- Village Shop (with residential accommodation)
- A rare opportunity with scope to expand and develop existing trade
- Includes extensive residential accommodation with garaging and gardens
- Available by way of new lease
Location and Description
Lacock is a renowned Wiltshire village largely owned by the National Trust. The village is home to a multitude of impressive, historical buildings, earning the right to be used as a popular filming location drawing a number of tourist visitors to supplement the trade offered by the 1070 residents living within the Lacock Parish.
The Village is located just off the A350, with junction 17 of the M4 some 8 miles to the north, providing good communications and transport links. The nearby towns of Corsham, Chippenham and Melksham are also within easy reach. The Village Shop & Post Office occupies a central trading position on the High Street in the centre of the village. There is ample on-street car parking available outside the premises to compliment the central trading position the unit holds within the village.
The shop is set within a terrace of attractive stone, lime rendered and timber framed buildings in the High Street, Lacock. The property has a long-established use, to include the hosted Post Office counter at the rear of the premises. This arrangement avoids the needs to have a full daily post office counter service, as well as the associated costs, whilst also drawing additional custom to the 'shop'.
The shop currently trades on a staffed basis and stocks a variety of confectionery, fresh vegetables, and household essentials. There is scope to continue this with consideration given to varying the shop offering, but it is preferable for it to continue trading in its present form.
In addition to those parts mentioned above, the property also provides a substantial self-contained residential dwelling above suitable for a family home, benefitting from separate access to the side, together with a good - sized garden, storage shed and garage.
The unit on has been measured in accordance with International Property Measuring Standards (IPMS) 2 - Retail* and offers the following levels of accommodation:
Area (IPMS 2- Retail)
Retail Unit - incl. post office counter 633 sq ft
Stock Room 136 sq ft
Store 21 sq ft
TOTAL 790 sq ft
Residential Parts -Ground Floor
Kitchen (2.52m x 4.93m)
Dining Room (3.38m x 6.13m)
Residential Parts - First Floor
Sitting Room (3.38m x 4.26m)
Bed One (4.54m x 3.97m)
Bed Two (5.04m x 2.54m)
Bed Three (2.56m x 3.64m max)
Study/Dressing Room (2.23m x 4.75m)
Bathroom (2.89m x 2.12m)
WC with Box Room off (1.47m x 4.63m)
* All measurements approximate.
Tenure and Rental
The premises are available for a term of years to be agreed at a rent of £15,000 per annum. The property is to be let on an Internal Repairing and Insuring basis only.
Each party will be responsible for their own legal and administrative costs in connection with any lease agreed.
Finance Act 1989
We understand that the property is not elected for VAT and therefore VAT will not be payable on the rent.
Energy Performance Certificate
Available upon request.
Mains water and electric are connected to the unit. Heating is via a gas fired boiler. Hunter French Commercial have not tested any of the services supplied and recommend that prospective tenants satisfy themselves that they meet their occupational requirements and current regulations.
We have been advised that the property has an existing Class A1 - retail (Class E from Sept 2020). We recommend interested parties direct any planning queries to the local planning department of Wiltshire Council: Wiltshire Council, Monkton Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1ER.
Strictly by appointment through the Sole Agents, Hunter French Commercial.