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Exceptional Guest House Situated Close to Inverness City Centre

Inverness, Highland, Scotland

  • Freehold Price: £550,000
Seller Reference: 11892682
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Seller Reference: 11892682
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CCL is delighted to bring to market Dunhallin House, an exceptional Inverness guest house situated in a tranquil residential area a short distance from Inverness City Centre, Raigmore Hospital and the main A9 road. This modern purpose built guest house offers five outstanding letting rooms and is delightfully appointed with many contemporary features with excellent furnishing and decor throughout. This sale represents an ideal opportunity to purchase a wonderful AA 4 star guest house presented in true walk in fashion.

Dunhallin House occupies an excellent position on Culduthel Road, within close proximity to Raigmore Hospital, Inshes Retail Park and Beechwood Business Park. Inverness is commonly regarded as both the commercial and tourist capital of the Highlands and provides a range of amenities, shopping facilities and leisure services for tourists and locals alike and can be reached in 5 minutes. There is a global market for tourism in Inverness and the surrounding Highlands and as such many visitors seek accommodation within the city. Attractions on offer include the Whisky Trail, Loch Ness and many historical points of interest. Perhaps the most enticing feature for the global tourism trade is the exceptional scenery on offer in the surrounding area ranging from sandy beaches to striking mountains and lochs. Crucially at Dunhallin House parking is provided for a high proportion of guests looking to venture by car. Transport options are excellent with Inverness having a central railway station offering direct transport across Scotland and a dedicated sleeper service to London. Inverness airport 8 miles to the North East of Inverness offers a number of domestic and European flights whilst the A82 or A9 both offer direct roads to the North and South.

Dunhallin House is a well-established guest house with a great reputation for quality accommodation, food and attentive service. The five letting rooms, capable of sleeping 11 guests are kept in excellent order whilst the breakfast service is freshly prepared and served in a tasteful guest dining room. The prime trading season from Easter through to late October sees the business trade at near full capacity and for the remainder of the year the current owners maintain the property and take a substantial holiday reflecting a lifestyle preference. The facilities and quality of the rooms ensures that Dunhallin House is held in high regard and benefits from repeat trade, this has prompted excellent reviews on sites such as tripadvisor. This substantial and attractive guest house boasts a warm and friendly atmosphere with excellent customer services, facilities, comforts and décor. The 4 star Dunhallin House offers excellent yet affordable accommodation in the heart of the Highlands only a short distance from Inverness City Centre. It’s central location and excellent reputation for both standard and service ensures that the business maintains almost 100% occupancy levels from March until the end of October year on year. The letting accommodation is fully reserved months in advance and the business operates with consistently high trading margins.The accommodation is highly recommended and receives excellent online reviews. It possesses an excellent reputation, generating high numbers of forward bookings from return visits and repeat custom. The business benefits greatly from the use of online booking platforms such as Booking.com with which it has Preferred Partner status.The hospitality industry remains a high value and sustainable sector in the area with Inverness being the gateway to many of Scotland’s major tourism destinations. Demand for short, weekend and city break accommodation is high and Dunhallin is ideally situated to take full advantage and meet that requirement. During the summer months the city itself overflows with visitors attracted to the rich variety of places to visit and things to do both in and around Inverness. Travellers from far and wide to experience the range of activities on offer. These include Loch cruises, walking, heritage and scenic tours, outdoor adventure activities, whisky and castle trail and the many championship links golf courses. Tourism itself is a key business sector in this vibrant and cultural City which promotes a dynamic economy with a modern infrastructure, strong sense of community and outstanding lifestyle advantages.

Dunhallin is exceptionally well maintained and presented throughout. Entrance is via the main front door and into a large central reception area. To the right-hand side of the hall is the Guest Dining Room, beautifully decorated and comfortably set out to accommodate 10 guests. A window to the front of the room brightens the large space. French doors to the rear of the room open to the top end of the hallway, currently laid out as a cosy furnished seating area with books and games for guests to enjoy with their morning coffee or after a day of exploring the surrounding area. By the seating area is a guest WC.Back to the front of the property, the Owners’ Dining Room is opposite the Guest’s Dining Room. The tastefully decorated room provides access to the recently installed fully fitted kitchen which is fitted with a range of light grey wall and base units with contrasting work tops, providing ample storage and workspace. Integrated double oven and induction hob with overhead extractor hood. Boiling water tap. Dishwasher and two fridge freezers included. Side door providing external access. Door direct to hallway. To the rear of the property is a utility room which in turn provides access to the large owners’ lounge. The lounge has a private kitchenette area with integrated oven, hob, overhead extractor hood, dishwasher and below the counter fridge freezer. External access to the property via the kitchenette area. From the lounge is a hallway with storage that provides access to the owners’ bedroom and bathroom, both of which are good sizes.The main staircase leads to the bright and open hallway on the first floor where the 5 guest bedrooms are located. These rooms could accommodate a variety of party sizes but are currently configured as a double, a superior double/twin, and three superior doubles. Each of the bedrooms are individually decorated and furnished, all enjoying the benefits of private en-suite facilities. The bedrooms all boast fridges, hairdryers, flat screen tv’s and DVD players, along with tea and coffee making facilities.

The property sits in a substantial plot overlooking Culduthel Road. There is a large parking area to the front of the property that can accommodate up to six cars. The driveway is of monoblock construction which extends through an archway and leads to the garage and rear garden. The private garden area is designed for low maintenance with a number of seating areas, borders and newly erected summer house, with power and wifi, which is ideal to relax at the end of the day. A newly-erected shed, with light and power, provides good storage.
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