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Commercial Property for sale: House of Clan Jamfrie, 129 High Street, Fort William

Reference: 37082_CLANJAMFRIE

Key Features

  • Prime High Street location beside the official end of the West Highland Way
  • Glass Frontage providing excellent retail display opportunities
  • Excellent and profitable turnover
  • Business expands to approx 898 sq. m
  • Energy Performance Rating F 84


The House of Clan Jamfrie is a long established gift emporium, whisky specialist and art gallery situated at the West End of Fort Williams busy pedestrianised high street.


Located across from the official end of the West Highland Way, a 100 mile walk between Milngavie and Fort William, which is walked by up to 40,000 people each year. The shop recognises the official ending of the walk by a plaque on the outside wall which states “The Shop at the End”.
The business has been established since 2003 and has traded profitably and successfully since then, through is whisky department and exceptional range of quality of giftware with brands such as Sheila Fleet jewellery, Shetland Gold, Hamilton Young Silver, Rowallan Leather, Royal Scot Crystal, Just Slate, Frith Figurines, Harris Tweed, Richad Cooper Bronze, Maison Voyage and many more.
Directly across from the shop is a Travelodge Hotel, Wetherspoons Restaurant and Bar, Cotswold Outdoor Clothing, Costa and Superdrug, making it a key area for visitors to the town. The majority of eateries on the High Street are in the close vicinity of the shop.  LOCATION: 129 HIGH STREET, FORT WILLIAM, PH33 6DG
Fort William is the largest town in the West Highlands and is a destination point for the thousands of tourists who come each year to enjoy its countless attractions, the UK’s highest mountain Ben Nevis, West Highland Way, the Jacobite Steam Train West Highland Railway Line to Mallaig, Nevis Range Ski Resort and Gondola and the Glenfinnan Viaduct which are all promoted as part of the Outdoor Capital of the UK.
GROUND FLOOR : Retail floor space:
Comprise of wall racking, counter displays and cabinets. A partition wall to the rear of the retail separates the office where there are storage cabinets, fax and phone lines as well as CCTV. Access to fire doors and other floors. Shelving and racking. There are further stairs within the retail shop for customer access to the first floor Gallery.
FIRST FLOOR - Upper sales floor :
GALLERY : 16.90m x 8.49m (55’05” x 27’10”)
STAFF ROOM: 4.26m x 4.06m (13’11” x 13’03”)
FRAMING ROOM: 4.40m x 3.82m (14’05” x 12’06”)
W.C: 2.78.m x 1.53m (9’01” x 5’)
Access to either end of the Gallery for fire escape and access to retail shop.
SECOND FLOOR - Currently and predominantly office space:
OFFICE 1: 3.90m x 2.88m (12’09” x 9’05”) OFFICE 2: 8.03m x 3.57m (26’04” x 11’08”)
OFFICE 3: 4.21m x 3.57m (13’09” x 11’08”) OFFICE 4: 3.70m x 3.60m (12’01” x 11’09”)
OFFICE 5: 4.25m x 3.54m (13’11” x 11’07”) OFFICE 6: 5.53m x 3.50m (18’01” x 11’05”)
KITCHEN: 2.52.m x 1.94m (8’03” x 6’04”) W.C: 2.32.m x 2.24m (7’07” x 7’06”)
LOUNGE: 5.23m x 2.45m (17’02” x 8’) STORES: 2.32.m x 1.91m (7’07” x 6’03”)
Dual stairs providing access to lower floors and fire escape. Predominantly double glazed.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR (Basement) extensive storage space:
AREA 1: 4.09m x 3.54m (13’05” x 11’07”) AREA 2: 8.73m x 4.56m (28’07” x 14’11”)
AREA 3: 2.17m x 1.91m (7’01” x 6’03”) AREA 4: 3.64m x 2.70m (11’11” x 8’10”)
AREA 5: 1.82m x 1.39m (5’11” x 4’06”) AREA 6: 1.83m x 1.77m (6’ x 5’09”)
AREA 7: 4.04.m x 3.07m (13’02” x 10’01”) AREA 8: 3.16m x 3.10m (10’04” x 10’02”)
AREA 9: 5.29.m x 4.26m (17’04” x 14’) BOILER ROOM: 4.84m x 3.72m (15’10” x 12’02”)
The Owner of the business is looking to retire after 50 years of successful trading on the Fort William High Street.
Any new buyer of the business will be required to agree to terms of a new lease for the whole property with the existing landlord anticipated to be for a minimum period of 10 years on a full insuring and repairing basis. The annual rent will be £25,000 per annum.
The business is currently operating with 7 loyal and dedicated members of staff, of which 3 are full time and 4 are part time.
Scottish Assessors Rateable Value: £40,816
We understand that a review is pending.
Any purchaser will be required to purchase the stock. The stock is to be valued and sold at a price to be agreed between purchasers and seller.
The House of Clan Jamfrie has a year round trading period (closing only on Christmas day and New Years day). We understand that the business currently has an increasing and significant turnover. Full financial details will only be made available after a successful viewing has taken place.
This is an enviable trading position within the bustling town of Fort William. There is scope to develop the business further with the introduction of extended trading hours and there is sufficient accommodation (subject to any necessary consents and permissions) to introduce a coffee shop.
This is a superb opportunity to take on a good consistent turnover, local business in an area that is teeming with customers and has huge potential for continued growth.
The business enjoys prominent visibility on the internet with its own website: www.clanjamfrie.com, also advertising on visitfortwilliam.co.uk. With social media vastly becoming a key source of advertising our clients actively promote on Facebook and via sites such as 192.com business directory.
Current trading hours:
Monday-Friday: 9am—5.30pm
Saturday: 9am—5pm
June to August—Extended opening hours 9am—7pm
Easter to August—Sunday opening 10am—3.30pm

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Reference: 37082_CLANJAMFRIE

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