Cafe, Office, Shop, Salon, Studio, Gallery

High Street, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders, TD4 6BS

Rental Offers over£6,960 per year

Excellent trading position
Modern cafe or tea room premises
Fitted out in turn key condition.
Established Use Class 3 (Hot Food).
Permitted Development to Class 2 (office/ beautician) or Class 1 (Retail).
May suit office, beautician, therapy suite, hair salon or general shop uses.
Double fronted unit
Traditional façade to High Street


The café is situated in an excellent trading position in a south facing position within Earlston town centre.

Earlston is a historic town situated in the Lauderdale Valley to the north east of the central borders, conveniently located for access to the main Borders towns. It is an attractive town reported to date back to the 1200’s and lays its claim to fame as the home of Thomas Learmonth, better known as Thomas the Rhymer.

The settlement is a bustling town situated on the edge of the A68 trunk road. It has a population of approximately 1,779 according to the 2011 population census, an increase of around 4% of the population recorded in 2001 and has a good degree of passing traffic.

The market Square was laid out as a rose garden to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. It provides a pleasant town square and centre. The town benefits from a good selection of local facilities including some independent shops, public houses, a church, reputable schools including a newly completed high school at Georgefield to the east of the town all within walking distance of the property. The town is well placed for commuting to the main borders towns and Edinburgh.


A double fronted unit occupying the ground floor of a two storey plus attic level building of traditional stone construction under pitched roof clad in slate.
The unit retains a traditional façade to High Street with central access door.

Internally the unit benefits from a modern fit-out for use as a café comprising front shop seating area, servery and kitchen fitted with stainless steel units and extractor unit, preparation room/kitchen with stainless steel unit incorporating dual basin sink, rear hall with separate fire escape to the rear, two WC’s each with low flush unit and wash hand basin.


Mains electricity, drainage and water

Rateable Value

According to the Scottish Assessor’s Association Website this unit is assessed to a Rateable Value of £5,200 per annum effective from 01-Apr-2017.

The Small Business Bonus Scheme provides rates relief to help small businesses in Scotland. Where a business’s combined (all business premises in Scotland) rateable value is £15,000 or less up to 100% relief is available subject to eligibility (Current 2018/19). Further details are available from the Business Rates Team of Scottish Borders Council.

Energy Performance Certificate

Energy Performance Rating: Band to be confirmed

Lease Terms

Available by way of a new lease on FRI terms.
In the normal manner, the in-going tenant will be liable for any land and buildings transaction tax, registration dues and VAT thereon.


On the conclusion of legal missives.


Unless otherwise stated the prices quoted 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.


By appointment with the sole agents:

Edwin Thompson, Chartered Surveyors
76 Overhaugh Street, Galashiels TD1 1DP
Tel. 01896 751300
Fax. 01896 758883

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    Price £6,960 per year
    Town/City Earlston
    Status Now Let
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