10/23/2022 | Retail

Holy Island Coffee Shop sold within four weeks through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to report Island Oasis Coffee & Gift Shop on Holy Island, Northumberland has been sold after four weeks of coming to the market. The business was run for 19 years by previous owner, Susan Massey, who has now retired.

Island Oasis

Decorated with coastal memorabilia, the traditional café seats up to 60 customers and offers a range of sandwiches, scones, cakes, and hot drinks. There is also a spacious outdoor seating area featuring several picnic tables, where customers can enjoy the coastal views. The gift shop area offers a wide range of gifts, postcards, and island themed tokens, as well as offering locally branded fudge and ice cream.

The business enjoys a unique location on Holy Island, as one of the first visible businesses upon arrival. The island itself is on the extremely sought after North Northumberland Coast, and attracts many tourists throughout the year.

Previous owner, Susan Massey comments “The sale of the coffee shop went through smoothly and quickly thanks to Andrew and his team at Christie & Co. I wish the Dougal family all the best in their new venture.” 

Island Oasis has been purchased by established business owners, Ross and Ellen Dougal, founders of Ross Dougal Fish Merchant, which supplies many businesses on Holy Island. The new owners comment, “We had been looking to expand our business portfolio for some time and as frequent suppliers to the local hotels and restaurants on the Island, we were delighted when the opportunity arose to purchase the coffee shop. We will continue to supply the same type of food that Sue did so successfully along with enhancing the menu by offering various daily specials. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the coffee shop in the future.”

Andrew Birnie, Director at Christie & Co who handled the sale, comments, “I was delighted to be referred by Robbie Dalgeish at Greaves West & Ayr to market Island Oasis Coffee & Gift Shop.  I didn’t need to be asked twice to have a trip over the causeway to this special part of Northumberland!  Businesses rarely come to the market here and when they do there is always pent up demand, so we had instant interest locally and from afar, which resulted in a sale within four weeks. 

I’m pleased to have sold the business for Sue to allow her to take very well earned retirement, but I’m sure she will pop into the shop from time to time.  I wish the best of luck to the new owners.”

Island Oasis Coffee & Gift Shop was sold at an undisclosed price. 

For further information on this press release, contact:      

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive

P: 020 7227 0794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:

Andrew Birnie, Director - Retail

M: 07734 553 272 or E: andrew.birnie@christie.com

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