Duirinish Bed and Breakfast is a stylish and attractive detached villa in a prime trading location in the Town of Portree. Situated on the main road leading into Portree, Duirinish is only a 5-minute walk from the charming and bustling centre with its wide range of shops, restaurants and other facilities. In an elevated position overlooking Portree Bay with fantastic views to the distant Cuillin Mountains, the property has a stunning outlook. This property has a character and charm which sets it aside from other properties and with its excellent signage, Duirinish Bed and Breakfast has a prominent trading location. This substantial building dates back to c1930 but has been sympathetically extended over the years presenting a spacious and appealing property. The guest facilities are well-presented providing a cosy yet spacious facility. In addition, the property also provides well-appointed and ample owners accommodation making this a stand-out property.
The business generates a sound profitability from its 4 smart en-suite letting bedrooms. The current owners operate on a seasonal basis opening from March to October only which suites their life style and family commitments. However, there is scope to extend the trading patterns should new owners so desire as the business has a strong trading identity and a sound reputation. The combination of the excellent letting bedrooms and spacious owner’s accommodation makes this an ideal self-employment opportunity for a couple looking to operate a lifestyle business in a truly fantastic location.
The present owners have operated Duirinish since 2012 and have enjoyed the rewarding lifestyle running and developing the business. However, it is their desire to pursue new business opportunities and to relocate closer to their grandchildren that brings Duirinish Bed and Breakfast to the market.
The property is a detached villa built around the 1930’s and has been sensitively extended to provide a charming home and business opportunity. The main part of the property is set over two floors with the extensions on either wing are single storey. The property is of stone construction with a pitched tiled roof. The property today benefits from double glazing and oil fired central heating.
Public Areas / Letting Bedrooms:
Duirinish’s main entrance is accessed from a tarmac car park to the front door. With its resplendent pillars and portico which lead into a vestibule and onto an attractive hallway. The reception desk is to the fore with a store room / W.C. to its rear. The guest lounge is to the right of the main hallway providing a most relaxing and comfortable space. The lounge is set to soft furnishings and is very well-presented with a bay window. To the left of the main hallway is the excellently presented dining room, also with a bay window affording excellent natural light.
The 4 letting bedrooms are located up the stairs from the main hallway. These rooms are configured to 2 twins and 2 doubles. All letting bedrooms are en-suite and have an excellent range of facilities including tea/coffee making trays and colour televisions etc. The rooms have been upgraded by the vendors and are now presented in pristine condition with charming fixtures, fittings and facilities. The front two bedrooms have views to Portree Harbour and the Cuillin Mountains beyond.
Another attractive feature of this property and business is the mature and well stocked gardens to the front aspect and the spacious grounds to the rear of the subjects. The property enjoys a well laid out parking area to the front for guest parking plus further space at the rear for owner’s vehicles. There are numerous garden outbuildings plus a covered drying area. There is also a tidy vegetable patch with a polytunnel.
Mains electricity, water supply, drainage and oil fired central heating plus LPG gas for cooking. Double glazed throughout.
The EPC rating of this property is “E”
The business trades profitably and full accounting information will be made available to seriously interested parties subsequent to formal viewing.
Offers Over £445,000 are invited for the heritable property complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.
From the Skye Bridge take the main A87 towards Portree. The Guest House is on the main road into Portree on the left-hand side and enjoys a prominent roadside location with excellent signage.
Owner’s Accommodation / Service Areas: An attractive feature of this charming bed and breakfast is the owners’ accommodation which is all located on the ground floor. They retain for their own use a lounge, and ancillary rooms plus a large bedroom with en-suite facilities. The kitchen has a centre dining table and is well-fitted out with floor and wall mounted units. On the first floor there are additional storage / linen cupboards.
The town of Portree is the largest settlement on the Isle of Skye with a population of about 2500. It is an active port set around a natural harbour framed by high cliffs. The town has a quintessential appeal for tourists and is an established holiday destination. The harbour is a centre of activity used by fishing boats, cruise ships which stop into the Bay as well as pleasure craft. Portree benefits from excellent leisure facilities including a swimming pool, pony-trekking and boat cruises plus plenty of shopping opportunities in addition to the great variety of cafes and restaurants. There is primary and secondary schooling within a short walk of the Guest House.
Portree is the cultural hub for Skye with the award-winning Aros Centre. The town is an ideal and popular base for exploring the rest of the Island. The surrounding area boasts a wide range of activities that can be undertaken such as golf, guided mountaineering, cycling, nature walks and fly fishing to name but a few. In addition to tourism, the Island is highly popular with naturalists and ornithologists who find birds of prey, waders and a host of seabirds in the locale. Skye’s rugged Cuillin Mountains are known to walkers and climbers the world over and visitors are drawn to the spectacular Trotternish Ridge to the north as this wild area is dominated by astonishing rock formations such as the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the truly extraordinary pinnacles of the Quaraing. In addition there are many prolific hill lochs offering the angler an opportunity to catch spectacular native wild brown trout.
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