Trophy freehold investment opportunity in Dedham
Located in the heart of Constable Country on the Essex/Suffolk border, Dedham Art & Craft Centre is an established business, prominently situated in a converted church in this popular and picturesque village.
The impressive building dates back to 1872 and was formerly the United Reform Church, before being renovated in 1984 and purchased by the current owners in 2004. Dedham Art & Craft Centre now offers around 7,000 sq ft of retail space, arranged over three floors, with a unique blend of more than 55 occupiers, including artists, artisans, and specialist retailers. The Centre is open 7 days a week and visitor numbers exceed 85,000 annually.
The Craft Centre provides a reliable rental income stream with long-standing licensees and offers the potential for part owner-occupation. The property is accessed over an attractive forecourt and the Tearoom, with in excess of 50 covers, occupies part of the ground floor, along with lifestyle interiors showroom, Charlie6. A central staircase leads to the two upper floors which accommodate multiple occupiers, offering a complementary blend of arts, crafts, antiques, and more.
Dedham Vale is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a popular destination in the Stour Valley which attracts thousands of visitors each year. Frequently rated as containing some of England’s most beautiful lowland landscape, the water meadows which pass along the northern boundary are of particular note.