Carra Beag Guest House is an imposing detached property in an elevated position overlooking the picturesque town of Pitlochry. This property lay with a conservation area and presents a rare opportunity to own a significant business and family home. Dating from c1875 this charming Victorian building demonstrates its origins with fine cornicing and many other original features. The business is in an easy to locate trading position being well-signposted. This substantial building and trading entity is located within an area of tremendous natural beauty making Carra Beag Guest House a most attractive home and business opportunity.
The business generates a sound turnover just under the VAT threshold generating a high level of adjusted profitability (c£40,000 2015). Income is generated from the eight well-presented en-suite letting bedrooms supported by spacious and functional guest facilities, which include a characterful lounge with open fire and stylish breakfast room. Throughout, the guest facilities are well-presented and the current owners take pride in the level of service they provide giving good value for money in terms of quality and comfort for their guests. The present owners have operated Carra Beag Guest House since 2012 providing a good quality, year-round, bed and breakfast.
The vendors have chosen to operate this wonderful business below the VAT threshold to suit their family circumstances. They currently live in the self-catering cottage with extended family members plus other family utilise the 2 bedroom owner’s accommodation. New operators have the wonderful choice of maintaining the extant trading regime or changing it to suit their own personal needs. Should new owners not wish to utilise Ivy Cottage for their personal use, this charming unit could be brought back into use as a further income stream and there is undoubted potential to trade the 8 letting bedrooms to a higher level. The vendors have brought this most desirable business and family home to the market due to their desire to relocate for family reasons.
The property is a detached villa built around 1865 and has been developed to provide a spacious home and thriving business opportunity. The accommodation aspects are set over three floors, and throughout the quality of décor is of a good standard. Mainly of stone construction under a pitched slate roof.
PUBLIC AREAS / LETTING BEDROOMS
The main entrance leads via a vestibule into a spacious reception area. Off the reception to the left is a characterful guest lounge with its feature fireplace and solid fuel fire. The lounge is a charming area and a cosy environment in which to relax after a day’s walking or exploring. To the right is the spacious breakfasting room which is set to eight tables. The 8 letting bedrooms are situated on the first and attic floors, configured to sleep 16 guests as follows:
Room 1 – King-size (four-poster) superior en-suite with shower room
Room 2 – Single en-suite with shower room
Room 3 – King-size superior en-suite with shower room
Room 4 – King-size en-suite with shower room
Room 5 – Triple (with zip and link beds) en-suite with bath and shower over
Room 6 – King-size en-suite with shower room
Room 7 – Twin en-suite with shower room
Room 8 – Twin en-suite with bath
All of the bedrooms are spacious and equipped with TV, radio/alarm, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. All en-suites have heated towel rails.
The present owners use Ivy Cottage as their main residence due to extended family needs but has previously been employed as a self-catering unit generating further income. With its private access plus an internal access from within the main house Ivy Cottage is a flexible living space. The kitchen has an unusual layout but is entirely functional. The large lounge / dining room is a most attractive feature. Stairs leading to the first floor present 3 spacious bedrooms (master en-suite plus a family bathroom. Ivy cottage presents a great living space for a family or potential addition to the business elements.
The kitchen is spacious and well-equipped with a wide range of wall and floor mounted storage units. This spacious area is suitable to meet both the needs of guests and the owner’s requirements where the latter do not use Ivy Cottage as their residence. Off the kitchen is a pantry storage room. There is a laundry and numerous housekeeping cupboards throughout.
An attractive feature of this property and business is its elevated position with spacious grounds leading down to the town. There is a flat area of garden laid to lawn plus an elevated area for guest seating with stunning views over the town and to the hills beyond. Ivy Cottage has its own private garden. There is ample car-parking for guest / private cars.
The property is on mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Heating and hot water is generated from a gas boiler. The Guest House property is partially double glazed and is fully fire compliant.
Number of bedrooms: 11
The private owner’s accommodation comprises of a lounge, double en-suite bedroom and a further office / single bedroom. This spacious and comfortable suite of rooms is situated on the ground floor providing for ease of response to customer needs.
Pitlochry is set in the heart of rural Perthshire and remains one of Scotland's most popular holiday destinations catering for year-round tourists and visitors. The region is world-renown for its access to outdoor activities, from hill walking and mountaineering to suit all capabilities, mountain biking trails, white water rafting and kayaking etc. Pitlochry is surrounded by spectacular scenery and is an ideal base for touring throughout the region to include Edinburgh, St Andrews, Loch Ness, Inverness, Braemar and Royal Deeside. Whether golf, castles, whisky trails, wildlife, fishing or just stunning scenery is the penchant for the visitor, Pitlochry is a superb base from where it is all accessible within a day trip. The town itself is a thriving community benefitting from a host of retail outlets and recreational/tourist destinations. Pitlochry Festival Theatre (PFT) offers a varied and exciting variety of events all year round drawing in many visitors to the area. Indeed Pitlochry is a focal point for many activities which can be studied further at www.pitlochry.org. The town is served by a main line railway station providing easy access to Inverness to the north and Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh to the south.
Is this business home based: Yes
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