The Good Life – Fabulous Licensed Deli and Sandwich Bar in the South Hams

New 10 Year Lease £87,500 · Business · Under Offer

Casse-Croute Licensed Delicatessen and Sandwich Bar

10 Clifton Place, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8BX

A profitable and established licensed Delicatessen and Sandwich Bar in the very centre of this popular harbour side town.

New 10 Year Lease £87,500





Salcombe lies at the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary and is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Casse-Croute is situated in a very visible location just a few yards off the main shopping street on Clifton Place which leads directly to a slipway and the water’s edge where there is a popular sitting/viewing area. The new owners will be able to have a new 10 year Lease with provision for Break Clauses at the end of the 3rd and 7th year. The commencing rent being £10,800 per annum. The business benefits from Small Business Rates Relief so there are no rates to be paid.


  • Popular South Devon harbour town location
  • Primary trading position in town centre
  • C 300 sq ft lock-up unit
  • New 10 year lease with break clauses at 3 and 7 years
  • No rates
  • Very successful Summer pizza business, evenings only
  • Salcombe Delivery Company Brand and Web site included
  • Currently run on a flexible basis trading over the main summer season but closed from November until March/April. There is massive potential to increase the trade and to expand the business and to utilise the Salcombe Delivery Company brand that has been established but not traded by the current owner.
  • A prefect business for a couple looking to expand the trade and profits or retirees looking for a small business with the ability to take winter breaks


Salcombe is a town in the South Hams district of Devon, close to the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary or Ria as it should officially be called, and lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town’s extensive waterfront and the naturally sheltered harbour gave rise to its success as a boat and ship-building and sailing port and in modern times tourism, especially in the form of pleasure sailing and yachting and benefiting from a very benign micro climate . There is also a crabbing industry.

Many of the shops, bars and restaurants in the town, especially towards the waterfront, cater for a predominantly well-off, fashionable and nautically-inclined clientele also being the home and second home to many a famous face from film, television and theatre.

There is an excellent range of local shops with many boutique and high street branded clothes shops, art galleries, food and delicatessens such as Casse-Croute and all the main requirements including a High Street Bank, Boots amongst others.

Salcombe has a wide range of hotels and bed and breakfast establishments as well as self contained apartments and houses, boasting a wide range of excellent restaurants, a fine selection of accommodation and easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches, walks and water sports locations in the country, yet with the small town charm of a real Devon seaside town.

The town’s main street (Fore Street) runs parallel to the water’s edge, frequently sending alleyways out and up the steep hillside to the rest of Salcombe, or to small quays dotted along the estuary foreshore. Casse-Croûte is located in a highly visible position just off Fore Street on the main entry point to the town and Clifton Place, which leads directly to the water’s edge. The town has long been a popular destination for family holidays, as well as short breaks year round thanks to its warm climate, stunning location and wonderful character.

For further information on the town please visit

The property

The business premises occupies the ground floor of an older style, 2 storey

terraced property which would most likely have housed fishermen’s’ accommodation and small local shops.

Internal details

Traditional double fronted shop with central entrance door leading into approximately 260 sq ft sales area and further rear store and WC,

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The business

The business has been successfully traded and improved by the present owner since she took over in 2010, but she now wants to move on to a new challenge and business and will be very sad to leave what has become a real home over the past 6 years.

The business has been run from Easter to late summer with the owner closing between November and March/April each year. This has been a lifestyle choice and this still offers great scope for improvement and the sale represents an excellent opportunity for new owners to further develop an already thriving business. The current owner has also set up the full mechanisms for the launch of a home and boat delivery business , The Salcombe Delivery Company, and has set up the web site and all the mechanics required to launch this project.

Evening Trade

In addition to the above the owner runs an evening pizza business from Casse-Croute over the summer months and this has proven immensely successful and could easily be expanded to be run throughout the year with the possibility to provide home deliveries.

Trading hours

Peak season

8:00am to 5:00pm 7 days

And pizza business from 5pm to 9pm 7 days

Low season

9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Saturday

Closed Sunday

The business currently trades from March/April to the end of October.


The business is currently run by 1 full-time and 2 part-time members of staff with additional help from casual student staff during the busier summer season. The owner currently has very little involvement in the day-to-day running of the business.



The business holds a premises licence permitting the sale of alcohol, although new owners will need to apply for this to be transferred and to comply with all current legislation should they wish to retain the license.

Tenure details

The new owners will be able to have a new 10 year Lease with provision for Break Clauses at the end of the 3rd and 7th year. The commencing rent being £10,800 per annum. The business benefits from Small Business Rates Relief so there are no rates to be paid


Energy Performance Certificate

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Clifton Place, Salcombe TQ8 8BX, United Kingdom


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