CCL is delighted to bring to market The County Hotel, a delightful hotel with Bistro and restaurant situated in a prime trading location in the heart of Banff, a thriving market town in the north east of Aberdeenshire. The business offers comfortable accommodation in a beautiful Grade B Georgian House, with 7 individually styled letting rooms (6 en-suite, 1 with private bathroom). The French Restaurant is a thriving success and renowned for outstanding cuisine. This sale represents an ideal opportunity to purchase a highly regarded business presented in walk in fashion.
Prime trading location.
7 letting rooms.
Popular French Restaurant
Private owner's accommodation
Strong trading figures and excellent margins.
High occupancy levels
Exceptionally presented and maintained.
Private car park
Integral single garage
Offers over £395,000.
Antique furniture by negotiation
Located in the center of Banff on the town’s High Street, The County Hotel is one of the most central Hotels and eating establishments and benefits from its prominent trading location. Situated on the main through road the A98, a major coastal road in the north east of Scotland, the property is well serviced with excellent road and public transport networks and offers easy access for Aberdeen, Peterhead and Inverness.
The town offers a wide range of services and amenities including shopping, business and leisure facilities, together with primary and secondary schooling and health care facilities. National retailers exists alongside specialist shops and there is a library, sports centre and swimming pool.
Banff is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area of Aberdeenshire with its outstanding scenery, host of historical, cultural, outdoor and leisure pursuits. On offer are rolling countryside, idyllic beaches, rugged glens, championship golf courses, salmon and sea trout fishing, Whisky Trails, seaside towns, market burghs and turreted castles. The area boasts the most extensive and diverse tourist trade.
The hospitality industry remains a high value and sustainable sector in Banff with the north east being a popular destination. Demand for short, weekend and long stay break accommodation is high and The County Hotel is ideally situated to take full advantage and meet that requirement.
The business is well established with a great reputation for offering comfortable accommodation and excellent food. It is a favoured retreat for the many business, leisure and recreational visitors who frequent the area. It’s central location and excellent reputation for both standard and service ensures that the business maintains high occupancy levels throughout the year while generating high numbers of forward bookings from repeat custom. High traffic via the business’ own website together with the success of their free online booking system has enabled the proprietors to refrain from extensive marketing with third party booking sites.
The popular 18 cover Bistro and 35 cover L’Auberge restaurant are famed for their high quality French cuisine, attracting visitors from far afield to sample the excellent selection of freshly produced meals that are on offer. A selection of dining experiences and menu options are available including snacks and light meals. The hotel also boasts a fully licensed Bar, offering a wide selection of beers, wines, spirits and a superb range of Malt Whisky.
Operated with the aid of modest staffing assistance, this is an easily managed and well run business that enjoys much repeat custom. The hotel maintains a consistent trade with a strong turnover while the property is in immaculate condition throughout, new owners will be able to commence immediate trading and benefit from a healthy income.
Split over four floors, this fine property has been well maintained and presented throughout having retained many original features such as high skirting’s, ceiling cornicing and period lighting. Entering through an impressive front door at ground floor level, visitors are presented with a decorative porch that leads to the spacious hallway with reception area and spiraling stairs leading to the basement and the upper floors of letting rooms.
From the hall, an elegant c35 cover L’Auberge restaurant tendered for formal dining is located to the immediate right presenting views over the bay and of the rear and front gardens and provides access to the reception/office. The relaxing 18 cover bistro with a variety of free standing tables and chairs, sofas and coffee tables is set in a spacious layout featuring a focal fireplace and service bar area is situated on the left.
A large fully equipped and well maintained commercial kitchen with extensive surface and food preparation areas is located at the rear of the property at basement level. The room is serviced by a generous prep room, freezer room, dry store, wine cellar and laundry room. The integral garage is also accessed from this point while public toilets facilities are located at the foot of the stairs.
The hotel benefits from 7 spacious letting rooms located on the first and second floors consisting a mix of accommodations. These bright rooms are well presented and have been individually decorated offering modern features including 6 rooms with en-suite bath or shower rooms. A separate bathroom with three piece suite is located on the first floor and provides private facilities to the seventh room.
The owner’s accommodation which occupies the left section of the basement level comprises a spacious lounge with French doors leading to the rear garden, bedroom, large dressing room and a shower room with 3 piece suite.
This elegant 1800’s Grade B Georgian house occupies a prominent trading position with roadside presence on the town’s High Street. The property offering views of the historical Royal Burgh of Banff, the Bay and the surrounding countryside of the River Deveron estuary.
A well maintained and enclosed garden is located to the front of the property while a secluded garden laid to lawn with flower beds and patio area is located at the rear. A large private parking area laid in tar adjoins the property providing sufficient parking for a number of vehicles. There is also a private integral garage at basement level with a small workshop.