A former village tearoom and shop overlooking the River Ayr is on the hunt for a business-savvy new owner.
The River Ayr Way is Scotland’s first source to sea path network which passes through some of Ayrshire’s most fantastic scenery making it a unique experience for walkers.
This development was part of the 2006 £2.5m Coalfield Access Project and it was supported by 13 different funders, making it one of East Ayrshire Council’s largest externally funded projects.
Ayrshire’s mining past was the key to this project as it allowed access to funding programmes aimed at the regeneration of former coalfields.
The route begins at Glenbuck, home of Bill Shankley and follows the river for 66km (44miles) to the sea at Ayr.
Over 140,000 use the River Ayr Way each year from all across the globe. There are a number of events along the River Ayr Way throughout the year but the River Ayr Way challenge is far the most challenging event.
Feedback from previous visitors include:
“Congratulations on the initiative and the outcome of the River Ayr Way. The parts that we walked were excellent, beautiful and with variety.”
“It has diverse plant and wildlife – ever changing throughout the seasons. As one progresses downstream, the ever changing topography, geology and agricultural scenery is full of interest and there are many industrial / historical references.”
An information pack on the River Ayr Way is available. Packs can be obtained from the The Visitor Centre, Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock, through East Ayrshire’s libraries or from Ayr Tourist Information Centre.
Number 36 Main Street, Sorn, is on the market for offers over £250,000 and provides the potential for residential and commercial development in a beautiful riverside setting.
Vivien Wright of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “The sale of 36 Main Street offers an excellent opportunity for those looking to run their own business in a popular village in the heart of Ayrshire.
“Equally, there is considerable potential to create a stunning home, benefiting from riverside walks and with the amenities of the village all on hand.
“The property offers huge potential and will appeal to those looking for a change of lifestyle or seeking to create a wonderful village home to their own specifications.”
The former shop and Post Office, situated on the ground floor, once served the villagers’ day-to-day needs, along with a welcoming 22-covers tea room, The Jaggy Nettle, which also boasts its own kitchen and food preparation area, disabled toilet, two further W.Cs and a shower room.
Boozy brunches or prosecco afternoon teas could be on the cards as the café had a drinks licence and the shop was also licensed to sell alcohol.
Outside, there is a monobloc paving area with space for five picnic tables, enjoying lovely views over the River Ayr.
And there is significant scope to develop the business further, subject to the necessary consents.
The first-floor flat has a spacious living room with dual aspect and a fire place with tiled hearth, two bedrooms, an office/box room, a kitchen and a bathroom.