The former Border Hotel in Woodmarket, Kelso is to be redeveloped. Change of use has been granted for a café to occupy the ground and first floors of the building, with the upper two floors hosting luxury, self-catering holiday accommodation - a duplex apartment. A business opportunity exists to lease the ground and first floor with a share of the basement. Ideal for someone looking to run their own café/retail business. The building’s fantastic trading position among local retailers in the heart of this historic and attractive market town offers great commercial potential and benefit.
The property comprises a Grade C listed building arranged over 4 floors, with basement. Formerly a hotel, the building will be redeveloped; the façade of the building will be enhanced, and the interior stripped and converted ready for design and refurbishment for commercial use. The alterations will retain many of the original features of the building and be sympathetic to its historic character and prominent location on Woodmarket in Kelso’s town centre.
Woodmarket radiates out from the town’s cobbled square, it is one of the oldest streets in Kelso, its name reflecting its origins. Today, Woodmarket and the town centre host a variety of high street names and independent speciality shops. The town’s amenities serve a local population of approx. 6,000 and the considerable number of tourists who visit the area to enjoy the ruined Kelso Abbey, Floors Castle and a lively programme of events. Annual events in Kelso include the Border Union agricultural show, ram sales, Kelso races, point-to-point and the Scottish Championship dog show. Kelso Civic Week, held in the summer, is the town’s annual festival, part of the Common Ridings.
Planning consent has been granted for change of use and alterations from hotel to form a café and apartment for holiday accommodation, subject to conditions. Full details and documentation are available on Scottish Borders Council’s Planning portal - application reference: 19/00472/FUL
To view, please contact Cullen Kilshaw, Kelso on tel. 01573 400399