Shutters brought down on sale of ‘smallest shop in south Wales’

A high street shop in South Wales, no wider than a pair of outstretched arms and shorter than a cricket wicket, sold at auction for £32, 250.

The slim High Street, Blackwood, lock up retail unit, thought to be the smallest shop for sale in South Wales, previously traded as a mobile phones shop.

Located at Central Buildings in the former mining town in Caerphilly borough and

squeezed in between a shoe shop and an opticians, the shop measures a measly 11.5 sq m (123.7 sq ft.)

The bijou Gwent property attracted five bidders eventually selling for £5, 250 more than its guide of £27,000 after 16 bids.

Debra Bisley, of Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions, was confident the pocket-sized property, just four and a half feet wide with a depth of 28 feet, would be just the right fit for a small business with big ideas.

Bringing the shutters down on the sale Debra said: “We believe that this is surely the smallest shop for sale in South Wales. Although it’s small it’s in an ideal spot for the right business.”

“The shuttered shop has previously traded as a vape shop, a sweets stall and as a sandwich bar. The possibilities for the space may not be endless but with some imagination it could become perhaps a takeaway coffee shop, card shop, small boutique or perhaps a mobile phone repair outlet or bijou beauty salon or nail bar.

“The shop, sandwiched between ShoeZone and Specsavers and with a range of independent and national traders nearby, has a kitchenette at the back so there’s a start for the entrepreneurial cafe owner at least.”

“Ideally located on the thriving High Street of Blackwood, this property benefits from plenty of footfall.”