$2,420,000

3-4 Opportunity Court, Clifton, QLD 4361


TWO COMMERCIAL FREEHOLD PROPERTIES WITH CARETAKERS RESIDENCE PLUS SUCCESSFUL EASY TO RUN STORAGE BUSINESS

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On offer for the first time is a highly regarded caravan motorhome storage business located in Clifton on the Darling Downs in Queensland. Your purchase of this business and properties will also be buying yourself a tranquil lifestyle in a lovely small country town with great amenities and only 45km’s to the larger centres of either Toowoomba or Warwick.

The facility is believed to be the only purpose-built managed caravan and motorhome storage of its kind in Queensland and possibly Australia. The current owners commenced the business in 2008 and have gradually built the sheds and other amenities over time and built the business up to where they do not, apart from a website, advertise. Their most successful form of advertising has always been word of mouth. They have a loyal, long-established client base and are continually fielding new inquiries. Customers are from within a 50k radius but also Brisbane, Gold Coast, NSW, Tasmania and New Zealand.

Income/profit and customer base has not been affected at all by the recent pandemic.

The owners live on site as managers/operators in a purpose built caretakers residence – perfect for a couple and have built the business up to be non-labour intensive with minimal office hours. There are currently no other employees. The owners are ready to retire and travel.

The sale consists of two (2) commercial (zoned light industrial) freehold properties both 5427m2 and located directly across the road from each other. There are established gardens on both blocks.
The properties are on separate titles but are to be sold in the one sale as property #2 is ready to be used to expand the storage business and currently the sheds are holding the overflow from property #1. This is a perfect time and opportunity to grow the business in size and income.

Property #1:
* Set up began in 2008 for caravan/motorhome storage;
* There are five (5) storage sheds in a total of differing sizes with a total gfa of 1745 m2. All sheds have road base/sand flooring. All sheds have rainwater tanks installed for water retention (a total of approx. 41,000 litres), town water is also connected;
* An additional (6th) concrete floor shed can also be used for storage but can be used as maintenance or customer DIY hire shed.
* The 6th shed (144 m2) has external access to customer amenities eg a bathroom with shower, toilet, and laundry facilities as many customers will stay the night or two while they prepare for, or return from their trips. This shed includes a large lean-to area;
* There is a small ‘stopover’ area for customers and other travellers with access to power, water, and bathroom facilities, also a dump point;
* The caretaker’s/managers residence was completed at the end of 2020 and has bedroom, bathroom/second toilet, and deck upstairs, with lounge/dining, toilet, kitchen, European laundry and office downstairs.
* A delightful Balinese themed garden off the back carport/deck area of the caretaker’s residence leads to established raised vegetable pods;
* All areas between sheds are road base with gravel and/or blue metal on top for ease of manoeuvring vans.
* Due to the facility operating as ‘managed’, all manoeuvring of vans and motorhomes is carried out by owners/managers. No access to gates or sheds is given to customers;
* Apart from the entrance driveway, stopover area, and residence, the property is fully fenced by 1800mm high steel security fencing.

Property #2
* Purchased in 2006 and developed in 2007 by the same owners as property #1;
* There are two sheds that have been used by the owners for a manufacturing business but which is no longer operating. Total gfa of work area is 360 m2. Both sheds are on concrete slabs;
* Shed #1 has three phase power, shed #2 has extra height with caretakers residence built at the front on second story, underneath is large office space with a full ensuite. Total combined living space is 180 m2 including the upstairs veranda. The upstairs caretaker’s residence is currently rented out for private living;
* The entrance driveway, area between sheds, and 750m2 at the rear of the higher shed is hardstand with a top layer of blue metal;
* The property is fully fenced by 1800mm high-security fencing. The entrance to the property is by an 8-metre wide double gate;
* There are two (2) 25,000-litre rainwater tanks connected to the sheds, town water is also connected;
* The owner is currently carrying out servicing and maintenance of caravans, trailers, motorhomes (no mechanical) in the premises and as they are retiring they are happy to hand over the client base and supplier contacts to the new owners if you wish to continue with this service.

Equipment included in sale:
* Eastwind 35hp tractor (2017) and fittings used to manoeuvre caravans and trailers, plus 4 in 1 bucket attachment and forklift attachment.
* Tractor hours used to manoeuvre vans is equivalent to approximately 15-20 work hours averaged out per month or .6 hours per day;
* Forklift also used to manoeuvre caravans and trailers;
* Ride on lawnmower;
* Brand new (January 2022) push mower – easy to start.

Desired Qualifications:
* Ability to learn to drive a small tractor - lessons will be given in driving tractor and manoeuvring vans;
* Friendly and willing to spend time with customers when they are on-site and make long friendships with them;
* Happy to mow and garden or can be outsourced;
* Able to relax in your downtime;
* Enjoy the simply small town/country life.

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