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1 Coalhill, The Shore, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6RH
Offers Over £340,000
For Sale


The Leith area of Edinburgh is located approximately 2 miles to the north-east of the city centre and enjoys good transport links. Leith will also shortly benefit from the tram line which is extending to Newhaven and due to open in spring 2023.

Coalhill, situated in an area known as The Shore, is bordered at either end by Sandport Place and Parliament Street.  The Shore is in the heart of Leith and is a highly popular and diverse, commercial and residential district.

Locals and tourists are attracted to the eclectic range of bars, restaurants and cafes which include Martin Wishart, Victor Hugo, Toast, Mimi’s Bakehouse and Innis & Gunn.


The subjects comprise the ground floor of a large, modern development known as The Oval Building.  The first floor is in commercial use with the 6 floors above that all residential flats.

The premises, trading as Crolla’s Gelateria, benefit from an extensive glazed frontage overlooking the Water of Leith.  Internally, the unit is open plan and arranged as an ice cream café with booth seating set around the perimeter with a staff servery and display cabinet in the centre.  To the rear and side of the unit are toilet facilities, storage and a kitchen/prep area.

Free on-street car parking is available outside the property and in a number of the surrounding streets. The nearest tram stop to the subjects will be at The Shore, only a short walk away.


According to our recent measurement survey the premises contains the following approximate net internal area: 

140 sq m (1,507 sq ft)



The Crolla Ice Cream Company Ltd (SC033156)

Lease Start


Lease Expiry


Current Rent

£25,000 per annum payable monthly in advance


FRI subject to a Schedule of Condition 


In its financial statement year ending Deceber 2021, the company showed a net asset position of £2.731M.  This was an improvement of 14.69% on the previous year. DueDil rates the company as low risk, with a credit limit recommendation of £63,000. Source: 30/6/2022.


Offers over £340,000 are sought for our client’s heritable interest in the subjects.

A purchase at this level would reflect a Net Initial Yield of 7.11% allowing for standard purchaser’s costs.


We understand the property is elected for VAT and will be added to the purchase price at the prevailing rate.


According to the Scottish Assessor’s website ( the subjects have a Rateable Value of £28,400 effective 12th August 2017. The uniform business rate for the current year is £0.498 pence in the pound. 

Occupiers may be eligible for 100% rates relief through the Small Business Bonus Scheme if the combined rateable value of all their business premises in Scotland is £35,000 or less.


The property is served by mains electricity and water.


The Energy Performance Certificate rating is E.


Each party shall bear their own legal costs with the eventual purchaser liable for any LBTT and Registration Dues.


Upon completion of a formal missive under Scots Law.


By appointment through the sole selling agent, Allied Surveyors Scotland plc.

  • Let to The Crolla Ice Cream Company until 16 July 2027 (no breaks)
  • Passing rent of £25,000 per annum
  • Offers Over £340,000 reflecting a Net Initial Yield of 7.11%
  • Extends to approximately 140 sq m (1,507 sq ft)
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