The Hirsel Homestead Craft Centre, Coldstream Scottish Borders TD12 4LW
A large unit in the main square at the Homestead is available for rent from 1st February 2018
Approximately 500 square or 5.5metres by 8metres
Rent is £150 per calendar month. The unit is eligible for 100% rates relief.
The unit is part of a stone and tiled barn. Facing south the frontage has a large half glazed panel including a 5 lever lock front door and a second large window set into a stone wall. Half of this panel also has an exterior barn door which closes to cover the front door and adjacent window. Inside the unit one wall is a double skinned plasterboard partition separating it from the glass workshop next door. Other walls comprise of painted wood panelling. The floor is stone cobbles and concrete. The unit has water plumbed in, 3 electric heaters, and over head lighting as well as 7 double sockets for single phase power. The unit holder is responsible for electricity and phone supplies and insurance within the unit for contents and public liability. Land line broadband speed is 12meg fibre is available and would be between 16 and 20 meg.
The Homestead has been a craft centre and museum since 1985 and is home to Abbey Ceramics -pottery, Ticketty Boo – soft furnishings, interior accessories and up-cycled furniture, Sleepy Thistle –copper jewellery and embroidered gifts and children’s hair accessories and Julia Linstead Glass – sandblasted crystal bowls. There is also a craft gallery, tearoom, museum and photographic exhibition and children’s play park. The Hirsel Estate also runs a farming education initiative which has a schoolroom at the back of the homestead. (Meaning if you don’t like children be aware we have them in spades although the school children are not allowed in the units).
The craft units have a collective website and social media presence and produce leaflets to promote all the businesses. The Hirsel Estate also has leaflets and a website that promote the estate as a whole.
Parties interested in the unit should be aware that the Hirsel Estate tries to maintain a balance between the arts or crafts within the units and is unlikely to accept approaches by artists or makers whose practise replicates or overlaps with existing residents.
The Hirsel is open to the public all year round. The Homestead Centre does attract local visitors, tourists and seasonal trade, but units are not suitable solely for retail purposes.
A dual application may be considered.
For more information please contact John Letham on 07929223020 firstname.lastname@example.org
For general info about the craft centre all of the craft workers are willing to talk to strangers.