The over 55s are becoming increasingly entrepreneurial, thanks in part to new pensions freedoms it would seem.
Recent research from City AM suggested that quite a lot of older people are looking to start their own business as the traditional age of retirement approaches.
The paper's study found that the average size of the pension pot of those queried was £550,000 and almost half (47 per cent) said that they plan ... Continue Reading
A high street shop is up for sale in East Grinstead, with the freehold set to provide an attractive business proposition to retail outlets seeking a prominent location.
The building has been refurbished externally and is listed thanks to its unique character.
It was previously occupied by Charlwood Designs and is located between the Dorset Arms pub and Indian restaurant, Monsoon. Charlwood focused on the supply and inst... Continue Reading
A hotel in the coastal East Devon town of Seaton is up for sale with a price of £100,000 attached to the leasehold.
Eyre Court Hotel is popular with tourists visiting the Jurassic Coast but it also attracts local trade for the weekly quiz, sports teams and live music sessions, ensuring that it benefits from year-round trade.
The sales agent told the Western Morning News: “The owners believe that there is still tremend... Continue Reading
A Wrexham pub is up for sale, with interest expected both from business buyers and those looking to take advantage of the planning consent that has been granted for the building's development.
The sale of the pub, The Commercial, which has been reported by Wrexham.com, could be of particular interest to property developers, although there does appear to be plans in place to keep the pub as it is. The pub is for sale for £195,00... Continue Reading
A craft shop in Grimsby is up for sale after its owner has decided that she would like to free up time to be a foster parent.
Lynn Pettitt is selling Grimsby Crafts, in Brocklesby Road, for £63,000. The price includes all of the shop's stock, as well as the building its housed in, a computer, furniture and a large workshop.
Speaking to the Grimsby Telegraph, Ms Pettitt explained that she was to foster and so is “... Continue Reading
A popular kids clothing store called Rubyred Kids Boutique in Lincolnshire is up for grabs for £39,950.
The business is located on The Strait in Lincoln and offers clothing, toys and gifts for newborn babies and young children up to the ages of four or five. The property has three stockrooms and a bathroom over three floors, as well as built-in storage and double frontage with large windows.
The sale of the shop include... Continue Reading
A local pub in Workington, Cumbria has been placed on the market by its owner Marston's, with a price tag of £165,000.
The Commercial on Market Place is one of the longest established public houses in the area and could be under threat of closure and redevelopment, should the buyer explore the site's suitability for other uses as mentioned in the advert for the pub sale.
A regular to the pub for over 40 years,... Continue Reading
A sweets and gift shop in the Lake District village of Coniston is now up for grabs as the couple who own it intend to hone in on their fudge making operation.
Phil and Helen Glennon moved to the village in 2002 with their two boys. The village is a real draw for tourists with its links to Beatrix Potter, Arthur Ransome, John Ruskin and Donald Campbell and also to climbers, walkers and water sports enthusiasts.
The coupl... Continue Reading
A grade ll-listed mill, home to Curio Café, in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, is going back on the market after failing to sell at auction in December last year with a guide price of £180,000.
John and Isola Partridge are keeping the café up and running while Moneys Mill is marketed by Mundys Estate Agents for the same price £180,000.
The pair have been managing the café together for the past seven years, having undertaken... Continue Reading
Months after buying a former public house, restaurateur Kostas Aslanidis is about to open his new upmarket venue The Albion At Ryhope Restaurant & Bar in Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
Business at the former Albion pub, which is believed to date back to the 1920s, had suffered in recent times before being bought by Mr Aslanidis.
After injecting a six-figure sum and their own hard physical toil into the endeavour to transform t... Continue Reading
The Eagle and Child pub in Hurst Green, Lancashire, is to be sold off at auction next week, on Tuesday, 10th February.
The auction is to take place in the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, and is being marketed by Auction House Lancashire. The presently vacant two-storey property has a guide price of £150,000.
The rural pub is on the Tolkien Trail and so is in a prime position to take trade from walkers and walking groups, ... Continue Reading
A fish and chip shop that overlooks the Inner Harbour and Bay in Torquay is being offered for sale by property agent Bettesworth.
The Chandlers Fish & Chip Café has been run by the same family for the past 14 years and enjoys plenty of local trade, with increased visits during the summer holiday season from the tourists visiting the local attractions.
The café has seating for 28 and trades all year round, opening ever... Continue Reading
A sumptuous British tea room that has featured on TV shows the Great British Menu and Escape To The Country is on the market.
Constructed in 1776 and grade II listed, Devon-based tea room the Topsham will set buyers back about £940,000.
The Georgian building also features ten bedrooms, a courtyard and a walled flower garden, and has been voted ‘best tea room’ by Devon Life magazine for seven years in a row.
A busy bar and café business in Darwen, Lancashire, has been purchased by two of its four original owners, after two decided to bow out.
Two couples, Lindsey and Paul Chapman and Lesa and Michael Waring, bought the Olde England Kiosk function room in 2011. It had been placed on the market in the last few months of 2014 and was taken over by the Chapmans on 1 January.
The historic building itself, dating back to 1912, wa... Continue Reading
A 700-year-old pub, which is located next to a waterfall used in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has gone on the market.
The Green Dragon Inn is located in the Yorkshire Dales, and boasts a wealth of history.
Dating back to the 13th Century, it is believed that English poet William Wordsworth once stayed within its 15-acre grounds.
Owner D Mark Thompson is now looking to sell it on as he wishes ... Continue Reading
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