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S Martin (Feb 2013)
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Freehold Price: £350,000
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Business Description
Ferintosh Guest House is a wonderful traditional sandstone detached Victorian Villa a short distance from the centre of the market town of Dumfries. In close proximity to the railway station the business benefits from a range of passing trade, tourists and contractors. The property benefits from an array of original features including high ceilings, ornate cornicing, stained glass windows and a cupola. The original cellar has been converted into a wonderful whiskey snug. Given its prominent location the business benefits from year round trade. There is a great opportunity to expand this business and increase turnover.

6 letting rooms
2 bedroom owner’s room
Excellent reputation
Original Victorian features
Central location
Front and rear garden
Whiskey cellar
Scope to increase revenue
Freehold
Offers over £350,000

Ferintosh Guest House is a long established guest house that has been owned by the current proprietors since 2004. This is an easily managed business that is operated by one individual without the benefit of any staff. It is conveniently located a short stroll from the main town centre and is opposite the main railway station.

The business operates all year round attracting a mix of tourists and contractors working in the area. Room rates vary between £25pppn and £66 pppn. There is a surcharge for single occupancy. Ferintosh is very popular and gets much repeat business, it also benefits from excellent online reviews. The owners also organise a lot of ‘kilted’ events and tours through the wonderful taverns of Dumfries.

There are a total of 6 letting rooms all located on the 1st floor. The letting rooms consist 2 double rooms and one twin room with en suite bathroom facilities. A twin and a double with a shared bathroom facility (which together can be used as a family suite). There is a double bedroom with a private bathroom. All rooms are completed to a high standard and equipped with a flat screen TV, hospitality tray and range of complimentary cosmetic products. Ferintosh Guest House has its own website and is also advertised on major booking sites such as Booking.com and Late Rooms. The business is also marketed as LGBT and dog friendly. It is run to suit the owners’ current requirements and there is a great opportunity to substantially increase revenues.
Tenure: Freehold

Location Details:

With its mild climate, rolling countryside and peaceful pace of life Dumfries and Galloway has often been referred to as one of the best places to live in Britain. The town is probably most noted for its connection with Rabbie Burns, where he lived from 1791. With a population of over 40,000 people Dumfries is the main town, commercial centre and administrative capital of the county. It offers a range of facilities and amenities including, swimming pool, leisure centre, ice rink, golf courses, hospital and university campus along with a range of local and well known high street brand shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. A popular tourist destination the town also holds a well-known annual Arts Festival.

Ferintosh Guest House is located a short distance from the town centre and is opposite the main railway station. It is located in a mainly residential area with other guest houses and hotels.

Listed by: CCL Property Ltd
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