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Katie Crompton (Sept 2017)
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Freehold Price: £395,000
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DESCRIPTION
Craigellachie Guest House is a charming Victorian property perfectly situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Carrbridge. This prominently located property and business is set on the main street of the village with excellent signage, easy access plus private off-road parking. This imposing property offers a welcoming façade to guests. Its attractive Victorian origins are reflected in a number of period features but with modern décor and comfortable guest facilities presents an appealing and desirable guest house. The public rooms, comprising of letting bedrooms, a guest lounge and dining room, are tastefully furnished and attractively appointed. An attractive feature of this sale is the spacious owner’s accommodation and service areas. The guest house has a lovely and private well-maintained garden with outbuildings and garage / workshop. This substantial property has a significant footprint.

BUSINESS OPERATION
The business trades on the sole income stream of bed and breakfast accommodation currently utilising 6 of their 7 letting bedrooms; one is used as a store room, but has en-suite facilities in place and could be easily reinstated for business use should new owners require. The business markets its rooms via various portal websites including booking .com etc and utilises the free to book reservation system, plus its own website. Trading mainly year-round, the vendors provide a versatile service to suit a wide range of clientele whether they are business visitors or tourists. The guest house caters for families, individuals or small groups, and their two single bedrooms are much sought after by single travellers. The business reflects the attention to detail provided by the proprietors which is clearly evident in the quality of service on offer. The current owners have done much to improve the décor in recent times and Craigellachie Guest House comes to the market in true walk-in condition with an excellent reputation as evidenced by the high trip advisor and booking.com reviews. The business is ready to operate with no additional significant capital investment being required. The sale of the guest house represents an exceptional opportunity for new owners to possess and operate an attractive business which has a strong trading history and is set amidst some of the most stunning scenery in the UK. Owned and operated by our clients since 2014, they have now brought the property to the market to allow them to take advantage of semi-retirement.

THE PROPERTY
The main building is of traditional stone and granite construction under slate pitched roof built circa 1845 but with modern extensions to the rear. The subjects are set over two levels.

PUBLIC AREAS / LETTING BEDROOMS
The entrance to the property from the main street is through a modern double glazed vestibule leading into an attractive entrance hall. A feature of the reception area is the natural feel with the many wood fixtures and fittings generating a warm ambience. To the left is the dining room and to the right is the comfortable guest lounge. From the main hallway the staircase leads to the first floor guest accommodation. The tastefully decorated lounge is set with modern soft furnishings and provides a popular and relaxing environment for guests to reflect on their days activities. This bright and airy room have a number of Victorian features including the ceiling rose, high skirting boards and cornicing. This coupled with an attractive original Victorian fireplace makes this a most peaceful environment. The dining room is set to four extending tables to serve 12 covers. The dining room has also been decoratively upgraded and a wood surround fire complements this pleasant dining space.

Craigellachie Guest House has 7 quality letting rooms, all with private/en-suite facilities (one of which is currently not used for letting purposes and is in need of decorative upgrading if to be let). The in-use letting rooms are all presented to a high standard with good quality furnishing. Though only six rooms are presently used as letting rooms, new owners could use all seven rooms as letting accommodation if they so desired, perhaps introducing another single room which is the most sought after. In-room facilities include tea and coffee facilities, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. The rooms are presently configured to:

Room 1 - Twin with private bathroom
Room 2 - Double with en-suite
Room 3 - Double with en-suite (currently used as a store room)
Room 4 - Single with en-suite
Room 5 – Double with en-suite
Room 6 – Single with private bathroom
Room 7 - Family room (a double and a single bed suitable for two adults and one child) – en-suite

SERVICE AREAS
The property benefits from a spacious catering facilities. There is a well-appointed kitchen plus a separate large food preparation area with a ‘Rangemaster’ electric range cooker. The kitchen is accessed via the dining room facilitating ease of customer service but also is accessible from the owner’s accommodation. These exceptionally well-equipped work areas have the capacity to facilitate a higher level of food production should new owners wish to provide evening meals. The main kitchen has an oil-fired Rayburn cooker which also provides hot water. The kitchen has a dry goods store and the business benefits from excellent general storage. The business laundry is situated to the rear of the property, however the owners utilise a local laundry service and therefore this work is outsourced.

GROUNDS
The property is well sign-posted with parking to the side and rear of the subjects on a gravelled surface. Craigellachie Guest House is a substantial property with a small easy-to-maintain garden to the front and an attractive private garden area to the rear which is laid mainly to lawn. There is a garage / workshop to the rear of the property and a large garden shed with electricity plus a good sized log-store.

SERVICES
The subjects benefit from mains electricity, water and drainage. Electricity is used for cooking and oil for cooking and central heating. The guest house has an integral fire alarm and is fire compliant. The property has good Wi-Fi compatibility and a Cat 6 cable.
Tenure: Freehold

Number of bedrooms: 2

Accommodation Details:
The owner’s accommodation is an attractive feature of this property. This area is private and separated from the letting aspects of the property. Owners enjoy dining / kitchen room, a spacious lounge with log burning stove, sun-room, double bedroom, recently refurbished single bedroom / office and a modern bathroom. The owners have a private access to the rear of the property.

Location Details:
Craigellachie Guest House is centrally located in the stunning Highland village of Carrbridge and ideally situated to take full advantage of the many tourist facilities within the region. The guest house is situated next to a quality hotel which offers excellent food etc. The guest house is 7 miles from Aviemore and 10 miles from Grantown-on-Spey, the two main Speyside towns and the main economic centres serving the area. The village has a shop and P.O., garage, cafés and hotels for both locals and visitors alike. The village also has a railway station on the main line between Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow and the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Inverness also stops here, which further opens up the area to visitors from the South and is a fantastic boost to the area The historical village of Carrbridge was described by Queen Victoria as “the jewel of the North”. The Old Bridge within the village (built 1717) is only a short walk from Craigellachie Guest House. Carrbridge is known in tourist circles for the Landmark Forest Theme Park, and is on the Route 7 cycle route as well as enjoying some spin off from the North Coast 500. The regions stunning landscapes attract many who are outdoor enthusiasts wishing to take advantage of the Cairngorm and Monadhliath Mountain ranges. Hill walking and mountaineering remains a great attraction and water sports are popular in the summer season. The area benefits from ski provision, and snow and ice climbing in the winter. More sedate outdoor pursuits such as bird watching and fishing also draw a great many visitors to the region who take advantage of the abundance of wildlife in the Spey valley. For the adventurous golfer a number of good quality courses are within the immediate area, the most famous being Boat of Garten GC but Carrbridge has its own highly respected 9-hole course, within walking distance of the guest house. The area is also famous for its Castles and distilleries. Carrbridge enjoys a beneficial geographic

Is this business home based: Yes

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