Largs Post Office and Tea Room (ref 1637)

Largs, North Ayrshire

Business location


  • Price: 165000
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Business type: Coffee shop

The seaside resort of Largs is situated in North Ayrshire overlooking the Firth of Clyde towards the Isle of Cumbrae along Scotland’s scenic west coast. The town has a population in excess of 11,000 which swells substantially during the summer months and at weekends.

Largs is only a 40 minute drive from Glasgow and there is also an excellent train service linking the town to Scotland’s largest city.

With its picturesque esplanade, spectacular views and renowned for its mild climate due to the influences of the gulf stream it is easy to see why Largs has become such a popular destination, not only for tourists but for people to live.

The business is situated on the corner of Gallowgate Lane and Gallowgate Street which forms part of the main shopping thoroughfare in Largs. Just set back from the seafront at the market square.

A double entrance leads into, on the right hand side the 3 position Post Office counter along with a limited retail offering and on the left hand side the café with servery and seating for 20 covers. There is permission for seating for 20 outside covers directly looking over the water front.  The owners have the benefit of a private parking space to the rear of the property. We estimate the subjects extend to 71 square metres.

Our clients relocated this Mains Post Office from a nearby property in 2017 and utilised the extra space by creating the Tea in the Square Café. The 2 businesses operate well together with the café side benefitting from the high footfall generated by the Post Office. Both trade 6 days a week with one owner operating the Post Office with 4 other staff whilst the other owner trades the café side with 2 other members of staff, helping each other out when necessary.

The food is all available for sit in, take away or delivery through the JustEat app. Due to the location of the café, it also benefits from the Saturday market which takes place in the Square in front of the shop. There is an ice cream bike included in the sale for use on the promenade.

Council tax band: X, Tenure: Freehold,