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Katie Crompton (Sept 2017)
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Freehold Price: £349,999
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Business Description
Business
Hilton Smythe are delighted to welcome to the market this stunning, well-established “Visit Scotland 4-Star rated’’ guest house business with an enviable reputation.

Braeside Guest House has been trading for many years under the careful ownership of our clients and only now is being offered for sale due to our client’s desire to retire from the industry.

The business has an excellent reputation with guests for the high-quality service, excellent accommodation and delicious cuisine, which has resulted in a loyal client base, with a lot of repeat trade and word of mouth referrals all resulting in some superb trip advisor & google reviews.

The business attracts bookings from all four corners of the globe with many of these being repeat visitors and is popular with tourists, golf & wedding parties, walkers, fishing parties cyclists, & one-off weekend breaks.

The guest house is one of the largest in the area and so can also accommodate the “overflow” bookings when required from other B & B’s located close by.

Over the last few years the guest house itself has undergone a programme of refurbishment and can now be found in outstanding condition throughout.

The turnover is generated by offering 5 guest rooms, all of which have en-suite facilities.

Rooms 4 & 5 are front facing with the added benefit of spectacular views over Loch Feochan.

Breakfast and evening meals are served by our clients in the spacious and sunny lounge/ dining room with a beautiful feature Palladian arch window, and again with excellent views over the loch, with our clients only using the best quality ingredients and locally sourced produce where possible.

The guest house also benefits from having a bar area for residents and during the warmer months they can take advantage of the pleasant external seating that is on offer.

There is scope to further increase turn over with the introduction of additional online partner booking sites and perhaps national press marketing to attract and grow the weekend break experience.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving and exciting business to the next level.

Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this very well run & immaculate business.

Location
Braeside Guest House is located within the stunning backdrop of West Argyle, Scotland, which is overlooking both Loch Feochan and out towards the mountains of Mullach Ban along with Craeg Mhor.

The guest house benefits from being set within a beautiful rural location, with the added benefit of being a little over 3 miles from the popular town of Oban. The town of Oban has long been a destination of choice for tourists as its affectionally known as “The Gateway to the Islands” with daily trips to the Isles of Mull, Iona & Staffa.

Scotland’s largest ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne, or CalMac Ferries as they are known locally, operate an extensive service from Oban. During the summer months the company offer a range of day trips from Oban including whale watching and a wildlife ad-venture tour, making Braeside Guest House an ideal base for any visitor.

Oban “Scotland’s seafood capital “is a busy west coast town with a thriving local population (circa 8500), as well as being a popular tourist destination.

The town is well serviced with a comprehensive range of amenities and services, including shops, banks and building societies, various restaurants, cafes and bars.

The town benefits from a large leisure centre as well as a fitness centre, sailing club and golf club and further benefits from a number of primary schools as well as a well-respected high school, as well as a medical centre and hospital.

Premises
Braeside Guest House is located in a substantial, beautifully presented detached bungalow that has been tastefully extended and refurbished to a high standard, with the guest rooms, en-suites, and bathrooms finished to an exceptionally high standard.

The Accommodation comprises;

Owner’s accommodation comprises bright and spacious lounge with wood burning stove and loch views, double bedroom with en-suite, family bathroom, and a generous office space.

There is also the potential to develop part of the owner’s accommodation into a self-catering holiday let subject to local authority planning consents.

The guest house comprises of five, modern well-presented lettings rooms as follows;

Room 1- double room with en-suite shower room.

Room 2- twin room with en-suite and built in storage.

Room 3 – double room with en-suite

Room 4 – triple with en-suite shower room

Room 5 – double with en-suite shower room and built in storage

Externally;

Braeside Guest House is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, accessed via a tarmac driveway which leads to the front of the house, continuing on round to the rear of the property where parking for up to nine vehicles can be found.

To the front of the property can be found a most delightful, outside seating area with a se-lection of chairs overlooking the generous mature grounds.

Services;

The business benefits from mains electricity, and water, with private drainage with the heat-ing being offered via oil fired boiler and heating system.

Tenure
We are advised that tenure is offered on a freehold basis.

Hours
The business currently operates 12 months of the year.

Staff
The business is run and managed by a partnership team.

Financial Profile
The business reported a turnover (2017) of £61,210.

Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe

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