CCL Property are delighted to bring to market Black Memorial Hall on Bank Street in Portree. A former Church this development opportunity allows numerous possibilities with planning permission and building warrant in place for either a 9-bedroom hostel or 150 cover restaurant. The Isle of Skye is an incredibly popular tourist destination and during the peak season it is very difficult to find accommodation as the island has a severe shortage. This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a site that has wonderful potential.
A former Church, this property boasts great potential with high ceiling and a lot of character. The planning permission currently in place is for a Restaurant with a self-contained 4 bedroomed flat, ideal for owners accommodation.
As the plans are; the restaurant, with a seating area of approx. 90 metres squares with a gallery of approx. 49 metres squared above. The restaurant will have male, female and accessible toilets. There is also to be a large commercial kitchen and large store room. A hallway, providing alternative access to staff will have a staff WC and stairs to the upper level. On the upper level, there is another staff WC and a door which leads to the private accommodation.
Permission is in place for a 4-bedroom flat which sits above the private areas of the restaurant. The flat is to have a large kitchen/lounge area, a large store room, 4 double bedrooms with skylights and two shower rooms, one of which has an accessible shower.
The planning permission for the hostel includes a coffee shop on the ground floor with 3 ensuite letting rooms in addition to a utility room and office. A stair to the first floor leads to landing the provides access to an additional 5 en-suite letting rooms.
At the rear of the property is access to a 2 bedroom owners accommodation spread over 2 floors.
The property sits on Bank Street in Portree and has private off road parking.
Along with Edinburgh, Skye is one of Scotland’s top three tourist destinations with visitors enjoying the jagged mountains, sparkling Lochs and towering sea cliffs. The stunning scenery is the main attraction, but when the mist closes in there ae plenty of castles, crofting museums, art galleries and craft studios to visit; there are also many cosy pubs and restaurants. It is a haven for wildlife and teams with many varieties of seabirds and an excellent place to spot whales, dolphins and basking sharks. Portree is the main town on the Isle of Skye and has the largest settlement on the Isle of Skye with a population of about 2500. It has a good range of amenities including supermarkets, banks, cafés, restaurants and independent retailers. It also benefits from a cottage hospital, community centre, library, gym, leisure centre and swimming pool complex within the community high school.