Lot 66 Main Street, St Boswells, Melrose, TD6 0AT

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For the avoidance of doubt we are selling the ground floor shop only with the vacant land at the rear of the property and the floors above do not form part of the property being sold
Property Summary
  • Heritable convenience store investment
  • Let to Martin McColl Limited until 2035 (no breaks)
  • Fixed uplifts at 2% pa throughout
  • Current rent £20,603 per annum

Heritable (Scottish equivalent of freehold)


The town of St Boswells is located approximately 39 miles south-east of Edinburgh, 59 miles north-east of Carlisle, 10 miles south-east of Galashiels and 22 miles to the north of Northumberland National Park.  The town is located just off the A68 and to the south of Melrose, with the property being situated on the south side of Main Street close to the junction with Jenny Moore's Road.


The property comprises a ground floor retail shop forming part of a larger detached  three storey building of brick construction under a pitched roof. The property sits on a large, almost rectangular site of approximately 0.10 3 hectares (0.254 acres).


Please refer to legal documents


Scottish Borders Council (0300 100 1800) www.scotborders.gov.uk

Please refer to Legal Documents
Property Table
UnitAccommodationTenantTenancyRent £pa
Main Street

Ground floor sales 124.38 sq m (1,339 sq ft)

Ground floor store33.09 sq m (1,695 sq ft)

Martin McColl Ltd (1)16.5 years from 21/02/2019£20,603
TOTAL157.47 sq m (1,695 sq ft)  £20,603

The measurements have been taken from the Scottish Assessors Association www.saa.gov.uk.
(1) McColl’s trade from over 1,600 stores throughout the UK with approximately three quarters of those being convenience stores and the remainder trading as newsagents. Their brands include McColl’s, Martin’s and R. S. McColl. For the year ending 26th November 2017 reported a turnover of £713.391 million, a pre-tax profit of £27.168 million and shareholder’s funds of £186.239 million. The combined group has a turnover in excess of £1.1bn. It employs over 22,000 full and part-time staff and is visited by over 5 million customers every week. The company floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2014. Further information can be found at www.mccolls.co.uk/investor


Refer to the legal pack

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