The subjects are located on B792 which is one of the main routes for commuters between Linlithgow to the north and Bathgate to the south. The shop sits on the corner of the Junction of Bowyett, and opposite the junction of Low Brae and High Brae. The Torphicen Inn is directly opposite.
The historic village of Torphicen is approximately two miles from Bathgate town centre and three miles away from Linlithgow town centre
The site enjoys excellent passing trade generated by the number of residential dwellings and commuters. This retail unit is the only shop in the locality and could be the heartbeat of the community.
The subjects recently traded as the village Store and is still being run as a post office on a Tuesday and a Thursday. The opportunity to run a local convenience store presents itself sell with the addition of a coffeeshop takeaway element for an experienced trader. Alternatively, other uses such as a hairdresser, other such like business’s that can attract local trade as well as passing trade or a destination business would suit.
The former cottage style premises comprise a ground floor single storey retail unit, traditionally built stone walls under a pitched and slate roof. There two a display windows to the front of the property with an entrance door in the centre.
Internally, the unit is a basic rectangular in shape with a front sales / retail area with café element. In the back-shop area there is a staff/prep area with wall units, and oven and sink. The WC and back door are located of here also.
According to our recent measurement survey the premises contain the following approximate net internal area:
Ground floor 556 SQ M (600 SQ FT)
Offers in the region of £8,000 per annum are sought for the Full Repairing and Insuring leasehold preferably for a minimum term of five years.
According to the Scottish Assessors website (www.saa.gov.uk) the subjects have a Rateable Value of £4,050. The uniform business rate for the current year is £0.484 pence in the pound.
Occupiers may be eligible for rates relief through the small business bonus scheme if the combined rateable value of all their business premises in Scotland is £35,000 or less.
The property is served by mains electricity and water.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
The Energy Performance Certificate rating is pending.
A copy of the recommendation report is available on request.
VIEWING AND FURTHER INFORMATION
By appointment through the sole letting agent, IME DJK Group Ltd.
Each party shall bear their own legal costs in the preparation of the lease with the eventual tenant liable for any Registration Dues or LBTT thereon.
Upon completion of a formal signed lease agreement under Scots Law.
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