• Spacious retail premises in a prominent and desirable trading location in the busy town of Thurso, Caithness.
• Extending to circa 68m2 /732ft, the unit would suit a wide range of retail and service uses subject to planning consents where necessary.
• Ideally located to take advantage of local trade, commercial business and tourism.
• Subjects also comprise 2 external stores offering 25m2 of storage.
Description Comprising of a ground floor unit of traditional stone construction; the subjects are situated within a three storey building under a pitched slate roof. The floors above and properties to either side are occupied. The large trading space is light and airy, clever hanging light platforms fitted with spotlights add to the character of the shop and it is fully fitted out at present with shelving and a center island.
Location This property is located in Thurso town center on Traill Street which is the busy route heading through Thurso, out to Dounreay and the villages beyond.
The shop has a most prominent frontage with two large picture windows facing on to the street, ideal for passing trade. It is situated next to a Solicitors office, has another Solicitor above and a ladies clothing shop to the left. Owned by the same owner since 1989, Buttres's as it was known was a very successful home décor and soft furnishings retailer. On retirement the shop was then leased out to various tenants the last being a Health Food Shop and when these tenants relocated the owner decided to sell. This is an excellent trading location and the unit is well suited to a variety of uses.
The town has a good mix of traditional shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, the well-known River Thurso flows through the town attracting salmon fishers from all over. The area is also well known for surfing, hosting surfing championships, as well as offering various other outdoor pursuits. There are lots of things to do and see in Thurso, including the five star visitor attraction, Caithness Horizons and many other places of interest. There is an attractive sandy beach with spectacular views across to Orkney and Dunnet Head.
Property The property extends to circa 68m2 /732ft2. There is a staff toilet facility as well as a small office and recreation space. Externally a flight of stairs leads from the rear exit to an outbuilding housing two store rooms which offer excellent storage with mains electricity.
Accommodation This ground floor retail unit comprises of a large sales space with single glazed windows looking directly onto Traill Street. The main entrance is a double locked half glass door and there is a wrought iron gate which locks for added security. The retail space is fully open plan.
Services The premises are connected to mains water, electricity and drainage services. Heating is by means of electric internal hot air convection at ground level. There is also ample public car parking close by.
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