About this property
The property is prominently situated just on the outskirts of the ever sought-after village of Sudbrooke and located on Wragby Road. Sudbrooke lies approximately four miles North East of Lincoln with easy access to Lincoln City Centre. Additionally, the new Eastern Bypass currently under construction will vastly improve accessibility to the south of Lincoln.
Head out of Lincoln along Wragby Road and Bunkers Hill and at the roundabout continue straight across taking the A158 towards Sudbrooke. Upon entering the village of Sudbrooke, the property can be found on the right hand side, accessed from North Lane.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to acquire a thriving Cafe Bistro Business, with exceptional potential for business growth located just off Wragby Road (A158) with approximately 13,000 vehicles passing every day and there are currently 160 new homes under construction nearby. In addition the eastern bypass, close to this business, is due to open late 2019. The premises were constructed to a high specification in 2008, although the business has been long-established and run by the same family for 34 years. The sale is due to retirement.
The very well-presented modern brick built Café Bistro has been thoughtfully designed to provide for a generous open-plan restaurant area, which extends to 136m² (1,465ft²). In addition, the fully equipped kitchens, fitted to a full catering standard, extend to 30m² (323ft²) and there is ancillary male and female, including disabled access WC facilities for visitors. The building was designed to enable the roof space to be further developed for residential purposes, subject to planning.
Externally, the premises have the benefit of a large visitors car park and additional coach park, which is regularly used given the location of the Café Bistro on the main arterial route from Lincoln to the East Coast, making the Café Bistro a well-known destination with Holiday-Makers and Day-Trippers to the Coast. The adjacent tennis court is also included providing expansion and development opportunities.
Principal Restaurant Area – 8.1m x 16.8m – Beautifully presented and providing for 75 covers internally, with further seating provision available on the veranda wrapping around the side and rear of the restaurant space. The restaurant also incorporates a fully licenced bar area and heated and chilled serving areas for carveries etc.
Fully Equipped Kitchen – 3m x 10m – Benefitting from a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 and meticulously maintained. In addition, there is a Staff Room with Staff WC Facilities and additionally, Male & Female, including Disabled Access WC Facilities for Visitors, all of which are of an excellent, modern specification.
The building has been carefully designed to allow for expansion onto the veranda and there is also the potential to develop the first floor space, possibly into a residential apartment, subject to the necessary Planning Permissions.
Ideas for future expansion of the business include extending trading hours into the evenings, introducing special menu nights such as steak, tapas, vegetarian, fish & chips. The provision of an ice-cream and sweet parlour, marketing the premises as function room facilities for children’s parties, special occasions and speciality afternoon tea.
The adjacent tennis court lends itself to the erection of an all-weather marquee, which provides further possibilities to offer black tie events, weddings, Christmas fairs and private functions.
Living accommodation is also available if required. Please contact Agent for further details.
The Café Bistro has the benefit of mains electricity and water. Heating is via an LPG gas fired system, supplemented by air-conditioning across the restaurant area.
Drainage is to a private modern ‘Biofilter’ septic tank. Surface water drainage is discharged into water containers and dispersed to a nearby watercourse and there is the potential for harvesting this surface water to improve environmental efficiency.
EPC Rating = B
The property comprising the Café Bistro, parking areas and tennis court are available on a Freehold basis. Alternatively, consideration will be given to offering the building To Let, for a term of years to be agreed, subject to three yearly Rent Reviews and on a Full Repairing & Insuring basis. The rent would be £36,000 per annum exclusive of rates and all other outgoings.
Business Rateable Value £20,500
In the event that a full rating liability is required, the current rates payable would be in the region of £9,819.50 per annum (Rate to the pound for 2017/18 is 47.9 pence).
VAT may be applicable in addition to the sale price at the prevailing rate.
Visitors Car Park.
Coach Car Park.
Viewings via prior appointment with Mundys Commercial