberdashery Retailer in the North of England’ at the 2017 British Sewing Awards.

This is a profitable and established business ready to move into with the benefit of a freehold shop with living quarters.

Premises

Comprise a large three storey property, separated into a single storey end terraced retail unit with an adjacent retail shop and separate two bed flat above.

Ground Floor

Retail Shop - total circa 656 sq.ft. (61 sq.m.) fully fitted and equipped for the trade with service counters and shelving.

Workshop – total circa 361 sq.ft. (33.6 sq.m.)

Rear Shop – total circa 152 sq.ft. (14.1 sq.m.)

Staff W.C.’s

First Floor - living accommodation

Kitchen – 121 sq.ft. (11.2 sq.m.) with oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher.

Dining Room – 151 sq.ft. (14.04 sq.m.)

Bathroom – 86 sq.ft. (8 sq.m.)

Bedroom 1 – 177 sq.ft. (16.48 sq.m.)

Bedroom 2 – 115 sq.ft. (10.68 sq.m.)

Lounge – 153 sq.ft. (14.17 sq.m.)

Basement / Cellar - 125 sq.ft. (11.61 sq.m.) plus 323 sq.ft. (30 sq.m.) with combi boiler installed.

External with parking for 2 vehicles.

Services

Gas central heating is installed with separate supplies.                                 

Trading Hours

Tuesday - Saturday                            10.00am – 4.00pm

Sunday & Monday                                        Closed        

Staff

The business is currently owner operated plus 1 additional member of staff.

Fixtures & Fittings

A full inventory would be made available prior to an exchange of contracts.  Current value of the fixtures, fittings and stock is circa £60,000 but this is open to negotiation.

Rates

We are verbally informed that the premises are assessed as follows:

Rateable Value     £8,500 (2017 list)  

Rates free incentives are available subject to status.

Tenure

We are verbally informed that the premises are available on a Freehold basis.  Interested parties should seek legal confirmation of this.

EPC

Rating C – a copy of the document is available for inspection if required.

 

 

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