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For sale: park cafe set in 85 acres

Kelvingrove Park eaterie is popular with visitors

A popular park cafe business is on the market.

Proprietors Barbara McGinley and Gary Pilkington are selling An Clachan in Kelvingrove Park after 13 years.

The wee cafe is a sanctuary for families, dog walkers and visitors alike.

The couple converted the former playground shelter and toilet back in 2008.

It took four years of toing and froing with the council but they say they are glad they persevered.

'Great place'

Barbara said: “It’s a great little business and we are sad to be letting go and moving on.

“It’s been a lot of hard work, but we have made many friends here and seen young customers grow with us.

The wee cafe is a sanctuary for families, dog walkers and visitors alike
The wee cafe is a sanctuary for families, dog walkers and visitors alike

“It’s such a great place to work and own a business - who wouldn’t want to work in a park like this!”

Gary said the venture would be ideal for younger owners with a fresh outlook.

“We’ve loved our work here, but it’s time for us to move on.

“There is so much you could do with the business, but it needs someone with more energy and new ideas.”

 

It’s been a lot of hard work, but we have made many friends here and seen young customers grow with us.

Barbara McGinley

 

Barbara says she wants to devote more time to studying and career in counselling.

Both say they want to spend more time with their children.

Among its homemade fayre, the cafe’s date and nutmeg scones are legendary, and its burritos moorish.

The building is fully serviced with a kitchen and outside eating area.

'It’s a great little business and we are sad to be letting go'
'It’s a great little business and we are sad to be letting go'

Importantly, the cafe also comes with 85 acres of beautiful parkland attached.

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