College Square, Stokesley


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Cobblestones is an attractive, double fronted, period property occupying a desirable position on College Square. In all, the property extends to approximately 1,377 sq ft and is set over one and two storeys including a range of brick built outbuildings to the rear. The property also benefits from additional loft space which could be utilised for storage or converted if required. Whilst currently operated as a retail premises, the property offers significant potential for alternative business types or change of use subject to obtaining the necessary consents. EPC Asset Rating C61.


Northallerton 15 miles, Yarm 8 miles, Middlesbrough 9 miles, Darlington 23 miles (distances are approximate). Excellent road links to the A172, A19, A66 and A1 providing access to Teesside, Newcastle, Durham, York, Harrogate and Leeds. Direct train services from Northallerton and Darlington to London Kings Cross, Manchester and Edinburgh. International airports: Durham Tees Valley, Newcastle and Leeds Bradford.


The historic Georgian market town of Stokesley has stunning views of the Cleveland Hills and is situated on the River Leven, with College Square at one end and West Green at the other. The cobbled high street is bustling with individual shops, restaurants, public houses and cafes. In addition to a weekly market and a monthly Farmers' Market, Stokesley plays host to the annual agricultural show. The town also has a Library, Town Hall, Health Centre and Hotel. Leisure amenities include cricket and football pitches, golfing range, leisure centre with swimming pool, art society, film club and gardening club. Stokesley also offers primary and secondary schools and several churches.


Cobblestones is a very attractive double fronted period property situated in the centre of College Square, to the east of the High Street, overlooking the market square. The premises are currently operated as an independent ladies clothing shop; however, the property offers potential to accommodate a variety of different types of business venture or change of use, subject to the necessary consents.

The retail element is currently split over the ground and first floor, with a storage area to the ground floor and additional storage, office space and a small kitchen area to the first floor. To the rear of the property there is a range of useful brick built outbuildings which can be accessed from the property or via a separate passageway to the rear of the property.

Externally, to the front of the property there is an attractive gravelled area bounded by traditional iron railings. The property has an attractive southerly aspect towards the market square and benefits from good footfall. Whilst there is no private parking associated with the property, Cobblestones benefits from a large area of unrestricted public parking to the front / south which can be utilised.


In all, the property extends to approximately 1,377 sqft (GIA), set over one and two storeys, inclusive of the range of brick-built outbuildings to the rear. There is also additional loft space which could be utilised or converted subject to planning and building regulation approval.


The property has the benefit of all mains services including water, drainage, electricity and gas. The property also benefits from a gas fired central heating system, a CDS Alarm System and a Broadband connection. On the letting of the premises the tenant will be responsible for all outgoings.


The property is available for sale or to let. If sold, the property will be sold Freehold with vacant possession upon legal completion and is registered with HM Land Registry under Title Number NYK305517.

The premises are also available to lease on a FRI commercial business lease at a rent of £18,000 per annum, for an initial term of 3-5 years (negotiable), with the lease contracted out of the security of tenure provisions Sections 24-28 inclusive of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. The rent will be payable half yearly in advance.


The property falls within Hambleton District Council's jurisdiction.

The property is currently classed as A1 (shops/retail) and under The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, change of use to A2, A3 and C3 is permitted, subject to prior approval. A mixed use comprising an A1 or A2 use and up to 2 flats may also be permitted subject to meeting certain conditions. The property falls within the Stokesley Conservation Area and therefore some of the additional permitted development rights do not apply. Change of use to any other use class aside those stated above will require planning permission and Conservation Area consent.


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way whether public or private, rights of water, light, drainage and electricity supplies and all existing and proposed wayleaves whether referred to in the particulars or not.

The property benefits from a right of way to the rear of 29 College Square, as outlined in blue on the site plan, providing access to the yard area and associated buildings.

Business Rates

The premises have a rateable value of £17,500 per annum for the current financial year.


A copy of the commercial Energy Performance Certificate is available upon request from the Agents.


No election has been made in respect of the property for VAT purposes as far as we are aware.

Any guide prices quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT. In the event of the sale or letting of the property or any part of it or any right attached to it becoming a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT such tax will be payable in addition to the purchase/rental price.

Local Authority

Hambleton District Council

Civic Centre

Stone Cross


North Yorkshire


Telephone: 01609 779977


Professional and Legal Costs

The purchaser will be responsible for meeting the vendor's reasonable legal and professional costs associated with the sale / letting of the property.


All areas, measurements and other information have been taken from various records and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchaser(s) should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy. The vendor reserves the right to change and amend the boundaries.


Strictly by appointment only via GSC Grays.

Selling/Letting Agents

GSC Grays

26-28 High Street


North Yorkshire


Tel: 01642 710742

Mob: 07789 941933



Jacksons Law Firm

17 Falcon Court

Preston Farm Industrial Estate


TS18 3TU

Tel: 01642 356500


In accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations two forms of identification and confirmation of the source of funding will be required from the successful purchaser/tenant. This will need to be provided personally in our office where certified copies can be taken.


Photos and particulars compiled January 2019.

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