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Large retail & hospitality business in Surrey goes up for sale through Christie & Co with £3m asking price

Specialist hotel property adviser, Christie & Co is delighted to bring to market an exciting freehold opportunity to purchase The Packhouse and The Palm House Restaurant (at The Packhouse), a thriving retail and hospitality destination situated in the heart of Surrey, as the current owner looks to retire.

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The Packhouse is an independent interiors, garden and lifestyle business offering a thoughtfully curated collection of gifts, home furnishings, goods and accessories, with many items being of a unique nature that simply cannot be found elsewhere. With its inviting atmosphere and knowledgeable staff, the store has become a go-to source for finding truly special items.

The business occupies a historic Grade II listed building, featuring a myriad of enchanting spaces that have been lovingly restored and maintained, adding to their distinctive charm and appeal. The upper floors of the building are home to over 70 local independent traders.

The Palm House Restaurant is a celebrated local dining establishment known for its seasonal menus featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared with skill and creativity. The restaurant's elegant yet casual 1920’s Art Deco style ambiance, combined with its outstanding food and service, has made it a favourite spot for celebrations and everyday dining alike.

The restaurant was completely refurbished and relaunched in September 2021 and now caters for approximately 700 covers per week. It is also available as an evening event venue and is now a popular choice for those looking for a unique venue in which to host their celebration.

Alison Hougham the current owner of The Packhouse comments, "The Packhouse and The Palm House Restaurant have been a labour of love. I've poured my heart into creating warm, welcoming spaces that offer a vast range of quirky and quality products, outstanding service, and memorable experiences. As I prepare for retirement, my greatest hope is that these businesses will be passed into the hands of someone who will nurture and grow them with that same care and vision."

Interested buyers should contact the Christie & Co team to learn more about this exceptional opportunity to own and continue the legacy of these cherished local businesses.


For further information on this press release and interview requests, contact:

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: +44 (0) 7721 420 656 or E:

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