Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Burntisland Sands Hotel. The business was originally established in the 1940’s. Our clients first took over the business in 2004 and are now looking to sell the hotel, due to the desire to take a well-deserved retirement. The owners have run this business at an exceptional standard.
The business runs as a 4 bedroom hotel and also offers a public bar, function room and restaurant. This is a multi-facet business that has proven to be very popular in this location. The business receives a large amount of trade from tourists and the bar and restaurant see a generous amount of repeat loyal trade from the locals.
There are four excellent sized bedrooms. All of the rooms have been completed to a high standard and look presentable. Rooms can be booked from £90 - £95 per night, dependant on the room type.
The bar has around 32 covers, this is open to the public and guests. The bar stocks an excellent range of wines, spirits and beers.
The restaurant is open in the mornings, lunches and evenings. The morning menu is known as The Cove Restaurant, lunch is The Islander Restaurant and the evening menu is The Pier Restaurant. The menus change throughout the day, each offer an extensive range of dishes. There are 20 covers in this restaurant.
The function room is an excellent size, this can cater for birthdays, christenings, weddings and other private functions. They offer a hot or cold buffet and can even cater for sit down lunches. This room has a capacity for 80 people.
The hotel is currently generating an advised turnover of around £488,000 per annum, with a gross profit of 65%. This is a healthy turnover that has scope to be further increased. The new owner could look to offer an outside catering service, the sale includes a commercial kitchen that could cater for this extra arm.
Planning permission has been granted in the past to convert the building at the bottom of the car park, into a 3 bedroom house. This permission has now lapsed. The new owner could look into this option, to further expand the hotel.
There is also an owner’s accommodation, which is set above the pub and restaurant. This is currently let out as a family flat. This space could be used by the purchaser if required.
The business has an excellent website. (www.burntislandsands.co.uk) This has all information of the hotel and all services available. Rooms can be booked via the website.
This is a fantastic opportunity that is not to be missed. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to take in the full potential of this multi-facet business.
Burntisland Sands Hotel is located in Burntisland, Fife.
This hotel is situated on a main road that runs through the town. This is an excellent location for a hotel, due to the close proximity from the award winning Blue Flag Beach. This beach attracts a large amount of footfall from the locals and thousands of tourists each year; with a clear increase in the warmer summer months.
This is a residential town that has great beaches and vast countryside. Burntisland town centre is a short 4 minute drive away or an easy walk from the property.
Burntisland has a harbour, golf course, parks, a beach and many attractions. In the town is the Burntisland Museum and just a short drive away in the Aberdour Castle, Deep Sea World, Adam Smith Theatre, Ravenscraig Castle and more. The town also hosts regular events, such as the Burntisland Pipe Band Championship. This location allows for all year round trade for this hotel business.
Burntisland is approximately 35 miles from Edinburgh, this is an easy commute using the great public transport system. The town has a train station, this has regular routes into the centre of Edinburgh. The M90 motorway and A90 are a short 15 minute drive from this area, these road connections link to surrounding towns such as Perth.
Burntisland Sands Hotel boasts a substantial 115 year old property, fronting a main road location. The property is a former school, which was then transformed into a nursing home, from which it was then changed to a hotel.
This is a four bedroom hotel, with a large owner’s accommodation.
The reception area is light and airy and leads to an office. The function room, dining room, bar and first floor accommodation are all accessible from reception. There is also a serving hatch through from the kitchen, allowing food and drinks to be taken to the function room.
Through from the reception, moving towards the public bar, is a quiet dining room with seating for up to 20 covers. The kitchen is accessed to the rear of the dining room, as is a utility room.
The kitchen is very spacious and well equipped with water boiler, coffee machine, toaster, refrigerated workbench, salad bar, oven, upright fridge, 2 microwaves, 2 workbenches, pizza oven, double fryer, 6 hob gas oven, salamander grill, griddle, electric double fryer, serve over counter as well as all general utensils, crockery, cutlery and general kitchen equipment.
Off from the main kitchen is a store and washing up room with double freezer, upright fridge, dishwasher and sink. There is also a dry store room.
Courtyard & Dessert Kitchen
Through the kitchen is an external courtyard with access to the car park. This leads to a dessert preparation kitchen, equipped with 4 fridges, chest freezer, large double upright freezer and 2 microwaves.
The bar is modern and well equipped with tables and seating for 32 covers. The long wooden bar has 8 points of dispense and is the centre piece of the room. To the rear of the bar is access to the ground floor cellar.
The bar is equipped with 2 treble bottle fridges as well as spirit optics and shelving for bottles and glasses. To the right of the bar leads to the beer garden, to the left the function room. The hotel reception is accessed from the back of the room.
Accessed from either the bar, reception or the rear car park, the function room has a capacity of around 80 people. From the bar the male and female toilets are accessible. The function room has its own serving bar with 6 points of dispense and has an outdoor terrace, looking over the rear play area and beer garden. The function room comes equipped with tables and chairs both internal and for the external terrace. To the rear of the function room there is access to the cellar. The function room also has a coffee machine and double bottle fridge behind the bar.
Room 1- good sized double room with en-suite bathroom with a shower.
Room 2- twin room, although the beds do slot together to make a double, with en-suite bathroom with bath.
Room 3- good sized double room with en-suite bathroom with a bath.
Room 4- twin room, with en-suite bathroom with shower.
To the side of room 4 is a fire escape with access to the ground floor.
Stairs lead from the rear of the reception up to the first floor rooms. To the right is the owner’s accommodation, although this is currently being let out as a family flat. It comprises of a living room, kitchen, bathroom with bath and a double bedroom with mirrored wardrobes. Stairs lead up again to 2 single bedrooms offering a 3 bed owners accommodation.
The main reception to the hotel is accessed from the large car park to the rear. The car park can easily hold 20 cars and also offers access to the beer garden, children's play area and function room terrace as well as the main hotel.
The children's play area consists of swings and a slide along with a climbing frame. There is a smaller play area for younger children with soft flooring and age appropriate apparatus.
The beer garden runs the length of the car park down to the play area and up to a paved area leading into the bar. Fully equipped with picnic tables and seating as well as an outdoor barbecue.
At the bottom of the car park is a separate building, currently used for storage. This building has been granted planning permission to convert into a 3 bedroom house. This permission has now lapsed.
We are advised the business is being sold as a Freehold opportunity.
The business opening hours-
Monday - Sunday: 12pm – 12am
Monday - Friday: 12pm – 2:30pm & 5pm – 8:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am – Close
Also open for breakfasts.
The business is run and managed by our clients, with the help of two full time and four part time kitchen members of staff, also two housekeepers.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £488,000 per annum.
Gross profit 65%
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