`Richardsons` is an extremely well-established Ripley based family Business that has been located in the Village since the Business was first established by the current owners Father in 1948
Our client has now elected to retire and hence, the entire property (ground floor retail premises and extensive four bedroom residential accommodation) is For Sale Freehold together with the benefit of the Business, Goodwill, Fixtures and Fittings (to be agreed) with Stock at Valuation.
The Business currently specializes in Flowers and Gifts but historically has dealt with a myriad of Household Goods having previously traded in hardware and Classic British Motor Bikes.
The substantial residential space includes a fully fitted kitchen and a nice sized sitting room with fireplace to the ground floor. The sitting room overlooks the pretty walled garden and would benefit from the addition of doors to fully appreciate the outside space. To the first floor are four double bedrooms, the main room being a superb size which lends itself to conversion into a large master-suite.
From an investment perspective, there could be the possibility of splitting the 2600sqft of living accommodation to create several flats to sell or rent separately (subject to the usual consents).
Trading accounts available on request.
Ripley was first recorded in documents of around 1200. It developed with the establishment of the Augustinian Priory at Newark. The Abbey was dissolved in 1538-39 by Henry VIII. The growth of Portsmouth as a naval port in the time of Henry VIII brought prosperity to Ripley.
Roadside Inns were given nautical names: The Ship, The Anchor and later The Jovial Sailor. In the 1880s, with the development of the bicycle, Ripley became known as the 'Mecca of all good cyclists' ('Bicycling News' 1887). The Anchor, one of Ripley's best-known buildings, was their welcomed 'resting place'.
The village of Ripley, with its selection of shopping facilities and country pubs, is within walking distance whilst Woking and Guildford towns are also within easy reach. The area has excellent road and rail communications with the A3 and Junction 10 of the M25 orbital being within close proximity.
Woking Station offers regular service to London Waterloo with trains about every 7 minutes and a journey time of around 22 minutes. Alternative services are provided from West Clandon with trains to London Waterloo arriving within one hour.