Rhymers Mill, Mill Road, Earlston, Scottish Borders. TD4 6DG

Rhymers Mill, Mill Road, Earlston., Scottish Borders. TD4 6DG

Guide Price  £115,000

Quick Summary

Price £115,000
City Earlston
Status Sold STCM
Size (Acres)
Parking Spaces



Galashiels Office
01896 751300

General Information

The subjects are situated in a commercial area off Mill Road to the south western outskirts of Earlston.


Earlston is situated to the north east of the central borders, conveniently located for access to the main borders towns. It is an attractive town which can trace its origins back to the 1200’s and lays its claim to fame as the home of Thomas Learmont, better known as Thomas the Rhymer. Now a bustling town situated on the edge of the A68 trunk road it has a population of approximately of 1,779 according to the 2011 population census, an increase of around 4% over the population recorded in 2001. The market square, which was laid out as a rose garden to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, forms the heart of the village and main retail area.


Nearby occupiers include A Plant Lux Traffic Control and Management; ESH Border construction; an independent vehicle repair workshop and the former J Rutherford (Earlston) Ltd complex. It is understood the J Rutherford section of Rhymers Mill has recently been sold with the main section currently undergoing refurbishment for occupation by Austin Travel Group and the former offices due to be occupied by Borders Machinery Ring.




C M Welsh occupies the south western section of the former Rhymers Mill complex comprising a secure compound bounded by post and rail fencing, together with a former mill building and open fronted storage shed.


The main building is of traditional construction, part stone, part render faced brick under pitched and hipped roofs clad in slate incorporating fixed glazed roof lights to the east pitches. This building provides a joiners workshop, warehouse and associated offices at ground level. The first floor is used for basic storage only.


To the rear of the yard there is an open fronted storage building of blockwork construction under a timber trussed roof clad in box profile metal sheeting.


Within the north west corner of the yard there is a further commercial unit which is in separate ownership.



The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor (Front): Entrance hall, office, stairs to first floor level; store room to the east with separate access.


(Rear): Workshop/ store; work room, with WC and two storage cupboards off; warehouse.


First Floor: Landing, 2 offices and basic storage areas with WC off.

Externally, there is a surfaced yard. Within the yard there is a steel framed storage building. To the north-west of the site there is a further commercial building which is in separate ownership.



The subjects have been measured in accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice (current edition), to provide the following areas:

.Description Measurement Sq m Sq ft
Ground Floor
Workshop Gross Internal Area 105 1,130
Warehousing Gross Internal Area 153.05 1,647
Stores Gross Internal Area 104.54 1,125
Offices Net Internal Area 14.83 160
First Floor
Offices Net Internal Area 47.98 516
Storage Gross Internal Area 349.47 3,760
Open Fronted Store Gross Internal Area 58.03 624
TOTAL 832.90 8,962

The site extends to approximately 0.280 ha (0.69 acres) or thereby.

Rateable Value

The rateable value has been assessed under the following two listings:


Workshop      £6,200 effective from 01-Apr-10

Offices          £1,100 effective from 01-Apr-10



Interested parties considering re-development proposals for the site are advised to discuss proposals with the Area Planning Officer of the Development and Regulatory Services Department of Scottish Borders Council prior to submitting an offer.


Energy Performance Certificate

The subjects have been assessed to an Energy Performance rating of G.



Absolute Ownership



Offers over £115,000 are invited for the heritable property.

Goodwill by negotiation. Stock and Equipment at Valuation.


A closing date may be set for offers. Please note that only those parties who formally notify us of their interest will be informed of a closing date. Interested parties are advised to notify the selling agents of their interest as soon as possible. The seller reserves the right to sell privately and is not bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.



Financial information and detail of ongoing business may be made available to genuine applicants on receipt of a formal expression of interest and supporting information from your solicitor. Where appropriate it may be necessary to enter into a confidentiality agreement.



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



Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:


Edwin Thompson LLP, Chartered Surveyors

76 Overhaugh Street




Tel: 01896 751300

Fax:       01896 758883

Email: [email protected]

Depot with secure compound located in a convenient position to the South West of Earlston. The depot includes a dual Span Mill complex with a Gross Internal Area 774.87 sq m (8,338 sq ft) providing a workshop, warehouse, stores, offices and WCs.

Within the yard there is an open fronted store with a Gross Internal Area 58.03 sq m (624 sq ft). The site extends to an area of approximately 0.280 ha (0.69 acre) or thereby

Financial information and detail of ongoing business may be made available to genuine applicants on receipt of a formal expression of interest and supporting information from your solicitor.

Offers over £115,000 are invited for the Heritable Property

Goodwill by negotiation. Stock and Equipment at Valuation. Ref. Gw-4879


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