ASG Commercial is delighted to present to the market Dalilea Holiday Caravans, a most desirable lifestyle business opportunity set in an idyllic location overlooking Loch Shiel and rugged hills within this most beautiful area. This property has a charming trading outlook situated just 4 miles north of the village of Acharacle on the ever-popular Ardnamurchan Peninsula. An attractive uncomplicated seasonally operated business which benefits from being strategically placed for those wishing to undertake an odyssey of the West Coast of Scotland and the Inner Hebrides.
This most appealing property and business has many attractive features in addition to its charming setting. The bungalow was built in the early 1970s and offers spacious family accommodation. With its 3 bedrooms, the home provides all the comforts of a quality modern residence. In addition, there are two 30ft self-catering caravans which each have 2 bedrooms but can sleep 6 guests each. These units offer a sound level of comfort and space with well-appointed lounge, fitted kitchen and shower room. These self-catering units offer an easy-to-operate business and simple trading model, making this a true lifestyle business. The caravans provide relaxing accommodation being presented with good quality décor, fixtures and fittings. The business offers flexible accommodation to suit a wide range of clientele and with some development potential subject to consents. In addition to the pleasant property, the subjects have spacious and attractive grounds extending to around 2.5 acres; the grounds are available on a long lease and full details will be provided upon request. With significant outbuildings which could be used for a wide range of recreational and business uses, there is some business development potential subject to consents.
The business is presented to the market in walk-in condition and ready to operate with no requirement for additional significant capital investment. The sale of Dalilea Holiday Caravans represents an opportunity for new vendors to own a lovely property and operate a charming 'quality of life' business in the heart of the Highlands on the West Coast.
REASON FOR SELLING
Purchasing the business in 2004, the vendors have brought the property onto the market to allow them to relocate closer to family and fully retire.
The vendors initially purchased the business in 2004 and operated it at arm’s length letting the caravans and the house as holiday accommodation; utilising the latter as their own holiday home for a number of weeks a year. More recently they retired to the area and operated the business on a seasonal basis with income being generated during the main season (Easter to October). The business attracts a variety of tourists to include cyclists, mountaineers or those just enjoying a more leisurely holiday taking advantage of the natural beauty of the Highlands. The business offers an ideal base for exploring the wider region. Catering for groups and families, the business utilises a range of portal websites including HomeAway and VisitScotland to generate a steady stream of customers. The vendors trade well below the VAT threshold and at a very leisurely pace which suits their lifestyle choices. New owners could, if so desired, drive the business more fully and develop the site further subject to consents.
The subjects are accessed via a farmgate up a rising gravel drive leading into a spacious parking area. The main bungalow was built in c1970 and is of standard modern construction. The subjects extend to circa 2.5 acres, some of which are leased on a long term agreement, and have areas of manicured lawn with most areas being maintained to wild growth and woodland.
An attractive feature of this sale is the appealing family home providing ample and comfortable family living space. This charming detached bungalow is in an elevated position with stunning views. Accessed from the parking area via a number of steps, entry to the property is via a double-glazed door which leads into a spacious hallway. The L shaped hallway gives access to most other rooms. To the right is a spacious lounge which has an electric fire with attractive surround. With a picture window, the lounge offers a bright, charming and relaxing environment with superlative views. The lounge has attractive laminate flooring and pine doors and surrounds which are a feature throughout the bungalow. The dining room is set off the lounge with a window to the side of the property. From the hallway access is gained to the compact but modern kitchen which has ample wall and floor mounted units. The kitchen is well-appointed with a good selection of fitted appliances. The family bathroom is fitted with a bath and shower over, W.C. and wash-hand basin. Being mainly tiled, the bathroom is well presented. The three bedrooms are all well-appointed with built-in units in the master bedroom and the second bedroom. The bedrooms are all capable of being double rooms providing flexible living space. There is a utility cupboard.
Both caravans are well-presented and can sleep up to 6 guests. Each unit is configured to a double bedroom, a twin bedroom with a further double bed being available within the lounge. There is a shower room with constant hot water, wash hand basin and W.C. The caravans benefit from LPG gas heating and fires, boilers and cooking hobs making them a cosy living space. The units are presented to a high standard of décor and service provision which includes all bed linen / towels and a welcome pack. Both units have TVs with Freeview and a DVD player.
The grounds extend to around 2.5 acres; part of the land is available on long lease and full details are available from the selling agents. The site offers ample parking and recreational space both for guests and owners. The caravans are well spaced allowing for privacy. Immediately to the front of the property the grounds are laid mainly to lawns with shrubs and bushes. However, there are extensive areas which are intentionally left to grow wild to encourage wildlife and to make for attractive walks etc. Within the grounds is a very large shed which offers some potential for development plus there is an additional garage plus carport.
The subjects benefit from mains electricity with private water and drainage to septic tank. The main house has all electric storage heaters and is double glazed throughout. The caravans have LPG gas fires, boilers and hobs. There is Wifi in the main house and the top caravan.
Loch Shiel is located in an idyllic and enviable setting amongst some of the finest scenery on the West Coast of Scotland's, Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The property is situated overlooking Loch Sheil which is a fresh water Loch. The area is a world-renowned tourist destination and given the association with the Harry Potter movies, the visitor numbers are only expected to continue to rise. Within the broader area there are a great many historical sites and places of interest.
Situated close to the tranquil village of Acharacle, the business is surrounded by stunning mountain scenery and benefits from wonderful loch views. The area boasts an abundance of wildlife with pine marten, otter, the majestic red deer, golden and white-tailed sea eagles all in the vicinity. Acharacle offers the perfect base for visitors to undertake an odyssey of the West Coast. The region has many historic sites, beaches and castles nearby, as well as it being accessible to the Isle of Mull. Acharacle is a semi-rural village which is very well served by extensive amenities to include a large, well-stocked and licensed grocery shop, bakery with cafe attached, fish and chip shop, garage, internet coffee shop, medical centre etc. The village has a vibrant community. There is a school, a nursery, several churches as well as bus connections to and from Fort William with onward connections to Glasgow and Inverness.