Craigbank Guest House is an attractive property dating back to the late 1800’s. This impressive and elegant stone built villa is visibly positioned in an ideal trading location on the A85 within the village of Crianlarich. Set with views to the front over the rolling countryside, its prime roadside frontage with prominent signage provides an easy to locate establishment benefitting not only from pre-booked accommodation but also good volumes of passing trade. The business currently operates seasonally on a bed and breakfast basis generating a positive level of turnover from the six quality en-suite letting rooms and en-suite bunk room. The proprietors operate their business highly effectively to ensure a good level of turnover but through choice only trade for seven months of the year. There is potential to generate higher turnover with year-round trade and evening meal provision to further increase profitability.
The business benefits from a VisitScotland 3-Star rating and Trip Advisor certificate of excellence and as such could be operated by new owners on a turn-key basis. This well maintained building is presented in excellent condition combined with exceptional trading prospects, generous owner’s accommodation, spacious conservatory and service areas. There is no doubt that this property presents a remarkable prospect for first-time buyers or experienced operators.
The present owners bought Craigbank Guest House in 2009 and it has offered them a rewarding lifestyle to date. It is their desire to relocate closer to family that brings this property to the market.
The original aspects of this Victorian villa date from the late 1800s, the property has been sympathetically renovated to retain its original character. Of traditional stone construction presenting an attractive and detached property under a slate roof with an extension to the rear. To the side is a modern and spacious conservatory. The property is set over two floors with guest letting accommodation occupying the main sections ground floor and whole first floor with the owners’ accommodation and service areas to the rear of the property. The loft is converted into three spacious storage compartments with fire walls separating each section.
Guest access to the property is through the front door leading to a hallway which allows access into the charming guest lounge with period features and wood burning stove. It is evident from the outset that the quality of décor and the standard of fittings within this property is exceptional. Connected to the lounge is the spacious and well-presented conservatory which is set as the breakfast room offering outstanding views of the surrounding scenery. This dining facility can seat 12 guests simultaneously. This attractive facility is suitable to serve snacks / meals should new owners wish to expand trade.
The spacious hallway gives access to the two ground floor guest bedrooms, the stairway to the first floor guest rooms and a private door leading to the service areas and private accommodation is accessible via the guest lounge, there is also a door leading to the laundry, drying room and bunk room to the rear.
Craigbank Guest House currently has six modern and well-appointed letting bedrooms with an additional bunk room configured as follows:
Room One - Double with en-suite shower room
Room Two - Double with en-suite shower room
Room Three – Twin/Double with en-suite shower room
Room Four - Double with en-suite shower/bath
Room Five - Twin with en-suite shower
Room Six – Family Room (double and single beds) located on ground floor with limited mobility facilities including easy access shower
Bunk Room - 2 bunk-beds with en-suite shower facilities
All front bedrooms benefit from spectacular views of the rolling hills whilst the rooms to the rear overlook the well maintained garden area. The rooms are pleasantly furnished and decorated to a high standard and include flat screen satellite television, alarm clocks, hairdryers, plus tea/coffee hospitality trays.
Craigbank Guest House is a substantial property benefitting from a prime roadside trading position. There is parking for 9 cars; sufficient for both business needs and owners use. The area to the front of the property is mainly laid to gravel for ease of maintenance with granite stone walling. To the rear of the property there is a large wooden decking area and picturesque garden on raised ground with an attractive well-presented wooden summerhouse with spectacular views. There is a large shed to the side of the property currently used for storage and is fitted with additional drying room facilities.
The subjects benefit from mains electricity, water and sewage. The boiler and central heating is oil fired. 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 tourist season only. Full trading figures will be made available to interested parties subsequent to viewing.
Number of bedrooms: 2
All located on the ground floor with private access from the side of the building the self-contained owners’ accommodation is an attractive feature of this sale. With modern décor and fittings throughout the vendors have a spacious suite of rooms providing a high level of comfort and privacy. Within the private accommodation there are two bedrooms, one spacious single room and a double bedroom both with built-in storage facilities. The owner’s lounge is presented to a comfortable standard with a wood burning fire and is situated to the rear of the property with patio doors leading onto the decking and back garden. There is also a well proportioned office providing sufficient work space for work and personal requirements. Moving onto the kitchen which is positioned to the rear of the property provides a most functional work area and is conveniently located near the conservatory via the guest lounge, it provides sufficient work-space meeting both business and personal requirements. The spacious and well-appointed family bathroom includes both bath and overhead electric shower.
Crianlarich is at the junction of the A85 and A82 providing easy access to Glasgow, Perth, Stirling, Oban and Fort William in turn making Craigbank Guest House a perfect location for trade across the West Highlands. Crianlarich is also set at the North-Western extent of the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. This strategic location ensures that the area is supported by a large influx of visitors in the peak trading season plus a steady through put of business travelers and winter tourists during the quieter months. Craigbank Guest House is close to the West Highland Way, one of Scotland’s best known walks, which runs from Milngavie in the South to Fort William in the North. Crianlarich is approximately halfway along the walk making it an ideal place to have an extended rest. The property is surrounded by an abundance of breathtaking scenery. The village is situated beneath several Munro peaks, including Ben More, Stob Binnein and Cruach Ardrain. There are 50 Munro’s within one-hours drive, therefore, providing a number of walking and climbing opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The wider region offers a great many activities from fishing to skiing, sailing to golf etc.
Craigbank Guest House is in a central village location and well positioned for guests wishing to walk to the nearby shop, pub, restaurants etc. Crianlarich train station is conveniently five minutes away offering some of the most beautiful train journeys in Scotland plus the sleeper train to London. There is primary school and nursery in Crianlarich.
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