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19 August 2019 | Retail

Northumberland family run village store for sale through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market Claire’s Newsagent, in the Northumberland village of Haydon Bridge, near Hexham.

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Situated on Church Street, the busy village store comprises an open plan retail area and offers a comprehensive selection of convenience goods, with a stationery and gifts section and a Nescafe coffee station. 

Haydon Bridge has an unbeatable mix of rural tranquillity with easy access to nearby world heritage sites and the bustling cities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Carlisle. The business offers a perfect lifestyle opportunity a family looking to relocate to the countryside, as there are two flats included in the property which could be adapted for residential use.  The business could also appeal to a first time buyer or more experienced operator looking to take over a ready to run convenience store.

Current owners, Jackie and Claire Marshall, a mother and daughter team, are looking to sell so that Jackie can retire and Claire can pursue a career in another industry after running the shop for 12 years. They comment, “We hope that the next owner can enjoy this business in this lovely village as much as we have.  We expect the business to appeal to another family who wish to run a hands-on store.”

Andrew Birnie, Director at Christie & Co is handling the sale and comments, “We have sold a number of similar businesses this year and hope to find a buyer quickly for the Marshalls. This is a good first time business and it is located in a sought after village just west of the market town of Hexham. As there are two flats included this presents the opportunity to move to the village and live above your place of work. The second flat could be rented out as an investment, as it is now.”

Christie & Co is seeking an asking price of £395,000 for the freehold interest of Claire’s Newsagents.