Class 2 (Financial, Professional and Other Services)

St Dunstan's House, High Street, Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders, TD6 9RX

Rental offers over£12,500 per year

Refurbished ground floor premises in prominent town centre position
Established use Class 2 (Financial, professional and other services)
Permitted Change of use to Class 1 (Retail)
Fully DDA compliant accommodation
Public Car Park to rear
International Property Measurement Standards 3: 54.16 sq m ( 583 sq ft)

Office premises occupying the ground floor frontage of this imposing Category C Listed two storey detached villa. The premises were sensitively refurbished in 2018 with the remainder of the building converted into self-contained residential accommodation, used as holiday lets.

The building is of traditional stone construction under hipped roofs clad in slate. It is believed to have been constructed in around 1830.

The front elevation has an ashlar finish with polished red sandstone dressings. The side and rear elevations have a rendered finish. The central bay which provides access to this unit has a central panelled hardwood door with Cavetto reveals.

Internally, the unit has been lined throughout providing a modern yet traditional finish. The specification includes:

➢ Fully DDA compliant wide doors and circulation space and accessible wc
➢ CAT 5E/6 cabling
➢ Replacement ceilings incorporating cornicing
➢ Replacement double glazed Sash and Case windows
➢ Recessed circular LED lights
➢ Raised Access floor
➢ Excellent decorative order with high specification of finish throughout
➢ Integrated fire alarm system.

St Dunstan’s is situtated in a prominent position on the High Street within Melrose town centre.

Melrose is an attractive town located in the central Borders, approximately 4.5 miles east of Galashiels. It has a population of 2,458 according to the 2015 Mid-Year Population Estimate produced by the National Records of Scotland, an increase of around 47% over that recorded at the 2001 Population Census.

The town is located within the Tweed Valley in the foreground of the Three Peaks of the Eildon Hills, one of the most distinctive landmarks within the Scottish Borders.

The town is steeped in history. Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin, founded by King David the First in 1136, as the first cistercian monastery in Scotland. Following damage through the Wars of Independence, the Abbey was substantially re-built during the late 1380’s. It continued in use as an Abbey until the Protestant Reformation of 1560. The Abbey grounds are reported to be the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart.

Melrose is a relatively affluent, highly sought after residential town well renowned as the birthplace of Rugby 7’s. There is an influx of seasonal visitors to the area during the summer months. The area benefits from good road links to the main towns in the central Borders with good connectivity to the national roads work via the A68 trunk road and the A7 arterial route. It is a short distance from the southern terminus of the re-instated Borders Railway with the nearest station at Tweedbank approximately 1.5 miles west.

The units have been measured from plan to provide the following approximate area:

IPMS3: 54.16 sq m (583 sq ft)

The floor plan is included on the back page. The accommodation comprises:

Entrance Hall, General Office/ front shop, meeting room/ office 2., file store/ storage, kitchen and WC fully fitted to accessible standards.

The premises provide highly flexible accommodation. Established use is Class 2 (Financial Professional and other Services). The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 permits change of use from Class 2 to Class 1 (Retail). The following extract of The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997 summarises some of the potential uses and planning requirements:

Class 1 (Retail): Retail sale of goods other than hot food; hairdresser, undertaker, travel and ticket agency, post office. Dry cleaner, launderette, cold food consumption on premises. Display of goods for sale, hiring out of domestic goods or articles, reception of goods to be washed

Class 2: Financial, professional or any other service expected in shopping areas, including use as a betting office, lawyers, accountants, estate agents, health centre, dentist surgery, treatment rooms, therapy suites, doctors and vets (where the principal visitors are members of the public)

Lease Terms
Available by way of a sub-lease or assignation on a Full Repairing and Insuring basis. A new lease may be available by negotiation. Terms by negotiation.

Rateable Value
£6,800 effective from 01-Apr-2017. The Small Business Rates Relief Scheme provides rates relief to help small businesses in Scotland. For the 2020/2021 year up to 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:

To be confirmed


On conclusion of legal missives

Legal Costs
The tenant will be responsible for the Landlords reasonable costs in connection with the preparation of the lease agreement.

In the normal manner, the in-going tenant will be liable for any Land and buildings Transaction Tax, registration dues and VAT incurred thereon, where applicable.

Value Added Tax
Any prices are exclusive of VAT. The property is understood to be elected to VAT. However, 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

Tel: 01896 751300

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Price £12,500 per year
Town/City Melrose
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