Quaint Cafe in Dartmouth

Dartmouth, Devon

£75,000Leasehold + SAV
The Singing Kettle6 Smith StreetDartmouthDevonTQ6 9QRView Map

An olde-worlde successful tea-room for sale with fantastic 2-bedroom owners’ accommodation situated in the very heart of the much sought-after estuary yachting town of Dartmouth, Devon which, is also known as “South Hams”. The premises are charming with period original features, beamed ceilings which are all in excellent condition. The business offers approx. 30 indoor table covers with a kitchen, cloakroom, two servery areas together with rare sumptuous owner’s accommodation comprises of a large kitchen, two double bedrooms with two-bathrooms, large lounge. This owner easily operated tearoom trades only 9/10 months per year because of lifestyle but with tremendous scope to expand.


The café is ideally located on Smith Street in the heart of Dartmouth, which is one of the loveliest and possibly the most visited of all South Hams towns which is why it has earnt the reputation as the jewel in Devon’s Crown. This historic town is a bustling centre with unique individual shop in cobbled walkways, centre for arts and crafts and famous for having the world-famous Royal Navy College. The town lies at the mouth of the River Dart in an area of outstanding natural beauty, tranquil countryside and iconic coastline scenery. Also benefitting the historic port town of Dartmouth, it is famed for outstanding local architecture, steam railway line and an enviable yachting destination. Dartmouth can be easily accessed by an excellent road network, sea or by the steam railway line from Torbay.


The Singing Kettle is a successful owner operated by a husband and wife team together with part time assistance when required. The business has won several accolades “good food guide”, and “taste of the west” and well as recently receiving 5* food and hygiene certificate, google  top rated for cream teas in Dartmouth, top 10 on Trip Advisor listing and turnover increased by up to 30% since taking over in May 2017, which together with good marketing has resulted on an impressive trade and subsequent profit for the owners. Trading day time hours only and only 9/10 months per year, we the agents feel there is much scope to expand on the existing impressive trade. Actual trading accounts will be made available following a successful formal viewing.


Entrance in through a part-glazed door to:


10.37m x 3.68m

This charming tea-room area benefits from 8 table and chair for approx. 30 covers, beamed ceiling with old fashion tea-cups, coffee pots, waiter station with draws for cutlery and a music system above, cream-jugs hanging from the ceiling, wall art and multi pane old fashion windows to front which makes this space bright and airy. At the far end are two servery counters


This area has a two-group cappuccino machine with bean grinder, electric till, three under counter fridges and shelving space for crockery and glassware.


This area is dedicated for the general rep of cream teas and light snack snacks and benefits from two under counter fridges, two milk-shake blenders, toaster, ceiling hanging cake stands, work top space, cake display and general storage space.

Built-in Cupboards

A smaller general dry storage area.


3.19m x 1.82m

This area is to the rear of the dining area and benefits from natural day-light, two under counter fridges, two under counter freezers, three microwave ovens, ample work top space and sky light which provides for ideal working conditions.


With low level WC, wash hand basin and window to side.



A hallway landing with door to:


4.38m x 4.06m

A wonderful space with ample work top space and island unit together with a 5 ring gas cooker, double oven and grill, twin stainless steel sink and drainer, large dough mixer, under counter fridge and freezer, large upright fridge/freezer, ample storage for crockery, cutlery and glassware, corner area of kitchen for office area and dual aspect windows to rear and side.


1.85m x 1.22m

This store is just off the hall-way and benefits from a chest freezer, filling cabinet and general storage.


4.16m x 3.63m

A double spacious room with window to front.



4.32m x 2.70m

This double master bedroom which has a luxury En-suite bathroom with a corner shower, WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor & walls and window to rear.


A large bathroom with an impressive claw bath, corner shower, WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor & walls and window to rear.


4.76m x 3.72m

A lovely space with stunning vaulted ceiling, feature fire place with inset gas fire, staircase to store and window to front.


Trade fixtures, fittings, equipment, land and buildings, with exception of vendor’s private inventory, will be included in this leasehold sale


Stock at valuation will be taken over by the purchaser at valuation on the day of completion


Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage are all connected. However, no testing of these services have been undertaken by the Agents, Lake & Ware, Commercial


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


A 20-year lease from June 2016 at a current rent of £22,000 per annum.

All viewings and enquiries to be made through the agents Ware Commercial

Tel: 01803 328880

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.warecommercial.com

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