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Asking Price$281,616
RevenueUndisclosed Established1996
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Period Cotswold Gift shop
Prints, paintings, sculpture, furniture, bronzes, porcelains
Location Stow on the Wold
Asking Price £ 180,000
Well designed web-site
Secure Low rent of £1800 a month
An Aladdin cave with many period features
Dream gifts for horse hound and dog lovers
Superb retail outlet for gifts and home accessories
Exclusive sales agreements with top artists and sculptors
16th to 17th Century property beamed loaded with character
Prominent location in Stow on the Wold the heart of the Cotswolds
Wealthy clientele with large catchment area and tourist customer base

Business profile:
Situated in the delightful Cotswold market town of Stow on the Wold, this gift store specializes in the sale of countryside miscellany. Having first opened its doors in 1996, this store, in the heart of an area renowned for its hunting, shooting and fishing heritage, is the place to come for that very special, stylish and frequently innovative, countryside related gift or home accessory.
Located on a busy High Street within just a few yards of the picturesque market square this outlet is packed with merchandise that is difficult to find elsewhere. Particularly renowned for its canine subject matter this shop is a major draw for the local population and tourists, serious collectors and dog enthusiasts alike with its wide range of countryside merchandise.
Having appeared frequently in the past at the Chelsea Flower Show, the Hampton Court Show and having built a small mail order business this outlet has a dedicated customer base.
For those with serious spending in mind there are several ranges exclusive to this outlet including those from well known artists such as Eve Pearce famous for her unique porcelain figurines, Michael Storey renowned for his carefully observed small sculptures of hares, foxes and other wildlife studies, Sally Mitchell famous for her fine art prints of dogs and Mark Huskinson notorious for his humorous sporting prints. Commissions are frequently taken from owners wishing to immortalize their pets.
Perhaps slightly more affordable but just as popular are other equally attractive and desirable home furnishings, statuary, prints, novelty items and greetings cards. A popular purchase amongst dog owners is a tray or several boxes of matches customized with a print of their pet.
Located as it is in a prominent position within a major centre for antiques, fine arts and tourism coupled with a very healthy, growing, local trade footfall is considerable and constant throughout the year. The premises – part of a period property probably dating back to the 16th or 17th Century, with exposed beams and part stone flagged floor – is a major attraction in itself.
With a Secure Low rent of £1800 a month this is an all too rare opportunity to acquire a profitable retail foothold in a highly sought after location in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Facilities:The premises are in an excellent trading position at the main exit of the town square of Stow on the Wold creating excellent footfall. The shop is part of a period property, probably dating from the 16th or 17th Century with many period details. With three showrooms and two display recesses, exposed beams and flagstone floor, the premises total approximately 500 square feet. The premises are available on a rent £1800 a month and represent a rare opportunity to secure a retail foothold in a very attractive and desirable Cotswold’s town.
Competition:In its prominent position this outlet is its own advertising site and there has been little or need to market any further. In the past the business has frequently displayed at major shows including the Chelsea Flower Show and the Hampton Court Show from which it has built a significant following. The business has a well designed and easy to navigate web-site including the facility to download an order form order for a limited range of merchandise for postal delivery.
Training/Support:The owner is happy to assist with training and handover to ensure a smooth transfer of the business particularly in relation to the exclusive merchandising agreements in place.
Ad #51413
Seller Reference #AH017
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