- Attractively appointed self-catering unit within the picturesque village of Beauly and adjacent to the ever-popular North Coast 500.
- Easy-to-operate business model, offering an ideal addition to a letting portfolio or as a or first-time business venture.
- Offering 5 well-appointed and generously sized bedrooms, lounge, dining room and kitchen, comfortably accommodating groups of up to 9 guests.
- Located in the centre of Beauly close to other amenities and within close walking distance of restaurants and bars.
- Benefiting from a series of recent upgrades presenting the business for sale as a turnkey operation.
Rosebank is an attractive Victorian property, enjoying a prominent trading location in the centre of the picturesque village of Beauly. This highly charming and spacious property dates from c1860 and has many original features. Currently operating as a self-catering unit marketed through the Air B B booking platform, the property, which has been in the same family ownership for over twenty-five years has previously also traded on a bed and breakfast basis, and as a family home.
Benefiting from a series of recent upgrades, Rosebank blends period features with modern facilities resulting in a true turn key business operation. Comfortably accommodating groups of up to 9, within 5 generously sized bedrooms, the property is an ideal base for larger groups or two families with children. On the ground floor there are two reception areas currently configured as a dining room and lounge, both with original Victorian fireplaces. There is a recently fitted kitchen with a range of modern appliances and a family bathroom accessible via an attractive original staircase.
Rosebank has a well-established trading history, operating previously on a bed and breakfast basis and more recently as a self-catering unit. The business trades on a restricted model at present to suit the owner’s lifestyle, letting the whole property on a modest nightly tariff. There is undoubted potential to develop this business further and generate a higher level of turnover and resultant profitability. Enjoying super host status the business has received excellent reviews and benefitted from many repeat customers. This property within the centre of Beauly benefits from year-round trade. Rosebank is popular with larger groups and extended families. The 5 bedrooms allowing a mix of doubles and twins which suits a wide variety of guests
REASON FOR SALE
The current vendors have owned the property since 1994 and it is their genuine desire to retire that brings this charming lifestyle business opportunity to the market.
The village of Beauly has a good selection of shops, cafes and hotels together with a post office, garage, and doctor's surgery. There is a convenient passenger train service both north and south. Primary schooling is available in the village and secondary pupils attend Charleston Academy in Inverness and are transported daily by bus. Inverness, the main business and commercial centre of the Highlands, offers extensive shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities and is 12 miles away. Beauly is a picturesque thriving village, with all the amenities required for a relaxing break, and is an ideal base for exploring the Highlands or touring the "North Coast 500".
For the more adventurous explorer Beauly nestles amidst some of Scotland’s most majestic scenery, adjacent to the meeting point of Strathglass and Strathfarrar, a sportsman’s dream, where deer forests and salmon rivers converge. The local Glens and the nearby Glen Affric National Nature Reserve are a strong attraction to walkers and climbers alike. The area is a popular destination for many whether for fishing, stalking, golf, cycling or bird watching to name but a few local attractions. In addition to outdoor and sporting pursuit’s breathtaking scenery, castles and numerous other historic sites lure a constant stream of visitors to the Scottish Highlands.
Of traditional sandstone construction, built in the 1860s, the property is an attractive semidetached, two storey villa under a pitched slate roof. The main walls are of traditional solid stonework externally pointed. Rosebank is deceptively spacious with accommodation being laid out across 2 floors
The property exudes a lovely charm, blending modern facilities with historic external character. The main entrance is accessed from street level leading through partially stained-glass window into a reception hallway. There are fine examples throughout of beautiful original period features. From the reception hallway, to the right-hand side is the dining room with functioning Victorian coal fire. This room is set to a large dining table with free standing seating. On the left-hand side upon arrival is the lounge which is set to a range of soft furnishings with original fireplace, statement chandelier and detailed ceiling rose. A partially glazed door leads to a recently fitted kitchen with integrated appliances including double oven, halogen hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine. The kitchen has floor to ceiling fitted units, offering ample storage. In addition, there is a back-door storage area. The bedrooms are configured as follows;
Room 5 - Double bedroom, suitable for less abled guests
Room 1 - Twin room with wash hand basin and fitted storage
Room 2 - Twin room with wash hand basin and fitted storage
Room 3 - Double room with en-suite shower room
Room 4 - Family room (Double and single bed) with en-suite shower room
Accessed at street level, the property has a small enclosed garden to the front of the subjects and is enclosed by a boundary wall. There is shared access to the rear of the property with hard standing for a shed, bin area, external oil boiler, washing lines, and refuse collection point. Ample on road parking is located directly outside Rosebank with further parking available to the rear, with no parking restrictions in the locality.
The business benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. Central heating is oil fired. The property is fully double glazed and is fire safety compliant.