Commercial for rent

Eckford, Kelso, Scottish Borders, Roxburghshire



  • Rental on Application


Key features:
  • Caf & Retail Outlet/ Garden Centre/ Farm Shop
  • Caf/ Tea Rooms with associated Retail Outlet. May suit:
  • Garden Centre, Farm Shop, Outdoor Clothing/ Equipment Outlet or similar
  • Previously a long established Smokery, Water Gardens and Caf.
  • Set above Southbank of River Teviot with glazed gable overlooking River
  • Separate Caf and Retail Area. External Terrace. Extensive Car Park
  • Gross Internal Area 670.68 sq m (7,217 sq ft)
  • Flexibility to Let only the Retail Outlet if preferred - All Enquiries Invited

Main Description
Until recently the property was trading as a long established and extremely popular Smokery and Water Gardens with associated Caf and Garden Centre/ Retail outlet.

The business accommodation features:
Restaurant: Restaurant/ Tea Rooms with space for at least 50 covers complete with curved conservatory to the north, kitchen, preparation area, rear lobby with stairs to first floor area, back kitchen/ store with space for chiller unit, servery, ladies, gents and disabled WCs.

There may be scope to create an external dining area within the car park grounds to the North to accommodate external dining during the Spring and Summer months, if desired.

Garden Centre/ Retail Outlet: Large retail warehouse housed within modern clear span premises of steel framed construction clad in insulated composite panels supported on galvanised purlins.

This building is raised on stilts to the west featuring a glazed faade to the west gable end looking out over the gardens and the River Teviot. There is a raised floor to the east end with stairs and a platform lift linking to the Restaurant. The main access is off the ramped path to the north. There are automated double doors off the main access and to the paved top level of the Water Gardens and an external Terrace overlooking the River and Countryside beyond.
Car park: There is a formal car park to the north with capacity for around 50 cars.

Kirkbank is situated in a particularly scenic area within the Central Scottish Borders set above the south bank of the River Teviot, just to the south of Kalemouth the confluence of Kale Water with the River Teviot, a short distance to the west of Eckford Village. It is around 5.5 miles South of Kelso, 6 miles North East of Jedburgh, in an area which benefits from an influx of seasonal visitors and a relatively affluent catchment area.

Satellite Navigation
For those with Satellite Navigation the Post Code for Kirkbank is TD5 8LE

Mains water and electricity. Private Drainage.

Local Authority
Scottish Borders Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0SA. Tel 01835 824000.

Rateable Value:
The premises are currently assessed to a Rateable Value of 26,700 effective from 01-Apr-2017. This will need to be re-assessed to exclude a traditional range and area of yard that does not form part of the demise. Rates Poundage 2021/22: 0.49

Energy Performance Certificate
Band G

Lease Terms
Available by way of a new Full Repairing and Insuring lease. Terms by negotiation.

On conclusion of legal missives.

Value Added Tax
Any prices are exclusive of VAT. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves independently as to the instances of VAT in respect of any transaction.

Legal Costs
Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in connection with this transaction.

In the normal manner, the in-going tenant will be liable for any Land and Buildings Transaction Tax, Registration Dues and VAT thereon, where applicable.

By appointment with the sole agents:
Edwin Thompson LLP
76 Overhaugh Street
Tel. 01896 751300
Fax. 01896 758883

Property Ref:250_2523_4910683


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