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Guesthouse - Scottish Borders

Kelso, Scottish Borders, Scotland

  • Freehold Price: £599,950
  • Annual Turnover: £1
Seller Reference: BC48093
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Seller Reference: BC48093
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• Certificate of Excellence Winner 2020, Tripadvisor 4.5 rating. SME 2020 UK Enterprise Awards B&B of the Year 2020 - Scottish Borders. Winner Travelmyth 3 top 3 accommodations in Kelso 2021
• Sales turnover in excess of £60k pa, Successful 3+ star quality
• Assured Guest House trading over 75 years.
• Serving the Scottish Borders in the historical Abbey town of Kelso.

Bellevue House B&B is a Victorian built house, built for Thomas Tod Stoddart in 1840 is in a prime location in the busy tourist borders town of Kelso. Turnover for most years range from £40k to £50k but has potential to be increased with a longer season. FREEHOLD Ref 48093

The Bellevue House is a Victorian villa, built for Thomas Tod Stoddart in 1840, who was a local advocate. The property is set in a quiet part of the town, only a few minutes’ walk from the cobbled square in Kelso and a short stroll from the confluence of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot. There are 6 letting rooms consisting of 3 doubles, 2 twins and a family room, all en-suite. There is a private walled garden to the rear and parking spaces for guests with a detached single garage.

This is traditional guest house offering quality rooms of various choice which are all fitted out with flat screen televisions, BT Wi-Fi connections and a hospitality tray with selections of herbal teas, coffees and biscuits and a complimentary range of toiletries in the bathrooms. The house is tastefully furnished with quality antiques, period furniture and fittings which some will be available under separate negotiation, which is obvious from when you first enter this property. The guest house has won various awards over the years including SME 2020 Best Bed & Breakfast and the staff continue to strive for excellence as they continue to work towards the annual Gold Award from Visit Scotland. In 2021, the guesthouse has already obtained through Travelmyth a top 3 accommodations in Kelso award.

Turnover has been on a steady growth pattern over the years and is now trading in excess of £60k per annum. The current owners choose the length of season to suit their lifestyle and this could be extended to include evening meals, potentially increasing turnover. The owner’s accommodation is on the ground floor, just beyond the reception area, where they have a
double bed room, full bathroom and dressing room, an additional toilet next to a fully fitted chef’s kitchen, utility
room, laundry room and a stunning newly built lounge extension which leads out to the private garden area.

Kelso and its surrounding area brings thousands of visitors to the area attending many of the events staged a

Summary. Bruce and Co are delighted to bring to the market this rare business opportunity of this stunning Victorian built Guest House which is a credit to the current owners. Due to a very reluctant retirement sale this is available, and we are expecting a high level of interest so we recommend that an early viewing is essential.
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