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Thriving Business with Great Reputation in Daviot, Inverness

Inverness, Highland, Scotland

  • Price: £950,000
Seller Reference: 11893265
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Seller Reference: 11893265
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Business Description
Well established and profitable multiple business opportunity in close proximity to the Capital of the Highlands. Torguish House has become a popular destination with its Antique & Architectural Salvage Yard, café, B & B and self-catering holiday cottages. The property is situated in a prominent location 4 miles south of Inverness on the main A9 trunk road, with a good volume of passing trade. It is a prime tourist destination benefiting from high occupancy levels and visitors throughout the year. The property is in immaculate condition and has proven to be a thriving success and an outstanding opportunity for any prospective purchaser.

The sale of Torguish House is a unique opportunity to purchase a thriving business with multiple income streams and a great reputation. Viewing is highly recommended to truly appreciate the flexibility and potential that the sale offers new owners.

Torguish House is situated in one of the most picturesque locations in the west highlands of Scotland, nestled within the beautiful Nairn valley and with excellent transport links. The business sits within mature gardens enjoying unspoilt views of the surrounding hills and landscapes.

The area boasts an extensive tourist trade and hospitality sector, offering a wide range of activities and entertainment to both locals and visitors.

The A9 offers easy access to the city (5 minutes by car) which offers a wide range of conveniently placed amenities such as shops, cultural, sport, leisure facilities, cinema, health and medical services, excellent schools and the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Inverness is a modern City and is the administrative and commercial capital of the Highlands. It benefits from excellent links via the A9, A96 and A82 trunk routes, airport and mainline rail links to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen and their respective airports.

Torguish house is currently run by the owners to suite their lifestyle and requirements, however new owners could expand the business in a number of different directions. Torguish House has become a destination venue for many including tourists and locals who come to explore the trove of wonderful antiques, guests exploring the beautiful rural roads of Scotland, or passers-by stopping for refreshments in the café.

Currently operated as the only ‘Motorcycle Only’ guest house in the country, Torguish has a wonderful reputation and a great following with strong repeat business. There are 5 letting rooms, all en-suite, sleeping up to 14 people at £45 per person per night. The property could be configured to allow for additional letting rooms if required, sleeping up to 24.

The four self-catering cottages within the grounds have been converted from the original stables. Arranged around a central courtyard affording privacy from the rest of the site, they provide good year-round income.

The Antiques show rooms and Architectural Salvage Yard are located in out buildings and yard adjacent to the main house. There is a huge range of ever changing stock and the informal atmosphere has customers coming from near and far to explore the offerings. Widely known as the largest and most popular antiques shop in the Highlands, it benefits from exceptional turn-over. It has also featured in many internationally shown TV programs such as ‘Antiques Road Trip’ and ‘Salvage Hunters’.

The cafe operates from the ground floor of the main house and offers a unique experience for guests, along with a dedicated kitchen area for food preparation and service. Currently offering coffees, teas, home baking and light snacks, this is an area that could easily be expanded.

The Property:
This former Manse is offered in true walk in condition with all rooms immaculately furnished and tastefully decorated. Presented with sash windows throughout, with all those to the front elevation being double glazed. Entering through the front door, visitors are welcomed by a large reception hall with muralled staircase and spiralling stairs leading to the upper floors of en-suite letting rooms. A large guest lounge with focal fireplace framing a log fire is situated on the right while a café and breakfast room is located on the left. Both rooms benefit from large windows at the front of the property allowing for substantial natural light creating bright and comfortable spaces with views of the garden and the distant hills. At the rear of the property there is a large fully equipped and well maintained commercial kitchen with extensive surface and food preparation areas, and an 8 gas burner Flavel Range cooker. To the rear is a laundry and back door leading to a private court yard.

Torguish benefits from 5 en-suite letting rooms spread over the first and second floors, each room is immaculately presented and decorated to the highest standard with attractive furnishings and modern features including en-suite shower facilities.

Four charming self-catering cottages are located within the grounds of the property offering comfortable living standards with traditional country cottage furnishings. These two storey 1 and 2 bed properties comprise galley-style kitchen, dining/sitting room, one or two bedrooms, and ground floor bathrooms with shower over bath.

There are a number of large out buildings where the Antique and Salvage yard operate from.

The property has mains water, electricity, oil heating, and septic tanks.

An inventory will be compiled to detail all items of a personal nature excluded from the sale and the items that are subject to separate negotiation, this will be available to all parties wishing to offer.

External:
Exiting the A9 via a dedicated slip-road, a long drive leads to the cottages and main house which sit within a substantial acreage with secluded mature gardens that are well maintained and beautifully manicured. Additional land was recently acquired to create a substantial car park to accommodate the increasing number of visitors to Torguish.

The front of the property presents a peaceful walled garden while the rear is wooded with a number of outhouses and large sheds. Parking for a number of cars is available at the front and side while additional under cover motorcycle parking facilities with ground anchors are also offered.

The property also provides substantial storage in the form of 3 large sheds, 3 workshops, garage, hen houses and a timber clad static caravan.

The sellers have recently purchased additional new land to give them substantial grounds and excess parking for all of the visitors that they have.
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