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Peter Webber (March 2014)
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Freehold Price: £425,000
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Rowanlea Guest House is a charming, spacious Victorian property dating back to the late 1800’s with an extension to the rear completed in the late 1980’s. This elegant stone built property is situated in an ideal roadside trading position within the town of Perth. Trading on 6 quality en-suite letting bedrooms along with spacious 2-bedroom owners accommodation, Rowanlea Guest House presents an attractive lifestyle opportunity. The spacious grounds include a large gravel car park to the front of the property with the capacity to house 7 cars. The rear of the property includes a laid to lawn private garden with a quaint flowerbed section. The properties prime roadside frontage with well positioned signage provides an easy to locate establishment benefitting not only from pre-booked accommodation but also good volumes of passing trade during peak trading times. The business trades 10 months of the year on a bed and breakfast basis generating a positive level of turnover from the 6 quality en-suite letting rooms. There is potential to trade the business to a higher level and increase profitability with year-round operation and through the provision of evening meals, if desired.

The business operates with a well deserved Visit Scotland 4-Star rating, and as such could be operated by new owners on a turn-key basis. This well maintained property is presented in remarkable condition, combined with exceptional trading prospects, generous owner’s accommodation and spacious service areas. There is no doubt that Rowanlea presents an exciting prospect for both first-time buyers and experienced proprietors.

The present owners bought Rowanlea Guest House in 2014 and it has offered them a rewarding lifestyle to date. It is their desire to relocate abroad that brings this property to the market.

The property is of traditional stone construction presenting an attractive, semi-detached Villa under a slate roof with a 2 bedroom extension to the rear currently being used as owners’ accommodation. The property is set over two floors with large double glazed windows throughout providing ample natural lighting. The main aspect of the property was built in the late 1800’s with the extension completed in the 1980’s. Upon entering the property, the guest lounge is located on the ground floor which is situated next to the first guest bedroom, the remainder of the guest letting accommodation occupies the whole first floor with the owners’ accommodation and service areas to the rear of the property.

Guest access to the property is through the front door where it is evident from the outset that the quality of décor and the standard of fittings are to an exceptional level. The reception hallway leads off to the spacious guest lounge which includes large windows providing ample natural lighting, traditional décor and soft seating offering a welcoming atmosphere on arrival. To the rear of the ground floor is the guest dining area which is conveniently connected to the kitchen area allowing meals to be served with ease. The guest dining area is currently set to 11 covers and contains wooden furniture with attractive interior throughout providing pleasant views of the well maintained garden to the side of the property. Access to the letting accommodation is via a stairwell which is located within the reception hallway, complete with timber finishing the stairwell provides a pleasing finish to this section of the property.

Rowanlea Guest House currently has 6 elegant and well-appointed letting bedrooms which are configured as follows:

Room 1 – Single with shower en-suite
Room 2 – King/ Twin with shower en-suite
Room 3 – King with shower en-suite
Room 4 – Double with shower en-suite
Room 5 – Double with shower en-suite
Room 6 – Ground Floor, King/ Twin with shower en-suite

All bedrooms benefit from spacious storage facilities with fantastic views of the surrounding area. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and are complete with comfortable central heating, flat screen television, alarm clocks, hairdryers, plus tea/coffee hospitality trays. The rooms are pleasantly furnished and decorated to a high standard.

Rowanlea Guest House is a substantial property benefitting from a prime roadside trading position. There is parking for 7 cars to the front of the property with private access to the rear. The area to the front of the property is mainly laid to gravel for ease of maintenance with stone wall surrounding. To the rear of the property there is a private grass lawn area and picturesque garden on elevated grounds.

The subjects benefit from mains electricity with gas central heating. The property is double glazed throughout and has an integral fire alarm system.


The present trading pattern provides a most comfortable family home and a sound income with the potential to increase should new owner’s desire. Due to the personal preferences of the vendors’ trade has been restricted to 10 months of the year. Full trading figures will be made available to interested parties subsequent to viewing.

Offers Around £425,000 are invited for the property complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.
Tenure: Freehold

Number of bedrooms: 2

Accommodation Details:

Located on the ground floor with private access from the rear of the building, the self-contained owners’ accommodation is an attractive feature of the sale. With modern décor and fittings throughout the vendors have a spacious suite of rooms providing comfort and privacy. Within the private accommodation there are two double bedrooms, a comfortable owner’s lounge which is presented to a high standard along with a spacious family bathroom which includes both bath and overhead shower. The lounge houses glass doors which lead onto the patio section and back garden, there is also a laundry room which houses both washer and drier. The well equipped kitchen is conveniently located next to the dining area and provides a most functional work area, it offers sufficient work-space meeting both business and personal requirements and is complete with dual oven, 5 hob gas cooker and dishwasher.

Location Details:

Rowanlea Guest House is well positioned for guests wishing to walk to the nearby shops, pubs, restaurants etc. Perth is a city in central Scotland on the banks of the river Tay with a population of circa 47,000. It is a key transport hub for journeys by road and rail throughout Scotland and is easily accessible from the M90 motorway and the A9 road connecting the city to Stirling and Glasgow. Perth train station is conveniently located 0.5 miles away from Rowanlea Guest House offering some of the most beautiful train journeys in Scotland. The Railway Station has regular services to Fife, Edinburgh Waverley via the Forth Road Bridge, east to Dundee and Aberdeen, and south to Glasgow Queen Street station.

Its central location makes Perth an ideal hub for tourists wishing to visit several locations. The Primary and Secondary schools are both conveniently located close to Rowanlea Guest House as is the hospital and conference centre attracting customers year round.

Is this business home based: Yes

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