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Ilfracombe chocolate shop up for sale

PUBLISHED: 13:12 02 April 2014 | UPDATED: 13:12 02 April 2014

Walkers Chocolate Emporium in Ilfracombe High Street is up for sale at £475,000.

Walkers Chocolate Emporium in Ilfracombe High Street is up for sale at £475,000.

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Walkers Chocolate Emporium has gone on the market priced at £475,000.

The well known six-foot 'chocolate man' who stands guard at Walkers Chocolate Emporium!The well known six-foot 'chocolate man' who stands guard at Walkers Chocolate Emporium!

PROSPECTIVE buyers have a mouth-watering opportunity to gobble up one of Ilfracombe’s most iconic shops after Walkers Chocolate Emporium was put up for sale.

The High Street retail shop and chocolate museum is owned by husband and wife Linzi and Nigel Walker, who make their own chocolates on site.

The business has been in the town for 17 years and 10 years at its current location, and is being offered for sale by Webbers Commercial in Barnstaple, priced £475,000.

That includes the business premises plus a five storey terrace with four-bedrooms, cellar, garage and two decking areas, which the couple have extensively renovated.

Linzi said after working as chocolatiers in the town for 17 years they had decided to ‘look for a new adventure’.

“We’re thinking maybe a bed and breakfast or a hotel, we’re not sure yet, but we came out of the hospitality trade to do this,” explained Linzi.

“We were running a business in Sussex and wanted to come home to our house in North Devon, so Nigel just said ‘we should open a chocolate shop in Ilfracombe’.

“We make all the chocolate here on the premises and at the moment of course we are very busy making Easter eggs.”

Visitors can watch the chocolate being made and enjoy the Chocolate museum, whose highlights include a giant Easter egg, a huge chocolate rabbit and a six-foot chocolate man.

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