• Attractive non-trading traditional village Inn, with restaurant potential, set within the charming hamlet of Milton, near Kildary, in the heart of Ross-Shire.
• Situated close to the A9 arterial route from Inverness to the North Highlands on the popular NC500 tourist route.
• Previously trading year-round on a restricted level (wet sales only) to suit the trading preferences of the proprietor.
• Trading areas include snug bar and large lounge area with ample guest bathrooms etc.
• Building comprises spacious owner's accommodation including lounge, 4 to 5 bedrooms and bathroom.
• Externally is a beer garden with parking plus a garage.DESCRIPTION
The Milton Inn is a charming hostelry set within a Highland village community in a sound trading location. The business historically traded on a year-round basis and had strong local support. The Inn has spacious public areas, benefitting from a snug public bar as well as a more relaxed lounge bar / family restaurant. The previous operator did not offer any food service and concentrated on wet sales only, opening in the evenings on a restricted basis. However, should new owners wish to introduce food to the Inn, the business is well set up to accommodate this. Both bar serveries operate back to back and are well equipped for all business needs. The lounge bar is a spacious facility which could accommodate up to 40 diners and has been the focus of many social activities. The business is well-supported by good service areas including storage, beer cellar and office. There is a kitchen which could be utilised for commercial use. The owner's accommodation has a lounge and 4 or 5 bedrooms plus a family bathroom and separate W.C. The property in its current format would require an element of inward investment and this is reflected in the price of the property. However, this allows for a new opportunity to put their own stamp on the business.REASON FOR SALE
The current owner purchased the Inn in 1996 and had until recently leased it out. Now non-trading, it is her decision to retire through poor health that brings this charming property to the market.LOCATION
Milton Village is situated by Kildary approximately 6 miles north of Invergordon and 7 miles south of Tain. The Village offers its own primary school, village store and community centre. Secondary school pupils are transported to Invergordon Academy. Invergordon and Tain (both only about 5 miles away) benefit from a wide selection of shops, local amenities and welfare services. Both towns have good recreational facilities. Other centres of population such as Inverness, Dingwall and Alness are all within commuting distance. Milton Inn sits centrally to this popular village which has a population of circa 600. Recreationally the broader area boasts a number of sandy beaches at Balintore, Portmahomack and Dornoch. There are also a range of top-quality golf courses in the area including Tain and the world famous Royal Dornoch. In addition, there are a great number of places of general interest. The area is renowned for its sea life and the Firths and coastal areas are home to seals, minke whales and the ever-popular dolphins. Water sports and fishing are highly popular pass times in the region, as are field sports.THE PROPERTY
The Inn is a 2½ floor property with the trading elements being situated on the ground floor and accommodation units on the first and attic floors. The property was built circa 1870 and benefits from partial double glazing. The public bar has its own access and can comfortably accommodate up to 20 customers. There is a gents W.C. off the bar. The lounge has seating potential for 40 covers and is well-presented with its own ladies and gents' bathrooms. The open ceilings provide a character which would suit a dining establishment. The business has a commercial kitchen, cellar / bottle store, separate spirit store and ample storage.OWNERS ACCOMMODATION
Extensive owner's accommodation comprising of a spacious kitchen, lounge with gas fire both located on the ground floor. There is a family bathroom with a corner bath and shower on a mezzanine floor plus a separate W.C. On the first floor there are 2 large double bedrooms and a small office / single bedroom. On the attic floor there are a further 2 double bedrooms.GROUNDS
The grounds surrounding the Milton Inn provide ample guest space and an attractive beer garden. The property has a spacious garage plus parking to its front.SERVICES
The Inn benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. LPG gas is used for cooking and heating and hot water are provided by an oil boiler. The building has a security system.
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