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Commercial Property Details

Recently Sold
  • Bright Cafe and Servery (22 covers)
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Pretty Courtyard (18 covers)
  • Excellent Two Bedroom Accommodation
  • Garden
  • Ideal Home and Income
  • Turnkey Operation

Café Michele occupies a highly visible premises and position within the heart of the delightful town of Buckfastleigh on the edge of Dartmoor National Park.

It attracts much all year round local custom as well as from tourists/visitors to the area due to its accessible location just off the A38 at the mid-way point between Exeter and Plymouth.

Nearby businesses include Lloyds Pharmacy, Co-op stores, newsagents/post office, upmarket hair salon and numerous independent shops and retailers serving many outlying villages and rural communities. There are four public car parks all within a short level walk of Fore Street.

The town also has a primary school, open-air swimming pool, library and health centre all of which are once again within walking distance.

Café Michele is a popular café established around four years ago (June 2015) and run by the lady owner assisted by several part-time staff.

The café and catering areas were completely refurbished prior to opening with a very tasteful modern theme. It serves a wide range of foods and beverages including pasta bowls, jacket potatoes, salad bowls, pasties, sausage rolls, sandwiches/rolls/baguettes, paninis, cakes and speciality coffees, teas and soft drinks. The business has a 4 ½ star rating on Trip Advisor and has indoor covers for around 22.

The private owners accommodation is also presented in very good order and the whole building has a modern gas fired central heating system.

At the rear of the café is a smart courtyard with outdoor covers for around 18 and a private garden area beyond.

The living accommodation can be accessed from the café or via an external staircase and roof garden at the rear of the building giving the opportunity to let this out separately if required.

Travelling between Exeter and Plymouth on the A38 take the Dart Bridge exit for Buckfastleigh and follow signs for the town centre. Café Michele will be found at the start of Fore Street, as you enter the one-way system, on the left.
L’shaped 19’8’’ x 16’ for the most part increasing to 21’. Double-fronted window to Fore Street with glazed centre entrance door. Slate effect tiled flooring. Fireplace with wood burner. Tables and chairs plus sofa with seating for 22 covers. LED ceiling spotlights. Three radiators. Refrigerated serving counter and stainless steel storage units. Sanremo coffee machine. Stainless steel warming cabinet. Side door to passageway from Fore Street to the garden. Door with stairs to the living accommodation. Door at rear of room to
Preparation Room
13’3’’ x 10’ overall. Stainless steel drawers and countertop. Stainless steel food wash sink and separate hand sink. Electric oven. Refrigerator. Non-slip flooring. Side window. Access to
Rear Kitchen/Preparation Room
12’2’’ x 10’3’’. Stainless steel catering sink. Stainless steel prep surfaces with open-fronted storage shelving beneath. DC Series Ware commercial dishwasher. Non-slip flooring. Kitchen units. Radiator. Side window and door to the outside. Evolution wall mounted surface cleaner and sanitiser dispenser. Door at the rear of room to
Still Room
11’8’’ x 9’6’’. Quarry tiled floor. Foster GastroNorm’90 commercial stainless steel chiller. Two upright freezers and chest freezer. Window. Door to the outside. Door to
Staff Cloakroom/WC
White WC and wash basin. Towel radiator. Window.
Private Living Accommodation
Approached via an internal staircase from the café of an external staircase from the courtyard.
Landing Hall
Radiator. Two windows. Hatch to roof space.
13’ x 11’5’’. Window and stable door to the outside with Roof Garden with artificial lawn and staircase to the courtyard. Range of kitchen units with oven, hob and stainless steel sink. Side window. Period fireplace (not a working fireplace). Radiator.
Bedroom 1
11’4’’ x 9’6’’. Sash window to Fore Street. Fitted wardrobes with electric light. Radiator.
Bedroom 2
10’9’’ x 7’10’’. Side window. Radiator. Wood finish flooring. Storage cupboard housing gas boiler for radiators and hot water. Built-in wardrobe with electric light.
Shower Room
Stylish white suite of large shower with glazed screen, overhead and hand-held showers, wash basin with cupboard beneath and WC with concealed cistern. Extended ceiling height with roof window and exposed timbers. Towel radiator. Tiled floor.
Covered side passageway from Fore Street with double doors to covered area with customers WC with WC and wash basin.

Rear yard with storage area with plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer.
Outdoor Café Seating Area
Grey paved courtyard with timber pergola. Outdoor seating with tables and chairs for around 18 covers.
Surrounding raised shrubbery beds with Palm tree. Bird Avery.

Gate to private rear garden with patio, shed/store and tapering down to a narrow point bordering the river Mardle.
General Information
Business Rates - Rateable Value (effective April 2017) £5500. Please note this is not the rates payable and depending on your circumstances you could be entitled to 100% small business rate relief.

Council Tax - Band – A

Business - The owner has chosen to keep the turnover below the VAT threshold which requires limiting opening hours to 9am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday (closed Monday/Sunday). There is obviously a vast scope to increase business by longer opening hours and outside catering for local sports events, wakes, parties etc – for which we understand there is a strong demand. Turnover has increased year on year since opening.

Tenure - Freehold.

Services - All mains services connected.

Inventory - The café is fully equipped as a turnkey operation and there is no outstanding finance or leased equipment.

Stock - wet and dry stock available to purchase at valuation.

EPC Rating - C
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.