• A charming modern small bed and breakfast, superbly-presented and set within a stunning trading location over-looking Portree on the beautiful Isle of Skye.
• Exceptional outlook with spectacular views towards Portree and the majestic Cuillin mountain range.
• Attractive property comprising of 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms, an attractive guest lounge, and kitchen with quality fixtures and fittings.
• Spacious outdoor areas, garage plus ample parking combine to make this a perfect home and lifestyle business proposition.
• Some development potential subject to consents.DESCRIPTION
Hillview Bed & Breakfast is a modest but attractive modern property, benefitting from an elevated trading location overlooking Portree and stunning mountains beyond. This compact bed and breakfast is set within some of the most striking scenery Scotland has to offer and adjacent to the ever-popular village of Portree which draws in a constant stream of holiday makers during the main tourist season (April to October).
This charming property was constructed in the late 1970s but has been fully renovated to make this a genuine must-view property for anyone wishing to own a small lifestyle business venture and beautiful home. The business is presented in outstanding condition and has been beautifully upgraded by the current owners, presenting it to the market in truly walk-in condition. The quality of fixtures and fittings reflect the modern standards expected by discerning visitors with comfort and style featuring highly.
The business is currently operated as 4-bedroom bed and breakfast with the owners living off-site. The house could be used as a main residence where only 2 rooms with en-suite facilities were used as income generators. The external areas of the property provide excellent recreational space with extensive garden grounds plus ample car parking and a garage. The garden allows for some modest development subject to consents.THE BUSINESS
Hillview Bed & Breakfast is a newly established bed and breakfast business in a stunning location. The business is currently not operating but high occupancy levels could be realised during the main season (April to October). In addition, the business could trade year-round where new owners wished to maximise income. The property has 4 beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms and new owners can choose to trade all 4 rooms at arms length, living off-site, or trade a smaller number utilising some rooms for their own needs. This easy to operate model is a popular format within the Isle of Skye. Tourism is a main driver of trade on the Isle of Skye and draws in many visitors who undertake walking / climbing holidays, water sports, fishing, game sports or partake in a more leisurely excursion of the many sites of historical interest and taking in the array of natural landscapes. Other visitors include ornithologists and naturalists who find an abundance of wildlife to keep them busy for an extended stay.REASON FOR SALE
The current owners purchased Hillview Bed & Breakfast in September 2019 and it is only due to their desire to focus on other business interests that the property is now prematurely presented to the market.LOCATION
Hillview Bed and Breakfast is situated in an elevated location on the edge of town overlooking Portree. The Isle of Skye, or in Scots Gaelic 'Eilean A Cheo' meaning Misty Isle, is located on the north western coast of Scotland and is a world-renowned holiday destination for a great number of reasons, appealing to a wide range of visitors. Portree is the cultural hub for Skye, and the largest settlement with a population of about 2500. During the season the town?s population swells many times over with the influx of tourists etc. The name of the town comes from the Gaelic Port-an-Righ, which translates as "King's Port" and dates to a visit by King James V, plus a fleet of warships, in 1540, to persuade the island clans to support him. Portree is a bustling port and a thriving cultural centre, and was also the place where Bonnie Prince Charlie spent his last days in Scotland. Among the attractions of Portree is the award winning Aros Centre which incorporates an exhibition capturing the drama of Skye's history. The centre is also the access point for walks in Portree Forest. Portree has an abundance of interesting shops and is a must-see location for those visiting the Isle of Skye.
To the south Skyes rugged Cuillin Mountains can be observed from Hillview. This mountain range is world renown to walkers and climbers. Visitors are also drawn to the spectacular Trotternish Ridge to the north as this wild area is dominated by astonishing rock formations such as the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the truly extraordinary pinnacles of the Quaraing. MacLeods Tables can also be seen in the west from the bed and breakfast. Fishing, water sports and genealogy are constant attractions along with breath-taking scenery, castles, distilleries and a Highland welcome.
The influence of the sea is also never far away (you are never more than 11 miles from sea) with sea fishing and a wide range of other water sports available on Skye, (including diving and kayaking). Wildlife cruises sail from various locations from which you might be able to spot seals, lovable otters, great golden eagles or even rare and mighty sea eagle. Portrees active port is set around a natural harbour framed by high cliffs, is a centre of activity used by fishing boats and cruise ships, as well as pleasure craft. Portree benefits from excellent leisure facilities including a swimming pool, pony-trekking and boat cruises plus plenty of shopping opportunities in addition to the great variety of cafes and restaurants, all of which are within walking distance for the fit and adventurous. There is primary and secondary schooling within the town.THE PROPERTY
This beautifully appointed property dates from the late 1970s and is a substantial timber-framed bungalow under a pitched tiled roof. Set within pleasant garden grounds, the property is deceptively spacious. The level of décor and fixtures and fittings are of very high standard presenting the business as a turn-key operation.GUEST / SERVICE ACCOMMODATION
There are two entrances to this attractive property with the main one leading from a porch to an inner hallway giving access to all rooms. To the rear aspects is the modern kitchen with utility room off. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with ground floor units and modern appliances plus extraction hood and glass splash-back. In the utility room is the new boiler. To the left of the hallway is the spacious lounge which is beautifully appointed with a marble effect surround fireplace.
The bedrooms are all beautifully presented and benefit from modern en-suite facilities. In room facilities include high-definition TV, Wi-Fi, hair dryers, tea & coffee making facilities, and ample storage. The fixtures and fittings are of high quality. There are 4 bedrooms in total configured as follows:
Room 1 - double room with en-suite bathroom with shower over jacuzzi-bath plus wash-hand basin and W.C.
Room 2 - double room with en-suite shower room with wash-hand basin and W.C.
Room 3 - double room with en-suite shower room with wash-hand basin and W.C.
Room 4 - large double room with en-suite shower room with wash-hand basin and W.C.OWNERS ACCOMMODATION
Owners could utilise one or more of the rooms detailed above.GROUNDS
Hillview Bed & Breakfast has a substantial property footprint offering some flat development ground to one side and sloping utility areas to the other. Access to the subjects is via a tarmac driveway with double gates leading to parking for up to 4 cars. There is a garage with power and lighting plus there is a lean-to store and shed. In the lower garden area, there is a polytunnel and in this area there could be some development potential subject to consents.SERVICES
The property benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. The unit has solar panels connected to the main grid generating a payback option. Central heating is LPG gas-fired with wet radiators in the bedrooms. The business has Wi-Fi. There is external lighting.