It is with great pleasure that CCL bring to market the Fearn Hotel, a charming country hotel that has been well maintained by the current owners. Located in the heart of the picturesque village of Hill of Fearn the Fearn Hotel is a popular venue that is well supported by both the local community and tourists. With 6 Lettings Rooms, lounge bar, a popular restaurant and private owner’s accommodation the Fearn Hotel is an ideal business for an owner occupier. The business is being placed on the market as the owners wish to retire from the licensed trade.
Immaculate condition throughout
6 Letting rooms
32 Restaurant with 16 cover Abbey Room
Fully Fitted Commercial Kitchen
2 Bed owners accommodation
Benefits from a 100% Business Rates rebate
Only 6 Miles from Nigg Energy Park
Offers Over £275,000
The Fearn Hotel has been run by the current owners since 2009 and is ideally suited for a professional couple. At present, the hotel is run as a guest house with the provision of evening meals and bar facilities however there is great room for growth. The Fearn is run by the owners with the assistance of 1 part-time housekeeper. They are open year-round, only closing those odd winter day. Trade is split 60 % accommodation, 20% food sales and 20% wet sales.
Room rates start at £45 per night and include a full Scottish breakfast. The low priced, comfortable accommodation generates much repeat custom, as well as favourable reviews on TripAdvisor as well as a “Top Small Hotel” rating from lateRooms.com. Marketing is carried out via the property’s own website, , as well as third party booking sites such as Laterooms.com and Booking.com.
During winter months trade comprises mainly of contractors, summer months sees a spike in trade due to the businesses close proximity to the NC500 route. There is also a great deal of trade during summer months with cyclists doing the Land’s End to John o’ Groats Route, fishers, golfers and other tourists.
The Fearn Hotel Restaurant is popular with both locals and visitors, and has built up a reputation for ‘home cooked food served in a friendly and warm environment’. The restaurant often caters for small private parties such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. They also boast a separate, smaller breakfast room which is ideal for small parties and meetings.
The Fearn hotel is situated within the picturesque Easter Ross village of Fearn, just 3 miles from the A9 Inverness to Thurso road. The village benefits from all necessary amenities including village store, post office and primary school; further amenities are located just 8 miles away in the Royal Borough of Tain, which has a variety of independent shops, supermarket, banks, schools and leisure facilities. There is plenty to do and see in the area. There are many excellent golf courses in close proximity, including the championship course at Royal Dornoch, along with ample Salmon and Trout fishing on the nearby rivers and lochs. There are beautiful sandy beaches at Nigg and Shandwick Bay and for those who like the sea there is access to the Dornoch and Moray Firth at Portmahomack and Balintore. Inverness is located 35 miles away and benefits from a raft of amenities, shopping and services as well as a mainline railway station providing direct transport across Scotland and dedicated sleeper service to London. Inverness airport 8 miles to the North East of Inverness offers a number of flights throughout the UK, to London and to mainland Europe. The A9 offers excellent road links to both the North and South and conveniently forms part of the NC500.
The Fearn Hotel is a detached property with accommodation spread over 2 floors. The property is of solid stone construction with rendered walls and a pitched slate roof to the front. A rear extension is of brick construction, rendered with a flat roof.
The hotel is accessed via the main entrance which leads to the main restaurant. Currently configured for 32 covers the restaurant has wonderful views across the rolling countryside. Set with a variety of free standing table and chairs the room benefits from a bar servery to the rear. There is also access to the large and very well equipped commercial kitchen. On the opposite side of the room is the private Abbey Room which can provide an additional 16 covers, this can be used an overspill form the main restaurant or private functions. It in turn has double doors that open to the public bar. This is a large room with a variety of seating area, along with a pool table and darts board
Stairs from the front hall leads to the first floor where there are 6 letting rooms comprising of 3 en-suite single rooms, 2 double / twin rooms with en-suite bathroom and a double twin with private bathroom.
There is spacious owners accommodation on the first floor which includes 2 double bedroom, a bathroom, large lounge and private kitchen.