3/21/2018 | Restaurants

Popular tearoom near Loch Lomond on the market

Craigard Tearoom, located in the popular seaside town of Helensburgh in Scotland, has been brought to the market through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

The property, which has been furnished and decorated to a high standard throughout, comprises of a main dining area with capacity for 24, a well-maintained and fully equipped kitchen area, a till system, coffee machine, a cake display unit at the entrance, and additional external seating for a further 4 covers. 

Helensburgh is set within the Lomond area of Argyll and Bute, close to Loch Lomond, and is an ideal location for locals and tourists alike to visit the seaside and shopping amenities on offer. Conveniently situated on a busy street, and close to Helensburgh Central Train Station, Craigard Tearoom benefits from a high level of footfall from passing trade and the excellent rail links to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fort William, and Oban.  

The premises currently operates as a tea room, café and restaurant, providing a full daytime menu while also offering fresh and handmade cakes and baked goods. The business is well established with 26 years trading by the current owner, Melanie Andrews MBE, and has a strong reputation with locals and tourists.  

Ms Andrews, who has enjoyed a successful career having also launched The Scottish Baking Awards and won the National Award for Scotland for her baking book, Baking with Melanie Andrews, is now looking to move on to pursue retirement. She comments, “I always wanted to sell the remaining tea room on a high and I have achieved that.”

Josh Hill, Business Agent at Christie & Co comments, “Having previously helped Ms Andrews sell the leasehold to one of her other businesses in 2002, we are pleased that we can continue to support her through the sale of Craigard Tearoom. The business is highly regarded for its quality food offering and benefits from an enviable location on the Scottish coast. This is a fantastic opportunity for a new or experienced operator to take the reins of this highly successful café, with further scope to invest and grow the business by expanding its trading hours or renewing its lapsed alcohol licence.”

Christie & Co is seeking an asking price of offers over £200,000 for the freehold.