Oliver Miles

01929 426655

Convenience Store - £POA

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3 Bedroom Convenience Store - £POA

Ballard Down Stores is situated in a prominent corner position on the north side of Swanage about 1 mile from the town centre and close to countryside and hill walks and beaches. The pBallard Down Stores is situated in a prominent corner position on the north side of Swanage about 1 mile from the town centre and close to countryside and hill walks and beaches. The property enjoys a south aspect with pleasant views over the town to the downs and also some glimpses of Ballard Down. The property has brick elevations under a concrete tiled roof with the garage and entrance lobby having a recently re-covered felted flat roof. The property is well presented and has the benefit of gas-fired heating and uPVC double glazing. The fitted carpets blinds, curtains are included in the purchase. There is easy roadside parking.

Swanage boasts award winning beaches and has the advantage of the spectacular World Heritage site known as the famous “Jurassic Coast” just on the doorstep. This traditional, family friendly, Victorian town nestles between Ballard Down and Durlston Head with beautiful coastal paths and a host of picture-postcard villages within the “isle”.

Offers are invited for the property either on a freehold or leasehold basis. The property is available to purchase with freehold interest with vacant possession on completion. Please note there will be a covenant on the Title Restriction Use to a retail/commercial unit only.


(all measurements approximate)


7.5m x 6.6m (24' 7" x 21' 8") With fitted and display shelving. An inventory of equipment is available for inspection. Retail floor area is approximately 48.5 sqm, 522 sqft. It has safety dividers at the checkout.


Built-in store cupboard housing gas fired boiler serving heating radiators., door to side passage.


WC and washbasin.


4.3m x 3.1m (14' x 10' 2")
Electric consumer unit, fitted shelving.




2.9m x 2.3m (9' 6" x 7' 7")
Built-in store cupboard with plumbing for washing machine. Door to Garage.


6.1m x 4.3m (20' x 14')
Range of worktops, cupboards and drawers, breakfast bar, 1.5 bowl composite sink unit, plumbing for dishwasher, 4 ring gas hob and electric under oven.



Hatch to large loft considered suitable for conversion, STPP. Airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder and immersion heater.


5.9m x 4.9m (19' 4" x 16')


4.9m x 4.2m (16' x 13' 9") Range of fitted wardrobes, dressing table with drawers, bedside tables with drawers.


4.3m x 3.6m (14' x 11' 10") Vanity unit with wash basin.


3.5m x 3.1m (11' 6" x 10' 2")
Cupboard over staircase.


Fully tiled walls and floor. Panelled bath with mains operated shower over and side screen. Wash basin with cupboard under, WC, heated ladder towel rail.


Large FORECOURT, small enclosed FRONT GARDEN. Drive entrance to attached SINGLE GARAGE, 7.5m x 2.6m internally with light and power. SIDE ALLEY on north side of building with lean-to STORE. Delightful secluded SIDE GARDEN on the east side laid to lawn, patio, flower and shrub borders.


The retail unit may be suitable for a variety of alternative commercial/community uses covered by Local Plan Policy CF.


All mains services.


FLAT: Band ‘C’ 2088.61 payable 2022/23
SHOP: Rateable Value: £6,400 (small business rates apply, £0 payable 2021/22)

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Oliver Miles is an independent Chartered Surveyors & Estate Agents focussing on the selling, letting and valuation of residential and commercial properties in Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck. We have over fifty years of experience and offer high-quality marketing and a professional, honest and friendly service. We are members of:

RICS: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
ISVA: Independent Surveyors & Valuers Association
The Property Ombudsman (Sales)

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Selling with Oliver Miles Estate Agents

We will arrange a mutually convenient time to inspect your property, measure and take internal and external photographs. We then prepare particulars/brochures.

Details will then be e-mailed, or posted, to all potential buyers. We will also contact “hot” buyers by phone. We advertise all our properties on Rightmove and OnTheMarket throughout the UK.  

We accompany prospective buyers on viewings and provide you with feedback. We will then negotiate on your behalf to achieve the best price. Once a sale is agreed upon, our team keep the transaction on track, liaising between the various parties. This enables your sale to be completed as swiftly and smoothly as possible.

For information about letting with Oliver Miles please see below.

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Our thanks go to Oliver Miles and his team in assisting us to find and buy our new home.

They contacted us to alert us to the availability of the property and then with great care and knowledge guided us through our purchase and were pleased to help us every step of our journey.

Peter and Emma, Swanage.

Thanks to all of the team at Oliver Miles for making the sale of our house as smooth and comfortable as possible. Your professional and friendly assistance has been greatly appreciated with easy to understand updates right through the process.

Bob and Merrilyn, Swanage.

Oliver Miles handled the purchase of our new property. It was a long and challenging transaction. Oliver Miles demonstrated great professionalism in progressing the transaction and using local contacts to keep moving things along and keeping all parties informed.

We are very grateful for their help and support and wouldn't hesitate to recommend and would certainly use Oliver Miles in the future. Many thanks to Jackie, John and the team.

I have just sold a property with the help of Oliver Miles Estate Agent. I can't thank the staff enough for their help and support over the last few months.

They have first class knowledge of the local market; they are all very professional, and always friendly and helpful. Jackie in particular was an absolute lifeline to me at times: always supportive and very, very efficient.

I would certainly use their services again, and I would not hesitate to recommend them. They will help to make buying / selling your property so much easier (let's face it - moving is not the most stress-free thing to do!). Thank you all at Oliver Miles.

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