5 Hill Street enjoys an outstanding trading position only a short walk from Inverness centre, set within a popular holiday accommodation and residential area of the city. This detached stone-built property is attractive and easily located. An attractive feature of this sale are the spacious garden grounds to the rear with off-road parking. Operating as a self-catering business, 5 Hill Street offers a flexible trading proposition. The house offers spacious accommodation including 5 bedrooms and attractive support areas. With 2 en-suite rooms the property could be easily utilised as a bed and breakfast business. This is a well-established business and over recent years the owner has maintained the property to a creditable level.
REASON FOR SALE
The present owner purchased 5 Hill Street in 2008 and has enjoyed the rewards of trading such a successful business. It is due to his desire to reduce his workload that brings this excellent, easy to operate business opportunity onto the market.
The business generates its income from both short term and weekly lets. The benefit of weekly longer-term lets is the reduced workload regarding change-overs etc. The business has resulted in much repeat trade. Income could be readily expanded, as Inverness is a highly popular destination with business clientele and of course tourism - the prime business drivers. In Inverness there is a shortage of letting accommodation during the height of the tourist season and therefore income levels are most sustainable.
5 Hill Street is situated a short walk to Inverness city centre, highly convenient for guests wishing to walk to nearby shops, restaurants etc. Inverness has extensive facilities for visitors boasting two golf courses, an excellent indoor swimming complex, cinema, bowling and ample opportunity to enjoy evening entertainment at a range of venues which include Eden Court Theatre. Nearby Cawdor Castle offers a taste of Scotland’s medieval past while Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre is an ongoing testament to Bonnie Prince Charlie’s final futile attempt to gain the throne in 1746. Whether it be a Whisky Trail, a boat trip on Loch Ness or a visit to one of the many accessible Scottish castles (including Inverness Castle), the property is an ideal base being within easy reach of a wide range of visitor attractions. Inverness is also the start and finish point of the North Coast 500 which draws in a number of visitors to the City. Benefitting from much expansion over the past few years, Inverness has a full range of social and welfare facilities associated with a modern city. The house is within walking distance to both primary and secondary schools. All social and welfare facilities are close by.
5 Hill Street is an attractive house set over 2 floors. Of stone construction under a pitched slate roof, all aspects of the property are presented in good condition and available for sale with all fixtures and fittings. Front access is via a wrought iron garden gate at street level through a semi-glazed UPVC door leading into a vestibule which in turn leads to the ground floor accommodation. The rear aspects can be accessed via a side full-length gate down the side of the house or via a rear drive leading directly into the garden.
Lounge - Situated to the front aspects of the property, this attractive room is set to soft furnishings with an open fireplace boasting a marble effect with solid wood surround. A door leads to the kitchen and another to bedroom 5 via a small hallway.
Kitchen - Set to the rear aspects, this spacious kitchen is well-appointed and has ample storage with floor and wall mounted units. There are a wide range of units including a 4-seater breakfast bar plus modern facilities including cooker, oven, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge etc. The kitchen has patio doors leading to the garden.
Bedroom 5 – Set via a small hallway from the lounge. From this inner hallway is a compact storage cupboard. This large bedroom with windows to two sides is a bright and spacious room, well-appointed with a large TV and hospitality tray etc. Set to a double and a single bed to sleep 3, room 5 has an en-suite bathroom. The bathroom comprises of a corner bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC. The bedroom has a private access from the rear garden.
Bedroom 1 - This single bedroom is a bright and spacious room. It is well-appointed with a TV and hospitality tray etc. There is ample storage. This room utilises the shower room and WC on the main landing.
Bedroom 2 - A comfortable double room set to the front of the property boasting an en-suite shower room.
Bedroom 3 – This compact twin bedroom is set to the rear aspects of the property and utilises the shower room and WC on the main landing.
Bedroom 4 – This spacious twin room is situated away from the other 3 bedrooms on the first floor and also utilises the shower room and WC on the main landing.
Bathroom - Off the hallway is a shower room and separate WC.
PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION / SERVICE AREAS
There is no owner’s accommodation allocated within the current trading model, however there is scope to utilise this property as a family home with capacity to operate as a bed and breakfast.
The frontage of the building has direct access to the pavement on Hill Street. To the rear of the business is a large private garden area that has a large patio area and also a lawn. The gardens are well-maintained and provide an attractive sitting out area with table & chairs. There is a private parking area to the rear with a large garage unit. Additional parking permits for the main road can be obtained from the local council.
Mains electricity, water, gas and drainage. Central heating is gas fired. The building is fully double glazed.