74 / 76 Cotton Street
Castle Douglas

Substantial Heritable Retail Investment

  • Let to Wilko Retail Limited on an extended lease until 2026
  • Parking for over 100 cars
  • Approximate site area of 0.67 hectares (1.66 acres) and approximate site coverage of 35%
  • Nearby occupiers include Co-operative Food, TSB Bank and M&Co
  • Lot
  • Auction
  • Rent
    £167,750 per Annum Exclusive
  • Status
    Sold Prior
  • Price*
  • Sector
    Retail Warehouse
  • Auction Venue
    The Radisson Blu Portman Hotel
    22 Portman Square
    London W1H 7BG
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Property Information

18 miles west of Dumfries, 53 miles east of Stranraer, 45 miles north-west of Carlisle, 83 miles south-west of Glasgow
A75, A713, A745
Dumfries Railway Station
Carlisle Airport

Castle Douglas is an affluent town and popular tourist destination in Dumfries and Galloway in the South West of Scotland. Dumfries, the largest town in the area, is located approximately 20 miles to the north east via the A75, while Carlisle is located some 53 miles east and Glasgow 83 miles north. The property is prominently situated on the northeast side of Cotton Street, one block from King Street, the town's principal retail thoroughfare. Nearby occupiers include Co operative Food, located on an adjacent site, while on King Street occupiers include TSB Bank and M&Co.




The property comprises a purpose built former supermarket which accommodates substantial retail accommodation on the ground floor. There is ancillary accommodation on the first floor accessed by a staircase and a 5 person passenger lift. The property benefits from a yard area and a car park accommodating approximately 100 car parking spaces.


VAT is applicable to this lot.

Completion Period

Six Week Completion

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Tenancy & Accomodation

FloorUseFloor Areas (Approx)TenantTermRent p.a.xReversion
2,377.35 sq m
227.98 sq m
(25,590 sq ft)
(2,454 sq ft)
18 years from
29/09/2008 on a
full repairing and
insuring lease
£167,75028/09/2026 (2)
2,605.33 sq m
(28,044 sq ft)

(1) Wilko Retail is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wilkinsons Hardware Stores Limited that operate from over 400 outlets nationwide. For the year ending 28th January 2017, Wilko Retail Limited reported a turnover of £1,512,763,000, a pre-tax profit of £5,198,000 and a total net worth of £142,450,000 (Source: Experian Group 7/11/2017).
(2) The initial lease period was for a duration of 12 years from 2008. The lease extension was signed by the tenant in 2016 extending the lease term until 28th June 2026.

Property Documents

  • Site Plan
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  • Common Auction conditions
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  • Memorandum of Sale
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Mhairi JarvisMhairi Jarvis +44 (0)131 552 5191 +44 (0)7718 899 341mhairi.jarvis@acuitus.co.uk
John MehtabJohn Mehtab +44 (0)20 7034 4855 +44 (0)7899 060519john.mehtab@acuitus.co.uk
Seller's Solicitors
Brodies LLP 2 Blythswood Square
G2 4AD
Finlay Campbell 0131 656 3738finlay.campbell@brodies.com

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