Strathdon's 128-year-old convenience store goes on the market

Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co has brought to the market, Bellabeg Shop & Post Office, a long-standing licensed convenience store in Strathdon.

The long-standing licensed convenience store is now up for sale.
The long-standing licensed convenience store is now up for sale.
The long-standing licensed convenience store is now up for sale.

The business has been operating for 128 years, with the current owners running it for the last nine years.

The store has been modernized under the Spar brand and provides a wide range of grocery and household items, along with alcohol.

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It also features a coffee machine, lottery terminal, and post office.

To the back of the property there is a detached store and sizeable garden grounds, offering excellent development potential.

Considerable expense has been invested into the refurbishment of the business as well as the owners six bedroom-accommodation which is included in the sale.

This was previously used as a B&B and is an opportunity for potential new owners to generate additional income.

Bellabeg Shop & Post Office is currently owned by Jamie and Denise Howse, who now wish to relocate.

They said: “We have had the most amazing nine years bedding ourselves into the community, transforming the business and house into what is brilliantly presented by Christie & Co.

"We have a new chapter to fulfil which gives the new owners of Bellabeg Shop a walk-in, successful and ready to run business."

Liam Bain, Business Agent, at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, said: “This is a strong symbol branded store, and a recent winner of the SPAR ‘Best Independent Community Store in Scotland 2022’.

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"With the post office offering much needed services for the community, it provides a very loyal customer base with the business benefiting from consistent turnover and strong profit margins.

"With the exceptional owner’s accommodation and grounds included, this offers any new operator the chance to take over a well performing business that supports their new lifestyle.

"Viewing this property is highly recommended to appreciate the opportunity in full.”

Bellabeg Shop is on the market at £650,000 for the freehold going concern.

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