Retail in DL3

Salisbury Terrace, Darlington, Durham, DL3 6NX

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  • Well Established Business
  • Two Storey Building
  • High turnover
  • 30+ years of trading
  • Freehold Title

Retail in DL3

FOR SALE BY AUCTION: Terms and conditions apply.

We are pleased to offer to auction this extremely busy and well-established sandwich company in the area of Darlington. Formally a butcher’s shop and with over 30 years of trading experience covering the whole of Darlington and surrounding areas. This freehold store consists of 2 floors and has a high turnover, a huge and loyal client base with many selling their products for over 25 years. With a team of specialised staff members to allow a smooth transaction of the business to the new owner. This thriving catering business has 5-star reviews on a variety of online platforms and offers a range of premium quality traceable products, a professional high quality service with an excellent choice of locally sourced fresh butchery, meats, poultry and savouries. The current owner has been running the business successfully since 1989 and benefits from being in a prime location with a year round regular and loyal customer base and passing trade from a busy local residential area.


  • Property Type: Retail
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Parking: None


The business is located close to the A68 / A167 and a short drive from Darlington Town Centre with good transport links and close to the train station. The prime location on a busy road close to a residential area means the business benefits from a high footfall of passing trade.

The business also has the advantage of free parking located on the street next to the business ideal for both staff and customers and is a short distance from local amenities.


The front of the premises is well signed with double fronted display window space. The premises consists of 2 floors, on the ground floor there is a front display room which houses a large glass-fronted and refrigerated delicatessen style food display and counter area, 3 preparation rooms and on the second floor there is an office, storage room and a kitchen. The business is fully equipped with all the necessary machines and equipment needed to run the business to its full potential.


Freehold. Title number DU131922

Rateable Value

The Rateable Value for the subject property is £2,700 as on 1st April 2017.

Sourced from VOA.


Available upon request (rating D).

Additional Information

For further information please contact our office direct on 0191 737 1154, or alternatively via e-mail on With regards to viewing the subject property, this is to be done strictly by appointment through Keith Pattinson Commercial department. Please contact us to arrange an internal inspection, or to register your interest.

This property is being sold subject to unconditional reservation fee auction terms and conditions.



Contracts will exchange immediately. There are 28 days in which to complete the purchase.


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In order to secure the purchase a buyer will pay a deposit of 5% which contributes towards the overall purchase price of the property.

The deposit is non-refundable. 


Buyer Fees

This property is sold subject to a non-refundable reservation fee of 5% + VAT to a minimum of £5,000 + VAT (£6,000 inc VAT) This does not form part of the purchase price.

A reservation fee is payable by the buyer where a seller has opted to sell with no fees. As a result, a lower reserve price is usually agreed on lots where a reservation fee is applicable.


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