The Old Smiddy Pop-Up Shop

Low cost, short term lets for small businesses

Auld Smiddy Pop-up Antique Shop (2)
Auld Smiddy Pop-up Antique Shop (2)

Auld Smiddy Pop-up Antique Shop (8)
Auld Smiddy Pop-up Antique Shop (8)

Auld Smiddy Pop-up Antique Shop (2)
Auld Smiddy Pop-up Antique Shop (2)


The Old Smiddy is a former blacksmith’s workshop in the village of Kincardine O’Neil which has been converted for use as retail unit. To support local small businesses and sole traders, Kincardine Estate has made the shop available at low cost for short term lets.


The shop occupies a prominent position in Kincardine O’Neil on the A93. The road travels through Royal Deeside linking Aberdeen with Braemar and is used by tourists and day trippers as well as residents who live in nearby towns such as Banchory and Aboyne. The village is also on the North East 250 route and is connected to the Deeside Way, popular with cyclists and walkers and part of the National Cycle Network.


The Old Smiddy has an approximate floor area of 60m², divided into two public areas, and has a small store cupboard and a WC. The property features two large granite forges which were part of the old blacksmith operation. Electric heating and lighting is included in the rental. There is no telephone landline in operation, but the area benefits from excellent mobile telephone signals. There are some shelving and display units along with signage which can be used by occupants for the duration of their rental. Ample parking is available on the street and in the car park across the road at the Village Hall. 

Renting The Old Smiddy

The Old Smiddy is available to let for short periods of a few weeks at a time. We will ask you to sign a licence to occupy the premises which details the terms and conditions of the hire. The rental is £150 per week which is payable in advance. The rent is not refundable if you cancel. We will consider applications for longer term lets on an individual basis.


Entry and Hours of Operation

Entry to the premises is on a Wednesday from 10am and departure by Tuesday at 5pm. Permitted hours of operation of the shop are between 8am and 8pm each day (except arrival and departure days).

Insurance and licences
Occupants must ensure that they have insurance cover at an appropriate level for any activity being undertaken on the premises. The landlord has insurance which covers their own liabilities. It is the hirers responsibility to arrange any licences or permissions that may be required from the local authority for the sale of certain items.

Booking The Old Smiddy

Contact us for available dates.  You will be required to sign a standard lease agreement for the property and agree to our terms and conditions.