Retail premises for sale

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Retail premises for sale

High Street, Alness IV17

Local area information

Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Bridgend Primary School 0.2 miles
  • Alness Academy 0.2 miles
  • Alness 0.3 miles
  • Invergordon 3 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Features and description

  • Attractive retail unit extending to around 54m².

  • Conveniently located close to great parking and located on Alness High Street.

  • Prominent frontage with large display window.

  • Great areas for high-profile signage, ideal for tenant branding options.

  • Option to purchase together with adjoining property.

8 High Street, Alness is a ground floor trading unit within an attractive traditional stone 2 storey property. The property is now vacant. The owners are also selling 10 High Street Alness, and both properties are available to purchase together, for an asking price of offers over £132,000 should that be desired.

The unit has independent street level access to the internal trading aspects and benefits from well-appointed welfare / storage areas located to the rear. The property is being sold with vacant possession.

Reason for sale
The vendors have owned 8 High Street, Alness for several years, initially operating their own retail business and latterly renting the unit out to reputable tenants. It is their desire to retire as landlords, that brings this well-appointed retail unit to the market.

The town of Alness is set immediately adjacent to the busy A9; the arterial route from Inverness to Thurso. The units are conveniently located, with some on street parking, located close to the local public car park and to the Averon Centre. Nearby, there is a good range of shops and restaurants etc. Alness is well served with facilities and services for visitors and residents alike. A carefully selected retail sales outlet type could do well in this location.

The recent creation of the Inverness and Cromarty Green Freeport, is intended to greatly benefit all businesses in the area as time goes on, making now the time to buy a business in the area. The town is centrally located for exploring the wider Highland area, taking in its many attractions. Inverness, Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness are all within a day-trip distance. Outdoor pursuits such as bird watching and fishing also draw a great many visitors to the region who take advantage of the abundance of wildlife. Within the Cromarty Firth, seals are readily observed and, in the Moray Firth, dolphins are a great attraction. For the dedicated golfer, there are a number of outstanding quality golf courses within the immediate area, the most famous being Royal Dornoch. Castles. Potteries and distilleries offer the more leisurely tourist ample places of culture, interest and history to visit. Alness is set within an excellent geographic location and is an ideal base from which visitors can continue their odyssey of Sutherland, Caithness and the West Coast.

The property
8 High Street, Alness is part of an attractive sandstone building beneficially located between the local parking and the bulk of the High Street. The inviting entrance doors are largely glazed with large picture window frontage, thus enjoying natural lighting and a clear line of sight from the pavement. In addition to the shop retail area there is a WC, welfare and store area, all located to the rear of the retail space. The retail area extends to about 54m² and offers an excellent flexible space. The property is located on the ground floor only. The windowed frontage allows for flexible merchandising and branding with ample space for signage both above, and on, the window.

Development opportunity
A purchase of both 8 and 10 High Street, Alness is available. Should this be pursued, there could be potential to develop and upgrade the existing 2 units into a larger single unit suitable for retail, catering, office or social activity, subject to relevant planning consent. The purchaser may wish to consider residential development, subject to relevant planning consent. The purchaser would be responsible for getting the necessary consents.

The unit benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage.

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