Popular Confectionery Shop for sale in Torquay

Torquay, Devon

£65,000Leasehold + SAV
The Bon Bon Shop8a Victoria ParadeTorquayDevonTQ1 2BBView Map

A highly profitable ice-cream, confectionery and gift shop, which occupies a fantastic position in the very heart of Torquay with sea views and overlooking the harbour. This sought after business has been established for nearly 100 years and this is the first time for many decades it’s been placed on the open market for sale. The business is owner occupied and trading successfully with part time assistance for approx. 8 months per year with a short trading day which provides the owners with an enviable lifestyle. Early viewings are highly recommended.


The Bon Bon Shop is situated overlooking the harbour on Victoria Parade, Torquay. With outstanding water views, it is set in the very heart of the thriving bay of Torquay.  The property is a very short walk to the main shops, town centre and with main arterial roads conveniently located connecting Exeter, Plymouth and beyond. This property benefits from a beautiful promenade to front and with exceptional high pedestrian and vehicular passing traffic.


This easily operated business is successfully owner operated, and has been for many years, and is presented to a high decorative order. Currently trading approx. 8 months per year at limited opening hours due to owner’s choice, yet still providing an impressive income. Retailing ice-creams, confectionery, specialised alcohol drinks and general gifts, this simply operated business will be provided with a full hand over/training to enable future success and easy transition when sold. We, the Agents, strongly feel that the business would benefit from longer opening hours and to be open all year round, especially due to its unique location by the water.  Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.


Entrance over a wide pedestrian walk-way in through bi-fold doors to:


8.66m x 4.46m

An open plan light and bright area which has been professionally shop fitted with an array of wall mounted seven tier display units, island gift stand, bespoke twin servery counter with inset glass fronted confectionery display together with local brewed specialised beers, liquors, ciders and fruit wines displayed on the back wall.  Immediately when entering the shop is a quality soft scoop ice cream counter (on loan from Langage Farm) and Whippy machine for take-away together with a milk shake machine and freezers/fridges under the work-counter along the back wall. The bespoke counter offers two till areas which is required during busy periods.


2.40m x 2.29m

This area is directly to the rear of the retail area and is for general storage and for packaging of various products. A fully hard wired modern recordable CCTV camera system with monitor is also installed.


2.55m x 2.08m

A smaller space for a computer workstation together with base fitted unit with inset single stainless steel sink and drainer for the preparation of staff refreshments. Also this area benefits from wall mounted shelving for additional storage.


With low level WC and wash hand basin.


10.00am – 6.00pm Summer period

10.00zm – 5.oopm Spring and Autumn period


The premises benefits from a full liquor licence which allows the business owner to sell wines, ciders (alcoholic drinks). A premises licence authorises the use of any premises (which is defined in the Licensing 2003 Act as a vehicle, vessel or moveable structure or any place or a part of any premises) for licensable activities as defined in section 1 of the 2003 Act.


To front there is a wide pavement with the opportunity for a pavement licence which would accommodates approx. 5 tables and chairs for 10 covers


Trade fixtures, fittings, equipment with the exception of vendor’s private inventory will be included in this leasehold sale. Full inventory will be provided prior to exchange of contracts



New negotiable length lease with passing rental of £14,000 per annum exclusive.


Mains electricity, water and sewage are all connected, however, no testing of these services have been undertaken by the agents Ware Commercial.


Each party to cover their own legal cost’s but ingoing tenant to pay for the reasonable incurred lease set up fees.


Please make your own enquiries on the local Valuation Website (VOA) at



All viewings are to be by appointment through Ware Commercial

Tel: 01803 328880

Email [email protected]

Website: www.warecommercial.com

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