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CENTRAL BUSINESS AGENCY is an independent practice established in 1946 specialising in the valuation and sale of businesses and commercial premises and other related professional services. Whether buying or selling, renting or leasing, you can be assured of the personal attention of one of the Partners who are members of the Institution of Commercial & Business Agents and the National Association of Estate Agents.

Our offices are located in the centre of Oxford providing convenient access for our marketing area which includes the counties of Oxfordshire, Bath & North East Somerset, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire.


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RETAIL PREMISES TO LET, 144 London Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9EB. Previously occupied by a Post Office. Semi-detached property providing ground floor lock-up sales shop (680 ft.²) and store room/office (109 ft.²). Rear car parking space. New lease available for a flexible term at £25,000 per annum rental. Ref: GC/8009


ESTABLISHED IN 1974 - HIGHLY REPUTABLE INDEPENDENT CHILDREN'S CLOTHING RETAILER, Oxford city centre. Net sales last year £198,765. Gross profit £99,005 (50%). Currently managed - ideal sole proprietor business. Well-presented 489 ft.² lock-up retail unit. Leasehold. O.I.R.O. £29,500 S.A.V. Ref: DC/8640


LICENSED CAFÉ/RESTAURANT PREMISES, prime location adjacent to multiple retailers on High Street of thriving Oxfordshire town. Currently trading daytime only as a managed business - great development potential in working owner’s hands and by introducing evening trading. Very well-presented Grade II listed period property includes 950 ft.² air-conditioned 54 cover ground floor dining area plus 230 ft.² fully equipped kitchen and ample cold room/freezer storage, toilets and office. Leasehold. O.I.R.O. £50,000. Ref: AC/8811


HIGHLY PROFITABLE LICENSED ITALIAN RESTAURANT in centre of major Berkshire town. Retirement sale after 20 years ownership. Five years sales growth with net turnover of £481,877 in 12 months to 31/5/2018. Gross Profit averages 65%. Spacious 2,000 ft.² lock-up premises include 1,400 ft.² ground floor reception bar and dining area comfortably seating 80 covers plus toilets, kitchen, ample storage and car parking. Leasehold @ only £12,500 per annum rental. O.I.R.O. £250,000 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8823


TRADITIONAL FAMILY BUTCHERS TRADING 30 YEARS, Regency Cheltenham ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’, Gloucestershire. Net sales last year £240,420. Gross profit 42%. Good profits generated to a sole proprietor. All ‘over counter’/retail sales - scope to develop wholesale/commercial trade. Impressive and superbly presented four storey Regency property with well-presented and equipped trading areas plus very comfortable two bedroom owner’s accommodation and a separate bedsit. Genuine retirement sale. Freehold. O.I.R.O. £480,000 S.A.V. Ref: FC/8736


ESTABLISHED 30 YEARS – POPULAR MUSIC SHOP, Oxford. Net sales last year £53,171 selling a wide range of Woodwind and Brass instruments, accessories and music together with repair service. Retirement sale. Tremendous scope in hands of enthusiastic new owner. Lock-up unit with 281 ft.² sales shop, 102 ft.² storage and parking. O.I.R.O £15,000 S.A.V. Ref: DC/8629


IMPRESSIVE HISTORIC RESTAURANT PREMISES, pleasant South Warwickshire riverside town. Substantial mid-terraced Grade II listed ‘black and white’ timber framed/fronted property dating back over 500 years. Many period features including exposed beams, wall timbers and impressive fireplaces. Ground floor dining areas (1,074 ft.²) seating up to 80 plus kitchen (248 ft.²) with customer toilets, shower room and 5 rooms on upper floors. Large car park (16 spaces). Planning consent previously approved for significant residential development. Freehold O.I.R.O. £780,000 or Leasehold O.I.R.O. £30,000 @ £30,000 per annum rent. Ref: AC/8170A


LICENSED RESTAURANT PREMSIES, busy position in Cheltenham town fronting main arterial road. 950 ft.² 50-60 cover ground floor restaurant plus kitchen, 20-25 cover alfresco terrace and storage. Currently offering Mediterranean/Caribbean cuisine with takings of £122,120 per annum. Premises also suitable for other cuisines. Leasehold. O.I.R.O. £39,500 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8850


IMPRESSIVE TEA ROOM/COFFEE SHOP, popular North Cotswold tourist village. Rising turnover in recent years with net sales £208,254 in year ended 31.7.2018. Gross Profit £150,065 (72%). Net Profit of £55,606. Class A3 planning consent held with easily managed menu run by full-time working couple and part-time staff. Very well presented lock-up premises with characterful features providing seating for 36 plus 8 to the frontage ‘alfresco’. Attractive courtyard tea garden with seating for a further 24 and scope to expand this area. Leasehold. O.I.R.O. £99,500 S.A.V. Ref: AC/8889


VERY WELL PRESENTED LICENSED CLASS A5 TAKE-AWAY PREMISES with 2/3 BEDROOM LIVING ACCOMMODATION. Gloucester city centre. Rising turnover currently averaging £1,400 per week. Five Star hygiene rating. Commercial aspects much improved by vendor in 2017. Ground floor takeaway area (222 ft.²) plus preparation/wash-up area and owners 2-3 bedroom living accommodation on upper floors. Cellar and car parking space. Scope to develop restaurant area on first floor. Leasehold at very reasonable rent of £1,000 per month. Offered for sale on health grounds. O.I.R.O. £35,000. S.A.V. Ref: AC/8827