Hunton, Bedale, North Yorkshire

£285,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A superb opportunity to purchase a property that combines three bedroom accommodation with a Shop and Post Office business; all located in a popular and attractive village at the foot of the Yorkshire Dales. Due to the retirement of the present owners, there is an opening for prospective purchasers to update, modernise and develop the existing business. An external store and an integral garage would be well suited to conversion to be used as a workshop or other building to expand and diversify this established business. With the added benefit of the property having good sized living accommodation, attractive gardens and a further garage to the rear. The property, which is believed to be one of the oldest in the village, has the benefit of ground and first floor living accommodation and a large shop/retail area with a Post Office counter as an integral part of the retail space.

Situation

Bedale (4 miles), Leyburn (5 miles) and Richmond (6 miles). Access to the A1 (North and South) is at Leeming Bar (5 miles).

Main Line train services are available from Northallerton and Darlington with airports at Durham Tees Valley, Newcastle and LeedsBradford. Please note that all distances are approximate.

Amenities

Hunton is a picturesque and sought after village at the foot of Wensleydale. It is noted for its attractive beck with playing fields surrounding, primary school, public house - the Countryman's Inn and modern village hall facilities. The thriving market town of Leyburn, located in the heart of Wensleydale, boasts a weekly market, several hotels, restaurants and public houses, many speciality shops and a livestock auction mart. Buses connect to Richmond, Hawes, Bedale and Ripon. There are a choice of local primary schools and secondary schools, together with private education opportunities at Aysgarth Prep School, Barnard Castle School and Ripon Grammar School.

Description

Hunton Village Store offers a superb opportunity to purchase a property that combines three bedroom accommodation with a Shop and Post Office business; all located in a popular and attractive village at the foot of the Yorkshire Dales. Due to the retirement of the present owners, there is an opening for prospective purchasers to update, modernise and develop the existing business with the added benefit of the property having good sized living accommodation, attractive gardens, plus two garages and a store. The property, which is believed to be one of the oldest in the village, has the benefit of ground and first floor living accommodation and a large shop/retail area with a Post Office counter as an integral part of the retail space. The property may offer the potential for alternative uses, subject to obtaining any necessary consents and approvals.

Shop/Retail Area

27'10 x 18'10 (max) (8.48m x 5.74m ( max))

Benefitting from a prominent frontage, the part-glazed entrance door to front leads into a very good sized retail and display area with integral Post Office counter. It is understood that all shelving and fittings are to remain to include a number of freestanding fridge and freezer units. The room also has the benefit of a uPVC double glazed window to front, radiator and door to rear hallway leading to the owner's accommodation.

The present owners run the Shop and Post Office at times to suit their own requirements and are looking to retire shortly. This provides an excellent opportunity for somebody to develop, modernise and expand the retail element of the business whilst the Post Office salary is around £4,000 (Four Thousand Pounds) per annum and the owners have had confirmation from the Post Office that it is to remain open. It is understood that the Post Office is to open 12 hours per week, between Monday and Friday. The location of the shop, nature of the village location and large customer base surrounding means that any incoming occupiers have a great opportunity to reinvigorate and develop the existing business and perhaps introduce additional ideas of their own.

Ground Floor Accommodation

Rear porch gives access to the inner hallway.

Hall

Glazed door to porch and further doors leading to the shop/retail area and into the living room to front and kitchen at the rear. There is also a small cloakroom/storage cupboard under the stairs.

Living Room

15'10 x 13'6 (4.83m x 4.11m)

Open fire to living room with beams to ceiling, double radiator, uPVC window to front and wooden secondary glazed window to rear.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

11'3 x 14' (max) (3.43m x 4.27m ( max))

A bright room with double aspect windows and fireplace with boiler and cooker to recess. A range of modern wall/floor mounted units with sink and granite effect worktops. There is a built-in fridge and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Tiled floor to kitchen area with wooden staircase leading to first floor and archway giving access to the dining/sun room.

Dining/Sun Room

11'10 x 10'1 (3.61m x 3.07m)

A light-filled room with sliding uPVC patio doors to rear garden. Double radiator and access back to kitchen/breakfast room.

First Floor Accommodation

Landing and Hallway

Gives access to bedrooms and bathroom, plus walk-in storage cupboard with shelves.

Master Bedroom

14' x 14'2 (max) (4.27m x 4.32m ( max))

Good sized bedroom to rear with dual aspect, uPVC double glazed windows. Range of built-in wardrobes, airing cupboard and radiator. Door leads back to landing.

Bedroom 2

15'4 x 8'9 (4.67m x 2.67m)

Door from landing leads into bedroom with uPVC double glazed windows to front and rear and fitted radiator

Bedroom 3

15'10 x 9'10 (4.83m x 3.00m)

UPVC double glazed window to front with access to cupboard, fitted radiator and door back to landing.

Bathroom

11'4 x 7'10 (3.45m x 2.39m)

Bathroom comprises shower cubicle with electric shower. Further three piece suite comprising bath, WC and basin. uPVC double glazed window to front, built-in cupboard and fitted radiator.

Externally

Stone garage to side of property with double timber doors to front and access door to rear. Window to side, light and power. This useful garage/store area has restricted width to front for modern vehicles.

External Store

13'4 x 9'3 (4.06m x 2.82m)

Useful storage building utilised in conjunction with the shop, it has the benefit of light and power and shelving internally.

Garage to Rear

17'5 x 8'10 (5.31m x 2.69m)

A prefabricated garage located to the rear of the property with access across the adjoining field. It has the benefit of an up-and-over garage door to front and further access door.

Front Garden

Pleasant mature beds with wrought iron railings to front. Gate at side of property gives access past the rear porch and store room to the well stocked and good sized rear garden looking out onto open countryside with lawn, well stocked borders, concrete patio area and timber garden shed.

Tenure

The property is believed to be freehold.

Local Authority

Richmondshire District Council. The house element is understood to be Council Tax Band D with the shop currently exempt from business rates. Any prospective purchasers are recommended to make their own enquiries to the Local Authority.

Viewings and Particulars

Strictly by appointment only with the agents GSC Chartered Surveyors. Telephone 01969 600120. The particulars were written May 2011 and photographs taken May 2011.

Commercial EPC

A copy of the EPC relating to the commercial part of the property is available for viewing via the agent's office in Leyburn.

NOTE

The property may offer the potential for alternative uses, subject to the obtaining of any necessary consents and approvals.

Directions

From GSC offices on Leyburn High Street (A6108), turn right and proceed to the roundabout turning left down the A684 towards Bedale. upon entering the village of Constable Burton proceed through the village over the bridge and on the corner take the left-hand turn signposted Hunton. upon entering village continue through with the Hunton Village Store located on your right-hand side before the Countryman's Inn pub. The property is indicated with our sale board.

Arrange viewing 01969 368025

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