The Rope Centre, 24 John Street and Ferry Road, Stromness, KW16 3AD

Offers Over £110,000
24 John Street entrance 24 John Street entrance
Ferry Road entrance Ferry Road entrance
Upper floor
Lower floor
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> Overview

A unique opportunity has arisen to buy this well-established and profitable business. It is offered for sale due to the impending retirement of the owners.
The successful, family-run business stocks a wide variety of clothing, footwear, goods and equipment catering particularly for leisure, outdoor and marine pursuits, together with an extensive range of work and safety clothing.
The present owners of The Rope Centre have owned the business for nearly 20 years and during this period it has continued to flourish. The business has entrances off both John Street and Ferry Road convenient for both those on the shopping street and mariners from the harbour and marina.
The Rope Centre has a strong customer base and is well-placed to serve the nearby Stromness marina and the commercial fishing industry.
The well stocked shop has footwear, indoor and outdoor clothes and goods for the outdoor leisure market.
On the ground floor, the chandlery stocks a wide variety of marine hardwear, including specialist paints and ropes.
There is an office with toilet off the main shop and a changing room for shoppers.
The present owners open the shop 5½ days a week opening at 10.00am and closing at 5pm (Monday – Saturday – ½ day on a Thursday) closing for 1 hour at lunchtime.
The business has a website, which will be included in the sale price.

> Description

Front shop

Front shop

5.2m x 5.1m (17' 3" x 17')
Plus 3.3m x 2.5m. Front door, 2 display windows, 3rd window, display rails, fitted display unit, display shelves, changing room.


2.7m x 1.34m (9' x 4' 5")
Window, shelved alcove, door into toilet.


0m x 0m (0' x 0')
Rear shop

Rear shop

7m x 4.1m (23' 4" x 13' 8")
Window, display units and display rails.

Ground floor - Chandlery

7.07m x 4.3m (23' 6" x 14' 4")
Rear door, 2 windows, display units, stairs to rear shop, door into store.


6.3m x 4.8m (21' x 16')
(max) Window, flagstone floor, storage shelves.
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