• Non-trading café located within stunning Glen Spean located on the busy A86.
• Prominent trading position for a true 'lifestyle business'; ideal for first time entrepreneur.
• Premises extending to c105m2 with open plan retail area and café plus store room / office, food preparation area, and customer washrooms.
• Sound income earning potential ideal for someone seeking self-employment within an uncomplicated business model.
• Spacious grounds to the rear of the subjects, suitable for development STPP.DESCRIPTION
Darwin's Rest Café and Gift Shop, Roy Bridge, is prominently situated on the busy A86 Spean Bridge to Newtonmore road which is a popular route for people travelling between the Cairngorm Mountains and Ben Nevis; be they tourists or business people. With dedicated parking to the front of the premises, this business catered for a wide cross section of customers including the local population of the village and outlying areas, or holiday makers who visit the region in large numbers during the period April to October. The café traded on a simple but quality food and beverage provision. The gift shop sold a range of tourist gift items. Internally, this is an exceptionally well-presented unit which offers new owners the opportunity to stamp their own personality on this trading platform. The internal aspects extend to around c105m2.TRADE
The business is non-trading due to the cessation of a lease. No accounting figures will be made available with this sale.LOCATION
Roy Bridge is a small village that lies at the confluence of the River Roy and River Spean, located 3 miles east of Spean Bridge, in Inverness-shire but it provides services to a much broader customer base; including the general public, tourists and business clients. Situated within Glen Spean, a most popular holiday destination, the area is famous for its rivers and lochs where visitors participate in walking, climbing and skiing on the many hills around Fort William and through to the Cairngorms; undertake water sports such as kayaking and canoeing and field sports such as fishing and shooting. Moreover, Aonach Mòr, some 8 miles away, has hosted the Mountain Bike World Cup and the area is a popular destination for bikers of all abilities. The unit's location affords it access to areas of natural beauty and gives rise to observing the variety of wildlife and ornithology in the area. Also, in the area renown for its more leisurely pastimes include genealogy, sight seeing and distilleries. The businesses strategic location enables it to capitalise upon these and many more business drivers which combine to provide year-round trade. The Village of Roy Bridge is located 13 miles from Fort William which possesses a full range of services and facilities to both local inhabitants and tourists alike.REASON FOR SALE
The present owners have had a change in personal circumstances which brings this property and desirable self-employment opportunity to the market.THE PROPERTY
The property is of timber construction under a pitched felt tiled roof. The building is arranged over one floor at street level. Entry to the unit is from the main road into the car park located to the front of the business. The internal aspects extend to c105m2 and is simply laid out with an open aspect to the front and a café area to the rear. The rear café space was set to 24 chairs and where new owners wished to increase covers this is easily achieved. This open-plan format allows for maximisation of the very spacious customer area. The internal aspects are presented to a modern standard and are in good condition throughout. There are good quality ladies and gents' washrooms. A large store room and office area sits to the front of the building allowing ample space for all products and allows easy access for deliveries. There is a well-appointed food preparation area behind the café servery counter.GROUNDS
To the rear of the main building is an area of undeveloped ground which could be used as a house plot subjects to consents. To the front and side of the property are areas of bench seating. There is car parking to the front of the building.SERVICES
The building benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage.