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Leche House, 21 Watergate Row, Chester, CH1 2LE

£2,083 pcm
£25,000 pa

£13.59 per sq. ft.

Business rates & charges may apply

Bolton Birch, Chester

1,840 sq. ft.

(171 sq. m.)


High street retail property to lease

Use class orders: A1 Shops


Lease details

Lease type:
Long term

Key features

  • A large retail unit on Row Level and Row Level plus 1, in a  prime position close to The Cross in Chester city centre.
  • Extending in total to 1,840 sq ft (171.0 sq m).
  • Grade I Listed.
  • With the benefit of a rear courtyard, store room and access / loading off Weaver Street.

Property description

The premises are situated on the famous Rows of Chester in the historic centre of the city. It is immediately adjacent to Bravissimo and close to a wide cross section of other retailers ranging from hair salons and bridal shops to cafes and restaurants/bars. It is also within only a short walking distance of Reiss, Sainsbury and Phase 8. It has up until recently traded as Sofa Workshop.

It comprises a Grade I Listed Building arranged over three floors and is known as Leche House. It provides two main trading rooms at Row level and two further potential trading rooms at first floor. It is of substantial character internally including a feature fireplace in the  main sales area dating back to the late 14th century and this is overlooked by a balconied first floor. There is also an attractive rear yard which could offer important external seating space for any proposed café type operations. The building is a major attraction to the tourist trade.

The property has the following approximate dimensions and areas:

Internal Width: 14 ft 9 in (4.5 m)
Built Depth: 75 ft 6 in (23.0 m)
Front Sales Area: 510 sq ft (47.4 sq m)
Rear Sales Area: 330 sq ft (30.7 sq m)

First Floor
Front Room: 425 sq ft (39.5 sq m)
Middle Room: 100 sq ft (9.3 sq m)
Rear Room: 375 sq ft (34.9 sq m)
Plus: 100 sq ft (9.3 sq m)

Second Floor: 255 sq ft (23.7 sq m)

Total Potential Trading Area: 1,840 sq ft (171.0 sq m)

(External storeroom in courtyard not measured)

The premises are available to lease on terms to be agreed.

£25,000 per annum exclusive.

All figures quoted are exclusive of, and may be liable to, VAT at the standard rate prevailing.

The Valuation Office Agency Website has a current Rateable Value assessment of £17,250.

There is currently a Rates Holiday for most retailers until April 2021.

Please contact the Business Rates Department directly for confirmation.

Each party is to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in the transaction.

Each party is to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in the transaction.

We draw your attention to the RICS Code for Leasing Business Premises which came into effect on 1st September 2020, a full copy of which is available for viewing via the agent.

Please contact Jonty Goodchild of Bolton Birch

Leche House, 21 Watergate Row, Chester, CH1 2LE

Approximate location


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Chester Station0.7 miles
  • Bache Station1.3 miles
  • Capenhurst Station5.3 miles

About Bolton Birch, Chester

3rd Floor, 10 St John Street, Chester, CH1 1DA

Bolton Birch, a niche practice set up in 1981, is the longest established specialist commercial property firm in Chester. When the practice was formed the aim was to always provide our clients with a very personal level of service which remains our core value to this day. Regulated by the RICS we provide the full range of commercial property services in all sectors and pride ourselves on giving our clients straightforward advice gained from years of local property knowledge and experience. Wh

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