Located just off the busy ‘Atlantic Highway’, ideal for passing trade and within a mile of the thriving village of Kilkhampton. The north Cornish coastal resort town of Bude with its mixed and varied amenities including shops, schools and leisure facilities is only four miles distant. The glorious North Cornwall coast is close at hand as is access to Dartmoor National Park. The city of Exeter is approximately an hour or so away.
Follow the A39 from Bude towards Kilkhampton, after four miles turn left into Killock Farm and then right into the Farm Shop car park.
The business was established in 2002 to market fresh vegetables grown on the family farm, as well as an outlet for home reared beef and lamb. The shop also included a bakery selling home-made Cornish pasties, quiches, cakes etc as well as a range of artisan chutneys and jams.
In 2016 the family, having ceased the vegetable production and farm produce side of the business, decided to retire and put the property, along with an acre of land, on the market. The current owners purchased the business in July 2016 with a view to expand to include a Coffee Bar and Restaurant. To achieve this, major alterations were required and the business was closed until it re-opened in August 2016. To cope with the anticipated trade and to comply with Local Authority Regulations, a new sewage treatment plant was installed at a cost of over £35,000. The plant was designed to cope with requirements of the café as well as future plans to install “glamping” pods and hook-ups for caravans and motorhomes.
The existing mains electricity supply also proved to be incapable of coping with the increased power demand and therefore a 100kw transformer was installed by Western Power at a further cost of £15,000 and whilst these works were being carried out, the car park was extended to take 50 cars in total as well as to accommodate the proposed motorhome hook-ups. The kitchen was extended to house two walk-in refrigerators as well as a range of state-of-the-art cooking appliances, dishwasher and an automated extraction system.
The Farm Shop was completely gutted to make way for the Café and modern attractive display units were installed which included refrigerated display cabinets, check-out counter and Coffee Bar. A new digital till system allows an instant check of sales and breakdown of individual products sold. The Café was fitted out with an attractive range of furniture to seat around 40 and an adjacent decking area was constructed outside for a further 40 customers who enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside to the north Cornish coast. The Farmshop & Café is situated on the A39 Atlantic Highway, one of the three major holiday routes into Cornwall and is well sign-posted on the approaches.
Full planning has been granted to erect 5 luxury “glamping” pods (each accommodating four guests). These have yet to be constructed but plans and an artist’s impression are enclosed with these particulars. The layout has been so designed to enable an additional 5 pods on the site in the future. The premises and car parks are protected by a modern 24 hour security system which incorporates flood lights and full CCTV camera coverage.
The Farmshop is located adjacent to 6 carp fishing lakes to which customers are allowed access. With no closed season it is anticipated that regular visiting anglers will find the pods to be ideal accommodation throughout the year. The site is within easy reach of some of the finest beaches in Cornwall and will undoubtably prove very popular with the surfing community. With a licensed bar, shop and café on site, it is expected that a good evening trade will develop from a “captive audience” as well as an increase in sales of barbeque food.
For an energetic couple or partnership this freehold business offers a great opportunity to make a very good living and enjoy a great lifestyle living in this beautiful part of Cornwall.