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Superb Outdoor, Recreation And Adventure Centre For Sale In Bodmin

Bodmin, Cornwall

Asking Price £60,000
Turnover £49,329

Business overview

The business on offer is a successful and exciting adventure SeThe off-road Segway adventugway company with a secondary Electric Uniwheel experience business in a Cornish tourist hotspot.

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Business description

The off-road Segway adventures offered to customers are popular and profitable, gaining excellent feedback. The buyer of this business will benefit from reliable support from the current operators of the business, including help with advertising, promotion and training in the use of the equipment and in how to operate the business.

The operation is unique with plenty of demand and little in the way of direct competition.

It is believed that this is the only facility in the United Kingdom offering the Electric Uniwheel experience.

Being fully self-contained, a buyer may wish to oversee the business from afar by putting a local employee in situ to run the business on a daily basis; alternatively, a buyer moving in to run the business personally would benefit from a good lifestyle in this beautiful part of Cornwall.


- Excellent client feedback.
- Recipients of TripAdvisor's 5* Certificate of Excellence awards for two successive years.
- Prime tourist location.
- Unique business opportunity.
- Unique fun lifestyle operation for the buyer.

Business Description

We are licensed to operate in the grounds of a beautiful country club where top quality accommodation receives new clientele on a weekly basis. Attracting many tourists and thrill seekers, this unique off-road Segway company is as enjoyable for the operator as it is for the clients. Customers are offered an off-road Segway tour around a popular Cornish country park including one of the three lakes on the site.

The business is able to take advantage of other on-site facilities, including fishing lakes, cafe, restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, fitness suite, solarium, conference centre, football golf, tennis courts and wakeboard park as well as the many off road tracks and woodland paths in the area, all of which attract clientele.

We have our own office with kitchen and bathroom, Reception and training ground.
The second business is the Electric Uniwheel experience, where customers are shown how to use these trail-blazing machines in a safe environment. We cater for all levels of skill from beginner to advanced.

Since its creation in 2013, the business has proved extremely popular with its customers, receiving many positive reviews, an outstanding reputation and TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence in 2015 and in 2016.


The business is located in a beautiful Lakeland area of Cornwall's Goss Moor; a prime location to benefit from the ever profitable growth area of adventure tourism in the South West. Not only is the location beautiful, it is also a tourist hot spot, popular for a range of adventure sports within easy driving distance of several of Britain's most popular holiday destinations. In terms of attracting tourists, we enjoy the best of both worlds, gaining customers from other nearby adventure tourism operators while remaining the only operator in this unique off-road Segway niche.


We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to own this unique and exciting business in one of the most beautiful areas of Cornwall.

Whoever buys this business will gain an innovative, well-advertised business with online and local promotions in place and limited competition. This will allow a new owner to easily run a highly profitable and very exciting operation that will be interesting to a wide range of tourists.

There is potential for growth in the business. Adding extra Segways, taking on more staff and increasing the number of tours and experiences on offer are some sure-fire ways to advance the business to the next level and in so doing increase the turnover. Diversifying by adding a wider range of experiences is another way to take the business forward. Meanwhile the popular location, brilliant reputation and great advertising setup that we enjoy will ensure that further expansion of this type is a success.


The assets will be the shares of the company.

An inventory of the stock includes:

- An open ended licence.  This is worth its weight in gold, as we have the right to run the business in this wonderful country park on an open-ended basis, although we are required to behave ourselves and be respectful to others on site.
- 8 x X2 Segway Personal Transporters.
- 9 x Gotway electric Uniwheels.
- Training aids, such as rope and cones.
- Helmets and gloves for customers.
- Hosepipe for cleaning.
- Use of the accommodation, ‘The Hollies’, which comprises a patio training ground, customer Reception, office, kitchen and bathroom.
- Advertising for the current year and the advertising files for 2017.
- Telephone with wifi.
- Mobile phone.
- UHF radios.
- Shredder.
- Our web domains, and
- Intellectual property.

... in fact, the complete business.

Intellectual property will comprise our company logo, our advertising files logos and advertising for the year 2017.


The following comprehensive advertising is in place:

- Our own two domains.
- Leaflets distributed by Publicity South West throughout Plymouth, east and mid Cornwall.
- Leaflets on display at Cornwall Services.
- Large screen advertising at Cornwall Services.
- Road side local advertising.

... all of which drive customers to us.

Advertising files for 2017 are drafted and ready to be sent to the printers.


Licence fees for July 2016 – June 2017 are £2,000 per annum paid over 12 months plus 6% of turnover net of VAT.

Licence fees for July 2017 – June 2018 are £3,000 per annum paid over 12 months plus 8% of turnover net of VAT.

Licence fees for July 2018 – June 2019 are £4,000 per annum paid over 12 months plus 10% of turnover net of VAT.

There are no further increases in the licence agreement, although changes may be made subject to mutual agreement.

These terms are considered absolutely excellent, especially considering the location, situation and facilities offered on site.

Reason for Sale

The business was set up in 2013 to see the Managing Director's son through university. The son married an American lady in May this year and moved to start a new life in the USA at the end of September.

The Managing Director is well into retirement age and am now looking forward to the opportunity to retire.

Business location

In July 2016 the company moved to a new location which is in the heart of Goss Moor, 5 minutes from Cornwall Services on the main A30 artery through Cornwall. An ideal location for locals and tourists alike.

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