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Excellent Business Opportunity Guest House in Busy City Centre Location

Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland

  • Leasehold Price: £60,000
  • Under Offer
Seller Reference: ESA1489
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Seller Reference: ESA1489
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Aabalree Guest House
20 Union Street

Guest House in busy city centre location
14 Letting bedrooms
Residents Dining Room
Owners accommodation comprising lounge, double bedroom and shower room
Energy Performance Rating Band F
Leasehold - Guide Price £60,000

Aabalree Guest House comprises a 14 bedroom B & B contained over the first, second, third and fourth floors of a traditional mid terraced stone built four storey and attic building contained under a pitched and slated roof.

Internally, the property is arranged with the owners accommodation, office, kitchen and residents dining room on the first floor with the letting rooms arranged over the second, third and fourth floors. Shower rooms and w/c’s are provided on the second and third floors for guest use.

The guest house is in good decorative order with the main public rooms being bright and well proportioned providing a comfortable and welcoming environment.

The owners accommodation is spacious and comprises a large lounge, double bedroom and shower room.

We would summarise the accommodation as undernoted:-

First Floor Entrance vestibule, office, kitchen, guest dining room, owner’s accommodation including bedroom, lounge and shower room.

Second Floor 5 letting bedrooms, wc, two shower rooms.

Third Floor 5 lettings bedrooms, wc, two shower rooms.

Fourth Floor 4 letting bedrooms.
Our clients have run the business for the last 10 years building a good reputation among guests as well as receiving excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and Our clients are now looking to sell their business interest due to retirement. Income is generated predominantly from tourist trade in the summer months and a combination of tourists, workers and families of students in the winter months.

Our clients have operated the business hands on with part time assistance from one cleaner and operate year round, closing for a short period over Christmas and New Year.

We are advised that the letting bedroom tariffs range from £35 per night for a single room to £100 per night for a family room all of which includes a cooked breakfast. Discounts are provided for longer term stays or if no breakfast is required.

Income is generally in the region of £70,000 per annum. Our clients trade below the VAT threshold through choice, and the business offers excellent potential for a couple or similar to operate hands on and increase trade.

Full financial documentation will be provided to interested parties only after viewing and confirmation of interest.


The asking price includes the trade inventory which, we are advised, is owned outright and is not subject to any lease purchase, hire contract or similar finance arrangement.


Reference to the Assessor’s website has shown that the subjects are entered in the current Valuation Roll at Rateable Value £9,000 and would therefore qualify for 100% rates relief under the small business bonus scheme.
Location Details:
The city of Dundee has a population in excess of 100,000 and is situated on the north bank of the Firth of Tay approximately 25 miles east from Perth. Dundee benefits from a main line railway station sitting on the east coast line with a further rail link to Perth and the central Scotland area. The city also has the benefit of excellent road links to Aberdeen to the north with access to the main motorway network via the M90 and M9 to the south and east. The city has been through a period of urban regeneration in recent years with a number of redevelopment projects completed. In addition the Dundee Waterfront project is ongoing with construction of the V & A at Dundee underway with completion due in October 2018. The property is situated on the north side of Union Street with neighbouring properties including: The Trades House Bar, The Bank Bar, and Stephen Henderson the jewellers.
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