Ashaig Bed and Breakfast is a substantial modern bungalow presented in excellent decorative order throughout and is well-appointed as a trading entity. With an attractive elevated trading location, this charming business enjoys stunning views to Loch Greshornish in the Kildonan area of north Skye. This location provides some exceptional sunsets over the Western Isles. The property sits within well-tended and productive garden grounds extending to around 2/3 of an acre. Ashaig Bed and Breakfast trades to 3 en-suite letting bedrooms generating a sound level of income and presenting a trading profit. The business is well-deserving of the Scottish Tourist Board 4-Star Gold rating, and is also a member of Scotland’s Best B&B’s group, reflecting the high standard of fixtures and fittings. The en-suite facilities are of an outstanding quality and a most attractive feature of the operation is the fact that all bedrooms enjoy superlative loch views.
Access is gained from the public road over a tarred driveway which leads to a large car parking/turning area. Externally the property has the benefit of pedestrian ramp access to the patio doors to the rear. Accommodation is set to:
Entrance Vestibule (1.61m x 1.50m):
UPVC door with decorative panel opens from the garden to the vestibule. Glass panelled door to hall.
Reception Area / Hallway (2.7m x 4.2m):
Spacious welcoming area in a central position with access to lounge, dining room and kitchen with corridor leading down to the bedroom accommodation. Night storage heater. Walk-in cupboard. From this area is a long corridor (1m x 14m) with double sliding patio doors on the rear elevation. Spacious shelved linen cupboard housing Megaflow hot water tank. Large walk-in cupboard at end of corridor (1m x 2.9m) ideal for storage with shelving, coat hooks, and loft access. There is an air source (inverter) heat pump fitted in 2009 which cools in the summer and heats in the winter.
Lounge (5.99m x 4.60m):
Spacious and comfortable living area with panoramic views to front and both sides over Loch Greshornish and beyond with views out in the distance to the western isles. Electric storage/convector heater.
Dining Room (4.79m x 3.00m):
This is an attractive room lying between the reception area and sun lounge. Decorative wall lights.
Sun Lounge (3.55m x 2.75m):
Windows to front, side and rear with a door to the front. With an attractive vaulted ceiling, this is an ideal room to relax in after a day’s sightseeing, enjoying an uninterrupted outlook over the loch.
Kitchen / Breakfasting Room (5.98m x 3.11m widens to 4.81m):
Modernised in 2013, this room is fitted with base and wall units incorporating double electric oven and 5 burner gas hob. Benefiting from double aspect windows to side and rear.
Utility Room (3.10m x 2.78m):
Set with door and window to the side of the property, this room has a wall mounted unit and work surface. Washing machine and tumble dryer included in the price.
Private Shower Room (2.77m x 1.48m):
Situated off the utility room with a shower cubicle.
Letting Bedroom 1 (3.78m x 3.00m & 1.88m x 1.46m):
A twin bedded room with en-suite shower room (1.76m x 2.21m).
Letting Bedroom 2 (3.81m x 3.00m & 1.87m x 1.42m):
A double room with en-suite shower room (2.27m x 1.76m)
Letting Bedroom 3 (4.87m x 3.98m):
A spacious double room with large en-suite bathroom(4.07m x 2.49m) including a deep bath and large shower cubicle.
Owner's Bedroom 4 (3.77m x 2.47m):
This room is set to the front and enjoys loch views.
Gardens and Grounds:
The total garden area extends to around 2/3 of an acre. Vehicular access is taken from the public road over a tarred driveway which leads to a large car parking/turning area to the side with continuations to the front and rear of the house. The garage (7.00m x 4.68m) has double doors to front, side door to rear garden and windows to both sides. This large unit has a concrete floor with power and light. A further external building (3.51m x 2.61m) is currently used as a hen house and has a double glazed door and a window. Also benefiting from a concrete floor plus power and light. The front, side and rear gardens are under lawn with attractive raised beds and borders.
The subjects benefit from mains water and electricity. Drainage is to a septic tank. The house enjoys full electric heating, has fitted solar panels and air source (inverter) heat pump. The solar panels were fitted in 2013 with feed in tariff and insurance in place to cover 20 years from date of installation. The property is fully double glazed.
The current Council Tax band on this property is band F. Purchasers should be aware that this may be subject to change upon the sale of the property.
The Energy Rating of the property is ‘C’.
Offers Over £365,000 are invited for the heritable property complete with trade contents (according to inventory). Stock to be purchased at cost value.
Number of bedrooms: 1
Kildonan lies in mid north Skye between the peninsulas of Trotternish and Waternish with the nearest centre of population being Edinbane which is a short drive away with a local primary school, hotel and inn, pottery, craft shop and Edinbane Community Centre. Kildonan itself has a mixture of traditional and new housing and is in an excellent position for exploring the whole northern section of the Island whilst being approximately 12 miles from Portree, the capital of the Island and 10 miles approximately from Dunvegan. Portree, which takes its name from the Gaelic “Port an Righ” meaning the “Port of the King” was established around its natural harbour and is situated on the eastern side of the Island.
Portree is one of the most picturesque ports in the Highlands and Islands and is a vibrant growing town which still manages to retain an old worldly air. It enjoys a wide range of amenities and facilities including a variety of shops, two supermarkets, various hotels and restaurants offering a variety of food, a library, garages, banks, a modern medical centre and a Community Hospital. The Aros Centre in Portree has a cinema, theatre and restaurant. Portree also has excellent social and welfare service including schooling.
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