A prime shopfront retail spot on Ayr High Street is heading to auction later this week. 

The premises at 86 High Street was most recently a craft business, but is now vacant and lying empty. 

The property covers 580 square feet on the ground floor of the building with rental potential of around £12,000 per year. 

It is close to the new Cutty Sark centre and next door to the town's iconic Marks and Spencer store. 

Ayrshire Today:

The description states: "The property comprises a terraced building of traditional construction arranged over four stories providing a ground floor retail unit with residential accommodation on the upper floors (under separate ownership).

"The space offers a prominent frontage facing oncoming traffic within the towns one-way system, offering a large display window with single door entrance.

"The property offers an open plan retailing area to the front with partitioned area to the rear providing tea prep and w.c. facilities."

The property is heading to auction on Thursday, February 8 with Future Property Auctions, with an opening bid of £56,000.