New Tenants Sought for Store on Islay

A unique opportunity to take on a thriving business on Islay is now available as tenants are being sought to run Bridgend Post Office and General Store at Bridgend, locally known as Jimmy's. After almost 40 years building the business, which generates an annual turnover of around £1.8million, current proprietor Jimmy Campbell is set to retire. Islay Estates Company has instructed Scottish property consultants CKD Galbraith to seek rental offers in the region of £25,000 per annum to take over the store together with a three-bedroom cottage, freezer shop and filling station on an initial ten-year lease.

Bridgend Stores in Bridgend

Harry Stott, Associate of CKD Galbraith said: “This is a unique instruction and offers a life-changing opportunity for someone to take on an established, thriving shop that has an excellent track record and is for many the heartbeat of this magical isle.” The shop, which extends to 850 sq ft of retail space and includes a Post Office counter, is extremely popular with locals and tourists with its ideal location on the main junction where the road from Port Askaig to Port Ellen meets the road to Port Charlotte and Portnahaven. Continue reading....

It offers sustenance to hungry travelers, clothing to protect against inclement weather, a selection of warming spirits and everything in between. There is also a single petrol pump and double diesel pump to help travelers on their way. The Freezer Shop is a further retail area of around 440 sq ft adjacent to Bridgend Shop, selling freezer goods, hardware and an extensive range of garden plants. Attached to the store is a single-storey three-bed cottage, which is formerly the home of the present occupier that is currently being used as an office with the kitchen and bathroom as facilities for staff, but can easily be reverted to provide living accommodation for a new occupier.

The future tenant will be required to negotiate with the current tenant over the purchase of existing stock. In addition, they will need to be licensed to take over the Post Office business and to sell alcohol. If this lifestyle opportunity is something for you, please contact Harry Stott or Liz Cunningham on 01738 451 111.

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