High Street Retail Property for sale

Market Street, Tain IV19

Offers over


  • Central heating
  • Double glazed
  • Leasehold
  • Modern open plan living
  • New development
  • Newly built two bedroom apartments


• An excellently presented unit with accommodation in a busy and popular trading location set within the charming community of Tain.

• The unit is being sold with vacant possession and is currently operating as a hairdresser with two distinct trading areas.

• A compact well-maintained property extending to c64m 2 floor space, presented to a good standard.

• Spacious flat comprising of 2 bedrooms, large lounge, well-appointed kitchen and family bathroom; currently tenanted but could also be made vacant if desired.

• Enclosed courtyard to the rear of the subjects.

17 / 19 Market Street is situated in the popular market town of Tain on one of the arterial roads off the High Street. Set within an area of numerous other trading entities, the property is well-located in terms of its prowess as a retail / service outlet. The current business is trading as a Hairdressers under a lease arrangement and it is due to ill-health of the tenant, that this business is available for a freehold acquisition. The property is currently used as a successful hairdresser utilising only one of the trading areas; new owner / operators could continue or change the use to a range of retail / office applications subject to consents. The building dates from the mid-1800s and has been maintained to a high standard presenting a modern and flexible business opportunity.

The trading elements are arranged at ground level enjoying 2 distinct areas, with separate private entrances and comfort facilities enabling them to be operated separately if required. The whole ground floor areas extend to around 64m2. The hairdressers benefit from a good range of fixtures and fittings which are included in the sale price. The trading elements and disclosure of trading accounts are not included. The trading areas are supported by spacious staff and private facilities to the rear aspects. There is also a tidy and enclosed courtyard area. Public parking is situated to the front of the unit.

An attractive feature of this sale is the well-presented accommodation set on the first floor. The flat above the trading areas has its own private entrance and includes 2 bedrooms, a modern family bathroom, compact kitchen and large lounge plus excellent storage, making this an appealing family home.

Business operation
This property is not being sold as a going concern. The current operator leases out the hairdressing facility and the tenant may or may not continue depending on what new owners intend to do. The business accounts are not included and will not be made available. We are reliably informed that there is a strong demand for hairdresser services within the town. The building could be used for a wide-range of beauty related services, retail outlets, offices or other service sector requirements; some uses may involve the need to seek change of use permissions from the local authority.

Trading location
Tain is an attractive and historic market town in Ross-Shire which sits on the A9, the main arterial route in the Scottish Highlands. Tain has a wide range of amenities including shops, supermarkets, medical facilities, schools and recreational facilities. The shop benefits from a central trading location with adjacent parking and numerous other trading outlets.

Tain as a general location is certainly popular for walkers and field sportsmen with an abundance of local wildlife, trout and salmon fishing opportunities plus excellent wildfowling. Just as the array of wild duck and geese provide sustainable sport for wildfowlers during the winter months, there are many local reserve areas frequented by ornithologists who come to watch these wildfowl, wading and seabird species. Golf is another popular activity in the area with a championship standard course in Tain plus the famous Championship Course of Royal Dornoch which is only a short drive away. Slightly further north the Brora Golf Course is also an excellent venue as designed by James Braid. For tourists Tain is well placed to explore a range of castles, distilleries and indeed is a good base from which to make a day trip to Loch Ness and visit the Highland Capital itself. The locale is well-known for its lovely golden sandy beaches, especially at Dornoch and Portmahomack, both within a short drive. Local amenities also include a selection of local shops, hotels, primary and secondary schooling, a medical centre and supermarkets.

Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, is approximately 35 miles away, accessed by an easy commute and offering extensive shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities, along with excellent road, rail and air links to the south and beyond.

Reason for sale
The vendor has leased out both the hairdressers and the flat, over many years and it is a desire to retire that brings this appealing property to the market.

The property
The original property is of stone construction under a pitched slate roof with modern extensions to the rear. Dating from the Mid-1800s, the building is a mid-terrace property, all trading accommodation is set to ground level with living accommodation situated on the first and attic floors.

Trading & service areas
From a prominent roadside location, the premises have a well-signed frontage and easy access. The trading area is well-maintained throughout offering a good range of work-stations and fixtures / fittings. The double fronted windows and modern effective lighting make the operating areas bright and appealing. Access is from street level and there are two distinct trading areas off an entrance vestibule. To the right is a unit set to a gentleman's hairdressers with a sitting area to its rear leading to a W.C. In addition, there is a spacious utility area set to kitchen work-tops, floor and wall storage units, sink space for washing machine etc. To the left of the vestibule is a further customer area which is configured to a lady's hairdressing salon. This area includes a cutting station and hair wash station plus a further W.C. / staff area. Both trading rooms are connected via the rear ancillary areas.

Throughout the trading aspects are presented to a high standard. The floors are concrete and are fully tiled. The windows are double glazed.

Leased apartment / private accommodation
The attractive apartment accommodation is situated above the trading aspects and is set over two floors, located from street level via a private entrance door. Upon entry a small hallway leads to a staircase leading to the first floor and the first of the two bedrooms. This single bedroom has a fitted wardrobe. Off the main hallway access is gained to the spacious and modern family bathroom, the lounge and stairs leading to the master bedroom. The lounge has a lined fire place with timber mantel. From the lounge a door leads to the kitchen providing a compact space with an electric cooker and a range of other appliances plus storage. The second bedroom configured to a double has Velux windows and offers a large space. In addition, off this room is a very large general storage unit. The flat benefits from UPVC double glazed windows.

External areas
The business has a prominent roadside frontage with signage. Restricted roadside parking provides for customer needs. The enclosed garden courtyard which is partially paved and laid to gravel can be accessed from the rear of the property only.

The property benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. The property has electric heaters with a fire place in the flat. All appliances are electric. The property is mainly double glazed.


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