Crubenbeg House is a substantial modern detached property built in 1989. This landmark business is conveniently located just off the A9, 4 miles south of Newtonmore, with excellent signage. Elegant, stylish and presented in walk-in condition with excellently maintained mature gardens, the property enjoys an outstanding rural setting but has good access to local facilities.
The present owners bought Crubenbeg House in March 2004 and have built it into a very successful business, generating excellent profits from a busy main season of around 9 months with limited winter opening. They run Crubenbeg House as a charming guesthouse where their warm welcome, friendly service, comfort and quality feature highly. The business benefits from a good balance of repeat guests and new visitors. The owners have established an excellent reputation, as evidenced on Trip Advisor on which they have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence, and with VisitScotland from whom they have received a 4-Star Gold Award.
It is now the vendors’ wish to pursue their other interests, reducing their business commitments and enjoying a planned ‘semi-retirement’ that brings this excellent home and business to the market.
The sale of Crubenbeg presents you with the opportunity to own a beautiful, excellently maintained home in a superb setting which is rural but close to many facilities. You will benefit from purchasing a very well established business which offers you a number of alternative routes forwards. To suit your own preferred work/life balance, there is the potential to continue to grow the business by extending the season, to maintain the current owners’ levels of activity or, if you so choose, to run Crubenbeg House on a more lifestyle basis, for example offering just B&B, whilst still generating a good, steady income and profitability.
The purchase of Crubenbeg House offers you excellent owners’ accommodation, superb service areas and established, well kept, gardens and the vendors are determined to effect a smooth handover, allowing you to concentrate on developing your own business model. They are also happy to provide you with on-going support in the early days, should you require it, of course.
Crubenbeg House is a highly attractive property built in 1989 on the site where a dwelling has existed for well over 200 years. With parking for 10 cars and spacious gardens, this property provides superb surroundings for guests and a good level of amenity for the owners. The house, which is tastefully decorated and presented to an exceptional standard, benefits from a high standard of fire-proofing measures including high specification fire doors and a comprehensive fire alarm system.
A shared road leads to a gravel driveway with a path leading to the solid wood front entrance and into a super split-level hallway, with a convenient guest W.C. Off to the right is the splendid Guest Lounge. This large, bright room boasting stunning views has a cosy solid fuel fire and excellent soft furnishings representative of the quality and comfort experienced throughout this outstanding property. Through the lounge is the spacious dining room with a splendid extending table, usually set for 8 guests but which can accommodate up to 12. This communal style dining is an integral part of the Crubenbeg House experience. The dining room windows frame views over the lawns to a spectacular mountain vista.
Crubenbeg House currently has 4 letting bedrooms to sleep 8 guests. Two rooms have “zip and link” style beds, allowing an easy change in the configuration. One letting room, situated on the ground floor, has Category 1 facilities including its own access, parking space and ramp, ensuring comfortable stays for guests with special needs. Three bedrooms have en-suite facilities whilst the fourth has a private shower room of an equally high standard. All rooms have controllable heating, satellite television, radio alarm clocks, hairdryer, hot water bottles, tea/coffee hospitality trays and high quality complimentary toiletries from Scottish Fine Soaps.
There is parking space for up to 10 cars which is ample for business needs and owners’ use. Attractive, mature, easily maintained gardens complement this prestigious property. To the rear are a number of storage facilities including a large workshop and wood store. The property also has a BBQ area.
The space within the grounds may be considered for further development subject to planning approval. Depending on the requirements of new owners there is scope to reconfigure the accommodation to increase the number of letting rooms. A full Premises License (Category One) is currently in place. This would possibly be available for transfer under the new owners if desired, subject to them securing the required Personal License(s).
The property benefits from mains electricity. Water is fed from a local spring into a 50KL tank. A borehole is available for topping up the water tank or supplying the property directly. Both water supplies are shared with a neighbouring property. Drainage is connected to a private septic tank. LPG gas (2 x 47Kg bottles) is used for cooking. The property boasts double glazing throughout and benefits from an integral fire alarm system. Heating is provided by an efficient mix of electric storage heaters and convector heaters. The business has a Broadband connection and Wi-Fi.
The EPC Rating of the property is ‘D’.
Number of bedrooms: 1
The spacious kitchen is a most attractive feature, with excellent storage, two ovens, 5-ring cooker hob and extractor unit. The utility room is equipped with 2 washing machines and 1 dryer and has ample shelving and hanging space for outdoor clothing etc. In the basement is a large storage area, a spacious dry goods and freezer store plus a significant office space. A linen cupboard and a “housekeeper’s” cupboard are situated on the first floor. The self-contained owners’ accommodation comprises a smart lounge, a large bedroom with ample fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom.
Crubenbeg House is situated in the Cairngorm National Park, close to the towns of Newtonmore, Kingussie and Aviemore, with their extensive facilities, shops & restaurants for guests to enjoy. There are excellent communication and commerce links, with the A9 arterial road from Perth to the south and Inverness to the north and onwards into the Highlands. Kingussie and Newtonmore both benefit from a mainline railway station, Inverness Airport is easily accessible for those travelling by air, all adding to the influx of visitors.
Crubenbeg House enjoys a very central location, perfect as a base from which guests can explore the many activities and attractions of the Highlands, the Cairngorm National Park, the Monadhliath Mountains and Loch Ness and the Nevis Range both an easy day trip.
Hill walking, cycling and water sports are popular in spring, summer and autumn, while winter offers a panoply of snowsports. Other outdoor pursuits such as bird watching and fishing also draw many visitors to the area who take advantage of the abundance of wildlife in the Spey Valley. For the dedicated golfer, Newtonmore and Kingussie have excellent courses with many others within an easy drive. Castles, gardens and the local Folk Museum offer guests places of culture and history to visit while six miles to the south is Dalwhinnie Distillery which welcomes a high number of visitors each year.
Is this business home based: Yes
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