A thriving tea room and bistro set in Vouvant, one of Frances prettiest villages and idyllic tourist location. The cafe, with 24 covers inside and a further 20 in the pretty courtyard, is on the ground floor, with a cave (cellar) below. The first floor houses the kitchen, utility room and the lounge, while the top/second floor has two double bedrooms and a modern shower room and WC. The business is rated as number one in the village on trip advisor and comes with the scope for further growth and diversification. Included in the sale is the Category IV drinks licence, the business and the newly renovated two-bedroom apartment.
• Business is Number One in Vouvant on Trip Advisor and has had Certificate of Excellence for past two years.
• Prime position within the village – directly opposite the parking area and Tourist Office.
• Business is well-known within the community and has appeared on both British and French television and Press.
• Village has a large ex-pat community and good footfall throughout the year.
• The business has potential for further growth. We currently operate five days a week and take two month’s holiday a year. Current hours 11.00am to 6.00pm with a late night on Friday only.
• Ready to move into and commence immediate operation – all equipment required is in place and in working order.
• Quality fixtures and fittings throughout both the business and the apartment.
• Full audited accounts available for the past five years.
• Assistance in start-up and continuation of suppliers etc will be offered if required.
• Fluent French is not essential!
Ground Floor – Cafe Entrance: Measurements – see attached floor plan – approx. 75m²
Comprises: Entrance off the main street through village into cafe/bar area. Currently seating 24 covers at eight tables. Enclosed wc and washbasin at rear of cafe area with external door to courtyard seating 20 covers at five tables. The cafe has been decorated in a clean, bright and airy colour scheme of pale blue and cream with a fully tiled floor. Fully fitted bar with beer pumps for draught beers, ample storage for crockery and cutlery and a full range of fitted shelving offering additional storage and display areas. Recently rewired with new LED energy saving lighting in the bar area and fluorescent in the rear area. Cold storage included are two low level fridges, one bar level drinks display fridge and a chest ice cream freezer plus small chest storage freezer. The bar area has a range of commercial equipment including ice making machine, glass washer and Rancillo full size coffee making machine, all purchased within the past three years. There is also a three shelf temperature controlled cake display machine.
Living Room: Measurements 4.4 m X 6.7 m Comprises: Airy and bright room with two sets of double windows, one onto main street with views of tower and ramparts and the other to the side aspect. Lounge has beamed ceiling and wooden floorboards and is heated by a high quality ACOVA wall mounted, thermostatically controlled oil filled electric radiator.
Kitchen: Measurements 5.5m X 4.1 m (maximum – see floor plan) Comprises: Tiled floor and three-quarter tiled walls fitted with stainless steel worktops, shelving, extractor fan, gas cooker hob, electric oven and double sink unit. Full height larder fridge, low level fridge and freezer units. Bright and airy kitchen with double window overlooking courtyard and air conditioning unit vented externally.
Utility Room: Measurements 1.35 m X 2.2 m Comprises: Tiled floor and partially tiled walls to stainless steel sink unit. Hot water tank and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: Measurements 4.3 m X 3.35 m Comprises: Exposed oak beams and wooden flooring with a large double fitted wardrobe additional to the above dimensions. Decorated throughout in pale cream. Window to front of property with handmade bespoke safety rails, with a view to the tower and ramparts. Room is heated by a high quality ACOVA wall mounted, thermostatically controlled oil filled electric radiator.
Bedroom 2: Measurements 4.3 m X 2.83 m Comprises: Exposed oak beams and wooden flooring and decorated throughout in pale cream. Window to front of property with handmade bespoke safety rails, with a view to the tower and ramparts. Room is heated by a high quality ACOVA wall mounted, thermostatically controlled oil filled electric radiator.
Bathroom / Shower room: Measurements 2.08 m X 1.76 m Comprises: Tiled floor, with fully tiled shower cubicle and splash-back to sink. Low level wc and ceiling mounted extractor fan. Heated by a high quality ACOVA wall mounted, thermostatically controlled oil filled electric radiator.
Loft space: Accessed through staircase leading to second floor. Wooden flooring with sloping roof and lighting. One external window. Approximate size as per kitchen space. (Note – the roof goes from full height reducing to ceiling height of .5m)
Cellar/Cave: Lower ground floor – accessed through wooden flight of stairs through cafe. Approximate measurements 4.5m X 5.5m. Stone chip flooring with power and lighting, vented by electric extractor to outside. Large capacity hot water tank (can be used as additional backup if required). The area is currently used a storage space and houses draft beer pumps and cooling system.
Courtyard / Outside: We currently own the majority area of the courtyard as per the deeds. The courtyard has a cobbled floor and a beautiful feature well – which is usable by way of a submersible pump installed by the present owners. Currently furnished with a beautiful range of plants, shrubs and flowers in assorted boxes, tubs and planters, and five sets of commercial quality tables and chairs which gives 20 covers at present. The courtyard is featured on the tourist trip of the village as one of the places to visit due to the historical story of the Miracle of the Cherry Tree.
Sanitation – The property is connected to mains drains.
Features: All windows in the apartment are double glazed and majority of cafe windows/doors are also double glazed. The cafe is heated by two electric convector heaters with additional wall mounted externally vented extractor fan.
Trading figures will be made available to serious buyers during a viewing.
EPC – E 248 CO2 – C 14
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