The Croft Inn is a traditional country inn located on the Speyside Whisky Trail, situated with great views of Ben Rinnes and the Cromdale Hills. Income is generated through the bar, restaurant and letting accommodation which includes a 2-bedroom cottage which is adjoined to the main building along with 3 spacious, luxury caravans situated within the grounds.
The business is easy to locate and well sign-posted on the B9009 with impressive views of the surrounding scenery. Its prime roadside frontage provides an easy to locate establishment. There is parking for approx. 20 cars within the grounds, this space also has the ability to house coaches or campervans. Turnover is generated mainly from the bar and restaurant who cater to the many tourists who visit in the summer, exploring the area and the many distilleries as well as the sportsmen and winter tourists partaking in mountain biking trials, skiing and snowboarding. There is potential to generate higher turnover by operating the bar and restaurant for longer hours during the day and with the expansion of letting accommodation subject to planning permissions.
The business is presented in true walk-in condition for new owners to trade on a turn-key basis. The present owner bought The Croft Inn in 2007 and it has offered a rewarding lifestyle to date. It is the desire to retire that brings this property to the market.
The main building is a single story building of stone construction with slate roofing and is complete with large double glazed windows providing ample lighting into the restaurant and bar areas. Complete with a timber finish and stone walling the bar provides a traditional and welcoming atmosphere to guests and customers upon arrival. This attractive area provides table seating for 18 customers and is complete with a feature fire place on either side of the room.
Adjoined to the bar is the conservatory which is currently set up for 24 covers. This well presented area is conveniently located allowing service to be managed with minimal staffing levels. The kitchen is located next to the bar and restaurant allowing meals to be served with ease. The fully commercial kitchen includes three sections which provides ample space for storage and preparation.
The Croft Inn includes three luxury static caravans along with a modern 2-bedroom cottage. All caravans are furnished to a high standard and include twin and double bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen space along with a well-appointed bathroom. All caravans include plenty of built in storage facilities along with flat panel televisions with free view as well as free WI-FI facilities.
Attached to the main building is a 2 bedroom cottage. Double glazed throughout this modern and spacious property includes its own private garden. The cottage comprises of an open plan kitchen/lounge area with two large bedrooms both housing a double and single bed. The charming lounge area is completed with original stone wall and an attractive log feature fireplace. Adjoined to the kitchen is the utility room which houses washer and dryer and provides access to the well-appointed bathroom with shower which is complete with tiled flooring and walls.
Within the grounds is a substantial stone building currently used as additional storage space, due to its size there is the option to dramatically increase the letting accommodation subject to planning permissions. Previous planning permission has been granted for a dwelling.
The subjects benefit from mains electricity and water with septic tank drainage. The property is double glazed throughout.
The present trading module provides a most comfortable income with the potential to increase trade should new owner’s desire. Full trading figures will be made available to interested parties subsequent to viewing.
Offers Around £360,000 are invited for the property complete with goodwill and trade contents (according to inventory), excluding personal items. Stock at valuation.
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