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Krafty Knits, 134 High Street, Forres, IV36 1NP

29.7 Sq M
£40,000 OIRO
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Property Details

  • Type: Retail
  • Availability: Sold

Property Features

  • Superb central location
  • Open outlook across the beautiful St. Laurence grounds
  • Close to public transport and parking
  • Dual-aspect

Property Summary

Truly a quintessential, traditional, corner shop in a Grade B Listed building situated on the thriving Forres High Street, Krafty Knits enjoys an attractive dual-aspect frontage on the ground floor of a lovely Scottish sandstone building. The shop looks over to the grand St.Laurence Church and is located close to several free car parks, ideal for customer convenience. Forres High Street has faired well in recent years and still boasts cafes, butchers, bakers, chemists, gift shops, hair and beauty salons, a bike shop, charity shops, fabric and curtain shops, home interiors, hardware shops and many others. The shop extends to approximately 30 m2 (per Grampian Valuation Roll) and has a basement.

Entering through a wooden, half-glazed, door to the High Street, into the front shop area.  Large, dual-aspect, windows, one to the front of the shop towards the church and one to the side looking to a side lane provide substantial display opportunities.  Both the windows and the door are fitted with external, lockable, metal security grilles.

Front shop (4.1m x 3.7m)

This compact but charming front shop is fitted with wall-mounted metal racks for shelving to one wall, with two long shelves attached.  There are moveable, floor-to-ceiling, wooden, modular shelving units to 2 walls.  In the centre of the shop floor there is a lovely wooden counter with 3 wide, deep display shelves.  Both windows have deep shelves, ideal for additional display potential. There are 2 wooden corner shelving units, one with a countertop.  Wood-effect laminate flooring.   To complement the substantial flow of natural light from the windows and door, the ceiling is fitted with 3 rows of spotlights. A hatch behind the existing counter, leads to a basement area accessed via a fixed ladder.

Back Shop (2.3m x 3.0m)

This versatile space has 3 wall-mounted racks for shelving and there are further floor-to-ceiling, wooden, modular shelving units. There is a vintage-style counter with shelves, with a further portable metal frame containing 3 shelves. There are 2 free-standing, rotating, display stands.  Wood-effect laminate flooring.  Strip light to the ceiling.  There is a curtain rail fitted above the delightful arched opening which connects the back and front shops.

WC/Utility Area (3.0m x 1.0m)

This convenient space contains a 2-piece white suite, comprising a WC and a wall-mounted wash basin. There is a wall-mounted cupboard, large wall-mounted mirror, coat hooks and an opaque window to the side of the shop. Wood-effect laminate flooring. The utility area has a wall-mounted, single, stainless-steel sink and drainer, with a cold tap.


Forres is a thriving small town in the northeast of Scotland. With an active high street offering butchers, bakers, cafes, gift shops, hairdressers, a tailor, post office and grocery shops, it continues to offer a wide selection of services and is a popular area for tourism. The town boasts large parks and woodland walks, having been placed, or won, the relevant section of Britain in Bloom on multiple occasions.

Transport links are excellent with a regular bus running between Aberdeen and Inverness, a train station also on the main line between Aberdeen and Inverness and airports in both Inverness and Aberdeen providing daily flights to domestic and international destinations.

Outdoor opportunities are incredible with the beautiful white sand beaches of Findhorn less than 5 miles away, offering sailing, paddleboarding and wild swimming, skiing is available in both The Lecht and Cairngorms, both less than an hour away, and endless opportunities for walking, biking, horse riding and hiking in the vast forests of Culbin and Newtyle.

Please note that all measurements and distances are approximate and provided for guidance only.