This excellent investment business, Aquarius Haircare, is one of only three hairdressing salons based in Portree. The business operates to a very high professional standard providing a full range of haircare services. This long established business, which is very popular with a good reputation, enjoys a strong customer base. The salon also benefits from local trade and the influx of visitors who voyage to Skye during the summer months and have had the foresight to book ahead as the salon is invariably fully booked. The business has a most attractive location trading in the town centre adjacent to parking with stunning views of the Cullin Mountains and Portree Bay. In this respect the property would be ideal for other uses such as retail and office uses subject to planning.
The vendor has moved to Inverness and is now operating the business through the renting of chairs which generates an annual income of around £20,000 (gross). The current landlord has the on-going responsibility for utility costs resulting in an estimated net income of £15,000. This degree of return provides an excellent level of return on investment. There remains scope for a new owner/operator to acquire Aquarius Haircare with a view to trade from the premises, offering the potential to generate even further income. The salon is a busy, yet simple business operation meeting a most specific need within its trading location. Full details of the leases will be made available to interested parties post viewing only.
The property is situated in an elevated position overlooking Bayfield Car Park to Portree Bay beyond. Aquarius Haircare is on the lower ground floor unit within a three-storey property. This modern property extends internally to an area of around 41m2 with excellent fixtures and fittings. The unit is set in 0.08 of an acre with an area of land looking out to the front which could be used to extend the existing salon subject to planning.
Entrance to the Salon is from Bayfield Car Park or from the main road. From the Town Centre access is via a covered staircase which leads down to the salon where clients are greeted at a till point reception. Internally the property is set to three hair wash basins and five styling positions. The internal aspects of the business are finished to a high specification and are reflective of the trading ethos of the owner. There is a store room and kitchenette area, as well as staff and customer facilities. All areas are spacious with excellent lighting.
The premises are connected to mains water, electricity and drainage services.