TOWNHOUSE, ARTISAN RETAIL UNIT AND STUDIO

2 Church Square and 5 Market Square, Duns, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders, TD11 3DD

Offers invited in the region of  £220,000


Quick Summary

Price £220,000
City Duns
Status New
Size (Acres)
Beds 4
Bathroom 1
Garden
Parking Spaces
Period

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Galashiels Office
01896 751300

 

Artisan Retail Unit, Townhouse & Studio
2 Church Square & 5 Market Square, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3DD

A Category B Listed early 18th Century Townhouse together with Artisan Retail Unit, Studio, Courtyard Garden and Garage. Currently trading as a successful B&B. Scope to further expand the business if desired.

The accommodation is arranged over three storeys providing well appointed living accommodation, and a ground floor retail unit with traditional façade to Market Square. The ground floor is currently trading as a tea room complete with kitchen and associated antique sales.

The current vendor operates a successful Bed and Breakfast from the house. There is scope to further diversify the business through conversion of the studio to the rear to provide further living accommodation or form a separate annexe.

Offers in the region of £220,000 are invited

Ref. 3606718

General Information
2 Church Square and 5 Market Square are well situated in the centre of Duns, the County town of Berwickshire.

Whilst a relatively small town with a population of around 2,500 according to the 2011 population census, Duns serves a wide rural hinterland.  It is a traditional market town providing a good range of local facilities and services including primary and secondary schooling, a variety of independent shops, banking services, public houses, a restaurant, veterinary surgery, police station, garden centre, library, council and housing association offices.

The area boasts a range of attractions including Duns Castle, a number of stately homes, the annual common riding and the Jim Clark museum. The surrounding countryside including the Lammermuir Hills provides some spectacular scenery and some excellent terrain for a range of outdoor pursuits. Other recreational facilities in the area include a swimming pool, gym and adjoining children’s play centre and golf driving range, eighteen-hole golf course, squash courts, all weather astro-surfaced pitches and a range of sports clubs.

Duns is situated approximately 44 miles south of the city of Edinburgh, 71 miles from Newcastle each with an international airport. Access is readily available to the main line east coast rail service with a station at Berwick-upon-Tweed located approximately 15 miles east.

The Scottish Borders offers a quality of life that is second to none and in an area of 1800 square miles there is certainly plenty of space to enjoy our beautiful unspoilt countryside and individual towns. Home to world class activities and attractions, it’s no wonder that the area is so popular with visitors who come here to enjoy mountain biking at Glentress, salmon fishing on the Tweed, walking in our hills and forests or diving off the Berwickshire coast. The area is also known for its’ spectacular Common Ridings, when whole communities come together to celebrate each town’s individual heritage and to cheer on hundreds of horses and riders every summer. The Borders is also a heartland of rugby in Scotland, with the names of our local towns being synonymous with the game and of course Melrose being the original home of rugby sevens. From our historic towns to rural villages, wherever you go you will be struck by the warmth of the welcome in our communities and the real pride people have in living in this wonderful part of the world. With good transport links, including the newly opened Borders Railway with regular services to Edinburgh, an excellent education system and stunning countryside, a move to the Scottish Borders really could be the best move of your life.

Description
A Grade B listed three storey end terraced building dating to the early 18th Century. The building is of render faced stone construction with painted ashlar reveals quoins and door surrounds with a traditional double fronted retail unit to ground floor level with central hardwood panelled access door.

Accommodation
The accommodation comprises:

2 Church Square:
A gated access off Church Square to the east provides access to the house via an enclosed courtyard garden.

Ground Floor: Entrance lobby with stairs to first floor level.
First Floor: Landing, dining kitchen, bedroom and wc.
Second Floor: Landing, living room, two further bedrooms and bathroom/wc.

The courtyard to the rear of the property provides separate access to the ‘studio’ and a garage with vehicular access off Church Square.

Studio:
The studio annexe is currently configured with entrance lobby and stairs leading up to the main studio.  The ground floor of the annexe currently provides storage to the shop but could readily be sub-divided and accessed off the existing entrance lobby as part of works to convert and reconfigure this accommodation.

5 Market Square
The ground floor shop has a traditional double fronted façade with pilasters supporting a classically detailed architrave with frieze and cornicing above.  The unit has a central hardwood panelled entrance door.

Internally, the accommodation is finished to a good specification. It is currently trading as a tea room with associated antique sales and a kitchen.  A door off the kitchen leads to the ground floor of a studio to the rear.

The unit is highly versatile well suited to a wide range of retail, office and treatment room uses or continued tea room use.
If desired, there may be scope to expand on the existing food use. The eastern end of the ground floor would appear to offer scope for conversion to form a commercial kitchen and install a wc to the rear of the shop. As part of these works, there may even be potential to knock through a door opening from Church Square to provide separate delivery/staff entrance, again subject to relevant planning permissions.
2 Church Square and 5 Market Square offer broad appeal well suited to a wide spectrum of the market including the family sector, lifestyle buyers and of course there is scope to diversify and expand the bed and breakfast option with the potential additional development within the studio.

Satellite Navigation
For those with the use of Satellite Navigation the postcode for this property is TD11 3DB.

Services
Mains drainage, water, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating.

Fixtures and Fittings
Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.

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

Council Tax/ Rateable Value
2 Church Square: Council Tax Band C
5 Market Square: Rateable Value of £6,600

The Small Business Rates Relief Scheme provides rates relief to help small businesses in Scotland. For the 2017/18 financial year upto 100% rates relief is available for business with a combined rateable value (of all business premises in Scotland) with a Rateable Value of £15,000 or less subject to application and eligibility. Further details are available from the Business Rates Team at Scottish Borders Council. Tel. 0845 3000341.

Energy Performance Certificate
2 Church Square: E53
5 Market Square: G119

Tenure
Absolute Ownership

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 relation to this transaction.

Viewings
Strictly by appointment with the sole agents:

Edwin Thompson LLP, Chartered Surveyors
76 Overhaugh Street
Galashiels
TD1 1DP
Tel: 01896 751300
Fax: 01896 758883
Email: [email protected]

 

A Category B Listed early 18th Century Townhouse together with Artisan Retail Unit, Studio, Courtyard Garden and Garage. Currently trading as a successful B&B. Scope to further expand the business if desired.

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