Richardson House, Mill Hill, Gretna, Carlisle CA6 5HU

Richardson House, Mill Hill, Gretna CA6 5HU

Guide Price  £275,000

Quick Summary

Price £275,000
City Carlisle
Status Under Offer
Size (Acres) 2.15
Parking Spaces



Carlisle Office

A strategically located former office premises situated on a site of approximately 2.15 acres

Potential for re-development, subject to planning

Attractive location a short distance to the east of the M6 Motorway Network and Gretna

Additional land may be available by separate negotiation

Offers invited at a Guide price of £275,000 for the freehold interest


The subject land and property is situated on the northern aspect of the A6071 approximately 1 mile to the east of the town of Gretna, a short distance to the east of the M6 Motorway Network and circa 3 miles to the west of the town of Longtown. The town of Gretna benefits from a strategic location on the Border of England and Scotland and its close proximity to the M74/M6 Motorway. The town has a population of 17,769 (2011 Census) and provides retail facilities within a shopping outlet village, a number of hotels, schools and is on the West Coast Train Line.

The Border City of Carlisle is approximately 10 miles to the south and is the county town and situated at the north end of Cumbria. The City has a population of 75,306 with wider area population of 107,524 (2011 Census) and is a main administrative and retail centre for Cumbria covering a district of some 103,175 hectares (398 square miles) with varying landscaping including two areas of outstanding natural beauty, the Solway Coast Line and the North Pennines. Hadrian’s Wall, a world heritage site, crosses the district from Burgh by Sands to the west to Gilsland in the East. Some 75% of the district population lives within Carlisle, a further 10% in the service centres of Brampton, Longtown and Alston and the remainder in what is a sparsely populated rural area. The district provides almost 47,000 jobs.

Carlisle is situated on the Virgin Rail Link West Coast Main Line between Glasgow and London Euston. Newcastle International Airport is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes away reached via the A69 and Glasgow International Airport is approximately 1 and a half hours away reached via the A74(M).

The land and premises are accessed via a main unnamed road on the western boundary leading directly from the A6071 which in turn travels east to the A7 and Longtown circa 3 miles away and west to the M6/M74 Motorway network approximately 600 metres away and Gretna circa 1 mile away.


The subject land and property comprise a former office premises situated to the south west of the site with associated gardens and open land to the north, east and west bounded in part by mature landscaping and a water feature to the south and having a parking area to the western boundary. The site is situated within a sparsely populated area with a mixture of commercial users, residential dwellings and open agricultural land. To the north is a wooded area which forms part of the site with a commercial site beyond, to the east is open storage land and a pony paddock with associated buildings and a secondary access road to the commercial site is immediately to the east.

The sale of the land provides a former office premises which could be re-developed to provide modern office facilities, subject to planning or a potential alternative development opportunity. The land and property provide a total site area of circa 0.87 ha (2.15 acres) situated in an accessible location and benefitting from a variety of potential uses, subject to planning.


The premises provide the following approximate gross internal measurements:

Ground floor 298.01m² (3,208 sq ft)

Site Area 0.87 ha (2.15 acres)

Prospective purchasers will be responsible for any necessary assessment of ground conditions and will need to satisfy themselves that development can take place safely.


Prospective purchasers should check directly with Carlisle City Council Planning Department regarding alternative uses and proposals for the land/building – Tel: 01228 817200.


It is understood that mains electricity and water are available to the land and buildings. The heating system within the office premises is currently supplied via a private Calor gas tank and the drainage/sewerage is to a private septic tank situated within the site.

It is the responsibility of the purchaser to determine the exact position of existing services and to arrange for any modification/connection of these to the development in consultation with the relevant services providers.


The land and buildings offer development potential, subject to planning and offers are invited at a guide price of £275,000 for the freehold interest with vacant possession.

Please note that our Client is not obliged to accept the highest or any offer without prejudice and subject to contract.


All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT where applicable.


Each party to bear their own legal costs in the preparation and settlement of the sale documentation together with any VAT thereon.


The land and buildings are available to view by prior appointment with the Carlisle Office of Edwin Thompson LLP. Contact:

John Haley, [email protected]

Joe Ellis, [email protected]

Tel: 01228 548385


Edwin Thompson for themselves and for the Vendor of this property, whose Agents they are, give notice that:
1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, any offer or contract.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, plans, reference to condition and necessary conditions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness.
3. No person in the employment of Edwin Thompson has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Agents, nor into any contract on behalf of the Vendor.
4. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or expense incurred in viewing the property or in any other way in the event of the property being sold or withdrawn.
5. These particulars were prepared in January 2017.

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