The Kitchen in Minchinhampton, a favourite destination for tourists and locals alike, is on the market with go-to Cotswolds specialists Colliers International at £750,000 freehold.
Owners Werner and Dianne Bunt elected to put the popular café/tea room on the market so they can retire and slow things down, but say there is plenty of potential for new owners to come in and take the business forward.
Dianne said: “It’s a perfect all-year-round business, with strong potential for someone who might consider adding outside catering, funeral teas, Sunday lunches or evening meals. We are regularly asked if we are available to offer these additional services.”
With consistent turnover of £196,980 in 2012, the couple attribute their success to quality of service and offering locally sourced, good home-cooked food. The restaurant draws considerable drive-out trade with regulars come in significant numbers from Cheltenham, Cirencester, Bath and Bristol, to supplement the local business.
Colliers International Hotels Director, Peter Brunt commented: “The Kitchen includes a spacious, self-contained flat with a lovely garden making it ideal for couples or families and is perhaps the best accommodation I have seen in a business like this. At present it is only open Tuesday to Saturday, 9 to 5, so there is obviously scope to significantly increase the already consistent turnover.”
“The tea room is a genuinely important part of village life and has a high percentage of repeat business because, unlike many in the area, the business is not dependent solely on the tourist trade.”
The Grade II Listed property is believed to date from the seventeenth century and features a delightful trading area with room for approximately 36 covers indoors and weather permitting, an extra four tables outdoors.
The self-contained flat has its own ground floor entrance as well as a conservatory, which links the first-floor living accommodation to the garden at the back. There is a large attractive lounge with a wood-burning stove, a fitted kitchen/diner, one large double bedroom, a single bedroom and on the second floor there are two good-sized attic rooms, which are presently used as a bedroom and additional lounge area.