The Redburn Café is a modern and attractive property in a prominent roadside location situated in an exceptional area of natural beauty with stunning views in all directions. The café is located on the busy A87 which generates a high level of passing trade throughout the year, it is exceptionally popular in the main tourist season. The café and accommodation offer a true lifestyle business operation. The business currently operates on a seasonal basis trading from Easter to September each year. There is a strong demand from local residents with the influx of tourists during the main season. The present configuration of the business allows for a comfortable café serving a wide range of beverages and snacks with the addition of sales from gift items.
The business and house are both single storey units. Internally the café and support areas extend to about 67m2. The cafe has a well-appointed kitchen and service area producing a range of freshly prepared items. The café comfortably seats 24 customers internally with bench seating externally. The business benefits from a separate house which sits across the carpark from the trading areas. The house has two double bedrooms and is presented in very good condition. It sits within mature grounds with a variety of out buildings and presents some further development potential subject to planning consents.
The present owners trade the café and gift shop from 9 am – 6 pm during the main season only and do so without the need to employ staff. There is scope to extend the opening season but our clients have historically traded below the VAT threshold by choice making the business a lifestyle operation.
REASON FOR SELLING
The vendors purchased the property in early 2007 and it is their desire to retire that has brought this desirable business and home to the market.
Both the café and the house are single storey structures of modern timber construction under a pitched tiled roof.
THE CAFÉ AND GIFT SHOP
From a prominent roadside location on the A87, the business has a well-signed frontage with ease of access. The café is well-presented throughout with modern fixtures and fittings. Through a tiled vestibule the customers enter into the main trading area. To the right is a door which leads to the customer washrooms which are presented to a high standard. The café area is set to free-standing tables and chairs and to the centre right of the room is the servery counter. Either side of the counter has shelving with a select range of gift items which prove popular with customers. The counter has a number of display counters including a freezer for ice-cream sales. To the rear of the servery is a coffee machine and a range of fitted worktops which offer ample space for service. To the rear of this area and to the left is preparation area which is well-appointed for the level of food preparation undertaken. The equipment is modern and highly functional. An opening to the right leads to the pot-wash area and gives access to rear of the property leading to the car park; this is an ideal access point for deliveries etc.
The Redburn cafe is a substantial property with a large footprint and prominent roadside frontage. Ample car parking provides for patrons needs. Within the grounds is a shed, green house, large shed with animals and an aviary. The grounds extend to circa 1 acre and could offer some development potential but undoubtedly provide sound recreational space.
Mains electricity and water with drainage to septic tank. The house benefits from oil fired central heating and is double glazed.
Redburn Café - EPC – G
Owners House - EPC - C
Trading figures will be made available to seriously interested parties post viewing.
Number of bedrooms: 2
An attractive feature of the sale is the modern detached 2-bedroom owner’s house, offering a charming living space. This appealing bungalow was built in 2009. Access is gained from a front door leading into a hallway which leads to the lounge, both bedrooms, family bathroom and the kitchen / diner; the conservatory is accessed off the kitchen. The lounge benefits from double aspect windows and is reflective of the whole property in terms of décor, fixtures and fitting which are all of a high standard. The master double bedroom is to the rear of the property and has two built-in wardrobes. The second bedroom is configured to a double also benefits from a built-in wardrobe. The family bathroom has a bath plus a separate double shower cubicle. The kitchen / dining room is well-appointed with modern wall and floor mounted units. This bright space with a dining table is ideal for a family and has an open plan area used as a utility space. A most appealing aspect of this property is the beautiful conservatory off the kitchen. This spacious area has 2 doors leading to it and provides views across the garden.
Glenmoriston is famous for its beautiful scenery and proximity to the Great Glen. The village of Invermoriston has a shop with post office and popular hotel. Fort Augustus has a good range of shops, hotels and restaurants and schooling up to secondary level, while Inverness, about an hour’s drive away, has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport.
The Redburn Café is situated on the A87 strategically positioned on the Inverness to Skye road. Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is only 34 miles away making it an ideal location for anyone wishing to be centrally located whilst giving access to the 3 tourism areas of Skye, Inverness and Fort William. The business benefits from a countryside location with rugged mountains on the doorstep, boasting some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery and natural history. The region has a host of birds and wildlife which attracts a great many visitors. Miles of unspoilt countryside provides terrain to suit walkers and climbers of all aptitudes. Sailing, water sports, and fishing are all available locally. Field sports and mountain biking are other popular pursuits within the immediate area. The region is also famous for its castles and historic sites. The Glenmoriston area enjoys a beneficial geographic location as a base from which visitors can continue their odyssey of both the Highland, West Coast and Grampian regions. In the vicinity are many self-catering accommodation providers, hotels and guest houses whose patrons in turn generate trade for the Redburn Café and Gift Shop.
Is this business home based: Yes
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