Braeside Guest House is a charming property located on the A816 costal route, 10 minutes’ drive from the popular town of Oban. With sea views to the front its prime roadside frontage with well positioned signage provides an easy to locate establishment. The business benefits from a high level of pre-booked accommodation and good volumes of passing trade during peak tourist season (Easter to October). The business trades year-round on a bed and breakfast basis with the provision of evening meals for residents generating a positive level of turnover. Within the property is a large basement area configured to a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and separate shower surplus to owners’ requirements There is scope for further development within the property to create an additional self-contained letting unit, subject to all necessary consents.
The business trades with a VisitScotland 4-Star rating and as such there is no doubt that this property presents a remarkable prospect for first-time buyers or experienced proprietors. This well-maintained property is presented in excellent walk-in condition combing exceptional trading elements, generous owner’s accommodation and a superb location.
The present owners bought Braeside Guest House in 2001 and it has provided a lovely home and profitable business, enabling them to forge many friendships. It is their desire to relocate closer to family that brings this property to the market.
Kilmore is situated on the A816, 4 miles outside Oban, making Braeside Guest House an ideal location for guests wishing to explore the West Coast of Scotland. Conveniently located with the tourist destinations of Oban, Glencoe, Fort William and Inverarry, all within driving distance. The local area is a popular visitor destination and provides breath taking views around every corner. There are a range of ferries operating on a daily basis from to the isles of Mull, and Iona from Oban making Braeside and ideal base for touring the Western Isles. The area has a wide range of outdoor activities available such as golf, fishing, water sports and hill walking making it a popular lifestyle area to live, work and take holidays. The area has a selection of primary schools and Oban High School conveniently located 4 miles away. Oban has a full range of social and welfare amenities with a population of circa 8,500.
The property is an attractive extended bungalow situated just off the main road with parking facilities to the rear and side of the property. There is a large well-maintained garden to the front of the property with shrubs, trees and a pond on the lower level of the grounds.
Upon entry it is clear from the outset that the quality of décor and fittings within this property are to a remarkable standard. Within the property is the guest lounge / dining room with large windows offering fantastic views over Loch Feochan and the surrounding scenery. This spacious room has attractive and traditional décor and the facilities to cater for all residents simultaneously during breakfast and evening meals with five tables seating 11 guest. There is a bar which is positioned in the corner of the room with two free standing fridges placed in the lounge showcasing the beverages available. There are several external seating areas surrounding the property which are popular with residents during the summer months.
Braeside Guest House currently has 5 modern and well-appointed letting bedrooms configured as follows:
Room 1 – Double with en-suite shower
Room 2 – Twin en-suite with built in storage facilities
Room 3 – Double with en-suite shower
Room 4 – Triple with en-suite shower
Room 5 – Double with built in storage and en-suite shower
Rooms 4 and 5 are front facing benefitting from scenic views over Loch Feochan. All rooms are inclusive of en-suite facilities, comfortable with controllable central heating, DVD/ television, alarm clocks, plus tea/coffee hospitality trays included. The rooms are well furnished with modern decor to a high standard.
SERVICE AREAS / PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION
With modern décor and fittings throughout, the vendors have a spacious suite of rooms providing a high level of comfort and privacy. The private accommodation is set to one spacious double bedroom, a large lounge, with loch views and wood burning stove plus a spacious family bathroom with bath and separate electric shower. The owners’ accommodation includes a separate shower room which is currently used for additional storage along with a comfortable sized office opposite the kitchen. The semi-commercial kitchen is conveniently located to the dining room, this well-appointed area provides ample space for cooking, storage and food preparation with two ovens and dishwasher. There is an adjacent utility room providing access to the rear of the property housing 2 washing machines and additional storage space. The multi room shed is positioned on the rear grounds which is currently used as a laundry, additional food storage and the main aspect currently holds gardening equipment. To the front of the property on the basement level is a self-contained double bedroom with en-suite bath and shower, this could potentially be used as an additional letting room in turn maximizing profitability. While the majority of the property is double glazed they have maintained the Palladian window to the side of the room adding some further authentic character to the property.
Braeside Guest House is a substantial property benefitting from a well-positioned roadside trading location. The property is well sign posted and the grounds are well maintained. There are ample car parking facilities within the grounds with an area to the rear of the property suitable for 9 cars with space for an additional 3 cars to the side of the property. The area to the front of the property is set over several levels with grass and shrubs scattered throughout along with a pond on the lower level. The septic tank is located at the bottom corner of the grounds which is easily accessible via a small footpath. To the rear of the property there is a spacious patio area with outdoor seating facilities.
The business benefits from mains electricity and water with private drainage. The boiler and central heating is oil fired. The property is mostly double glazed and has an integral fire alarm system.