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UNIQUE B&B & Holiday Cottage, LOCH LOMOND National Park Scotland. Commercial or private sale

Arrochar, Argyll and Bute
Freehold Price:
£385,000
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SOLD / WITHDRAWN
Advert ID
183587

Details

LOCATION.
The property is situated in the very centre of the village of Arrochar next to the village shop. Arrochar lies just one mile from LOCH LOMOND and is a one hour drive from the centre of Glasgow.

Arrochar is served by regular CITYLINK bus services to & from Glasgow & Oban, with local buses to nearby Helensburgh.
Arrochar & Tarbet railway station is on the WEST HIGHLAND LINE - Glasgow to Fort William & Mallaig.

A popular area with walkers, Arrochar sits at the heart of 'The Arrochar Alps' & we cater for guests on the WEST HIGHLAND WAY, THE COWAL WAY & THE THREE LOCHS WAY as well as climbers here to bag the five Munros' within easy reach of the village of Arrochar.

The property has uninterrupted & spectacular views of Loch Long and faces directly on to Ben Arthur - 'The Cobbler', opposite. The area is a hot spot for outdoor pursuits as well as numerous indoor visitor attractions.

THE PROPERTY.
The property comprises one building in two parts. The main house & the self-contained cottage.
The house comprises four bedrooms - three en-suite & I private/family bathroom. To the ground floor is the entrance hall leading to the the guest breakfast room off to the right, the kitchen, private sitting & dining room off to the left, stairs to above, under stair cupboard, cloak room with WC & basin, ground floor bedroom & en-suite shower room. The private sitting room features an AGA multi-fuel stove.

To the first floor, situated at the front are two spacious en-suite bedrooms. At the rear landing is a spacious single room opposite the private bathroom. This room is currently used as an office. Leading through the rear corridor is the laundry room equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer, one & a half sink, gas boiler, heating controls, storage units & generous counter tops. Also a lockable pass/emergency door through to the cottage.

The self-contained holiday cottage comprises a spacious double bedroom, with king size bed & separate shower room with, WC & basin to the first floor, a comfortable sitting/ dining room, hall way & separate fitted, fully equiped kitchen to the ground floor. The cottage has its own independent front entrance with garden seating enjoying Loch & Mountain views.

All rooms with the exception of the Laundry & cottage Kitchen have LOCH & MOUNTAIN VIEWS.
The whole property is for sale on a commercial or private basis. Goodwill, fixtures & fittings are included as specified in the business sale inventory.

THIS IS A UNIQUE PROPERTY OFFERING MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS & OPPORTUNITIES TO INCREASE BUSINESS & PROFITS.

The exterior features on-site car parking for four vehicles, two large storage sheds, external boiler house, lawned garden with mature shrubs & three seating areas, two of which are decked. The garden offers opportunities for further development subject to planning permission.

FLOOR PLAN / PROPERTY LAYOUT & ROOM DIMENSIONS AVAILABLE BY e-mail attachment.


REFURBISHMENTS/TECHNICAL.
The property had extensive refurbishment during 2014/15, including new kitchen & counter tops, complete new family bathroom, re-decoration of guest rooms, re-decoration of guest breakfast room, complete refurbishment of laundry room, new cottage shower room, installation of garden power points, installation of LED/energy saving lights throughout. two new 'A' rated condensing boilers were installed to provide heat & hot water for the main house & cottage respectively as well as upgrading all programmers & thermostats. The boilers are serviced & certified annually and we have an electrical safety certificate for the whole property electrical system valid until 2021.

INTERNET.

The property currently operates on superfast fibre-optic broadband (70mbps) & 4G mobile is now available in our area. (Internet/ mobile contracts not included in the sale, the purchaser would have to make there own internet arrangements).

TV currently provided by Freesat & Internet supplier

In Early 2016 the guest rooms were re-decorated, new furniture added, also new wall mounted flat screen tv & Sony DVD players were installed.

The property has a hard-wired & a battery operated fire alarm system throughout. In 2016 a full electrical inspection was carried out & a safety certificate issued valid until 2021. Carbon monoxide alarms are fitted in both boiler areas & a full range of fire extinguishers are fitted throughout both properties.

THE BUSINESS.
The property is in a prime location within the village of Arrochar. It has operated as a B&B & holiday let since approx 2005. 100% council tax rebates are available for small business in Scotland. The holiday cottage can achieve £400 -*£550 per week. *Christmas & Hogmanay. *

Arrochar consists of approx 16 B&B'S, three large coach hotels & two pub type accommodation providers. The main season runs from Easter to the end of October. The current owners operate all year round although the business is run to suit a lifestyle choice. May, June, July, August, September & October are the busiest months. The owners have built up the business, particularly online and are now hosting three - six night stays on a regular basis.
Guests travelling to the Islands via Oban or travelling up to the North West are regular customers as well as walk-up customers if required.
January & February are the quietest months, but we do get winter climbers tackling the 'Arrochar Alps'.
The business is run by the two owners themselves but could be run single handed. However, there is much more scope to expand. At present only two double en-suites are let however the third (office) with private bath could be added. The self-catering cottage on a weekly let requires much less servicing.
The owner'S accommodation comprises the ground floor en-suite double bedroom with four fitted wardrobes, sitting room, office, laundry & dining room. The semi-commercial kitchen serves both house & business.
The owners have built up the business since the refurbishments & use targeted advertising on key tourist sites, eg; Visit Scotland, which requires minimal financial outlay, although a booking engine is essential to manage and avoid double booking. They have also built up excellent reviews on trip advisor which have been essential in the success of the business.


Price may include goodwill, fittings & fixtures as per inventory. The asking price does not include the website or advertising.
The property is regrettably being sold due to ongoing health issues.
PLEASE NOTE When guests are in residence, viewings by appointment between 13:00 & 16:00 only.

Listing Details
Freehold Price: £385,000
Tenure: Freehold
Sector: Bed And Breakfast, Hotels, Hospitality Businesses
Financials
Annual Turnover: Available upon request
Annual Net Profit: Available upon request
Key Features
  • Attractive Business
  • Established Business
  • Fully Fitted
  • Home Based
  • Prime Location
  • With Car Park
  • Accounts Available
  • Small Business
  • With Accommodation
  • Close to Local Amenities
  • Unique Business
  • Central Position in Affluent Village
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