- Rarely available, well-established bed and breakfast ideally located in the center of the popular tourist town of Callander within the beautiful Perthshire countryside.
- Trading profitably, enjoying high occupancy, utilising 5 most comfortable letting bedrooms, three en-suite and two sharing a bathroom.
- Easily run “home and income” lifestyle opportunity benefitting from year-round trade.
- Includes spacious one bedroom owners’ accommodation with shower, WC, kitchen, utility area and large lounge.
- Attractive and well laid out enclosed garden/patio grounds to the rear.
Invernente Bed and Breakfast is a substantial semi-detached property situated in the center of the small town of Callander. Located in a quiet residential side street, the business is ideally situated as a bed and breakfast with a fine selection of restaurants, shops and pubs within a few minutes’ walk. Invernente also benefits from ample free parking outside the property in adjacent car parks or on the street. Built in 1840 this early Victorian, traditional stone property retains many of the features expected in a villa of this age, such as ornate ceiling roses and cornices, high skirting boards and staircases.
Today Invernente offers a standard of accommodation which is extremely comfortable, the property is continually upgraded and the owners have recently invested in refurbishing an en-suite to a high standard and have also added an extension to the rear resulting in an attractive owners lounge. Accommodation on offer is strictly bed and breakfast, with no evening meals provided. The trading elements comprise five bed and breakfast rooms, three of which are ensuite and two of which share a bathroom. The letting accommodation is set over two floors with three rooms on the first floor and two on the second. The owner’s accommodation is all on the ground floor. The decor of the property throughout is in excellent walk-in condition ready to start trading. This bed and breakfast has a warm and cosy ambience which is reflective of the service offered by the current owners. Trade is drawn from a wide range of clientele from holidaymakers to business persons, and occupancy is at a high level. The owners utilise various portal websites to attract bookings, the main ones being booking.com, Trossachs.co.uk, Trip Advsior and of course their own website, occupancy is at a high level.
REASON FOR SELLING
The present owners purchased the property in 2011 and following some refurbishment opened for business in April 2012. Following five successful years, and having built a strong and profitable business, the decision was made to place the B&B on the market and pursue other challenges, resulting in this outstanding opportunity coming to the market.
Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Perthshire and is situated on the River Teith, which is within two minutes’ walk from the property. Callander is a popular tourist stop to and from the Highlands. The town serves as the eastern gateway to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the first National Park in Scotland, and is often referred to as the "Gateway to the Highlands”. Dominating the town to the north are the Callander Crags, a visible part of the Highland Boundary Fault, Ben LedI lies north-west of Callander. Loch Venacher, and Loch Katrine also attract a significant amount of visitors. The town boasts the Rob Roy and the Trossachs Visitor Centre which is also the location of The Tourist Information Centre in Ancaster Square.
Callander has a full range of services including banks, petrol station, supermarkets, restaurants, shops and a launderette and is well serviced by public transport from Stirling. McLaren High School educates pupils aged 11 to 18 from a wide catchment area and there are many feeder primary schools located in the area. McLaren leisure center boasts a 20m swimming pool and various sporting activities. There is in-door bowling and an 18-hole golf course. There are some good walking routes around Callander and one of the most popular is the walk up to the Bracklin Falls and its impressive bridge over the falls, others include The Meadows, Callander Crags and the Wood Walks. The town sits on the Trossachs Bird of Prey Trail.
Invernente is an attractive semi- detached villa under a pitched slate roof over three floors. Throughout the property is maintained to a high standard and is presented in excellent decorative order. The property is double glazed throughout. Entrance is from street level into a long reception hallway. The dining room is located to the right as is entry to the owner’s private accommodation area. At the end of the hall a staircase leads to a landing with access to three rooms and a bathroom, a further staircase then leads to the remaining two rooms.
Callander - Superior four poster king-size bedroom with attractive ensuite shower room.
Pitlochry - Superior large double bed and sofa bed with attractive ensuite bath and shower room.
Aberfeldy - Family room including king-size bed and single bed with attractive ensuite shower room.
Dunkeld - Family room including double bed and single bed with sink and shared bathroom.
Blair Atholl - Small twin room with sink and shared bathroom.
All rooms include, hospitality trays, central heating, hairdryers and 22” flat screen TV and DVD player. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Bedding is Egyptian cotton.
Accessed via a private door at the end of the corridor, the owner’s accommodation is private and separate from the public areas. The current owners occupy one large double room with built in shower on the ground floor. A short corridor which has office facilities in built leads past a separate WC and wash hand basin into the kitchen area. The newly built extension is accessed from the rear of the kitchen and leads into a generous utility room which is fully fitted and then into the large and comfortable owners lounge. This bright and light room enjoys patio doors to the garden area which is very attractive.
SERVICE AREAS AND SERVICES
The business benefits from a well equipped kitchen, with excellent storage and a centre aisle/breakfast bar. Off the kitchen is the utility room which provides access to the rear of the property. Throughout the property there is ample storage. The property benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage with town gas fired central heating. The showers are a mix of tank fed and mains powered. There are storage sheds located in the rear garden.