FORMER LITTLE CHEF SITE, IN PRIME DORSET ROADSIDE LOCATION, FOR SALE – WINTERBOURNE ABBAS
The property is located is a highly visible roadside position, fronting the A35, at the western end of Winterbourne Abbas, approximately 3 miles to the west of Dorchester and 9 miles to the east of Bridport.
This stretch of the A35 is extremely busy, being the main route to the West Country from Dorchester, Poole/Bournemouth and Southampton. The last traffic count (from 2009) shows 14,300 annual average daily traffic movements (source: www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk). We understand traffic volume has continued to increase.
The property comprises a site of approximately 0.36 acres (0.145 acres).
A two-storey building is located to the front of the site, formerly occupied by Little Chef. The ground floor is fitted out commensurate with its previous restaurant use and includes a main servery and seating area, kitchen and storage space. The first floor was previously used as a managers flat and benefits from a self-contained access.
The rear of the site has been used for car parking with 20 marked spaces. Additional land at the rear could also be utilised for further parking. We understand the site falls within the settlement boundary for Winterbourne Abbas.
We have obtained floor areas via the Valuation Office Agency as follows:
Ground floor – 175 sq m (1,884 sq ft)
First floor flat – 52 sq m (560 sq ft)
Freehold with vacant possession.
The property has been used as a restaurant (with first floor residential accommodation) for many years. Interested parties are encouraged to contact West Dorset District Council planning department should they have any queries regarding their proposed use.
The site may be suitable for comprehensive redevelopment for commercial or residential use (subject to the necessary consents).
The property has a rateable value of £34,250 (from 1st April 2017).
The Rates Payable will be determined by the Uniform Business Rate Multiplier which is set by the Government annually. Interested parties are therefore encouraged to contact the Local Rating Authority directly.
Unconditional offers are invited in excess of £295,000. We understand VAT will be payable on the purchase price.
The property has an energy rating of D-81. A copy of the full EPC is available on request.
- Tenure: Freehold