The Weavers, Tongue, IV27 4XW, is a most wonderful Tourist Café and Gift Shop with stunning SEA VIEWS, sitting right on the NC500 road route, Scotland's Route 66. It has been awarded 4* by Visit Scotland and has a fantastic, deceptively spacious, 3 bedroom 3 bathroom house attached to it, an enviously large car park and ample grounds. Located within a mile and a half of the village of Tongue, on the far North Coast of Scotland with dramatic and breathtaking views over the Kyle of Tongue and Rabbit Islands. The Weavers represents a unique business opportunity that rarely becomes available on a Freehold , or Feuhold basis at a price we believe is truly exceptional. The Weavers has been for sale for a few years now and has come close to being sold, but for BREXIT, a time waster and now COVID 19 it is still available. We believe it would suit a hard working couple, a single person who is good with staff or a small family. The Weavers operates on a seasonal basis, starting in February and ramping up with the core months, viruses excepted, being April to October. It caters for the general public, and due to the rather large car park, coaches and minibuses. Only when viewing the Weavers can the size and quality of business and house be realised, we therefore recommend viewing as early as possible, subject to Lockdown guidance.
They say Location, location, well the Weavers really does have it all. The location is a tiny Hamlet, Rhitongue, just outside the charming village of Tongue in Sutherland, with panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean over towards the North Sea and the Pentland Firth, with a myriad of small Islands, it must be one of Scotland's most gorgeous settings. The Weavers is also ideally located to take advantage of the proposed Sutherland Space Port. It is within a safe but elevated position to take advantage of any launches. The car park is accessed directly from the A836 which forms part of the North Coast 500 route, Scotland’s famous own Route 66, as seen on the Grand Tour and others. Possibly the finest 500 miles of driving in Northern Europe. The NC500 travels through the Black Isle, Caithness, Sutherland and Wester Ross. The NC500 is still growing in popularity and the Weavers still represents growth opportunities for budding entrepreneurs, or it is already very successful and can be run as is or even on a more casual basis. Popular local activities include fishing on the nearby rivers, game stalking, cycling, walking and surfing whilst popular destinations include Durness, Cape Wrath, John O’Groats and Orkney. Primary Schooling is in Tongue and Bettyhill provides secondary Schooling. A major supermarket chain deliverers to this area, and Thurso has 3 large supermarket stores, takeaways etc. The first UK's first Space Port may also come to this area, and the Weavers is in a prime location to exploit this.
The Weavers is presented in immaculate condition, and is easily operated by two people, so long as they don't mind hard work. It opens 7 days a week in the peak season, and sells amongst other things, cakes, soups, sandwiches, home-made pies, coffee and off course there is the popular Visit Scotland 4 Star awarded Gift Shop. The massive car park is ideal for cars and coaches and allows easy access for visitors. The business has a very strong Turnover for it's size and a good Gross and Net profit margins.
The Cafe is constructed in a Douglas Fir Frames, cladded with Wainey edge Larch and roofed with Cedar Shingles, this marries in to the original Old School building, that is made with the local Ben Loyal Syenite Stone. The Cafe has 22 internal covers and a further 30 external covers. The food preparation area has freezers, fridges, panni machine, etc. and large areas of work surfaces. The Cafe can be accessed via the shop or from the outside seating area. There are 3 high quality customer toilets to the rear.
The retails area adjoins the Cafe and there are two access points through to the Cafe, also one to the house and one to the main front entrance. The shop sell crafts, tourists gifts, ice creams etc. and is very successful, products sold can off course be altered to reflect new owners tastes and personalities but help and advice will be given if required.
Deceptively Spacious Living Accommodation:
Separate front door or access from the shop to the ground floor accommodation and a staircase to the upper level. Under stairs storage cupboard.
Lounge (5.0m x 3.6m)
To the right of the hallway is the bright lounge with patio doors opening to the private rear garden. The lounge is carpeted and tastefully decorated in neutral tones. Door to kitchen. Kitchen (5.0m x 3.1m), Dining kitchen fitted with a range of cream Shaker style wall and base units with contrasting marble effect work tops providing ample storage and work space. Cooker with oven, grill and hob, built in fridge/freezer along with overhead extractor hood. The other side of the room is used as the dining area with space for large family dining table and chairs. The room boasts an impressive wood burning stove sitting on a stone hearth with stone surround and a wooden mantle above. Wooden flooring, walls decorated in neutral tones with decorative splashbacks surrounding the counter area. Utility Room (4.0m x 3.8m)
From the kitchen is the good-sized utility room which houses the boiler and hot water tank. Access to owners’ bathroom. Stairs from the utility lead up to the third bedroom, owners’ bedroom. Bathroom: Fitted with a 3-piece white suite comprising bath with overhead shower and shower screen, WC and wash hand basin. Tiled walls around bathing area. Owner’s Bedroom: Double bedroom decorated in neutral tones and carpeted. Ample space for bedroom furniture.
Upper Level. From the main hallway of the property the staircase leads up to the first floor where two en-suite bedrooms are located. Both rooms are good sizes and decorated in neutral tones. The en-suites are fitted with three-piece suites comprising baths with overhead showers and shower screens, WC and wash hand basins. The two en-suit bedrooms have previously been used for B&B, and this use could be considered again should new owners wish to.
The business car park is situated to the front of the property and easily accessed from the A836. At the rear of the property are 2 areas of garden. One is a public area that is accessed from the Café. There is a large area of decking which overlooks the garden which is mainly laid to grass, with the addition of a large fenced off gravelled area and offers some stunning panoramic views and additional outside seating. The owner’s accommodation provides access to a courtyard patio and fenced garden.
Services: Oil fired central heating, mains electricity, water and private drainage.
Tenure: The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of a freehold.
Trading Figures: Full accounting information will be made available after a formal viewing has taken place. The Turnover, Net and Gross profits are very healthy for the size of the business and would allow consolidation or possible further growth, depending on the New owners requirements.
The Weavers offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to move to one of the prettiest seaside locations in the World, one that is busy in the summer months and tranquil and quiet in the winter. This allows a long period of recuperation in the winter months, with healthy profits sustaining you through whatsoever you decide to do with your time off.
Viewings and information:
Viewings can be arranged where you look unaccompanied to keep social distancing, and for more information please let us know. Accounts only available to serious buyer at or after a viewing.
These details are for guidance only and do not form any part of a legal contract. Sale price does not include Stock this is to be sold in addition to the asking price at valuation.
Seasonal. 7 days a week, 10am to 4pm
Is accommodation included?:
3 beds 3 bathrooms, smart kitchen and lounge, large cark park and grounds
Support and Training:
Possible support and training during hand over
Stunning Sea Views, North of Scotland on NC500, close to the proposed Sutherland Space Port.
Is this business home based: