Craigvrack is a substantial property located in an elevated position within the popular tourist town of Pitlochry. Set over three floors, the business generates income through 16 quality letting bedrooms and wet sales through the bar which overlooks spectacular scenery of the surrounding area. This sizeable property is set within substantial, easily maintainable grounds with ample car parking facilities to the side by the main entrance. The interior within this property is complete to an exceptional standard throughout and is a stunning example of how modern and traditional features can blend together to create a property full of character and elegance.
Set with views to the front over the rolling countryside towards Ben Vrackie, its prime roadside frontage with prominent signage provides an easy to locate establishment benefitting not only from pre-booked accommodation but also passing trade. This property includes substantial owners’ accommodation with a modern 2-bedroom house which has a private entrance and can also be accessed through the rear of the guest house. There are also an additional 4 staff accommodation rooms found within the ground floor of the property.
REASON FOR SALE
The present owners purchased Craigvrack in 2007 and it has offered them and their family a rewarding lifestyle to date. There is however potential to increase profitability further by operating year-round or serving evening meals. It is their desire to relocate closer to family that brings this property to the market.
Craigvrack is a detached property set over three floors. The original aspects of the building are of stone construction with slate roofing, there have been several extensions to the front which are of stone construction with well-maintained flat roofing.
Upon entering Craigvrack it is clear that the property has been maintained to an exceptional level, the reception area is finished with subtle traditional décor providing a welcoming atmosphere to guests upon arrival. The main entrance leads into the reception hallway which provides access to the letting accommodation via two separate stairwells to the second and third floors. To the side of the reception area is an additional letting bedroom which is configured for disability access.
The public areas comprise of a bar, guest lounge and dining room which are located on the ground floor. All public areas are complete with large front facing windows providing delightful views of the surrounding scenery. The bar is currently set to comfortably seat 30 customers and is decorated to an exceptional standard with modern interior throughout. The bar includes a range of upholstered bench seating and chairs with wooden tables and additional seating at the bar. Between the bar and the dining room is the guest lounge which is separated into two seating areas offering guests a quieter section if desired.
To the side of the main building is a delightful 2-bedroom house complete with private patio. The house includes two bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor with an open lounge and kitchen on the ground floor. There is an additional well-appointed WC located on the ground floor.
The reception hallway leads into the bar and dining room which are located at the front of the premises with an additional seating area separating the two sections. The spacious bar was recently refurbished throughout with the current vendors renovating one of the adjoining letting rooms to expand this area. This spacious bar is now complete with booth seating, pool table and a large service area with timber finish. The bar also overlooks the reception area allowing both sections to be covered with a single member of staff during quieter periods.
To the side of the bar is the additional guest lounge area. This section is separated into two parts, with soft lighting and comfortable seating throughout it provides the option of a quiet, relaxing environment for customers. To the side of the lounge is the dining area. With large windows providing ample natural lighting along with pleasant views, this sizeable room provides an ideal location for guests to enjoy their meals. Currently configured for 40+ covers this room has ample space to increase seating if desired. The dining area includes a wooden dance floor allowing functions to be held should new vendors wish to pursue this avenue; this area of the room can also be sectioned off for private functions offering the ¬flexibility to host more than one event.
To the front of the property is a large outdoor seating area overlooking the remarkable natural scenery surrounding Pitlochry. The patio section is accessible from the bar or the lounge and offers al fresco dining options for guests. This section would offer any potential buyer an excellent opportunity to expand the public areas with a large conservatory subject to planning permissions.
Within the property on the ground floor is an expansive, fully functional commercial kitchen with adjoining still room and pot wash area. This spacious, fully equipped kitchen area provides ample preparation and storage space. The laundry room was previously used as staff accommodation and is located between the kitchen and owner’s accommodation, there are three additional staff rooms along this corridor.
Craigvrack has 16 bedrooms which are presented to a high standard with modern décor and are configured as follows:
Room 1 – Disabled access twin with wet room en-suite
Room 2 – Twin with shower en-suite
Room 3 – King with shower en-suite
Room 4 – Double with bath and overhead shower en-suite
Room 5 – Double with shower en-suite
Room 6 – Triple (double / single) with bath en-suite
Room 7 – Family (double / 2 singles) with bath en-suite
Room 9 – Twin with shower en-suite
Room 10 – Double with shower en-suite
Room 11 – Double with shower en-suite
Room 12 – Twin with shower en-suite
Room 14 – Twin with shower en-suite
Room 15 – Twin with shower en-suite
Room 16 – Double with shower en-suite
Room 17 – Double with shower en-suite
Room 18 – Family (king and 2 singles) with bath and overhead shower en-suite
All rooms have recently been redecorated throughout and include free-sat TV, hair dryers, hospitality trays and central heating.
The property is well signposted and sits in an elevated road side position. Within the grounds is a private tarmac driveway leading to the customer parking area to the side of the building. The carpark has ample space to facilitate both business and personal use. There are well maintained gardens to the front with the grounds laid mostly to grass. The grounds are complete with stone wall surroundings.
The property has gas central heating. Mainly double glazed the business is fully fire compliant with fire alarm, smoke detectors and emergency lighting. The service areas are secured by a key lock with code system.
The business trades 10 months of the year closing January and November. Full accounting figures will be made available to seriously interested parties post viewing.
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The property has an Energy Performance Certificate rating of G.
Craigvrack operates under the Licensing Scotland Act 2005 and a copy of this will be made available to interested parties post viewing.
Number of bedrooms: 2
One of the most appealing factors of this business is the spacious and private owners’ accommodation, decorated to an exceptionally high standard with modern timber fittings throughout. It comprises of two spacious bedrooms, one of which is complete with ample built-in storage and a bathroom on the first floor. Within the ground floor is a modern, open plan lounge and kitchen. The ground floor also contains an additional well-appointed WC room. The owner’s accommodation includes their own private garden which is accessible via patio doors within the lounge. The property has been well maintained by the current vendors who have presented it at a very high standard and is now offered in true walk in condition.
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. Craigvrack is conveniently located 5-minuted walking distance from the local school which accommodates children from nursery right through to their 4th year of high school.
Is this business home based: Yes
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