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Well-established Guest House Occupying a Prominent Coastal Location on the Isle of Bute.

Isle of Bute, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

  • Price: £395,000
Seller Reference: 11892702
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Seller Reference: 11892702
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Business Description
It is with great pleasure that CCL bring to the market The Ardyne Guest House, a well-established guest house occupying a prominent coastal location on the Isle of Bute. The thriving island is a prime tourist destination renowned for outstanding landscapes, beautiful views and diverse activities. Bute benefits from high occupancy levels and visitors throughout the season. The property itself dates back to 1875 and has been tastefully upgraded by the current owners to provide 10 individually styled bedrooms, along with spacious owners’ accommodation. On top of a high quality accommodation The Ardyne Guest House enjoys stunning views across Rothesay Bay. This property is being offered in true turn-key fashion, ready for new owners to commence trading immediately.

The Sale of The Ardyne Guest House is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a beautiful Victorian Guest House is an ideal location on the coast of the Isle of Bute. This is an easily managed business with an excellent reputation and much repeat custom. The owner’s accommodation is spacious and private, particularly the rear garden making a relaxing outdoor retreat from the business. Viewing is highly recommended to truly appreciate Ardyne Guest House.

Trading Figures
The business trades profitably beneath the VAT threshold. Full trading information will be released after formal viewing has taken place.

Offers Over £395,000 are sought for this heritable property, fixtures, fittings and goodwill. Stock in trade will be additional at valuation.

An inventory will be compiled outlining all items to be included in the sale.

The Ardyne Guest House occupies a prominent sea front location a short distance from the ferry terminal in Rothesay. Its raised position overlooking Rothesay Bay, with views towards Loch Striven on one side and the Firth of Clyde on the other, with the benefit of the beautiful rolling hills of Argyll beyond An outstandingly beautiful and historic island, Bute is situated at the heart of the Firth of Clyde, off Scotland's stunning west coast. The island possesses areas of great scenic beauty and has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times. Due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream, the island enjoys a particularly mild climate and it has become known as the "Madeira of Scotland". Rothesay is the main town on the island and has a population of approximately 5000 with an extensive range of amenities including primary and secondary schooling, shopping, a hospital, swimming pool, sports centre and three golf courses. Regular ferries (Caledonian MacBrayne) operate from Rothesay to Wemyss Bay (35 mins) with Glasgow city centre and the international airport generally reached in about an hour from the ferry terminal. Wemyss Bay has a direct train link to the city centre. A second ferry from Rhubodach, in the north of the island, to Colintraive, allows easy access to Argyll and the West Highlands.

The Business
The Ardyne Guest House has been run by the current owners since 2012 and is resentfully being placed on the market due to the owners’ wish to relocate closer to family. At present, the business trades from March to October with the main clientele being holiday makers, in the quieter months The Ardyne also benefits from trade from workmen in the area. There are 10 letting rooms in the property laid out in a variety of configurations. Room rates start at £45pppn. Within the property is a commercial kitchen and a 22 cover Dining Room currently only utilised for guest’s breakfasts. There is great potential here to develop the catering element of the business and serve evening meals. Over the years the business has developed an excellent reputation and benefits from much repeat custom. The Ardyne boasts excellent online reviews.

The Ardyne Guest House is a substantial ‘B’ listed Victorian property that dates back to around 1875. Spread over 3 floors the property has been tastefully upgraded and refurbished by the current owners while still maintaining much of the property’s original charm. External access is through the main front door of the property which leads into an impressive hallway with traditional high ceilings. To the left hand side of the hall is the dining room, beautifully decorated and comfortably laid out to accommodate 22 guests. The room boasts original Victorian features such as, high ceilings and a large window to the front overlooking Rothesay Bay. The front of the room is laid out with soft furnishings, creating a relaxing seating area for guests to enjoy the beautiful sea views. The owner’s accommodation is located at the rear of the property which includes a large double bedroom and bathroom and private lounge. There is also ample service area including an office, laundry and stores.The main staircase leads to the first floor where 6 bedrooms are located, 3 of which sit at the front of the property enjoying splendid views over Rothesay Bay to the Cowal Hills and the Kyle of Bute. The other 3 bedrooms are to the back of the property and overlook the private rear garden. These rooms are laid out in a variety of configurations (single, twin or king size) to suit varying party sizes and requirements. All of these rooms are individually decorated and benefit from en-suite facilities, free view TV’s and DVD players, along with tea and coffee making facilities. Stairs lead from the first floor landing up to the top floor of the property where the remainder of the bedrooms are situated, some at the front of the property and some to the rear. Again, the rooms are laid in a variety of configurations, each boasting en-suite facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, TV and DVD player. The majority of rooms have been upgraded and refurbished by the current owners.

The Ardyne Guest House sits off of Mount Stuart Road, adjacent to the Rothesay Bay. On street parking is available here. Two steps lead through an entrance in the bordering wall to the attractive front garden of the property. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a pathway leading to the front door of the property. Surrounding the lawn is a variety of shrubs and hedges. To the rear of the property is a private two tier garden providing alternative access to the property for the owners. The garden is laid to lawn and boasts a selection of trees and small bushes.
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