For the last seventeen years, these premises have been occupied by Twyford Moors, a renowned business engaged in the retailing and renovation of Classic Jaguar cars. They have achieved an exemplary reputation for the quality of their work, and their consumer expertise, and are extremely well thought of in the classic car world.
Twyford Moors now find that due to the success of their enterprise, they must relocate to a larger site. Consequently these premises are now available to purchase by a third party. Due to the current rarity of this type of site and the anticipated demand, the agents most strongly recommend early viewing of the premises to avoid disappointment.
Premises such as these were widely known some thirty years ago, when the village garage/car selling premises were very popular indeed.
The premises are situated in Clanfield, which is a relatively small, but rapidly expanding village in South Hampshire, situated approximately ten miles North of Portsmouth and five miles South of Petersfield, which are the nearest main centres.
The village benefits from good road communication links to the A3(M), the nearest junction of which is less than a mile from the village, and links with the M25, M27 etc. Mainline rail station at Petersfield, which provides services to London/Waterloo at half hourly intervals, the journey taking approximately one hour.
There are a limited number of facilities in the village, including a small parade of retail units in the old centre, and, due to the rapid expansion of the residential development within the village, a new centre approximately one mile away to the west is rapidly developing with several retail units, doctors’ surgery etc.
The premises are comprised of a former petrol filling station, which has been subject to many extensions and further development over the last twenty years or so and currently comprises a substantial vehicle showroom with attached workshops, exclusively utilized for the sale, repair and restoration of classic Jaguar cars.
The showroom walls are composed of completely glazed display windows, some of which are of the sliding type for vehicle access. At first floor level is a mansard-type roof, which is tiled, and is a particular feature of the property. The premises are set back slightly from South Road, with an extensive parking/sales forecourt area. To the rear are the workshop premises.
Internally, the showroom is fitted out to a reasonable level of specification, with adjacent offices, and the workshops comprise typical equipped workshop premises with hydraulic lifts etc.
At first floor level above the showroom are ancillary offices and a kitchenette.
Showroom – 1540 sq. ft.
Office – 90 sq. ft.
Second office – 74 sq. ft.
Rear workshop areas – 3,037 sq. ft.
Total area – 4,741 sq. ft.
Offices/kitchenette – 387 sq. ft.
Storage/staff room/WCs etc – 517 sq. ft.
Grand total accommodation- 5,645 sq. ft.
The entire site extends to 0.608 acres. (All figures are approximate).
We are instructed that Mains Electricity (three phase), Mains Gas, Mains Water, and Main Drainage facilities are all currently connected to the premises.
Internal heating is via a gas-fired boiler, with a wet system to the showroom, and the workshops are heated by gas-fired hot air blowers.
The planning department of the East Hampshire District Council (the local authority) have advised that the property is situated in an area zoned within the Local Plan, as being within the village settlement boundary, and a valid planning consent for car showroom and purposes is presently extant.
We are also further advised that there are presently no outstanding planning consents, Section 106 Agreements, or other planning policies that would adversely affect the value of the property.
Note: There is a right of way on the Western boundary over the forecourt area, leading to the house on the extreme Eastern boundary.
The Freehold interest in the property is available at a price of £900,000 (nine hundred thousand pounds).
Local Authority – East Hampshire District Council
County Authority – Hampshire County Council