- An excellent self-catering unit or small bed and breakfast opportunity set within the popular Crown area of Inverness.
- Easy to operate home and income opportunity within an attractive trading location in Inverness, capital of the Highlands, close to the town centre and all amenities.
- Deceptively spacious property presented with all fixtures and fittings in walk-in condition.
- 2-storey detached house with 5 bedrooms in total (2 with en-suite facilities) plus modern kitchen, lounge / dining room and separate shower room.
- Spacious private garden grounds to the rear with parking and large garage unit which may offer development potential subject to consents.
This property is located in a much sought-after area within Inverness, adjacent to the City centre and all amenities. 5 Hill Street enjoys an outstanding trading position only a short walk from Inverness centre, and is set within a popular holiday accommodation and residential area of the City. The detached stone-built property is highly attractive and easily located. An appealing aspect of this sale is the spacious garden grounds to the rear with additional off-road parking. Operating as a self-catering business, 5 Hill Street offers a flexible trading proposition. The house offers spacious accommodation including 5 bedrooms and attractive support areas. With 2 en-suite rooms the property could operate as a small bed and breakfast unit offering a true lifestyle opportunity for new owner/occupiers. This is a well-established business and over recent years the owner has maintained the property to a creditable level.REASON FOR SALE
The present owner purchased 5 Hill Street in 2008 and has enjoyed the rewards of trading such a successful business. It is due to his desire to reduce his workload that brings this excellent, easy to operate business opportunity onto the market.LOCATION
5 Hill Street is situated a short walk to Inverness city centre, highly convenient for guests wishing to walk to nearby shops, restaurants etc. Inverness has extensive facilities for visitors boasting two golf courses, an excellent indoor swimming complex, cinema, bowling and ample opportunity to enjoy evening entertainment at a range of venues which include Eden Court Theatre. Nearby Cawdor Castle offers a taste of Scotland's medieval past while Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre is an ongoing testament to Bonnie Prince Charlie's final futile attempt to gain the throne in 1746. Whether it be a Whisky Trail, a boat trip on Loch Ness or a visit to one of the many accessible Scottish castles (including Inverness Castle), the property is an ideal base being within easy reach of a wide range of visitor attractions. Inverness is also the start and finish point of the North Coast 500 which draws in a number of visitors to the City. Benefitting from much expansion over the past few years, Inverness has a full range of social and welfare facilities associated with a modern city. The house is within walking distance of both primary and secondary schools. All social and welfare facilities are close by.TRADE
The business generates its income from both short term and weekly lets. The benefit of weekly longer-term lets is the reduced workload regarding change-overs etc. The business has resulted in much repeat trade. Income could be readily expanded, as Inverness is a highly popular destination with business clientele and of course tourism - the prime business drivers. In Inverness, there is historically a shortage of letting accommodation during the height of the tourist season and therefore income levels are most sustainable. The business generates its income via portal websites such as . The business does not have its own website and this presents a business development opportunity.THE PROPERTY
5 Hill Street is an attractive detached property set over 2 floors. Of stone construction under a pitched slate roof, all aspects of the property are presented in good condition and available for sale with all fixtures and fittings as seen. Front access is via a wrought iron garden gate at street level through a partially double-glazed door leading into a vestibule which in turn leads to the ground floor accommodation. The rear aspects can be accessed via a full-length gate down the side of the house or via a rear drive leading directly into the garden grounds.Ground Floor
Situated to the front aspects of the property, this attractive room is set to soft furnishings with an open fireplace boasting a marble effect with solid wood surround. A door leads to the kitchen and another to bedroom 5 via a small hallway.
Set to the rear aspects, this spacious kitchen is well-appointed and has ample storage with floor and wall mounted units. Facilities include, a 4-seater breakfast bar and in cooker, oven, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge etc. The kitchen has patio doors leading to the garden.
Accessed via a small hallway from the lounge. From this inner hallway is a compact storage cupboard. This large bedroom with double aspect windows offers a bright and spacious room. Room 5 is well-appointed with a large TV and hospitality tray etc. Set to a double and a single bed to sleep 3. The en-suite bathroom comprises of a corner bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC. The bedroom has a private access out to the rear garden.First Floor
This single bedroom is a bright and spacious room. It is well-appointed with a TV and hospitality tray etc. There is ample storage. This room utilises the shower room and WC on the main landing. There is an in-room wash-hand basin.
A comfortable double room set to the front of the property boasting an en-suite shower room.
This compact twin bedroom is set to the rear aspects of the property and has an in-room wash-hand basin. This room utilises the shower room and WC on the main landing.
This spacious twin room is situated away from the other 3 bedrooms on the first floor and also utilises the shower room and WC on the main landing. There is an in-room wash-hand basin.
Off the hallway is a shower room and separate WC.PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION / SERVICE AREAS
There is no owner's accommodation allocated within the current trading model, however, there is scope to utilise this property as a family home with capacity to operate as a small bed and breakfast.EXTERNAL
The frontage of the building has direct access to the pavement on Hill Street. To the rear of the business is a large private garden area that has a generous patio area and also a lawn. The gardens are well-maintained and provide an attractive sitting out area with table & chairs. There is a private parking area to the rear with a large garage unit. The garage could be developed as additional accommodation subject to consents. Additional parking permits for the main road can be obtained from the local council.SERVICES
The property benefits from mains electricity, water, gas and drainage. Central heating is gas fired. The building is fully double glazed.