• Modern retail unit with potential for a number of uses subject to obtaining necessary consents where required.
• Ideal location for a community-based facility (café, nursery etc).
• Internal area extending to around 93m2 with large open plan shop frontage plus excellent preparation spaces to the rear.
• Modern premises presented in walk-in condition with no significant capital expenditure required.
• Off road parking plus additional ground to the rear of the subjects.DESCRIPTION
Modern and well-presented retail unit set within an ideal trading location in the Caithness village of Castletown. Positioned within the close-knit community of this popular village, this property is ideally set to take advantage of local trade and tourism which reaches its peak from Easter to October. Previously trading as a butcher shop, the building benefits from being adjacent to other trading units. Internally the business is in good decorative order and the sale includes all fixtures and fittings which includes a walk-in chiller. The property has a total internal area of circa 93m2, which comprises an open plan retail area extending to about 52m2 and is being sold as a vacant unit, therefore ready for immediate occupancy. The unit has previously been leased but due to a change of the owners circumstances they are now wishing to sell the freehold interest. The property has historically had excellent support from the local community and suitable uses for the unit include, but not restricted to a café, retail unit or community interest venue.REASON FOR SALE
The current owner purchased the property in the late 1970's and has previously leased the premises out. It is their desire to reduce their portfolio that brings this property to the market.LOCATION
The property is located within a residential area close to other amenities including a newly improved children's play park. The village of Castletown has a number of shops and social services but Thurso, which is 5 miles away, boasts a broader range of excellent facilities. Caithness itself is an area tremendously rich in opportunities for both the resident population and holidaymaker alike. Breath-taking cliffs are host to innumerable seabirds including the puffin, one of the ornithologist's favourites. Beautiful golden beaches stretch for miles, none more so than nearby Dunnet Bay with its high dunes. Indeed, such is the setting that the area is well known as a destination for surfers and hosts many national competitive events. Small harbours to explore and sea excursions are available, whether to watch seabirds, Grey Seals, Pilot Whales or Dolphins. Nearby passenger and car ferries offer a choice of day trips to the well-known Orkney Islands.
Genealogy research, ancient Brochs or perhaps the local Camster Cairns are aspects that appeal to guests. For history enthusiasts, the 16th Century Castle and Gardens of Mey is one of the region's most popular tourist attractions and remains to this day a striking architectural achievement and a fascinating day out. For those interested in fishing the excellent Caithness trout and salmon fishing is renown; the rivers Thurso, Wick and Forss are all well-known and are highly productive as are loch's St John's, Heilan and Watten. During the winter months the county is also a favourite with wildfowlers and several nearby sporting estates offer deer stalking and the opportunity for both walked up and driven shoots, these activities undertaken outwith the Hotel's tourist season. Staying on the sporting front there are several 18-hole golf courses within comfortable reach, namely Thurso, Wick or the links course at Reay.THE PROPERTY
A purpose built well-presented modern retail unit constructed in the 1970's by way of standard block construction and pitched insulated profile tiled roof. The building has an approximate internal area of around 93m2, with clad walls in the serving areas and back shop area. The unit is set out over ground floor level with large customer serving area, which benefits from two large front facing windows, UPVC semi glazed door, modern strip lighting, air conditioning unit, refrigerated display cabinets and worktop counter area. There is also a wash hand basin within the customer area. The back shop area comprises twin deep tub sinks, a wash hand basin, preparation bench, walk in chiller storage area and large double fire doors for ease of access. There is also a staff W.C in the rear of the property. Partially floored attic ideal for storage use. The property boasts excellent off-road car parking facilities. To the rear of the subjects is an area of underutilised ground, this space could be used for further storage or parking for owner operator vehicles.TRADE
This unit is not being sold as going concern and as such no trading information will be made available.SERVICES
The property benefits from mains electricity with a three phase electricity supply, water and drainage. The unit also features a commercial grease trap system.